Our Team

Our team of physicians, RNs, fellows and support staff collaborate to provide you comprehensive fertility services that meet the highest standards of excellence.

Physicians

Our fertility specialists have advanced training and are board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

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I love taking care of patients. I also enjoy thinking about ways we can improve healthcare delivery and outcomes for women. I get to do these things every day I come to work, and I know the rest of the team I work with is equally dedicated to our patients. Plus, we get to help people become parents. It is truly fulfilling and rewarding.

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I love my job because of the patients we see and the chance we get to be a part of making their lives better. Some require small adjustments and other need major procedures, but in the end the majority have a happy outcome because of our team of caregivers!

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I entered medicine for an old fashioned reason – to help people and change lives – and my job lets me do that every day. When patients have a good outcome it impacts not only them, but also countless other people, and this truly brings joy to their world. Couples that are not successful are the biggest challenge, and if they know they have received the best support and advice throughout the process, then helping them find comfort is an important task I take seriously.

My ability to provide the best care is only possible because of a large number of co-workers focused on appropriate supportive and compassionate treatment, and working with this group of outstanding employees is a highlight of my job.

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Everyday is full of new and exciting adventures for a couple or individual embarking on a sometimes short, sometimes long journey. How neat is it to help them navigate that the highs and lows of the process. That bond is unlike any in medicine, in my opinion. And the team of professionals that I work with provide an ideal environment for patients, bar none.

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I love what I do … I help couples have a child and when I do this, I feel I am helping to change and improve the world one small step at a time.

I love what I do because I work within a team of very talented people including well-trained, bright doctors, dedicated nurses, talented ultrasonographers, cutting-edge laboratory technicians, and understanding staff. We all have the goal in mind to help and support our patients who need the best medical care, compassion and resources.

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Fellows

Our fellows are physicians who have completed a post-graduate residency in obstetrics and gynecology and are pursuing additional, specialized training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Fellowship training is essential to our commitment to developing expertise in the next generation of leaders in our field.

Darcy Broughton - 1st Year FellowDarcy Broughton, MD: 3rd Year Fellow

Darcy is originally from a small town in western Washington state. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mount Holyoke College with a major in biochemistry. She received her medical degree from Alpert Medical School of Brown University, with a scholarly concentration in Women’s Reproductive Health, Freedom, and Rights. During medical school she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society, and had a first authorship publication in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Broughton then returned to her native Northwest to complete residency training at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. While in residency she earned an award for top CREOG score performance and was elected as administrative chief resident. She also had the privilege of working at the Oregon National Primate Research Center studying the role of leukemia inhibitory factor in the maturation of Rhesus Macaque oocytes. She is now the first year REI fellow here at Washington University, and is excited to be living in the Midwest for the first time!

Ashley Eskew, MD:  2nd Year Fellow

Ashley was thrilled to join the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in 2016.  She has a diverse research background of both basic science and clinical research with her primary focus being that of the impact of nutrition, mental and physical wellness on reproductive outcomes and is currently completing coursework to obtain her Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation. For Ashley the field of reproductive endocrinology offered the opportunity to ask clinically important questions, to conduct groundbreaking research among one of the fastest growing fields in medicine and to help patients build their families one healthy baby at a time.

Stephanie Gunderson, MD: 1st year Fellow

Stephanie is originally for a rural town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She attended college in Green Bay, Wisconsin where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a major in biology. During her time in Green Bay Stephanie also had the privilege to cheer on the Green Bay Packer’s as one of their cheerleaders! Stephanie received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. WI. During medical school she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha and was published in the Journal of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Gunderson stayed in Milwaukee, WI to complete her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin. While in residency she earned the Jack Klieger award for Best Resident Research for her research looking at “Vaccinia related kinase mRNA Expression in Human Blood and Follicular Fluid Lymphocytes”. Dr. Gunderson also presented her research at ASRM in 2015 looking at “Patient perspectives on IVF Success and Likelihood of Multiple Gestations”. Stephanie is now the first year fellow at Washington University and is excited to be entering such a dynamic and quickly evolving field of medicine whose goal is building healthy families!