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Dr. Levine

Dr. Zalman Levine


Harvard-trained Specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Dr. Levine is a Board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and fertility specialist, and brings a deep knowledge of advanced reproductive technologies to the Fertility Institute of NJ & NY. Before joining our team in 2002, he taught reproductive medicine and surgery at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

His teaching and practical experience have helped Dr. Levine develop a broad proficiency in all aspects of reproductive endocrinology. He offers our patients the most advanced reproductive technologies.

    • Dr. Levine has performed clinical and laboratory research in IVF, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and endometriosis, and has been invited to present his results at national conferences.

    • Dr. Levine is an expert in recurrent pregnancy invasive surgical techniques such as laparoscopy and hysteroscopy.

    • Dr. Levine is also an expert in fibroids and minimally invasive surgical techniques such as laparoscopy and hysteroscopy.

    • Dr. Levine has published a wide range of articles in journals and textbooks.

    • Dr. Levine has participated extensively in the teaching of medical students and residents at Albert Einstein and Harvard.

    • Dr. Levine has been recognized with numerous awards for his research, teaching, and surgical skill.

Prior to beginning his medical career, Dr. Levine studied at the Yeshiva University Theological Seminary, and is an ordained rabbi. His rabbinical training prepared him well to care for patients beyond their medical needs. He maintains a strong interest in the interface of assisted reproduction and Jewish law, and lectures widely on these issues. In his practice in Boston and here at the Institute, he strives to facilitate communication among physicians, patients, and their rabbis and clergymen.

Dr. Levine is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and American Fertility Society, a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has also served on the Ethics Committee of the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Dr. Inna Berin

Dr. Inna Berin


Harvard-trained Specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Dr. Inna Berin doesn’t just bring her expertise in reproductive endocrinology and infertility to Fertility Institute of NJ & NY. When you meet this doctor, it is evident that she takes her deepest gratification from providing outstanding medical care and personalized attention to each individual and couple she works with.


After completing Stuyvesant high school, she performed her undergraduate work at New York University, and then obtained her medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. Berin completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons - St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, where she was awarded a title of Chief Resident during her final year. She was then selected for a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship at the prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Berin joined Fertility Institute of NJ & NY from Harvard University, where she was the Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School.

    • Dr. Berin has worked alongside the foremost leaders in the fields of reproductive biology and infertility.

    • Dr. Berin possesses clinical expertise in all aspects of infertility and reproduction, as well as recurrent pregnancy loss.

    • Dr. Berin has trained in the most advanced techniques of minimally invasive reproductive surgery, such as hysteroscopy and laparoscopy.

    • Dr. Berin authored numerous scientific abstracts and publications on topics ranging from IVF and ovarian reserve to recurrent pregnancy loss and surgical techniques.

Reviews on confirm that Dr. Berin is a physician who sincerely cares for her patients. As one reviewer states, "She always has a smile, a piece of advice and an encouraging word when you need it." She has had first-hand experience with some of the issues her patients are dealing with.

Dr. Berin is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and the American Medical Association. She is fluent in English and Russian, as well as conversational in Spanish.


Dr. Heather Hur

Dr. Heather Hur


Fertility Laboratory Expert

We are very excited to announce our new Laboratory Director of Embryology, Andrology and Endocrinology, Dr. Heather Hur, Ph.D., HCLD.

Dr. Hur comes to us with 27 years of experience in the laboratory. She received her Ph.D. from Seoul National University in Korea, where her research focused on Blastocyst Transfer and In Vitro Maturation (IVM). She then worked for eleven years as an Embryology laboratory director at Maria Fertility Hospital which is the largest IVF program in Korea. In addition, she had been working as a laboratory director in several prestigious US clinics prior to joining Fertility Institute of NJ and NY.

She is proficient at performing the most complicated embryological procedures, such as ICSI (intra-cytopasmic sperm injection), blastocyst culture, laser-assisted hatching, trophectoderm biopsy for PGD, and vitrification. She leads a team of highly trained laboratory professionals, and feels strongly about optimizing every detail of the laboratory in order to achieve the best pregnancy rates possible. In addition to her outstanding laboratory skills, Dr. Hur is highly regarded for her deep caring attitude and scientific leadership for the laboratory staff.

She is board certified as a High Complexity Labortory Director (HCLD) in both embryology (ABB) and andrology (ABB) and as an Embryologist (American College of Embryologist). She is a licensed Andrology and Endocrinology Laboratory Director in New York and New Jersey.


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