Who we are

WashU Fertility & Reproductive Medicine provides a full line of comprehensive fertility services, experience and clinical excellence for more than 30 years by board-certified physicians.

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

Recognized as a Center of Excellence

Centers of Excellence Clinical Criteria for Fertility Centers

  • Successful clinical outcomes
  • Comprehensive reproductive services
  • Exceptional facility operations and staffing
  • Continuous quality assurance
  • Physician credentials and experience
  • Industry accreditation and affiliations

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. In 1985, the first babies in the state conceived through IVF were born to parents treated in the universities’ ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies) 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 families 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 reproductive endocrinologists are specialists in the use of sonohysterography, hysteroscopy and laparoscopy to diagnose and treat infertility.