Jeffery Goldberg, MD
Fellowship Program Director
The Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship (REI) at the Cleveland Clinic’s mission is to provide fellows with advanced training in the care of patients during the inpatient and outpatient clinical activities along with using the resources of the state of the art In-vitro fertilization laboratory located at our Beachwood Family Health Center. The fellowship program consists of six reproductive endocrinologists who are all board certified and highly published, medical endocrinologists, pediatric endocrinologists, medical geneticists, and specialists who focus on menopause and male infertility. The Cleveland Clinic’s In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) center is one of a kind with cutting-edge technology for the culture, growth, and assessment of embryos where the fellows will perform a majority of research. During these rotations the fellows get a wide spectrum of experience to be attributed towards their own practice one day.
Tommaso Falcone, MD
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Cleveland Clinic Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health Institute.
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The Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellows are marked by the competitive and strong clinical and research exposure that they receive during the 3 years within the program. The large volume of patients enables the fellows to develop a broad base of teaching when it comes to medical students and residents. During their time within the fellowship, they will be assessed by the program director and other faculty so that their progress allows them to reach their own personal goals. The Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship is certified by the Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and at the end of fellowship the fellow will be able to sit for the written board and oral board exams.
During the time of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship the rotation will include:
- 18 months of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
- 18 months of Research
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The large clinical volume provides a broad-based exposure to clinical Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility marked by progressive responsibility both in the clinic and hospital.
- The first six months of the PGY 5 year will allow the fellow to acclimate to the Cleveland Clinic. The fellow will become indoctrinated to clinical reproductive endocrinology and infertility, reproductive surgery and IVF. In addition, they will have weekly rotations through medical endocrinology, pediatric endocrinology, medical genetics, menopausal medicine, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, and male infertility. The clinical sites primarily include the outpatient clinics, operating rooms, surgical recovery floors and the IVF suite.
- The final year (PGY 7) is devoted entirely to the clinical practice of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. The fellow will function as the primary physician responsible for the specialty care of the patient. They will gain additional experience in the operative management of tubal disease, endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, mullerian anomalies and myomas as well as reversal of sterilization. This will include hysteroscopic, laparoscopic, microsurgical and robotic modalities. The fellow will also be able to manage all aspects of clinical IVF including patient counseling, ovulation induction, oocyte retrieval, embryo transfer and the management of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.
In the second half of the first year (PGY 5) and all through the PGY 6 year the fellows will have 18 consecutive months of protected research time. We can support the fellow in any area of clinical and basic science reproductive research they wish to pursue to fulfill their thesis requirement. The fellows can choose to conduct their research in the IVF research laboratory, The Center for Reproductive Medicine research laboratory or the Lerner Research Institute.
Conferences, Seminars and Lectures, Including Topics and Presenters
OB/GYN Departmental Grand Rounds - The fellows will get a chance to perform a grand rounds to Cleveland Clinic’s OB/GYN department. The topic is one in which the fellow shows special interest in.
Fellowship Didactics - Didactic sessions are performed by both staff and fellows. The didactic session are on a rotating schedule so that each year topics are different for the three years the fellow is at Cleveland Clinic.
Women’s Health Institute Fellowship Research Conference - This conference is designed for fellow to receive formal instructions during which there will be presentations covering the ABOG learning objectives. The course provides instruction in study design, database use, IRB application, and grant writing.
ASRM - American Society of Reproductive Medicine allows the fellows each year to present/show a video, poster, or discussion on research that they have worked on during their time of fellowship.
(Other conferences approved by program director)
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Staff
Class of 2014
Enrique Soto, MD
Medical School: Escuela De Medicina Ignacio A. Santos, Monterrey, Mexico
Residency: Icann School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, NY
Class of 2015
Medical School: Sanford School of Medicine. University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, SD
Residency: Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, SC
Class of 2016
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
Residency: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
The Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship takes one fellow per year. All positions are filled through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) match. International applicants are invited to apply through the NRMP as well.
How to Apply
The Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship Application Service is found on the SOCREI (Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility webpage). Our application requirements are the same as the standard fellowship application: www.asrm.org/REIApplication/.
- Complete Application
- Personal Statement
- Three Letters of Recommendation (One of which has to be from your residency program director)
International Medical Graduates
Here are some frequently asked question by graduates of international medical school regarding the application process:
While there is no definite deadline, we strongly encourage that all applications be submitted on or soon after the beginning of May as interview spots fill very quickly as we close the SOCREI applications in middle of June for interviews in July and August.
Offers for interviews will be made via email starting in June. If invited for an interview, please plan on being here all day. In most cases, interviews will be completed by 4 p.m. Applicants are invited and highly encouraged to attend a social dinner the night before with our current fellows. Detailed information regarding the actual interview day, traveling to Cleveland, hotel accommodations, etc. will be provided to the applicant once the interview is confirmed.
For further questions please contact:
Melinda A. Feldkircher
Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute
Education Program Manager