Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
- John Csokmay, M.D. – IVF Director & Board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologist
- Belinda Yauger, M.D. – Division Director & Board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologist
- Alicia Armstrong, M.D., M.H.S.C.R. – Board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologist
- William Catherino, M.D., Ph.D. – Board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologist
- Rebecca Chason, M.D. – Assistant IVF Director & Board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologist
- Micah Hill, D.O. – Director of Research & Board-certified OB/GYN
- Robert C. Dean, M.D. – Urologist, Male Infertility Specialist
- Jeris Cox, M.D.
- Don Royster, M.D.
- Torie Plowden, M.D.
- George Patounakis, M.D., Ph.D.
- Mae Wu Healy, M.D.
- Carter Owen, M.D.
- Nicole Banks, M.D.
- Terrence D. Lewis, M.D.,Ph.D.
The Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility is the branch of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology that deals with issues of infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss and hormonal abnormalities in women. The division offers a full range of treatments, from basic clinical evaluations to highly sophisticated assisted reproductive technologies, including in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
More than 350 assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles are managed yearly. Treatment cycles are performed during five periods yearly: in January, March, May, June and October. Candidates for ART include couples, who have either failed more conservative therapeutic approaches for infertility and those for whom other treatment modalities are inappropriate. The ART program is dedicated solely to serving United States military beneficiaries.
The division has a large number of board-certified or board-eligible Reproductive Endocrinologists on staff. In addition to the assigned faculty, a very close relationship is maintained with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Physicians from the NIH participate in all aspects of patient care. A vibrant program of research is maintained in conjunction with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), NIH and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). A fellowship program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, the oldest and largest in the nation, continues to provide medical training for both the military and the civilian sectors. The division also provides training to the National Capital Area military residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Since the Division is staffed by sub-specialists, we have a responsibility to teach others. Residents are physicians who are training to become specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Given the nature of a training hospital and the multitude of responsibilities that each staff member has within the program, residents, fellows or staff physicians cannot provide private services. Rest assured that the strict professional guidelines under which medicine is practiced in our program is at least equivalent to if not better than that found in other large group practice/HMO training programs elsewhere in the United States. With cutting-edge research, optimal quality control and superb teaching, the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility is able to provide the best care available anywhere to its patients.