The Center at a Glance

Who we are

The Washington University School of Medicine Division of Reproductive and Endocrinology and Infertility provides a full line of services for women. We are the home of The Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, which helps both men and women facing infertility.

Each year, more than 2,000 couples are evaluated and treated for infertility at Washington University School of Medicine, making us the most trusted center in the region.

The region’s most trusted clinic

We offer a full line of leading-edge medical and surgical services to both diagnose and treat the causes of infertility. The latest fertility drug therapies (both oral and injectable medications) are used in ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination is offered when appropriate. Our embryology and andrology labs are state-of-art, providing access to the latest genetic testing technologies and sperm retrieval/freezing options.

In 1983, the Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital program became the first in the state of Missouri to offer in vitro fertilization (IVF) services. The first babies in the state conceived through IVF were born to parents treated in the universities’ ART program. We have been able to harness our vast experience and the data from it to better customize treatments to improve the likelihood of live birth for our patients.

The fertility specialists at Washington University School of Medicine are board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and all have completed advanced training through accredited fellowship programs.

We are full service

In vitro fertilization is recommended for couples who are unable to achieve a pregnancy through less-invasive treatment. Depending upon the case, specialized IVF procedures offered include micromanipulation of eggs, sperm or embryo(s) including assisted hatching and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), microepididymal sperm aspiration (MESA), testicular sperm extraction (TESE), blastocyst culture, sperm banking and cryopreservation of excess embryos or eggs. Embryo biopsy and genetic testing is also offered.

Washington University also offers an egg donor program for women who are unable to achieve a viable pregnancy with their own eggs. Egg donors may be anonymous or known to recipient couples.  The university also works with couples who provide their own gestational carriers.

Washington University reproductive endocrinologists are specialists in the use of sonohysterography, hysteroscopy and laparoscopy to diagnose and treat infertility.

All patient services are private and are located in the vicinity of the main medical campus as well as our satellite office at Missouri Baptist Medical Center’s Building D. (See maps and directions.)