HSC Doc President-Elect of Reproductive Society



October 6, 2011

Dr. Paul Magarelli to Head Oldest Fertility Society in U.S.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Paul Magarelli, M.D., Ph.D., will drive the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS) as president through 2012. Magarelli is medical director for UNM’s In-Vitro Fertilization Center and an associate professor in the Department of Ob/Gyn.

Trained as a Ph.D. scientist with a specialty in Reproductive Biology and Nutritional Biochemistry, Magarelli received his medical degree at the University of Arizona in 1988 and his residency training in Ob/Gyn at Duke University. He is board-certified in Ob/Gyn and subspecialty board-certified in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.

“The science to help people who want to conceive is accelerating so fast,” Magarelli says. “Now we can eliminate genetic conception barriers from future family lineage; we can store human eggs – not just embryos; we are incorporating acupuncture into IVF treatments for better success; we can influence insulin resistance; and the list goes on. It’s a very exciting time to lead the Society.”

The Pacific Coast Reproductive Society was founded in 1947 with a small group of physicians interested in reproduction meeting in each other’s homes to discuss fertility issues. PCRS now is a global, interactive organization that champions the field of reproductive medicine and a multidisciplinary medical specialty society providing continuing medical education to physicians and allied healthcare professionals. The Society operates for medical, educational and charitable purposes only.

For more information on UNM’s IVF Clinic, visithttp://hospitals.unm.edu/women/repro_endo_infer.shtml. For more information on the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, visithttp://www.pcrsonline.org/.

Contact: Luke Frank, 272-3322

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