Dr. Jan Shifren, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility •  Female • Age 58
  
Dr. Shifren
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Mass Gen Vincent Fertility Ctr

55 Fruit St Boston, MA 02114

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(617) 726-8868

Dr. Jan Shifren, MD is a Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Harvard Medical School medical school in 1988. She is affiliated with medical facilities Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton - Wellesley Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shifren to book an appointment.


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Dr. Shifren accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Dr. Shifren's conditions and procedures:

  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Bone Disorders
  • Female Infertility
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HIV Screening
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hysteroscopy
  • In Vitro Fertilization
  • Intra Uterine Insemination
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis

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There was drama surrounding why I drank water 2 hours prior to my retrieval & Shifren had no patience to entertain the possibility that messages get miscommunicated and/or misheard. In her world it was either people were being honest or not. And since she already decided that the staff had integrity, it meant that I the patient didn't. I mean, I only stuck myself w/needles for 2 weeks & I have every reason to sabotage my treatment. Fortunately I had good results but it was not owing to her only
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Unfortunately I would not recommend Dr Shifren. Although knowledgeable, she lacks people skills. I have found her to lack empathy, to rush through information, condescending, talks over you, arrogant and has forgotten that she is dealing infertility which for couples is an emotional and difficult time. She is purely clinical, , and rushes through a tick list of tests or items to feedback. She comes across as very fake, and I am seriously considering changing doctors. The team of nurses are great
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Somerville – Jan 10, 2018
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Dr. Shiffren is an extremely competent physician, is caring, and down to earth. Her extremely cheerful personality is reassuring, especially when you are dealing with a sometimes frustrating and disappointing condition such as infertility.
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Katie in Belmont, MA – Jun 22, 2017
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Amazing caring and knowledgeable doctor
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Lily Dayan Cimadoro in Boston, MA – Apr 28, 2017
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Dr. Shifren & her team were cold, condescending, arrogant, lack empathy, was defensive, accusatory & unapologetic after making numerous mistakes & never took responsibility. Never took time to answer questions & didnt get back to me in a timely manner when I had an urgent time-sensitive question. Twice I was scheduled for blood work & since I was aware of their incompetence I confirmed it 3 x w/her office, yet both times I went to blood lab they never received records of it. Worst Dr experience.
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Natasha in Norwell, MA – Nov 01, 2016
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Very disappointed with Dr. Shifren & how she treated my wife. She lacks empathy & brushes questions off, as another reviewer also posted. When she/her staff makes a mistake (which happened 3 times over the course of 4 visits), she gets extremely defensive, doesn't take responsibility & is unapologetic. She doesnt seem to genuinely care & comes across very fake. We are switching Doctors & only wish my wife had switched sooner. Was an extremely negative experience from the 1st visit to the last.
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Jeff in Cohasset, MA – Oct 19, 2016
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Dr. Shifren is kind, patient, understanding, warm, appropriately thorough in the tests she ordered, and clear in explaining everything. I would highly recommend her to anyone. She also works with a great team.
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A in Boston, MA – Jun 16, 2016
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She is a competent doctor but rarely seems to listen. Also brushes off the questions & concerns and lacks empathy
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PK in Massachusetts – Apr 29, 2016
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Shifren was willing to prescribe a regimen of medication that she knew would make me feel very ill. My primary care physician insisted I discontinue care with her because it could be detrimental to my health.
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About Me

At the Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center, we provide expert care involving a wide range of infertility treatments, using innovative technologies targeted to each patient's individual needs. 

Specialties

  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • Fertility Medicine
  • Reproductive Medicine

Education

1995
University Of California San Francisco
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Internship Hospital
1988
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1984
Yale University
Undergraduate School

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Locations

Mass Gen Vincent Fertility Ctr

Mass General Fertility Center55 Fruit St Boston, MA 02114
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 2:00pm
    • Sun: 8:00am - 2:00pm
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Partners Reproductive Medicine

Partners Reproductive Medicine2014 Washington St Fl 2 Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Newton - Wellesley Hospital

Newton, MA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)