April 6, 2022

Illume Fertility, formerly RMA Connecticut, becomes the first U.S. practice to join The Fertility Partners, North America’s leading fertility network

TORONTO, ON The Fertility Partners (TFP), North America’s leading network of fertility practices, today welcomed its first U.S. practice, Illume Fertility (Illume), into its network of world-class IVF centers. The TFP network model provides Illume access to medical and clinical thought partners, innovative technologies, and operational efficiencies to enhance patient journeys and improve outcomes.

TFP ensures its practices scale efficiently through ongoing investment in innovative technologies, access to state-of-the-art equipment, promotion of research and professional development, and resources to facilitate more efficient and productive back-office operations. TFP empowers physicians and their teams to focus on what they do best - providing the highest quality medicine and personalized fertility treatment experience.

“Illume has long been recognized as a leader in assisted reproductive technology, third party reproduction and clinical outcomes, making them an ideal first partner in the U.S.,” says Dr. Andrew Meikle, TFP Founder, CEO & Executive Chairman. “Adding the Illume expertise to TFP enhances our offering as we continue to raise the bar on what network partners can achieve for every patient seeking high-quality fertility treatment.”

With Illume, TFP expands its presence to 12 IVF centers of excellence across more than 30 locations supported by esteemed physicians, research scientists, embryologists and andrologists.

“Helping patients on their fertility journey is our number one priority. Becoming part of a leading network in North America will enable us to bring new opportunities to our patients in Connecticut and New York,” said Robin Mangieri, Chief Executive Officer, Illume Fertility. “The Fertility Partners offers a unique model to support our operations and has a business model that aligns with our objectives over the long-term.  For us, TFP was our choice partner based on capabilities and values.”

Delivering care as Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut since 2004, Illume has eight full-time leading fertility specialists in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI). The Illume specialists work collaboratively with an extensive in-house cross-disciplinary team of more than 150 staff, including nurses, medical assistants, embryologists, andrologists, laboratory technicians, psychotherapists, registered dieticians, acupuncturists, genetic counselors, patient navigators and operational staff.

“Medical discovery and technology are advancing at incredible rates creating new treatment opportunities for practitioners to consider and enhanced potential for patients. The exciting benefit of being a part of The Fertility Partners is we can take advantage of these advancements and collaborate with leading physicians to provide world-class patient experiences and outcomes.” said Dr. Mark Leondires, Founder, Medical Director, Gay Parents To Be (GPTB), Illume Fertility. 

“Through this unique partnership, we can continue to provide our patients with the high-quality care Ilume is known for while benefitting from the range of support services TFP has to offer.” said Spencer Richlin, Surgical Director and Partner, Illume Fertility.

About Illume Fertility

Illume Fertility was founded in 2004 as Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut and was rebranded to Illume Fertility in 2022. Since its inception, the practice has grown into a well-respected leader in fertility. Now with five locations, eight physicians, a unique integrated fertility and wellness program, and a state-of-the-art IVF laboratory and on-site surgical suite, they have provided exceptional fertility care to thousands of patients. The new Illume Fertility branding reflects our practice's commitment to outstanding patient experience, quality care and guidance, and the expertise of its board-certified medical doctors to help patients achieve their fertility and family-building goals.

For more information, please visit: www.illumefertility.com

For further information:

For partnership inquiries: andrew.meikle@thefertilitypartners.com
For all other inquiries: steve.yuzpe@thefertilitypartners.com

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