Department and Faculty
Facilities dedicated to reproductive endocrinology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester 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 containing computers with communications capabilities is also 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 Obstetrics and Gynecology Department.
Laboratories for Assisted Reproduction
The Mayo Clinic 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/thawing; and videotaping.
The adjacent Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) laboratory contains equipment essential for polar body/embryo biopsy, preparation of single cells for genetic diagnosis, and digital photodocumentation and measurement of cells.
Mayo Clinic 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 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester offers comprehensive in-patient and out-patient services for women. There are 32 staff physicians who provide patient care and are actively involved in research and medical education.
The OB/GYN sections providing care at Mayo Clinic include:
- Obstetrics – expert personalized care for women before, during and after pregnancy through OB/GYN generalists, Family Practitioners and a midwifery program
- Maternal Fetal Medicine – specialized services for high-risk pregnancies provided by four Maternal Fetal Medicine sub-specialists .
- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility – treatment of infertility and disorders of the endocrine and reproductive systems
- Gynecology – care for disorders of the female reproductive track
- Gynecologic Surgery – seven Gynecologic Oncologists and two Urogynecologists who provide leading-edge surgical care for women with benign and malignant conditions of the female reproductive system and genitourinary tract
- Minimally-Invasive Gynecologic Surgery – two specialists provide state-of-the-art care focusing on endoscopic techniques
The consultant staff maintains close, personal working relationships with all departmental fellows. Throughout your fellowship training, you will 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 field. You will have direct access to these individuals throughout your training program.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during in formal interactions and lectures. You will be 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.