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Brad Van Voorhis

Professor,  Obstetrics & Gynecology

Contact Information

Phone: +1 319 356 4536
Email: brad-van-voorhis@uiowa.edu
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Education

MD, Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine
Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical College of Virginia
Fellowship, Reproducitve Endocrinology, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Appointments

Primary: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Centers and Program Affiliations


Research Interests

infertility, outcomes research, cost-effectiveness, clinical research

MeSH Terms from Publications

Fertilization in Vitro, Embryo Transfer, Female, Infertility, Female, Humans, Pregnancy, Adult, Reproductive Techniques, Pregnancy Rate, Pregnancy, Multiple, Ovulation Induction, Pregnancy Outcome, Infertility, Ovarian Follicle, Ovary, Endometrium, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Cryopreservation, Uterine Diseases, Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer, Oocytes, Insemination, Artificial, Menotropins, Embryo Implantation, Reproductive Techniques, Assisted

Research Summary

Dr. Van Voorhis' research focuses on evaluation and treatment of the infertile couple. He is interested in outcomes research including cost-effectiveness studies. He has published on birth defects following in vitro fertilization which appear to be slightly increased by this treatment. He is currently exploring the possible mechanisms of this finding. In addition, he is interested in reducing complications from infertility treatment, including reducing the rates of multiple gestations.

Other areas of interest include novel ovulation induction techniques and evaluation of benign uterine conditions including endometrial polyps and fibroids and their effect on fertility.



Recent Publications


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  1. Clinical factors associated with live birth after single embryo transfer. Fertil Steril 98(5):1152-6, 2012. [PubMed]
  2. Ultrasound is the optimal choice for guidance in difficult hysteroscopy. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 39(6):715-8, 2012. [PubMed]
  3. In vitro fertilization patients support a single blastocyst transfer policy. Fertil Steril 96(4):993-7, 2011. [PubMed]
  4. Identification of apolipoprotein A1 in the human embryonic secretome. Fertil Steril 96(2):422-427.e2, 2011. [PubMed]
  5. What do consistently high-performing in vitro fertilization programs in the U.S. do? Fertil Steril 94(4):1346-9, 2010. [PubMed]
  6. Optimizing the technique of embryo transfer. Fertil Steril 94(3):785-90, 2010. [PubMed]
  7. Clinical predictors of human blastocyst formation and pregnancy after extended embryo culture and transfer. Fertil Steril 94(2):543-8, 2010. [PubMed]
  8. Ethical obligation for restricting the number of embryos transferred to women: combating the multiple-birth epidemic from in vitro fertilization. Semin Reprod Med 28(4):287-94, 2010. [PubMed]
  9. Skewed X inactivation and IVF-conceived infants. Reprod Biomed Online 20(5):660-3, 2010. [PubMed]
  10. Effects of exogenous testosterone supplementation in gonadotrophin stimulated cycles. Hum Reprod 25(3):690-6, 2010. [PubMed]