Michael A. Thomas - Conference Chair
Dr. Michael A. Thomas is Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He has held this position since 2001. Dr. Thomas has been named one of the “Best Doctors in America” and one of Cincinnati Magazine’s “Best Doctors” for 19 consecutive years. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Wayne State University in Detroit. He completed a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is nationally recognized as a leader in the field of assisted reproduction, has authored more than 120 scientific publications and book chapters, and currently serves or has served on a number of national committees, including the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (REI Division Member), Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (Fellowship Education Co Chair), Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (Board Chair), American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Patient Education Committee (Chair), ASRM Board of Directors (Secretary), ASRM Contraceptive Special Interest Group (Chair), ASRM Practice Committee, and the Society for Family Planning (Board Member).
Dr. Thomas is also Director of Reproductive Medicine Research, a clinical research unit at the University of Cincinnati that is funded by federal and private institutions. He has been the Principal Investigator of the NIH’s Contraceptive Clinical Network site at the University of Cincinnati since 1995. His research interests include contraception, infertility, and the effects of environmental toxins on reproductive function. He has extensive experience in treating multifaceted infertility issues and endocrine disorders ranging from abnormal puberty, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and menopause, as well as disorders of the thyroid and adrenal gland.
Dr. Thomas has been very involved with community service. For the last five years, he has worked with a device company to bring surgical simulators to his former middle school to each surgical techniques to all the seventh and eighth graders. Many of these child are now considering a career in medicine or the sciences. Recently, he started the same program with freshman high school students at Lakota East High School in West Chester.