Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship earns ACGME accreditation

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) Fellowship received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) on February 7, 2024! Bala Bhagavath, MD, professor and director of the Division of REI, will serve as the fellowship program director. This will be the first REI fellowship program in the state of Wisconsin and one of only about 40 in the country.

Preparing and applying for this fellowship took a tremendous effort from Bhagavath, Division of REI faculty, and the department’s education program, including Fellowship Program Manager Dylan Kittell. The Department of Ob-Gyn would not have been able to meet this crucial goal of expanding training opportunities and improving access to fertility care services without their tireless work over the last two years.

With this accreditation, the REI Fellowship is on track to welcome the first fellow: Jayapriya Jayakumaran, MD, will join us in August 2024. Jayakumaran earned her medical degree from Madras Medical College, followed by obstetrics and gynecology residency at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Hospital and University of Central Florida-Orlando. The REI fellowship will recruit their second fellow in the summer of 2024.