We’re here to help patients grow their families and train the next generation of reproductive medicine and infertility physicians.

In the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, we’re focused on the diagnosis and treatment of the following:

  • Medical issues related to getting pregnant and remaining pregnant
  • Infertility in men and women
  • Conditions of the female reproductive tract, such as uterine fibroids and endometriosis
  • Complex problems related to women’s hormones
  • Prevention of genetic and inheritable disorders

Using the latest techniques and technology, we’re proud to offer compassionate care for our patients and comprehensive education for trainee through the following treatments and services:

  • Fertility preservation, elective and cancer-related
  • Surgical interventions to treat male and female reproductive tract conditions
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • In vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • Pre-implantation genetic testing of embryos


OB/GYN residents spend two months in reproductive endocrinology and infertility rotations during PGY-2, with the option of additional exposure during the third-year elective. Trainees gain experience and knowledge in ultrasound, sonohysterogram, hysterosalpingogram, hysteroscopy and laparoscopy procedures. REI faculty have received VCU’s high evaluation teaching awards, Richmond Magazine’s Top Docs rankings and national faculty awards from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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Faculty in this division have been involved in cutting-edge research efforts in the following areas:

  • Lipid metabolism and embryo quality in IVF
  • Delayed fertility therapy with preconception weight loss over immediate therapy in obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Recruitment strategies in two reproductive medicine network infertility trials
  • Identification and replication of prediction models for ovulation, pregnancy and live birth in infertile women with PCOS
  • Letrozole versus clomiphene for infertility in PCOS
  • Baseline characteristics and effects of obesity from a multicenter randomized clinical trial
Richard S. Lucidi, M.D.

Richard S. Lucidi, M.D.

Richard S. Lucidi, M.D.

Richard S. Lucidi, M.D.

Department of OB/GYN

Division Head, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Associate Professor

Email: richard.lucidi@vcuhealth.org

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