08/08/2007

Fertility to be Topic of ‘Doctors on Call’ August 9

For both men and women, the biology of fertility is complex. In order to conceive, both partner's reproductive system must function correctly.  Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about fertility in a live presentation of “Doctors on Call” at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 9, on West Virginia Public Television.

Michael Vernon, Ph.D., is chair of obstetrics & gynecology and an embryologist at WVU’s Center for Reproductive Medicine.  He received his degree from Eastern Kentucky University and his specialty training from the University of Florida and Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Facility.

Roger C. Toffle, M.D., is an obstetrician and gynecologist at WVU.  He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and his specialty training from Naval Regional Medical Center, San Diego.  He specializes in infertility and reproductive surgery for WVU’s Center for Reproductive Medicine

“Doctors on Call,” with host Charlotte Dillis, M.D., is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU (www.health.wvu.edu) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (www.wvpubcast.org), a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.    

This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
johnsa@wvuh.com
ks: 08-08-07

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