Conceptions Florida, Center for Fertility and Genetics
Conceptions Florida, Center for Fertility and Genetics

Meet our Doctors

Meet Dr. Armando Hernandez-Rey and Dr. Sinem Karipcin

Armando Hernandez-Rey, MD

Armando Hernandez-Rey, MD is a board-certified reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist.

He specializes in treating patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), recurrent pregnancy loss (miscarriage), and severe endometriosis. He is especially interested in fertility preservation (egg freezing) for patients who must delay childbearing for personal or medical reasons, including cancer and systemic lupus erythematosus.

As one of only two fertility specialists offering robotic surgery in Miami, Dr. Hernandez-Rey is able to offer minimally invasive surgeries with faster recovery times and minimal scarring, often as an alternative to advanced treatments such as IVF. He has performed numerous tubal reanastomosis procedures (tubal ligation reversal), myomectomies (removal of fibroids), and surgery for severe cases of endometriosis for the management of infertility.

Dr. Hernandez-Rey has made dreams come true for hundreds of families from South Florida and across the world. He prides himself on being accessible to his patients to ensure they are calm and reassured, a key component to his success.

Both Dr. Hernandez-Rey and most of our professional staff also speak Spanish.


Following his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hernandez-Rey completed a three-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the UMDNJ School of Medicine. He holds three board certifications. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the subspecialty of reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI), as well as OB/GYN and Surgery.

Professional Societies, Hospital Affiliations, and Leadership Positions

Dr. Hernandez-Rey is affiliated with the following Miami hospitals: South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital of Miami, Mercy Hospital, Miami Medical Center, and Doctors Hospital. He is past president of the Miami OB/GYN Society and a member of numerous professional societies:

  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI)
  • Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI)
  • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Dr. Hernandez-Rey is an assistant clinical professor at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University and serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for the prestigious peer-reviewed journal, Fertility and Sterility. He has also published several articles and chapters in medical literature.

Dr. Sinem Karipcin

Dr. Sinem Karipcin

Dr. Sinem Karipcin is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She is an expert in all aspects of assisted reproductive technologies and reproductive surgery. Dr. Karipcin prides herself in helping patients understand their condition and helping them make informed decisions. She uses the most up-to-date, evidence based approaches in both ART and minimally invasive surgery for fertility disorders.

Dr. Karipcin has a specific interest and expertise in personalized reproductive care through genomics as well as environmental impacts on fertility. She also specializes in egg freezing, IVF and fertility surgery. She manages conditions including endometriosis, recurrent pregnancy loss, diminished ovarian reserve and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), helping her patients to conceive and have a family.


Dr. Karipcin completed her fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the internationally renowned Cornell University Fertility Center. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas at Galveston.

In addition to being an exceptional clinician, Dr. Karipcin has been in involved in innovative clinical research in endometriosis through a post doctoral fellowship at Yale University. She led a number of original studies to optimize IVF protocols at Harvard and Cornell. She published in the field’s foremost peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences. She has ongoing research in genetics at Conceptions Florida.

Professional Societies and Hospital Affiliations

Dr. Karipcin is a clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Florida International University. Dr. Karipcin is an active member of and reviewer for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and the Society of Reproductive Investigation.

Dr. Karipcin is on staff at Baptist Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Miami Medical Center, and Surgical Park.