Science Advisory Board Member
Richard G. Rawlins, Ph.D., M.A., HCLD, ELD (ABB)
Dr. Rawlins received his Ph.D. in zoology from Michigan State University in 1984, specializing in the reproductive physiology and preimplantation embryology of nonhuman primates. He joined Rush University Medical Center in Chicago the same year and began development of its In Vitro Fertilization Program. This program expanded to include three independent laboratory sites conducting 1) clinical andrology, 2) clinical embryology, and 3) clinical research, respectively.
Dr. Rawlins has also built and directed numerous international IVF labs. The US clinics serviced the metropolitan areas of Chicago, downstate Illinois, southern Wisconsin, southern Michigan and Indiana. Through 2012, Dr. Rawlins supervised a staff of 12 technicians, at three facilities, completing approximately 1900 inseminations and 1000 IVF cycles per year across all sites.
He has also off-site directed IVF/ART laboratories for Centro de Fertilidad del Caribe, San Juan PR, Jarrett Fertility Group in Carmel IN, Rush NorthShore Hospital in Skokie IL, the Reproductive Medicine Institute in Oak Brook, IL, and the Rush-Copley Center for Reproductive Health in Aurora, IL.
Along with clinical responsibilities, Dr. Rawlins is an active academic. He lectures on reproductive anatomy and histology to medical students, lectured in the Division of Cell Biology in the Rush Graduate College, trained clinical fellows in the ABOG clinical Fellowship Program for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Rush, and lectured to residents on reproductive endocrinology and statistics.