Sherif G. Awadalla, M.D.
Dr. Awadalla serves as Medical Director at the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH). He is also co-director of the In Vitro Fertilization program at IRH, and holds the title of Volunteer Assistant Professor in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Previous positions include Director of Reproductive Research at Bethesda Hospital, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at West Virginia University, and Medical Director for the In Vitro Fertilization Program at West Virginia University. Dr Awadalla has conducted and published numerous research projects in the areas of endometriosis, microsurgery, infertility, in vitro fertilization, GIFT, ovulation induction, and gamete maturation. His current areas of interest include leading edge treatments of infertility such as in vitro fertilization with all of its variation. He is active in pelvic reparative surgery both by microsurgical techniques, such as tubal reversal surgery, as well as laparoscopic laser and robotic techniques.
Michael D. Scheiber, MD, MPH, FACOG
Dr. Scheiber has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles as well as book chapters, and currently serves as the Co-Director of In Vitro Fertilization Services and the Director of Reproductive Research at the Institute for Reproductive Health in Cincinnati, Ohio. He also serves as Volunteer Associate Professor of OB/GYN at the University of Cincinnati, and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Gynecologic Surgery. Previously, he served as the Director of Women’s Health at the Palau Community Health Center in Koror, Palau. Dr. Scheiber has received multiple awards and recognition, including the Ortho Pharmaceutical Award for Excellence in Research as well as the Berlex Foundation Award for Resident Education. His professional interests include IVF-embryo transfer, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, ovulation induction, PCOS, and laparoscopic/ hysteroscopic surgery. He lives in Cincinnati with his wife of more than 20 years and their three wonderful daughters.
Thomas H. Burwinkel, MD, FACOG
Dr. Burwinkel joined the Institute for Reproductive Health in January of 2011. He previously served as the Medical Director of Kettering Reproductive Medicine for ten years. He also served as an assistant professor, and clinical associate professor, at Wright State University in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for eighteen years. Dr. Burwinkel’s research has included: endometriosis, fibroids, ovulation induction, in vitro fertilization, micromanipulation, in vitro maturation, co-culture systems, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and surgical adhesion prevention. He performs pelvic surgery to help infertile women, using operative laparoscopy, robotic surgery, operative hysteroscopy as well as traditional open procedures including microsurgical techniques, such as tubal anastomosis procedures.