Department and Faculty
Facilities dedicated to reproductive endocrinology at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offer the resources you need for virtually any clinical or research interest in this field of study.
Clinical facilities for reproductive endocrinology
Outpatient clinical facilities for reproductive endocrinology include eight examination rooms, an ultrasound suite, physician offices, a conference room, and additional space for nursing and secretarial support. A private office also is available.
One operating room is available daily for inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures. An adjacent operating room is dedicated exclusively to assisted reproductive procedures and contains the embryology laboratory. Additional operating rooms are available to all members of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Laboratories for assisted reproduction
The Mayo Clinic In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Laboratory annual throughput is currently 125 fresh IVF and 100 frozen embryo transfer cycles. These numbers are on an upward trend. The laboratory contains equipment essential for preparation of stock solutions and culture media, quality control testing, neat and post-wash semen analysis, sperm processing for IVF, and embryo and sperm cryopreservation.
The embryo culture room contains lab equipment essential for follicular aspirate inspections, oocyte maturity evaluation, oocyte and embryo culture and coculture, oocyte insemination with fertilization assessment, zygote and cleavage-stage embryo grading, gamete micromanipulation (intracytoplasmic sperm injection, assisted hatching, embryo biopsy), embryo cryopreservation and thawing, and videotaping.
The adjacent Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Laboratory contains equipment essential for polar body and embryo biopsy, preparation of single cells for genetic diagnosis, and digital photodocumentation and measurement of cells.
Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester provides comprehensive medical services by internationally recognized faculty in obstetrics and gynecology, endocrinology, genetics, surgery, and general medicine.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for women. There are more than 40 staff physicians who provide patient care and are actively involved in research and medical education.
The obstetrics and gynecology sections at Mayo Clinic include:
- Division of Obstetrics. Offers expert, personalized care for women before, during and after pregnancy through OB/GYN generalists, family practitioners and a midwifery program.
- Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine. Specializes in high-risk pregnancies and includes four maternal-fetal medicine subspecialists.
- Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Manages treatment of infertility and disorders of the endocrine and reproductive systems.
- Division of Gynecology. Provides care for disorders of the female reproductive tract.
- Division of Gynecologic Surgery. Seven gynecologic oncologists and two urogynecologists provide leading-edge surgical care for women with benign and malignant conditions of the female reproductive system and genitourinary tract.
The consultant staff maintains close, personal working relationships with all departmental fellows. Throughout your fellowship training, you receive mentoring and guidance, with a goal of maximizing your experiences during the successful completion of the fellowship.
In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are well-regarded in their fields. You have direct access to these individuals throughout the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during formal interactions and lectures. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities to interact with experts from other academic centers and are excused from clinical assignments to do so.