About the Program

The Duke Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) fellowship program is designed to provide outstanding clinical and investigative skills to pursue an academic career in REI. The skills include reproductive surgery, endoscopic and reconstructive surgery, assisted reproductive technology (~280 IVF cycles/year), andrology, pediatric endocrinology and medical endocrinology.

Fellows will have 18 months dedicated to research and 18 months devoted to clinical services. The first 12 months of the research rotation is entirely focused on research.


At the completion of a fellowship program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, the physician will be able to:

  • Manage complex endocrine problems related to function of the reproductive system and to select and conduct appropriate therapies for the infertile couple. 
  • Understand endocrine assay methodology and principles of molecular biology and be skilled in laboratory techniques, clinical research design and statistical analysis.
  • Be proficient in the clinical diagnosis and in the surgical management of structural problems related to fertility and developmental abnormalities of the reproductive tract, as well as contemporary techniques involved in assisted reproductive technology. 
  • Have conducted investigative work leading to the production of a thesis, it is anticipated that the fellow will be capable of continued research endeavors and of preparation of research grants. 
  • By completion of a fellowship program, have demonstrated progressive professional and intellectual growth. 

The Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellow Experience at Duke