Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology


Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility


The Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI) program offers the latest technology and compassionate, personalized care to assist people who wish to become parents, including a variety of services for both male and female fertility concerns. Historically, the female element is 50%, male element is 30% and a combination factor of both female and male is 20%.

Our couples clinic is the first of its kind in the area and will allow a couple go through the evaluation and treatment journey simultaneously as they begin to identify the infertility factors in an efficient manner. This provides a greater understanding by the couple about fertility issues, helps them cope with the emotional aspects together and ultimately provides a more coordinated effort by the team to offer time-effective and cost-effective care.


The University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics has provided Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility care to people from all parts of the country since 1974. It was the first program in the state of Wisconsin and the fifth in the United States to offer in vitro fertilization (IVF.) In July 1984, the first baby in Wisconsin was born resulting from an IVF procedure. That procedure was performed at the University of Wisconsin. From the beginning of Assisted Reproductive Technology, the University of Wisconsin has been at the forefront of science and continues to be a leader today.

Our Team

Our expert team of endocrinologists, clinical psychologist, embryologists and nursing support staff are among the finest in the country. As a team, they offer the full complement of fertility and reproductive medical treatment combining the latest reproductive technologies with the highest standards of patient care.

Highest Standards

The program adheres to the standards of their professional organization, The American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and is registered by The Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART).

 Bhagavath discusses fertility with Brava Magazine

Bhagavath discusses fertility with Brava Magazine

Bala Bhagavath, MD, director of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, provided insight into common causes and treatments of infertility in a recent article in Brava Magazine.In “When Fertility Is Fragile”, Bhagavath outlines criteria for infertility, discusses common treatment options, and shar... more
 Women’s Healthcast: Finding Out About Fibroids, featuring Bala Bhagavath, MD

Women’s Healthcast: Finding Out About Fibroids, featuring Bala Bhagavath, MD

Uterine fibroids are incredibly common – between 20 and 70 percent of people with uteruses will develop fibroids during their lifetimes. And while they’re often benign, they can still cause some troublesome symptoms.Bala Bhagavath, MD joined the Women’s Healthcast to talk about common symptoms of uterine fibroids, the broad v... more
 90 attendees gather in Madison for Clinical Embryologists Summit Conference

90 attendees gather in Madison for Clinical Embryologists Summit Conference

More than 90 professionals from reproductive endocrinology and infertility organizations across the country visited Madison for the 23rd Annual Clinical Embryologists Summit (CES) Conference April 29-30, 2022. The CES Conference is an annual event designed to give participants an informal setting to share ideas and to interac... more