Dr. Richard P. Marrs M.D. is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He attended medical school and completed postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas. Dr. Marrs completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Southern California. During his fellowship training, he acquired skills in cell culture; studied the ultrasound monitoring of follicle development; and developed ovarian stimulation protocols; all of which would play essential roles in establishing this country’s second In Vitro Fertilization program in 1981 where he initiated one of the worlds first IVF babies. He made medical history in 1986 with the first pregnancy from a thawed frozen embryo.
Dr. Marrs was founder and first President of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). He was a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Ethics Committee, which produced the first document in the United States on the ethical treatment of infertility using the reproductive technologies in the 1980’s. Dr. Marrs has published over 300 scientific articles and book chapters on IVF and Reproductive Medicine, and has authored the popular “Dr. Marrs’ Fertility Book.” He has received numerous honors and awards, including the first Career Achievement Award from the American Fertility Association. As one of the founders of modern fertility treatment, Dr. Marrs is considered to be one of Americas Leading Infertility Experts. He has dedicated his life’s work to helping couples fulfill their dreams of having a family.