The Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) provides the highest level of patient care, outstanding education and advanced research in human reproduction, including female and male infertility, assisted reproductive technologies, recurrent pregnancy loss, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, reproductive surgery, developmental issues and female hormonal problems during and after the reproductive years.
Our faculty members train medical students, residents, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows at our outstanding clinical facilities at the Duke Fertility Center, and at research laboratories at Duke University School of Medicine.
The REI fellowship program at Duke is designed to enable fellows to attain subspecialty certification. This training includes high volume REI clinical services as well as opportunities to train in both clinical and basic research to prepare for an academic career in REI.
Our nationally recognized faculty members direct basic and clinical research studies that extend our understanding of reproductive and endocrine disorders, guide the development of new treatments and inform treatment practices worldwide.
The division has a number of clinical studies in progress:
- Role of chronic endometritis on IVF pregnancy rates and recurrent pregnancy loss
- Rheumatoid arthritis in Infertility
- IVF outcomes for women with PCOS
- The use of GnRH agonist to trigger oocyte maturation for IVF
- Innovative luteal support approaches for unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss
- Obstetrical outcomes among infants conceived with infertility treatment
- Insurance coverage and IVF outcomes
A number of translational and basic studies are underway:
- Role of progesterone in early embryo metabolism and development in the Rhesus primate
- Functional studies of myometrial activity with a human mutation of a T-type calcium channel protein
- Effect of a mitochondrial progesterone receptor on cardiac function
Patient Care at Duke Fertility Center
Duke Fertility Center includes a multidisciplinary staff and modern clinical laboratory whose shared goal is to provide high quality, compassionate care for couples and individuals. Fertility specialists provide a broad scope of compassionate care to help patients build their families while advancing knowledge in the field of reproductive medicine, and training subspecialty leaders for the patients of tomorrow.
Whether patients experience fibroids, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, recurrent miscarriages or other hormonal problems, Duke Fertility Center can help diagnose the cause and offer an array of treatments. Our physicians are board certified in both general Obstetrics & Gynecology and the subspecialty of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.