The Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility is an ACGME accredited, three-year, post-residency program offered by the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Ranked among the top women’s health fellowships, the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship Program at Washington University in St. Louis prepares trainees to achieve excellence in academic medicine.


Our Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship trains experts in the diagnosis and management of problems impacting fertility and the reproductive endocrine system. Our fellows are also trained to design and execute high-impact research in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Graduates of our program are leaders in all aspects of the clinical, surgical, and research fields.

Year one

Our faculty clinics draw from a large catchment area and therefore our patients’ conditions span the breadth of REI. Fellows see our patients one-on-one under the supervision of faculty physicians. The fellow also gains comprehensive experience in-office procedures.

The first-year fellow is also heavily involved in the in vitro fertilization service. This includes participation in both the clinical and laboratory components of this program with responsibility for protocol assignment and cycle monitoring, and an in-depth experience in the performance of the technical aspects of in vitro fertilization including egg retrieval and embryo transfer. The fellow learns to manage complications that may arise from controlled ovarian stimulation and oocyte retrieval.

During the first year, the fellow also chooses a research mentor and begins to develop a protocol for their thesis project – a requirement of ABOG board certification.

Year two

The second year of the fellowship focuses on completing the required research thesis. The fellow has minimal clinical responsibilities during this time thus allowing the fellow to maintain and sharpen their clinical skills while maximizing the research experience.

Participation in a serious research program is important in developing special competence in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and in training future leaders in the field.

Year three

The fellow is expected to complete their research thesis while coming back to the office to hone their skills for independent practice. The third-year fellow has some flexibility to tailor their experience for their projected post-graduate path.

Throughout all three years, the fellow participates in a variety of didactic sessions within the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Program contacts

Fellowship Program Administrator:
Ken Zimmerman Jr

Department of Ob/Gyn, MFM Division
660 S. Euclid Ave. Mail Stop: 8064-37-1005
St. Louis, MO 63110

Our Current Fellows

Emily Spurlin, MD

Emily Spurlin, MD

Clinical Fellow, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Began Fellowship 7.1.2021
Graduates 6.30.2024

Courtney  A. Murphy, MD

Courtney A. Murphy, MD

Clinical Fellow, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Began Fellowship 7.7.2022
Graduates 7.6.2025

Aileen Portugal, MD

Aileen Portugal, MD

Began Fellowship 8.1.2023
Graduates 7.31.26

How to apply

All completed applications will be considered for an interview. The program coordinator will send interview invitations directly to candidates via ERAS. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the program coordinator.

Apply to the program through ERAS.

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Requirements for ERAS application consideration:

  • MyERAS Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Personal Statement
  • Photo
  • USMLE Transcript
  • One Letter of Recommendation from the Residency Director or Department Chair
  • Two Letters of Recommendation 

Go to Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility for Key Dates »

3-Year Fellowship Appointment: 2025-2028

Positions Available: 1

Application Deadline:
May 1, 2024

Fellowship Virtual Interview Dates

  • Thursday, August 8, 2024
  • Monday, August 19, 2024