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Randall R. Odem, MD

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

Specialty Areas

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Board Certifications

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

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.





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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Building D

3023 N. Ballas Road
Fourth Floor, Suite 450
St. Louis, MO 63131

Office Phone: 314-286-2400
Fax: 314-286-2455

Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center

4444 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108

Suite: Suite 3100
Office Phone: 314-286-2400
Fax: 314-286-2455

Education

Education

Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 1987
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Illinois Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois 1985
Medical School: University Of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 1981
B.A.: General Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 1978

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Antral follicle count is increased in obese women placed on oral contraceptive pills.
Parker AK, Grindler NM, Jungheim ES, Odem RR, Ratts VS, Cooper AR
J Reprod Med. 2015 Mar-Apr; 60(3-4)155-9.

PMID:
    25898479
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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State-mandated insurance coverage is associated with the approach to hydrosalpinges before IVF.
Omurtag K, Grindler NM, Roehl KA, Bates GW, Beltsos AN, Odem RR, Jungheim ES
Reprod Biomed Online. 2014 Jul; 29(1)131-5. doi: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2014.03.007.

PMID:
    24813751
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Sex-related growth differences are present but not enhanced in in vitro fertilization pregnancies.
O'Neill KE, Tuuli M, Odibo AO, Odem RR, Cooper A
Fertil Steril. 2014 Feb; 101(2)407-12. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2013.10.011.

PMID:
    24220702
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Sperm banking for fertility preservation: a 20-year experience.
Johnson MD, Cooper AR, Jungheim ES, Lanzendorf SE, Odem RR, Ratts VS
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2013 Sep; 170(1)177-82. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2013.06.021.

PMID:
    23870186
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A retrospective cross-sectional study: fresh cycle endometrial thickness is a sensitive predictor of inadequate endometrial thickness in frozen embryo transfer cycles.
Jimenez PT, Schon SB, Odem RR, Ratts VS, Jungheim ES
Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2013 May 10; 1135. doi: 10.1186/1477-7827-11-35.

PMID:
    23663223
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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How members of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Society of Reproductive Surgeons evaluate, define, and manage hydrosalpinges.
Omurtag K, Grindler NM, Roehl KA, Bates GW Jr, Beltsos AN, Odem RR, Jungheim ES
Fertil Steril. 2012 May; 97(5)1095-100.e1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2012.02.026.

PMID:
    22405598
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Smaller fetal size in singletons after infertility therapies: the influence of technology and the underlying infertility.
Cooper AR, O'Neill KE, Allsworth JE, Jungheim ES, Odibo AO, Gray DL, Ratts VS, Moley KH, Odem RR
Fertil Steril. 2011 Nov; 96(5)1100-6. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.08.038.

PMID:
    21944928
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Elevated serum α-linolenic acid levels are associated with decreased chance of pregnancy after in vitro fertilization.
Jungheim ES, Macones GA, Odem RR, Patterson BW, Moley KH
Fertil Steril. 2011 Oct; 96(4)880-3. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.07.1115.

PMID:
    21840520
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Associations between free fatty acids, cumulus oocyte complex morphology and ovarian function during in vitro fertilization.
Jungheim ES, Macones GA, Odem RR, Patterson BW, Lanzendorf SE, Ratts VS, Moley KH
Fertil Steril. 2011 May; 95(6)1970-4. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.01.154.

PMID:
    21353671
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Polycystic ovary syndrome and maternal obesity affect oocyte size in in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles.
Marquard KL, Stephens SM, Jungheim ES, Ratts VS, Odem RR, Lanzendorf S, Moley KH
Fertil Steril. 2011 May; 95(6)2146-9, 2149.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.10.026.

PMID:
    21071018
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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In vitro fertilization after bariatric surgery.
Doblado MA, Lewkowksi BM, Odem RR, Jungheim ES
Fertil Steril. 2010 Dec; 94(7)2812-4. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.06.052.

PMID:
    20667406
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Embryo transfer practices in the United States: a survey of clinics registered with the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology.
Jungheim ES, Ryan GL, Levens ED, Cunningham AF, Macones GA, Carson KR, Beltsos AN, Odem RR
Fertil Steril. 2010 Sep; 94(4)1432-6. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2009.07.987.

PMID:
    19748089
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Qualitative point-of-care and over-the-counter urine hCG devices differentially detect the hCG variants of early pregnancy.
Cervinski MA, Lockwood CM, Ferguson AM, Odem RR, Stenman UH, Alfthan H, Grenache DG, Gronowski AM
Clin Chim Acta. 2009 Aug; 406(1-2)81-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2009.05.018.

PMID:
    19477170
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A prospective, randomized, double-blinded study of assisted hatching in women younger than 38 years undergoing in vitro fertilization.
Hagemann AR, Lanzendorf SE, Jungheim ES, Chang AS, Ratts VS, Odem RR
Fertil Steril. 2010 Feb; 93(2)586-91. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2009.01.116.

PMID:
    19268926
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Morbid obesity is associated with lower clinical pregnancy rates after in vitro fertilization in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
Jungheim ES, Lanzendorf SE, Odem RR, Moley KH, Chang AS, Ratts VS
Fertil Steril. 2009 Jul; 92(1)256-61. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2008.04.063.

PMID:
    18692801
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Encouraging patient-driven single-embryo transfer.
Jungheim ES, Ratts VS, Chang AS, Moley KH, Lanzendorf SE, Odem RR
Fertil Steril. 2008 Oct; 90(4)1266-8. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2007.10.062.

PMID:
    18249367
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Risk of multiple gestation after ovulation induction in polycystic ovary syndrome.
Ratts VS, Pauls RN, Pinto AB, Kraja A, Williams DB, Odem RR
J Reprod Med. 2007 Oct; 52(10)896-900.

PMID:
    17977162
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Long-term postmenopausal hormone therapy and endometrial cancer risk: a study by Doherty et al.
Odem RR, Moniz MH, Allsworth JE, Bleckman CR, Omicioli VA, Lawrence LT, Thaker PH
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Aug; 197(2)213-4; discussion e1-5.

PMID:
    17689656
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A randomized, prospective study comparing laser-assisted hatching and assisted hatching using acidified medium.
Lanzendorf SE, Ratts VS, Moley KH, Goldstein JS, Dahan MH, Odem RR
Fertil Steril. 2007 Jun; 87(6)1450-7.

PMID:
    17207801
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Radiologic and surgical demonstration of uterine polyposis.
Chang AS, Goldstein J, Moley KH, Odem RR, Dahan MH
Fertil Steril. 2005 Dec; 84(6)1742-3.

PMID:
    16359975
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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