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Paul Verrastro Promoted to CEO

The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services announced today that Paul Verrastro has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer. He previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer and has been with the Center since 2000. “The Center is proud to recognize Paul with this promotion. Paul leads by example, never wavering from our mission to provide the highest quality of medical care with compassion and dignity,” stated John C. Nulsen, MD, Director and a lead physician at the Center.

The Center for Reproductive Services is Connecticut’s largest fertility program, and one of the most successful in the country. Started in 1984, the Center employs over 100 individuals in the state and is responsible for the births of over 12,000 babies. The Center is an academic affiliate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and runs the fellowship program in Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at the UConn School of Medicine.

According to Brian Pskowski, President of In Vitro Sciences, “Paul’s firm commitment to patient satisfaction has resulted in continued growth and recognition for the Center.” The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services is managed by In Vitro Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of Women’s Health USA, Inc. (Whusa). Whusa is a family of companies dedicated to providing the best in business management solutions in partnership with physicians.  “Paul’s promotion recognizes his hard work and dedication to the Center and to the Women’s Health family,” stated Robert Patricelli, Whusa chairman and CEO.

In 2015, the Center moved into a new, custom-designed facility in Farmington. The new facility features one of the most highly advanced IVF labs in the world including an innovative air purification and irradiation technology called the LifeAire System. New data from in vitro fertilization programs using LifeAire System demonstrates dramatic increases in clinical pregnancies through in vitro fertilization. Additional sites for the Center include Hartford and New London.

Paul Verrastro has his MPA in Health Management from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Administration at New York University. He has his BA from the Gallatin School at New York University, graduating magna cum laude. He is a resident of Prospect, CT.

About The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services

The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services has grown to be the largest in the state and one of the most successful fertility centers in the country with over 1200 in vitro fertilization cycles completed in the last year. Started in 1984, the Center has grown to include over 100 full and part time staff members. The Center offers many advanced techniques to help patients achieve successful pregnancies, and has several office locations throughout the state of Connecticut, including Farmington, Hartford, and New London. For more information about the Center, visit

About Women’s Health USA

Women’s Health USA strives to provide the best quality and value in healthcare for women, while at the same time supporting and enhancing the role of independent physicians. Whusa offers administration and management services to physician practices, consulting to the health care industry, and management services to fertility physician practices specializing in advanced reproductive medical services. The organization provides a unique combination of experts and exclusive relationships to help patients, clinicians and the organizations that serve them. For more than 15 years, Whusa has been a valued partner to nearly 300 Ob/Gyn providers in Connecticut and New York, providing clinical excellence guidelines and operational tools to help them and their more than 350,000 patients thrive. With its most recent expansion, Whusa now provides services to 16 physician groups in six states. For information on Whusa, visit


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