The Reproductive Endocrine Unit of the Department of Medicine was established in 1983 to provide a venue for the investigational, teaching and clinical activities of this rapidly expanding section of the Endocrine Division at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Building on the MGH’s longstanding record of outstanding reproductive research dating back to the time of its founder, Fuller Albright, and expanded by Dr. William Crowley, the unit is currently led by Unit Chief, Dr. Stephanie Seminara and her Faculty.
Its four main goals are to:
1. Discover new mechanisms of reproductive disorders affecting men, women, and children;
2. Translate these novel discoveries into more precise diagnostic and physiologic therapies swiftly;
3. Train others in how to do this type of translational research efficiently and successfully; and
4. Provide other MGH physicians, trainees, employees, referring physicians and patients with the benefit of these advances by delivering state-of-the-art reproductive care for men and women.
Today, the Unit continues to be the leader in clinical care and research related to reproductive endocrinology integrating both research and clinical care into their extensive training and educational programs for all aspiring and biomedical professionals.
Our distinguished faculty have established a specialized clinic called Reproductive Endocrine Associates in support of the teaching/training referral-based traditions of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The REU has an impressive list of over 85 Postdoctoral Fellows, both PhDs and MDs and an impressive list of Fellows who have gone on to attain prominent academic positions globally.
Our Faculty is comprised of world-renowned investigators in their field.