The Cardone Reproductive Medicine and Infertility Team
Led by Vito Cardone, M.D., one of the most experienced fertility doctors in North America, our clinical and administrative team members have dedicated their careers to helping those who need to build their families with the assistance of reproductive medicine.
Patients will have the opportunity to become acquainted with most of our staff members. You will feel like you are among family in our warm and friendly office environment. Everyone will know your name and be involved in some aspect of your care. You enter our doors as a prospective patient, but leave as someone we care about and whose dreams we share.
Vito R.S. Cardone, M.D., Medical Director & Infertility Doctor
Dr. Vito Cardone is a pioneer in the infertility field in both the U.S. and Canada. He received his undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal and his medical degree from Laval University in Quebec. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at McGill University. He is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology.
Dr. Cardone became interested in the field of infertility in the mid-70s when he was practicing maternal fetal medicine in Montreal. After the birth of the first in vitro fertilization baby in London in 1978, Dr. Cardone began exploring this new technology.
By 1986, he completed training at the Port Royal University Clinic Unit in Paris, where he was part of the team that tested the intravaginal culture procedure (IVC). Later that year, Dr. Cardone founded the Montreal Fertility Institute, which was the first private practice specializing in in vitro fertilization in Canada.
Dr. Cardone has performed IVF and related procedures for over 20 years while founding three successful fertility clinics in the United States. His career is highlighted by several firsts in infertility medicine. He headed the team that achieved the first pregnancy in New England with a woman receiving a donor egg while undergoing IVF (in vitro fertilization). Dr. Cardone also was responsible for the first birth in New England following an epididymal aspiration with IVF.
Under his direction, Dr. Cardone's fertility center was the first in New England to:
• Offer PESA (percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration);
• Achieve a live birth from a blastocyst embryo transfer;
• Achieve an assisted hatching pregnancy; and
• Publish a report of a life birth from a frozen (thawed) embryo using PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis).
His training includes postgraduate study in reproductive endocrinology, assisted reproductive technology, diagnostic laparoscopy, laser surgery, and microsurgery, including tubal reversals. He is also trained and experienced in male reproductive physiology, semen analysis, tissue culture, gamete maturation, PGD, fertilization and cleavage.
Dr. Cardone is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada). He is also a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the New England Fertility Society, and the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society.
Dr. Cardone is fluent in four languages including English, French, Spanish and Italian.
Rita Sneeringer, MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist
Dr. Sneeringer graduated with honors from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency in OB/GYN at the Harvard affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She then completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Boston IVF and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Dr. Sneeringer is a clinical instructor at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. She is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Society of Reproductive Medicine and Society for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Dr. Sneeringer's clinical interests include infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome, amenorrhea, premature ovarian failure and hyperprolactinemia. Dr. Sneeringer also has an interest in the medical and surgical treatment of fibroids and endometriosis. She performs minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy and hysteroscopy) for the purpose of optimizing fertility.
Dr. Sneeringer has published research studies on various topics including ovarian factors that are associated with fertility and comparative rates of success for various fertility treatments. She has presented her research nationally. She continues to be involved in research studies. She will see patients in the office on Fridays.
In her spare time, Dr. Sneeringer enjoys photography, painting and the New England outdoors.
Daniele Cardone, RN, BSN, Egg Donor & Gestational Carrier Program Coordinator
Daniele has worked with Dr. Cardone during the past 20 years as a fertility nurse, clinical director and egg donation/gestational carrier program manager. She worked with Dr. Cardone as co-founder of the Montreal Fertility Institute; and then in the helped him establish an infertility practice at Atlanticare in Lynn as well as three private practices.
Before working with Dr. Cardone, Daniele worked in Quebec, Canada, as a pediatric nurse at St. Sacrament and St. Justine hospitals. She holds a Canadian collegial diploma in health sciences and earned her bachelors degree in health sciences and nursing at Laval University.