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.Learn more about the OB/GYN residency program
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
Legro RS, Dodson WC, Kunselman AR, Stetter CM, Kris-Etherton PM, Williams NI, Gnatuk CL, Estes SJ, Allison KC, Sarwer DB, Diamond MP, Schlaff WD, Casson PR, Christman GM, Barnhart KT, Bates GW, Usadi R, Lucidi S, Baker V, Zhang H, Eisenberg E, Coutifaris C, Dokras A. Benefit of Delayed Fertility Therapy with Preconception Weight Loss over Immediate Therapy in Obese Women with PCOS. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2016; 101: 2658-66.
Usadi R, Diamond MP, Legro RS, Schlaff WD, Hansen KR, Casson P, Christman G, Bates GW, Baker V, Seungdamrong A, Rosen MP, Lucidi S, Thomas T, Huang H, Santoro N, Eisenberg E, Zhang H, Alvero R. Recruitment strategies in two Reproductive Medicine Network infertility trials. Contemporary Clinical Trials 2015;45:196-200.
Kuang H, Jin S, Hansen KR, Diamond MP, Coutifaris C, Casson P, Christman G, Alvero R, Huang H, Bates GW, Usadi R, Lucidi S, Baker V, Santoro N, Eisenberg E, Legro RS, Zhang H for the Reproductive Medicine Network. Identification and Replication of Prediction Models for Ovulation, Pregnancy and Live Birth in Infertile Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Hum Reprod 2015;30:2222-33.
Legro RS, Brzyski RG, Diamond MP, Coutifaris C, Schlaff WD, Casson P, Christman GM, Huang H, Yingshang Y, Alvero R, Haisenleder DJ, Barnhart KT, Bates GW, Usadi R, Lucidi S, Baker V, Trussell JC, Krawetz SA, Snyder P, Ohl D, Santoro N, Eisenberg E, Zhang H; for the NICHD Reproductive Medicine Network. Letrozole versus clomiphene for infertility in the polycystic ovary syndrome. NEJM 2014;July 10 371:119-29.
Legro RS, Brzyski RG, Diamond MP, Coutifaris C, Schlaff WD, Alvero R, Casson P, Christman GM, Huang H, Yan Q, Haisenleder DJ, Barnhart KT, Bates GW, Usadi R, Lucidi R, Baker V, Trussell JC, Krawetz SA, Snyder P, Ohl D, Santoro N, Eisenberg E, Zhang H; National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Reproductive Medicine Network. The Pregnancy in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome II study: baseline characteristics and effects of obesity from a multicenter randomized clinical trial. Fertil Steril. 2014 Jan;101(1):258-269.