I received my medical training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts University Medical Center in Boston, and completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. I was an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Hospital), where I started and directed one of the first in vitro fertilization (IVF) programs in the United States from 1983 until 1992. Since then, I have been a reproductive endocrinologist and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. After joining the faculty of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1992, I completed a Master’s of Public Health with an emphasis in epidemiology at Vanderbilt University in 2000. Since 2007, I have also served as Medical Officer in the Fertility and Infertility Branch and the Project Scientist of the Reproductive Medicine Network, a cooperative multicenter clinical trials network that studies infertility and reproductive diseases and disorders.
My overarching goal is to improve women’s health. I have tried to accomplish this through various avenues including clinical care of women with reproductive diseases and disorders, teaching medical students and residents, working collaboratively to do research on endometriosis and infertility, and through advancing knowledge both in peer reviewed journals and also in writings directed at the general public and health care consumer. I have written numerous articles on endometriosis, infertility and hormonal problems in women, and co-authored a book, Hysterectomy: Exploring Your Options, published by the Johns Hopkins Press in 2003. Currently, I serve on the Editorial Board of Fertility and Sterility. My areas of expertise are hormonal problems in women including infertility, ovulation induction, menstrual diseases and disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, and menopause and its consequences.