Samuel J. Chantilis, MD
Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist & Infertility Specialist
Samuel Chantilis, M.D. is a highly trained and experienced infertility specialist in his hometown of Dallas, TX. He is board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and has been practicing in Texas since completing his training in 1993. Dr. Chantilis was a faculty member at UT Southwestern Medical School for five and a half years before entering private practice in January 1999 at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Dr. Chantilis has been the leading provider of IVF services at the Presbyterian Hospital ARTS program since 1999, having conducted approximately 2,500 egg retrievals.
In 2010, Drs. Chantilis and Lee founded Dallas Fertility Center, a facility associated with DFW Fertility Associates.The fertility specialist team was joined by Mika Thomas, MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Infertility Specialist.
Dr. Chantilis serves as the Medical Director and Practice Manager for DFW Fertility Associates. He has handled more than 500 donor egg cases during his career, making him one of the most experienced fertility specialists conducting egg donation procedures in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Our donor egg program in Dallas is one of the most successful in the country.
Child magazine named the Presbyterian Hospital ARTS Program one of the “10 Best Fertility Centers” in the country, a considerable honor given that Dr. Chantilis has been the leading volume fertility specialist since he joined the program.
Dr. Chantilis moved to Houston, TX to complete his internship and residency training at Baylor College of Medicine, which is in the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. During his medical training in obstetrics and gynecology, he was fascinated with the surgical treatment of infertility and the burgeoning field of in vitro fertilization. He ultimately decided to explore subspecialty training as a fertility specialist.
Dr. Chantilis returned to Dallas to complete his fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at UT Southwestern Medical School. After subspecialty training in infertility, Dr. Chantilis joined the faculty, allowing him to gain teaching and research experience while practicing as a fertility specialist. During his tenure as an assistant professor, he completed an informal surgical fellowship under the direction of D. Alan Johns, M.D. at Harris Methodist Hospital in Ft. Worth, TX. Dr. Chantilis then ultimately served as the medical director of the IVF program at UT Southwestern Medical School.
Dr. Chantilis has received numerous honors and awards over the years, including being named D Magazine’s Best Doctor in Dallas and Texas Monthly’s Texas Super Doctor. He has been listed as one of the Best Doctors in America and received the Healthcare Hero Award from the Fort Worth Business Press in 2005.
Dr. Chantilis is actively involved in fertility research and has authored publications in many peer-reviewed scientific journals. He gives presentations on fertility related topics to his peers and patients on a regular basis. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, the Texas IVF Society, and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.
When choosing a fertility specialist, it is essential to review his or her qualifications. Studies demonstrate that patients who are treated by a fertility specialist have significantly better success rates and generally lower treatment costs. Not all physicians who treat infertility have undergone fellowship training. Information on a physician's background can often be found on their website or by visiting the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) website. However, a physician can be a member of the ASRM and not be subspecialty trained in fertility.