Jim Toner, MD, PhD
Atlanta Reproductive Specialist
Jim Toner, MD, PHD, Atlanta fertility doctor, is a board-certified specialist
in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, who joined Atlanta Center
for Reproductive Medicine in the summer of 2000 following a highly successful
career at the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Norfolk, VA.
During his distinguished tenure at the Jones Institute, Dr. Toner was
the director of the Fellowship Program and the Institute's Third Party
Reproduction Program. His noted success in his directorship of the
Third Party Reproduction Program continues here at ACRM.
Dr. Toner graduated from St. Joseph's College in Philadelphia with
a B. S. in Psychology and then enrolled in the Medical Scientist Training
program at the University of Pennsylvania, which awarded him both his
M. D. and Ph. D. degrees in 1985. Dr. Toner then had the distinct honor
of pursuing his Residency and Fellowship training at the Jones Institute,
under the Institute's founder, Howard W. Jones, Jr., MD. While at
the Jones Institute, Dr. Toner was recognized for his gift at teaching,
receiving both the Resident of the Year Award in 1989, and being inducted
into Alpha Omega Alpha, the premier medical honor society, in 1990. Dr.
Toner was invited to join the distinguished faculty at the Jones Institute,
where he rose to the rank of Associate Professor during his 15 years in Norfolk.
Making Strides in Fertility Research
Dr. Toner has a distinguished record of research contributions to the field,
having published over 100 abstracts, 80 articles, and 20 chapters on topics
of reproductive medicine. He is best known for his work on the evaluation
of ovarian reserve and its impact on fertility. Dr. Toner has also investigated
the role of progesterone in luteal support of Assisted Reproduction cycles,
and the differences among gonadotropins in providing ovarian stimulation.
For these contributions, Dr. Toner has received the American College of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Ciba-Geigy Award, the AFS / Ortho
Fellowship, the Berlex Foundation Faculty Development Award, and the American
Fertility Society Ortho Award. He has also twice been awarded the "First
Prize Paper" at the profession's national meeting.
As a nationally recognized speaker, he has given over 200 presentations
at local and national meetings. He is an active member of the American
Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Society for Assisted Reproductive
Technology (SART), for which he served as President, and Chair of the
Registry Committee and the Informed Consents Committee.
Dr. Toner specializes in treatment of infertility and recurrent miscarriage.
With his doctoral training in psychology, he also takes special care in
focusing on the emotional aspects of each patient and providing a warm
and individualized approach to the infertility treatment process.
Dr. Toner has been blessed with four marvelous children. He enjoys spending
his free time with his family and nurturing his green thumb in the garden.
He also volunteers in his neighborhood, at his church, and for Habitat