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Reproductive Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program

Program Director: Irene Su, MD, MSCE

The Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility strives to lead the field in REI clinical care, research and education. Our fellowship training program is designed to qualify individuals for the subspecialty board in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. The goal of this program is to provide fellows with a balance of training between clinical and research activities and to prepare them for an academic career for leadership in reproductive endocrinology. Our three primary missions are:

  • Clinical Care: Use a multi-disciplinary model to continuously improve clinical care and provide REI care primarily to affected women in the UCSD regional network; and secondarily, provide consultation for women outside the UCSD regional network. 
  • Research: With extramural funding, grow our diverse portfolio across a spectrum of basic, translational, clinical and epidemiologic research. The foci of research span neuroendocrinology of reproduction, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), oncofertility, ovarian biology and gamete and embryo development.
  • Education: Prepare academic leaders for a career in REI with a solid foundation for leadership.

Faculty

The clinical and research activities of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility offer diverse training programs, faculty institutions, physician scientists and academic clinicians. This provides exposure to different practice approaches, patient populations and experiences of the course of fellows training. The faculty preceptors and their depth of REI research expertise are listed below:

Clinical

  • Sanjay Agarwal, MD –Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Infertility, endometriosis and clinical trials.
  • R. Jeffrey Chang, MD - Professor Emeritus, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Ovarian physiology, PCOS and clinical endocrinology.
  • Antoni Duleba, MD – Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility; Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.  PCOS, endometriosis and translational. 
  • Tracy Harrison, MD, MSc - Assistant Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. PCOS and clinical endocrinology. 
  • T. Mike Hsieh, MD - Associate Professor, Urology; Director, Men's Health Center, UCSD. Male factor infertility.
  • H. Irene Su, MD, MSCE – Fellowship Program Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility; Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; . Oncofertility, reproductive survivorship, epidemiology, dissemination and implementation (D&I) and trials. 

Clinical Affiliates and Faculty

 Reproductive Partners Fertility Center – San Diego

Kaiser Permanente – San Diego, Divisions of REI and Medical Endocrinology

Rady Children's Hospital – Division of Pediatric Endocrinology

  • Michael Gottschalk, MD, PhD - Professor, UCSD; Division Director of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Rady's Children Hospital-San Diego
  • And colleagues

Research

  • Kellie Breen Church, PhD - Associate Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.  Stress and reproduction.
  • Heidi Cook-Andersen, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Oocyte and early embryo development, RNA and single cell sequencing.
  • Sasha Kauffman, PhD - Associate Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.  Neuroendocrinology, neuroanatomy of reproduction and kisspeptin.
  • Mark Lawson, PhD - Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Director, UCOP Postdoctoral Fellowship Program; Faculty Director, Postdoctoral Training and Education. Neuroendocrinology of reproduction.
  • Pamela Mellon, PhD - Vice-Chair for Research; Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Neurosciences; Director, NICHD Center for Reproductive Science and Medicine and the NIH Training Program. Regulation and development of the reproductive neuroendocrine system.
  • Shunichi Shimasaki, PhD - Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Ovarian biology, granulosa-theca cell function and growth factors.
  • Varykina Thackray, PhD - Associate Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. PCOS genetic influences and microbiome.
  • Miles Wilkinson, PhD - Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Transcriptional pathways of stem cell and germ cell development.