Sam Thatcher, M.D., Ph.D., began his career in reproductive science in 1973 when studying the detrimental effects of aging on reproduction. This culminated in a Ph.D. in human anatomy/reproductive biology at West Virginia University, where he simultaneously received his M.D.
A year of post doctoral research was spent between Edinburgh and Johns Hopkins Universities. On completion of his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale/New Haven Hospital, he returned to Edinburgh University as Lecturer in Reproductive Medicine and Medical Director of the IVF program of Edinburgh University and the Royal Infirmary. He completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and served on the faculty in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at Yale before returning to East Tennessee.
His research interests continue in reproductive aging, ovarian function, assisted reproduction and early human development. He is a member of over 20 national and international societies.
Dr. Thatcher is the author of Making a Baby: Everything You Need to Know to Get Pregnant and PCOS: The Hidden Epidemic.
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