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Fertility Doctor of the Month: Richard H. Reindollar, M.D.
Richard H. Reindollar, M.D., Dartmouth-Hitchcock Fertility Center, Lebanon and Manchester, NH
“Our patients here and around the world should have the most accessible, affordable and safest care possible. We should be advocates of patients all the time to get the care they need.”
In addition to his fertility practice at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Fertility Center in New Hampshire, Dr. Richard H. Reindollar is the Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth, NH.
This month, Reindollar became the President of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). In this role, he will “steer the ship” as he explains it, by identifying and assessing, with the strategic plan, what areas to focus on, and see to it that the society’s organizational goals are moving forward.
In January, his commitment to ASRM grows, as he assumes the Executive Director role, which serves the leaders of ASRM, and works with the ASRM team and staff to move all its goals and strategic initiatives forward. That role comes at a unique time, Reindollar explains. The next ASRM strategic planning session, which takes place every five years, will take place in the Spring of 2014.
“There’s a reasonable chance I will not be involved with patient care day to day. I’m thrilled and excited to move, but the position I’ve loved won’t be a part of my daily life,” Reindollar says.
“How can I continue to influence care that patients get?” he asks, and then explains. The foundation on which he and ASRM operate is to serve patients, and set standards in patient care, education, and innovative research through the following: “Determine how we utilize the latest technology and best education pedagogies to provide education to clinicians and patients in the best way,” and, “Can we identify areas of research we would like to move forward?” Funding for research is an issue, Reindollar acknowledges. Generous industry support is now limited by federal guidelines
Reindollar speaks passionately about serving patients, advocacy, his fertility practice, his role as an educator and researcher. “I’ve been fortunate in life,” Reindollar says. “My first love is patient care, service, and research.”
As he moves into the next phase of his career, Reindollar says he is honored and excited to take on these roles at ASRM. FertilityAuthority is pleased to recognize Dr. Reindollar as Doctor of the Month. He no doubt has the passion and experience to well serve the Society, and as a result, the patient population.
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