Edmond Confino, MD
Dr. Edmond Confino, a distinguished infertility specialist and esteemed Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, passed away on May 25, 2023, at the age of 71. With over 70 articles to his name, Dr. Confino was an internationally recognized authority in the field, particularly known for his expertise in non-invasive treatment of fallopian tube occlusion in women seeking to become pregnant. Dr. Confino was a long-time member of ASRM and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI).
Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, to physician parents, Emilia Grabvoska and Rafael Confino, Dr. Confino's family emigrated to Israel in 1952. Following his medical education at the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, he completed his residency training at the same institution in 1983. Dr. Confino spent five years as a medic in the Israeli military, and, in 1993, he completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Rush Medical College.
Joining the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Northwestern, Dr. Confino practiced there until his retirement in 2018. He continued to share his wealth of knowledge as an Emeritus Professor and was honored with the establishment of an endowed chair in his name, recognizing his significant contributions. Dr. Edmond Confino's legacy will be remembered for his contributions to the field of infertility, his commitment to education, and his compassionate care for patients. He leaves behind his wife of 32 years, Maryann Hayes, as well as his two sons, Rafael and Cary.