Program Leadership

Fellowship Director
David F. Archer, MD

David F. Archer, MD, is Director of the CONRAD Clinical Research Center and the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship Program.

Dr. Archer received a BA in Zoology in 1956 from the University of Louisville and his MD from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Louisville General Hospital. Dr. Archer was a National Institutes of Health (NIH) postdoctoral fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1966-1968) under Luigi Mastr


oianni, MD, and was a special NIH postdoctoral at the Hormonlaboratoriet of the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, directed by Egon Diczfalusy, MD (1968-1970). During his fellowships, he investigated steroid hormone metabolism in the fetoplacental unit.

Dr. Archer has published extensively on contraception and menopause. His current research is in the mechanism related to endometrial bleeding.

He is on the editorial board of Menopause, Menopause Management and Contraceptive Technol


ogy. He is an ad hoc reviewer for The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Human Reproduction, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Steroids, Journal of Women’s Health and Biology of Reproduction.

Dr. Archer was elected to the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Board of Trustees (1994), serving as the Society’s treasurer, chair of the Scientific Committee for the 1997 Annual Meeting, and being elected president of the Society for 1997-1998. He has been a continuing member of the NAMS Exam Writing Committee since its inception in 2002.

Dr. Archer is a member of the board of the International Menopause Society. He served for eight years as secretary of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and was a member of the Board of Directors for three years. He has been president of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI) and chair of both the Contraceptive Special Interest and the Menopause Special Interest Groups for ASRM.