Dr. Sarah M. Moustafa, MD

Sarah M. Moustafa, MD earned her medical degree from Duke University, where she discovered her love of reproductive medicine and achieved highest honors in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Dr. Moustafa completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut and returned to her alma mater to complete her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is an attending physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Moustafa is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and board eligible in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Dr. Moustafa serves as our Director of Oncofertility here at CCRM Fertility | IRMS Reproductive Medicine with an expertise in fertility preservation. She is devoted to helping newly diagnosed cancer patients navigate oocyte and embryo cryopreservation prior to cancer treatment.

Throughout her career, Dr. Moustafa has contributed to the field of reproductive medicine. She has published her research in several top peer-reviewed medical journals, including the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fertility and Sterility, and Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. While she is passionate about all facets of fertility care, she has particular interests in  endometriosis, endometrial receptivity, and fertility preservation.

A desire for family is the most human thing in the world, and I can’t imagine anything more fulfilling than helping people experience the magic of having a child to love. I know that the path that leads patients to our office is often a heavy one, and I want them to know I am here to lighten that load.

Dr. Moustafa has received many honors and awards, including the Resident Research Award (2018) and being named the Education Chief (2017-18) during her residency at Yale.

When she isn’t helping people achieve their family building goals, Dr. Moustafa enjoys raising two little ones of her own, playing tennis, and traveling, particularly to her native country of Egypt.

Dr. Moustafa is bilingual and can counsel patients both in English and Arabic. She is excited to see IRMS patients out of our Livingston Office.


Yale School of Medicine – Resident Research Award (2018)
American Society for Reproductive Medicine – EndoSig Prize Paper (2017)
American Society for Reproductive Medicine – Resident Reporter (2015)
Borelli Award – Greek Scholar of the Year (2009)

Leadership & Professional Memberships


American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 2015 – Present
American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2014 – Present
Midwest Reproductive Symposium, 2021 – Present

Education Chief

2017 – 2018, Yale Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Member of Clinical Redesign: Abnormal Pap Smear Tracking

2016 – 2018, Yale Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Recent Publications

Moustafa S, Rosen EM, Goodman LR. Patient and provider satisfaction with saline ultrasound versus office hysteroscopy for uterine cavity evaluation prior to in vitro fertilization: a randomized controlled trial. J Assist Reprod Genet. 202.  DOI: 10.1007/s10815-021-02065-9. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33527249.

Moustafa SM, Rosen E, Boylan C, Mersereau JE. Time to blastulation is superior to individual components of embryo grading for livebirth prediction. F&S Reports. 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xfre.2020.09.016

Moustafa SM, Garneau AS, Goodman LR. Elusive effect of endometrial thickness: through thick and thin. Fertil Steril. 2020. PMID: 33059889.

Moustafa S, Burn M, Mamillapali R, Nematian S, Flores V, Taylor HS. Accurate diagnosis of endometriosis using serum miRNAs. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2020;223(4): 557.e1-557.e11

Moustafa S, Young SL. Diagnostic and therapeutic options in recurrent implantation failure. F1000 Research 2020 Mar 25; PMID: 32266059

Livingston Office Contact Information

Admin Coordinator
Michelle Gonzales 973.548.9900