Dr. Allison K. Rodgers
Dr. Rodgers is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and has been practicing medicine since 2004. She completed her residency at Case Western Reserve-Metrohealth Medical Center/Cleveland Clinic, followed by fellowship at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Rodgers' personal experiences with both secondary infertility and pregnancy loss have given her a unique insight into reproductive medicine, and she is well known for her compassionate and individualized patient care. She has published many original research articles in top medical journals on topics such as endometriosis, tubal factor infertility, in vitro fertilization, and donor sperm. Her special interests include in vitro fertilization, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, unexplained infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, and premature ovarian insufficiency. Dr. Rodgers' blog "Destination: Parenthood" is featured on ChicagoNow.
Q & A with Dr. Rodgers:
What is your approach to medicine?
I strive to care for patients with the compassion and expertise that I would appreciate from my own physician. After beginning my fertility training, I was diagnosed with secondary infertility. Having gone through the full range of infertility therapy, as well as pregnancy loss, has deeply impacted the way that I care for patients. I can appreciate the physical and emotional stress that often accompanies infertility in a unique way.
What do you like best about being a physician in reproductive medicine?
I enjoy identifying problems that are causing infertility and finding unique and individualized solutions to help each patient be successful.
Why did you choose to work in the field of reproductive medicine?
It is so rewarding to help couples overcome fertility problems and have the family they desire.
In your practice, what are you most proud of?
I am most proud of the several thousand babies that I have helped my patients conceive. I love when patients bring their babies back to meet me! It is a wonderful reminder of the impact we have on patients’ lives.
Share something unique that most people don’t know about you.
I was the third generation in my family to attend the University of Michigan, and second generation to attend the University of Michigan Medical School. My father and I even shared an anatomy professor.
What do you do for fun in your spare time?
Horseback Riding, Reading, Baking
Doctor of Medicine, University of Michigan, 2000-2004
Case Western Reserve University: Metrohealth Medical Center/Cleveland Clinic, 2004-2008
University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, 2008-2011
Awards and Accreditations
Selected as one of America's Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Published original research in Fertility & Sterility, Reproductive Sciences, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Obstetrics & Gynecology
“Maybe Baby: Infertility’s Controversial Cure” Elle Magazine, June 2012