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Obstetrics and Gynecology / Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Randall R. Odem, MD

Current Position
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology
Division Chief, Reproductive Endocrinology


Specialty Areas
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Patients Seen At
Center for Women's Wellness
3023 North Ballas Rd, Building D, Suite 450, Fourth Floor
St. Louis, MO  63131
314-286-2400
Fax:   314-286-2455
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Infertility and Reproductive Medicine Center
4444 Forest Park Avenue, Suite 3100
St. Louis, MO  63108
314-286-2400
Fax:   314-286-2455
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8513
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
General infertility, ovulation induction, in vitro fertilization, IVF, recurrent miscarriage, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, ICSI, laparoscopic surgery, hysteroscopic surgery for abnormal bleeding, polyps, fibroids, developmental abnormalities, male infertility, endometriosis, amenorrhea, anovulation, ob/gyn, women's health.





Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility web site

Board Certification
Obstetrics and Gynecology -- Certified
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: General Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1978
Medical School: University Of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1981
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Illinois Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois, 1985
Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1987
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Progress West Healthcare Center

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2002-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
Listed in America's Top Doctors, 2002-2012 (Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.)
ACOG-CREOG National Faculty Award, 2006

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Omurtag K, Grindler NM, Roehl KA, Bates GW Jr, Beltsos AN, Odem RR, Jungheim ES. "How members of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Society of Reproductive Surgeons evaluate, define, and manage hydrosalpinges." Fertil Steril. 2012 May;97(5):1095-100.e1-2.

Cooper AR, O'Neill KE, Allsworth JE, Jungheim ES, Odibo AO, Gray DL, Ratts VS, Moley KH, Odem RR. "Smaller fetal size in singletons after infertility therapies: the influence of technology and the underlying infertility." Fertil Steril. 2011 Nov;96(5):1100-6.

Jungheim ES, Macones GA, Odem RR, Patterson BW, Moley KH. "Elevated serum α-linolenic acid levels are associated with decreased chance of pregnancy after in vitro fertilization." Fertil Steril. 2011 Oct;96(4):880-3.

Jungheim ES, Macones GA, Odem RR, Patterson BW, Lanzendorf SE, Ratts VS, Moley KH. "Associations between free fatty acids, cumulus oocyte complex morphology and ovarian function during in vitro fertilization." Fertil Steril. 2011 May;95(6):1970-4.

Marquard KL, Stephens SM, Jungheim ES, Ratts VS, Odem RR, Lanzendorf S, Moley KH. "Polycystic ovary syndrome and maternal obesity affect oocyte size in in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles." Fertil Steril. 2011 May;95(6):2146-9, 2149.e1.

Doblado MA, Lewkowksi BM, Odem RR, Jungheim ES. "In vitro fertilization after bariatric surgery." Fertil Steril. 2010 Dec;94(7):2812-4.

Jungheim ES, Ryan GL, Levens ED, Cunningham AF, Macones GA, Carson KR, Beltsos AN, Odem RR. "Embryo transfer practices in the United States: a survey of clinics registered with the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology." Fertil Steril. 2010 Sep; 94(4): 1432-6.

Cervinski MA, Lockwood CM, Ferguson AM, Odem RR, Stenman UH, Alfthan H, Grenache DG, Gronowski AM. "Qualitative point-of-care and over-the-counter urine hCG devices differentially detect the hCG variants of early pregnancy." Clin Chim Acta. 2009 Aug; 406 (1-2):81-5.

Hagemann AR, Lanzendorf SE, Jungheim ES, Chang AS, Ratts VS, Odem RR. "A prospective, randomized, double-blinded study of assisted hatching in women younger than 38 years undergoing in vitro fertilization." Fertil Steril. 2010 Feb;93(2):586-91.

Jungheim ES, Lanzendorf SE, Odem RR, Moley KH, Chang AS, Ratts VS. "Morbid obesity is associated with lower clinical pregnancy rates after in vitro fertilization in women with polycystic ovary syndrome." Fertil Steril. 2009 Jul;92(1):256-61.

Jungheim ES, Ratts VS, Chang AS, Moley KH, Lanzendorf SE, Odem RR. "Encouraging patient-driven single-embryo transfer." Fertil Steril. 2008 Oct;90(4):1266-8.

Ratts VS, Pauls RN, Pinto AB, Kraja A, Williams DB, Odem RR. "Risk of multiple gestation after ovulation induction in polycystic ovary syndrome." J Reprod Med. 2007 Oct;52(10): 896-900.

Odem RR, Moniz MH, Allsworth JE, Bleckman CR, Omicioli VA, Lawrence LT, Thaker PH. "Long-term postmenopausal hormone therapy and endometrial cancer risk: a study by Doherty et al." Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Aug;197(2):213-4; discussion e1-5.

Lanzendorf SE, Ratts VS, Moley KH, Goldstein JS, Dahan MH, Odem RR. "A randomized, prospective study comparing laser-assisted hatching and assisted hatching using acidified medium." Fertil Steril. 2007 Jun;87(6):1450-7.

Chang AS, Goldstein J, Moley KH, Odem RR, Dahan MH. "Radiologic and surgical demonstration of uterine polyposis." Fertil Steril. 2005 Dec;84(6):1742-3

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Randall R. Odem

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