With sadness, we report the death of longtime MBL Corporation member, Dr. Luigi Mastroianni, Jr. who passed away last evening. Dr. Mastroianni was the William Goodell Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. The MBL flag will be lowered on Monday in his memory.
Dr. Mastroianni was a pioneer in the treatment of human infertility and was a major proponent of the study of in vitro fertilization in human reproduction. In 1983, Dr. Mastroianni performed the first successful human in vitro fertilization in the Philadelphia region. His groundbreaking animal research in the mid-to-late 1970s paved the way for IVF.