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Director's Welcome

Welcome to the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). Our goal is to provide an interactive atmosphere where the educational needs of our medical students and residents are met during your rotation in our division. Medical students are allowed to spend time in the REI division during their fourth year.

Second- and third-year residents rotate in REI and are required to take a pre- and post-test as well as an end of rotation PowerPoint presentation on a topic of their choice.

The REI Division was established at the University of Cincinnati in 1981 by O’dell Owens, MD. In 1988, Drs. Robert Rebar, James Liu and Marcelle Cedars created a more comprehensive program that resulted in the first IVF program and a scientific focus that has translated into hundreds of research contributions to the field of reproductive medicine.

The REI currently has three faculty members and three fellows. The REI fellowship program started in 1988 and has since graduated 21 fellows who become leaders on a national level and continue to contribute to the patient care needs of women all over the United States.

Unlike most “infertility” practices, we provide the services in the management and treatment of patients with problems associated with:

  • Infertility
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Growth Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Premature Ovarian Failure
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Oncofertility
  • Abnormal Pubertal Development

Because of the extent of care provided, we receive referrals from the Tristate region. We also receive referrals because we are associated with the ATTAIN fertility program, which allows patients to undergo fertility services and possibly receive a refund of 70 to 100 percent if they do not achieve a pregnancy after three fresh or frozen cycles.

If you ever need more information on our division or the UC Center for Reproductive Health, please don't hesitate to contact us at 513-475-7600.


Emily Hurley, MD
Interim Division Director

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Medical Sciences Building Room 7254
231 Albert Sabin Way
Mail Location: 0526
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0526

Patient Care Office
Phone: 513-475-7600
Fax: 513-475-7601