Obstetrics and Gynecology

Bradley J. Van Voorhis, MD


Executive Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Acting Division Director for Gynecology Oncology
Director, In Vitro Fertilization Program
Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Director, Reproductive Endocrinology Fellowship Program
Interim Chair & DEO, Dept of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Vice Chair for Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology  - Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Contact Information

Office: 31335 PFP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-4536

Email: brad-van-voorhis@uiowa.edu


BS, Pre-Medicine, Iowa State University
MD, Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine

Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medical College of Virgina
Fellowship, Reproductive Endocrinology, Brigham & Women's Hospital - Harvard Medical School

Licensure and Certifications

Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinology, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Translational Biomedicine

Research Summary

Dr. Van Voorhis' research focuses on evaluation and treatment of the infertile couple. He is interested in outcomes research including cost-effectiveness studies. He has published on birth defects following in vitro fertilization which appear to be slightly increased by this treatment. He is currently exploring the possible mechanisms of this finding. In addition, he is interested in reducing complications from infertility treatment, including reducing the rates of multiple gestations. Other areas of interest include novel ovulation induction techniques and evaluation of benign uterine conditions including endometrial polyps and fibroids and their effect on fertility.

Selected Publications

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Van Voorhis B.  Ultrasound assessment of ovarian reserve.  Cambridge University Press.  2015. 

Van Voorhis B, Duran E, Ryan G.  Insights on managing the older couple with unexplained infertility and nornal ovarian reserve.  Fertil Steril.  2014 June. 101(6):1586-7.

Rosenbluth E, Shelton D, Sparks A, Devor E, Christenson L, Van Voorhis B.  MicroRNA Expression in the Human Blastocyst.  Fertil Steril, Published by Elsevier Inc.  2013 March. 99(3):855-61.

Kresowik J, Sparks A, Van Voorhis B.  Clinical Factors Associated with Live Birth after Single Embryo Transfer.  Fertil Steril, Published by Elsevier Inc.  2012 November. 98(5):1152-6.

Kresowik J, Syrop C, Van Voorhis B, Ryan G.  Ultrasound is the optimal choice for guidance in difficult hysteroscopy.  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, John Wiley & Sons Publishers.  2012 June. 39(6):715-8.

Schultz K, Santillan M, Stegmann B, Santillan D, Smith E, Van Voorhis B.  Anti-Müllerian Hormone concentration levels in maternal plasma during the first, second and third trimester of pregnancy.  Proc Obstet Gynecol, Published by the University of Iowa College of Medicine, Dept of OB-GYN.  2012 May 15. 2(3).

Kresowik J, Stegmann B, Sparks A, Ryan G, Van Voorhis B.  Five years of a mandatory Single Embryo Transfer (mSET) policy dramatically reduces twinning rate without lowering pregnancy rates.  Fertil Steril.  2011 December. 96(6):1367-9.

Martini S, Van Voorhis B, Stegmann B, Sparks A, Shochet T, Zimmerman M, Ryan G.  In vitro fertilization patients support a single blastocyst transfer policy.  Fertil Steril.  2011 October. 96(4):993-7.

Shamshirsaz A, Shamshirsaz A, Vibhakar J, Broadwell C, Van Voorhis B.  Laparoscopic management of chemical peritonitis caused by dermoid cyst spillage.  JSLS.  2011 July. 15(3):403-5.

Van Voorhis B.  What should the urologist know about female infertility?.  Cambridge University Press.  2011. 

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