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Dr. Alexa

Clapp

Director of Medical Ethics

Reproductive Endocrinologist and Fertility Specialist 

281-357-1881

Dr. Alexa Clapp completed medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the honor medical society.  She then transitioned to Texas for an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of Texas at Houston – Memorial Hermann program where she served as Chief Resident and was awarded the residency research award.  Dr. Clapp then relocated to New York City and in 2017 completed her Reproductive, Endocrinology, & Infertility fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center.

During fellowship, Dr. Clapp conducted research on zebrafish to study a gene involved in primordial germ cell migration and maintenance, which contributes to fertility.  Her clinical research also involved fertility preservation, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), and assisted reproductive technologies (ART) with research presented at national meetings.  Dr. Clapp is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also a member of Houston Gynecological and Obstetrical Society, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Clapp is excited to be moving back to Houston and joining the HFI team.  She is committed to excellent patient care through open communication and a tailored approach.

Q: What inspired you to become a physician?

A: Both of my parents are physicians, so I have been exposed to medicine all my life.Ultimately, however, I chose medicine for myself, because I appreciate the challenging nature of the field. Medicine and technology constantly evolve providing an environment that requires life-long learning. I also enjoy interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures with the ability to impact their lives being extremely meaningful.

Q: What is your favorite job from the past?

A: I grew up showing horses on a competitive level, which was an invaluable experience.My first job was actually managing the show barn on the road when we traveled the country during the Summers for horse shows. It was hard work as a young adult, but always an adventure and full of fond memories.

Q: What are you most passionate about professionally?

A: I am most passionate about creating an environment of open communication with patients and helping them achieve their fertility goals.

Q: What do you and your family like to do for fun?

A: Spending time with my family, even if it’s just over dinner, is always special and full of laughter.

Q: What are you passionate about outside of work?

A: Travel is an amazing experience where you are exposed to a city’s history, culture, and food. I am extremely lucky in that I have been able to travel the world with my family and constantly look forward to the next adventure!

Q: What most excites you about your work and the contribution you can make?

A: Being able to help patients reach their reproductive goals is both exciting and rewarding.The field of REI is constantly evolving with advances in technology and genetics, which creates an exciting environment that I feel privileged to work in.

Q: What special awards or recognition are you most proud of?

A: I am most proud of being awarded the resident research award.

Q: If you could tell potential patients one thing about you, what would it be?

A: I understand that undergoing evaluation and treatment for infertility can be intimidating, but that I am invested in patients’ success and want to make the journey as least stressful as possible.

Administrative Chief Resident
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Texas at Houston, Memorial Hermann Hospital Program
Annual Resident Research Award
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Texas at Houston, Memorial Hermann Hospital Program
Intern of the Year Award
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Texas at Houston, Memorial Hermann Hospital Program
Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society
University of Florida College of Medicine
Cammie Green Ross Scholarship
University of Florida College of Medicine
Hill College of Medicine Scholarship
University of Florida College of Medicine
Phi Beta Kappa, National Honor Society
Stetson University
Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society
Stetson University
Senior Honoree
History Department
Stetson University
The Colonel John Taylor Rhett History Manuscript Award
History Department
Stetson University

Clapp M and Marlow FL. Acquisition of oocyte polarity. Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation – Oocytes: Maternal Information and Functions. Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017. M Kloc (ed.). In press.

Pollack S, Clapp M, Goldsammler M. The Septate Uterus. Congenital Müllerian Anomalies. Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. S.M. Pfeifer (ed.).Chapter 7.

Clapp M, Feil H, Illions E, Buyuk E. Do cancer patients have decreased ovarian reserve and response to controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) prior to receiving gonadotoxic therapy? The Oncofertility Consortium Annual Meeting; Chicago, IL, November 2016.

Clapp M, Feil H, Buyuk E. Comparison of pregnancy outcomes between obese and non-obese Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) patients undergoing in vitro fertilization(IVF) cycles. American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting; Salt Lake City, UT, October 2016.

Clapp M, Illions E, Buyuk E. Factors affecting cancer patients’ decision to proceed with
fertility preservation (FP) treatments and their relation to delay in chemotherapy.American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting; Salt Lake City, UT, October 2016.

Clapp M, Kudesia R, Lieman H. Reproductive outcomes in PCOS patients undergoing GnRH agonist and GnRH antagonist IVF cycles.  American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting; Baltimore, MD, October 2015.

Clapp M and Heard M. The evaluation and management of amenorrhea. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists; AACE Self-Assessment Program. 2014.

Clapp M and Huang J-C. Use of FloSeal sealant in the surgical management of tubalectopic pregnancy. Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2013.Doi.org/10.1155/2013/906825.

Clapp M, Huang J-C, Wun W-SA. The impact of prostacyclin on the quality of mouse embryos before and after vitrification. Raymond Kaufman Resident Research Night,Houston Gynecological & Obstetrical Society; Houston, TX. November 2013.

Clapp M, Huang J-C, Wun W-SA. The impact of prostacyclin on the quality of mouse embryos before and after vitrification. American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting; Boston, MA. October 2013.

Clapp M, Williams D, Witz C, Gill J, Haddad C, Griffith J, Skorupski J, Bello S, and Wang WH. The comparison of pregnancy outcomes in fresh and frozen-thawed embryo transfers in gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist triggered in vitro fertilization cycles. Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Annual Meeting; Indian Wells, CA. April 2013. Fertility and Sterility. 2013 March;99(3):S30.

Papa L, Stiell IG, Clement CM, Light J, Ferguson K, Goldfeder B, Meurer D, Stair R,Luetke C, Rees E, Clapp M, and McCormick S. Sensitivity and Specificity of the Canadian CT Head Rule and the New Orleans Criteria in a US Trauma Center. AnnualCollege of Medicine Research Day; Gainesville, FL. March 2007.

Papa L, Goldfeder B, Meurer D, Harrington P, Fawcett C, Shaw CR, Rees E, Clapp M, Light J, Ferguson K, Stair R, Luetke C, and Seaberg D. The Impact of an AcceleratedClinical Protocol with Outpatient Stress Testing in Chest Pain Patients at Low Risk ofAcute Coronary Syndrome on Admission Rates. Annual College of Medicine ResearchDay; Gainesville, FL. March 2007.

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