Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

At UCSD Medical Center, we offer a full range of state-of-the-art reproductive healthcare associated with a woman's ability to become pregnant, to have normal menstrual cycles and to benefit from appropriate treatment in postmenopausal life. The extent of services includes patients with infertility or uncertainty about fertility potential, menstrual disorders including adolescent girls and perimenopausal women, conditions of hormone imbalance, hormone producing tumors, as well as problems related to menopause and aging.

An extensive educational program includes teaching activities for medical and graduate students, residents,basic science postdoctoral fellows, and clinical fellows in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and junior faculty scholars. In addition to the regular curriculum, medical students are offered clinical clerkships and elective courses. Resident teaching includes interactive didactics and a teaching workshop. Fellows are mentored by outstanding basic and clinical research faculty.

As an academic center, we also conduct cutting-edge clinical, translational and basic research, which addresses how the brain and pituitary regulate the menstrual cycle, the basic biology and disorders of the ovary including excessive androgen production, causes of menstrual irregularity, the biology of embryonic development of the reproductive tissues, puberty, menopause, and aging in women.

The Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility has been recognized by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institute of Health (NIH) as a center of excellence in reproductive sciences.

If you have concerns related to hormone imbalance or are having difficulty conceiving, UCSD Medical Center offers the latest information and treatment for:

  • Infertility (including in vitro fertilization: IVF)
  • Assessment of fertility potential and fertility preservation (including egg and embryo freezing)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Hirsutism
  • Irregular or painful menstrual cycles
  • Amenorrhea (absent menstruation)
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Peri- and postmenopause
  • Repeated miscarriage
  • Adrenal, pituitary and thyroid disease

Division Chief

Antoni Duleba, MD
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"Our division has three key missions: to provide the best possible medical care to our patients, to carry out cutting-edge research and to educate future experts in our field. Our clinical faculty provides expertise in evaluation and treatment of infertility, fertility preservation and a wide variety of reproductive/endocrine disorders. Our IVF program (in collaboration with Reproductive Partners, San Diego; has one of the highest success rates in the world. Basic scientists and clinicians from our division engage in a broad range of research projects addressing challenging clinical conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, early embryo development and oncofertility as well as basic science questions relevant to understanding of reproductive functions."

Division News/Spotlight

This summer (July 16-19,2017) our division will be hosting the 30th Annual In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer Update at the hotel Del Coronado onCoronando Island under the directorship of Dr. David Meldrum (Voluntary Professor in ourdivision). This conference brings together renowned speakers from around thenation and the world to provide a comprehensive update on all aspects of IVFas well as cutting edge research in this dynamic and ever-changing field.



Cook-Andersen, Heidi, MD, PhD
Su, H. Irene, MD, MSCE
Church, Kellie, PhD
Kauffman, Alexander, PhD
Lawson, Mark, PhD
Mellon, Pamela, PhD
Shimasaki, Shunichi, MSc, PhD
Thackray, Varykina, PhD
Wilkinson, Miles, PhD

Training and Education

Postdoctoral Training in Reproductive Sciences
Reproductive Endocrinology Training Program
Women's Reproductive Health Research Program

Labs and Research

Breen Church Lab
Cook-Andersen Lab
Duleba Lab
Kauffman Lab
Lawson Lab
Mellon Lab
Shimasaki Lab
Thackray Lab
Wilkinson Lab

Current Fellows

Chelsea Fox, MD
Paige Swenson, MD
Beth Zhou, MD

Faculty Support

Vivian Dang, 858-246-1346; vndang@ucsd.edu 
       for Heidi Cook Andersen; MilesWilkinson
Eunice Tingzon, 858-534-8930; etingzon@ucsd.edu
       for Sanjay Agarwal, R. JeffreyChang, Antoni J Duleba, Shunichi Shimasaki, Irene Su
Ruth Montouri, 858-534-1140; rmontouri@ucsd.edu
       for Kellie Breen Church; AlexanderKauffman; Mark Lawson; Pamela Mellon; Varykina Thackray