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Botros Rizk, M.D.

Dr. Botros Rizk is a world-renowned fertility specialist and reproductive endocrinologist. He is a pioneer in the field of infertility and reproductive medicine, with over 30 years of experience.

Dr. Rizk began his medical career at the Cairo University School of Medicine, where he earned his medical degree. He then completed his prestigious fellowship reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the esteemed Bourn Hall Clinic before becoming a clinical lecturer at Cambridge University. There, Dr. Rizk worked with Robert Edwards, who won the Nobel Prize for in vitro fertilization (IVF) in 1978 and published 28 textbooks on the subject. Dr. Rizk was Professor and Head of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the University of South Alabama from 1995 to 2019. He now serves as president of the Middle East Fertility Society.

Dr. Rizk has also worked extensively with Stuart Campbell, Howard Jacobs, and Robert Edwards to develop new procedures and treatments in the area of obstetrics and gynecology. Throughout the late 1980’s Dr. Rizk played a pioneering role in GnRH agonist protocols. The pioneering work in ovarian stimulation has been adopted as the global standard of care. 

Today, Dr. Rizk is the medical and practice director of Elite IVF in Texas, Tennesse, and Alabama. As a respected physician surgeon and researcher, he has authored and edited more than 400 articles, book chapters, and abstracts over the last 25 years. Dr. Rizk now services as Odessa Fertility lab director at Odessa Regional Medical Center and Medical Director of Odessa and Midland Elite IVF. 

Dr. Rizk was also nominated by Castle Connolly as one of the top doctors of 2017. 

Dedicated to improving the lives of his patients, Dr. Rizk is passionate about helping couples and individuals who are looking forward to becoming parents but are having a difficult time actualizing that dream on their own. 

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Plaza OB/GYN has been providing state-of-the-art gynecological and obstetrical care for women in the Houston area for over 15 years. Along with routine women’s healthcare, our physicians specialize in infertility, endometriosis, adolescent gynecology, Minimally Invasive Procedures, high risk pregnancies, and more.