Alan Hersh DeCherney, M.D., received his Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania where he served on the Board of Trustees from 2006-2010. His Medical Degree is from Temple University School of Medicine where he was AOA and awarded the Henry Laughlin Alumnus of the Year Award in 2005.
He also holds an honorary Master of Arts Degree from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He did a research fellowship in Immunology at the Lister Institute in London, England; his internship in Medicine was at the University of Pittsburgh, followed by a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania.
He is currently Head of the Program in Reproductive and Adult Endocrinology/Reproductive Biology and Medicine Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health.
Previously, Dr. DeCherney was the John Slate Ely Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale and the Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Women’s Health Services; and the Phaneuf Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts University School of Medicine; where he received the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award.
He was the Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA from 1996 to 2006 and was Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1996 to 2002.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Past President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine; a Past President of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, and the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology. He is a Member of the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society and a Past President of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation. He is the recipient of the President’s Achievement Award of the Society of Gynecologic Investigation
He is the Editor–in-Chief of the journal, Fertility and Sterility, and was an Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member of the New England Journal of Medicine and Member of the Editorial Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. DeCherney served as a Member of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and is a Fellow Ad Eundem of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. DeCherney has been a Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM) since 2004 and is currently Chairperson of the IOM Interest Group on Maternal & Child & Human Development.