Infertility is topic of Doctors on Call June 5, 2008

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Infertility affects 5.3 million Americans each year. The inability to conceive a child can cause couples to experience anger, fear, anxiety or even depression.

Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about infertility in a live presentation of “Doctors on Call” at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 5, on West Virginia Public Television.


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

Michael Vernon, Ph.D.,is an embryologist at the WVU Center for Reproductive Medicine and chair of the WVU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He received his Ph.D. in reproductive endocrinology from the University of Florida and did postgraduate training at the Primate Research Center in Madison, Wis.

The program will be hosted by Rolly Sullivan, M.D., a WVU psychiatrist and addictions specialist.

“Doctors on Call” 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. 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

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