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Clarisa R. Gracia, MD, MSCE

Clarisa R. Gracia, MD, MSCE Physician

Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Director, Fertility Preservation Nancy and Richard Wolfson Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken:

  • French
  • Spanish

Dr. Gracia is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Clarisa R. Gracia

Dr. Gracia is an NIH-funded clinical investigator in the area of reproductive aging. Her interests include the study of hormonal and symptomatic changes during the natural menopausal transition in female cancer patients. Dr. Gracia was recognized by America's Top Doctors from 2012 through 2018, and recognized in Philadelphia magazine's 2011, 2018, and 2019 Top Docs issues.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility, 2007
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2006

Clinical Expertise:

  • Amenorrhea
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Egg Donation
  • Endometriosis
  • Fertility Preservation
  • Fibroid Tumors Removal
  • Hysteroscopy
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Infertility
  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Mullerian Anomalies (Müllerian Duct Anomalies)
  • Ovarian Failure
  • Ovulation Induction
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Premature Menopause (Premature Ovarian Insufficiency)
  • Sperm Cryopreservation (Sperm Banking)
  • Tubal Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids (Leiomyomas)
  • Uterine Polyps (Endometrial Polyps)
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: State University of New York at Buffalo
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), National American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), National National Institutes of Health, National Philadelphia Area Reproductive Endocrine Society, Local The Endocrine Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Gracia is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Freeman EW, Sammel MD, Liu L, Gracia CR, Nelson CB, Hollander L: Hormones and menopausal status as predictors of depression in women in the transition to menopause. Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:62-10 : 2004.

Barnhart KT, Gracia CR, Reindl B, Wheeler JE: Usefulness of pipelle endometrial biopsy in the diagnosis of women at risk for ectopic pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol 188(4):906-09 (4): 906-9,2003.

Gracia CR, Driscoll DA: Molecular basis of pubertal abnormalities. Infertility and Reproductive Medicine Clinics of North America 14(1):11-28 (2): 261-77,2003.

Barnhart KT, Gracia CR, Katz I, Hummel A: Presumed diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol 100 (3): 505-10,2002.

Gracia CR, Blasco L: Ovarian Cryopreservation Reproduccion Humana : 2002.

Gracia CR, Brown HA, Barnhart KT: Prophylactic methotrexate after linear salpingostomy: a decision analysis. Fertil Steril 76:1191-5 : 2001.

Gracia CR, Barnhart KT: Diagnosing ectopic pregnancy in the emergency room setting: a decision analysis comparing six diagnostic strategies. Obstet Gynecol 97:464-70 : 2001.

Gollin YG, Gracia CR, Gollin G, Marks C, Marks W, Papandonatos: Effect of maternal diabetes on the fetal exocrine pancreas. Early Human Development 53:179-83 : 1999.

Academic Contact Info

PENN Fertility Care
3701 Market Street, Suite 800

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2963
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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