Certifications and Licensures
- Licensed Psychologist, Maryland
- Licensed Psychologist, Pennsylvania
- National Register of Health Providers in Psychology
- Diplomate, American Board of Sexology
- Maryland Psychological Association, Fellow
- American Psychological Association
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine
- Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
Bill Petok earned his doctorate from the University of Maryland in 1978. Before entering full time independent practice, he worked as a psychologist in the public sector in both Baltimore and Anne Arundel County. His postdoctoral training includes a year at the Family Therapy Institute of Washington, D.C. and an externship at Sheppard & Enoch Pratt Hospital in the Sexual Dysfunctions Clinic. His practice specializes in the problems of individuals and couples struggling with infertility for whom building the family they desire is a challenge. He also has expertise in working with individuals and couples who are experiencing sexual difficulties.
Dr. Petok has been teaching physicians about human sexuality since 1984 when he began training OB/GYNs at Baltimore's Sinai Hospital residency program. He is a frequent speaker to health care professionals around the country on topics related to the treatment of sexual dysfunction. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University.
Another major focus of his work has been in the field of infertility. He is a past chair of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the only organization of mental health providers who specialize in the treatment of individuals and couples dealing with fertility related problems. He served for 10 years as a board member of Path 2 Parenthood. He is a former member (2004 - 2010) of the Mental Health Advisory Board of RESOLVE. Dr. Petok also served for 8 years on the Executive Council of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART).
Dr. Petok is an associate editor of Topics in Obstetrics and Gynecology and served on the editorial board of Sexuality, Reproduction and Menopause. His publications can be found in both journals and book chapters on sexuality and fertility related matters.