Jones Institute

The Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine at EVMS is known for its firsts. We were responsible for the birth of America's first in-vitro baby in 1981, whose arrival was celebrated in headlines around the world. Since then, we've pioneered many new treatments for both female and male infertility. Thanks to the Jones Institute's remarkable success, thousands of couples have known the joy of parenthood.  Infertility procedures, specialized reproductive surgeries, advanced reproductive technologies, and clinical and laboratory research are conducted at this site, including ISCI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection), PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis), GIFT (gamete intrafallopian transfer), donor egg programs and surrogacy. More recently, the Jones Institute is credited with the development of the birth control pill Seasonale.

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Our experienced team of physicians, nurses and other specialists are nationally and internationally known for their work in infertility. In fact, Dr. Howard Jones, who the Jones Institute was named after along with his wife Dr. Georgeanna Jones, still comes in to work at the age of 103. 

The Jones Institute is a division of EVMS Obstetrics and Gynecology. Medical students have the opportunity to select an elective in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility  and an Advanced Clerkship in Clinical Research at the Jones Institute during their third and fourth-year rotations. The Jones Institute also serves as the home office for OB/GYN residents when on the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility service. In addition, we accept one fellow annually in reproductive endocrinology. Graduates of our fellowship program in reproductive endocrinology are dispersed over the country and worldwide. The directors of the IVF programs at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Cornell, and other programs graduated from the Jones Institute.

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