Why I’m here for you
“I strive to take excellent care of every single patient and optimize their therapy to meet their goals. Being a fertility physician is my favorite hobby that I happen to get paid for.”
- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
- Robotic, Hysteroscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery
Teaching the REIs of tomorrow
- Assistant Professor (clinical) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine
- Assistant Professor (adjunct) in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Louisiana State University Health Science Center, School of Graduate Studies
- Education: Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans, M.D., Ph.D.
- Residency: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, OB-GYN
- Fellowship: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
About Dr. Warren “Jay” Huber
Dr. Warren “Jay” Huber chose this field of medicine because he loves the subject material and staying at the forefront of the specialty. He appreciates that the embryology lab allows a “bench to bedside” connection, meaning lab research is employed to directly improve a patient’s care. He loves helping couples build their families, and says, “Fertility medicine is a hobby that I am happy to get paid for.”
Dr. Huber believes that while the outcomes are important, he focuses just as much on the patient’s experience, and every touch is important. He also believes all patient decisions should be based on financial, emotional and biological factors to involve the whole person.
He is board certified in OB-GYN and board eligible in reproductive endocrinology & infertility (REI). Dr. Huber specializes in robotic and laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery, as well as hysteroscopic surgery, and is Intuitive da Vinci robotic certified. He is also a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and the Society for Reproductive Surgeons. His areas of focus are in disorders of the reproductive endocrine axis impacting fertility. He also performs minimally invasive (robotic, hysteroscopic, laparoscopic) gynecologic surgery and advanced reproductive technologies, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), ovulation induction and other infertility treatments.
Dr. Huber’s research over the years has led to several publications in peer-reviewed journals and abstracts presented at various meetings. His research interests are in endometrial preparation and the role that the maternal immune system plays in implantation/placentation.
Approach to treatment
Dr, Huber enjoys taking care of couples suffering from infertility with a cutting-edge, empathetic, targeted approach to help them build their family.
“I listen to a couple’s questions and concerns and I try to explain our complex workup and treatment plan to patients on a level that they can easily understand, so that we can make decisions together.”
Dr. Huber is a firm believer that treatments aren’t “one-size-fits-all” but should be as unique as the patient. His overall approach is, “We fix it or we go around it.”
On a personal note
Awards, boards, publications & abstracts
Dr. Huber is active on several hospital and university committees and in other leadership positions. He has received several grants and has made numerous presentations. His professional organization memberships, advisory work, publications and abstracts follow.
- Abe Mickal Award for Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2012
- The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, 2014
- Excellence in Medical Student Teaching Award, 2013-2017
- The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, 2014
- Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Award for Best Resident Minimally Invasive Surgeon, 2015
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2016
- David H. Nichols Award for Excellence in Pelvic Surgery, 2016
- Top Fellow Teacher of the Year Award, 2017
Current Society Memberships
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine
- Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society
- Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgery
- Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Associate Member
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Alpert Medical School of Brown University Chapter
- American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
- American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diplomate
- American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fellow
- Editorial Board Member, Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
- Scientific Advisory Committee Member, Ferring Pharmaceutical
- Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
- Contraception and Reproductive Medicine
- American Journal of Reproductive Immunology
- Huber WJ and Backes W L (2007) Expression and Characterization of Full-Length Human Heme Oxygenase-1: the Presence of Intact Membrane-Binding Region Leads to Increased Binding Affinity for NADPH Cytochrome P450 Reductase. Biochemistry 46: pp 12212- 12219. PMID: 17915953
- Huber WJ and Backes W L (2008) Quantitation of Heme Oxygenase 1: Heme Titration Increases Yield of Purified Protein. Analytical Biochemistry 373: pp 167-169. PMID: 17986379
- Huber WJ, Scruggs B, and Backes WL (2009) C-Terminal Membrane Spanning Region of Human Heme Oxygenase-1 Mediates a Time Dependent Complex Formation with Cytochrome P450 Reductase. Biochemistry 48: pp 190-197. PMID: 19123922
- Huber WJ, Marohnic CM, Peters M, Alam J, Masters BSS, and Backes WL (2009) Measurement of Membrane-Bound Human Heme Oxygenase-1 Activity Using a Chemically Defined Assay System. Drug Metabolism and Disposition 37: pp 857-864. PMID: 19131520
- Reed JR, Huber WJ, and Backes WL (2010). Human Heme Oxygenase-1 Efficiently Catabolizes Heme in the Absence of Biliverdin Reductase. Drug Metabolism and Disposition 38: pp 2060-2066. PMID: 20679134
- Marohnic, CM, Huber WJ, Connick, JP, Reed, JR, McCammon, K, Panda, SP, Martásek, P, Backes, WL, and Masters, BS (2011) Mutations of Human Cytochrome P450 Reductase Resulting in Antley-Bixler-Like Phenotype Differentially Modulate Heme Oxygenase-1 Activity and Oligomerization. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 513: pp 42-50. PMID: 21741353
- Singer J, Fiascone S, Huber WJ, Hunter T, and Sperling J (2015). Abortion Training and Residency: four residents’ narratives. Obstet Gynecol 126: pp56-60. PMID: 26241256
- Sperling J, Dahlke J, Huber WJ, and Sibai B (2015). The Role of Headache in the Classification and Management of Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol 126(2): pp 297-302. PMID: 26241418
- Connor EV, Huber WJ, Matteson K. (2015). Ovarian ectopic pregnancy contralateral to unicornuate uterus. Clin Obstet Gynecol Reprod Med. 1(3): 66-67. DOI: 10.15761/COGRM.1000118
- Cardozo ER, Huber WJ, Stuckey AR, and Alvero RJ. (2017). Mandating Coverage for Fertility Preservation – A Step in the Right Direction. N Engl J Med. 377; 17 1607-1609. PMID: 29069561
- Wang W, Zhang Y, Mensah V, Huber WJ, Huang YT, Alvero, R. (2018). Discordant anti- müllerian hormone (AMH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) among women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF): Which one is the better predictor for live birth? J Ovarian Res. 11: 60 PMID: 30012195
- Cheng SB, Nakashima A, Huber WJ, Davis S, Banerjee S, Saito S, Huang Z, Sadovsky Y, and Sharma S (2019). Pyroptosis is a critical inflammatory pathway in the placenta from early onset preeclampsia and in human trophoblasts exposed to hypoxia and endoplasmic reticulum stressors. Cell Death and Disease. (2019) 10:927. PMID: 31804457
- Akitoshi Nakashima, Shi-Bin Cheng, Masahito Ikawa, Tamotsu Yoshimori, Warren J. Huber, Ramkumar Menon, Zheping Huang, Jamie Fierce, James F. Padbury, Yoel Sadovsky, Shigeru Saito and Surendra Sharma (2019). Evidence for lysosomal biogenesis proteome defect and impaired autophagy in preeclampsia. Autophagy. DOI: 10.1080/15548627.2019.1707494
- May-Tal Sauerbrun-Cutler, Warren J. Huber III, Phinnara Has, Chloe Shen, Shunping Wang, Richard Hackett, Ruben Alvero. Is intracytoplasmic sperm (ICSI) better than traditional in vitro fertilization (IVF): confirmation of higher blastocyst rates per oocyte using a split insemination design. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics (2020). In press
- Warren J. Huber III and Wayne L. Backes. Expression and purification of full-length human Heme Oxygenase-1. Gordon Research Conference – Drug Metabolism, Holderness, NH, (2006), poster presentation.
- Warren J. Huber III and Wayne L. Backes. Expression and purification of full-length human Heme Oxygenase-1. The 5th Southwest P450 Meeting, Navasota, TX (2006), poster presentation.
- Warren J. Huber III and Wayne L. Backes. Purification and characterization of full length human Heme Oxygenase-1. The 6th Southwest P450 Meeting, Navasota, TX (2007), poster presentation
- Warren J. Huber III and Wayne L. Backes. Expression and characterization of full-length human Heme Oxygenase-1: presence of intact membrane-binding region leads to increased binding affinity for NADPH-Cytochrome P450 Reductase. Gordon Research Conference – Drug Metabolism, Holderness, NH, (2007), poster presentation.
- Warren J. Huber III and Wayne L. Backes. Human Heme Oxygenase-1: stories from the membrane. The 7th Southwest P450 Meeting, Navasota, TX (2008), oral presentation.
- Warren J. Huber III and Wayne L. Backes. C-terminal membrane spanning region of human Heme Oxygenase-1 mediates a time dependent complex formation with Cytochrome P450 Reductase. Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA, (2008), poster presentation.
- Warren J. Huber III , Christopher C. Marohnic , Michelle Peters , Jawed Alam, Bettie Sue Siler Masters, and Wayne L. Backes Measurement of membrane-bound human Heme Oxygenase-1 activity using a chemically defined assay system. Experimental Biology, New Orleans, LA, (2009), poster presentation.
- Warren J. Huber III , Clint S. Schoolfield , Jawed Alam, and Wayne. L Backes. Using bioluminescence resonance energy transfer to evaluate homomeric and heteromeric complex formation among human Heme Oxygenase-1, NADPH Cytochrome P450 Reductase, and Biliverdin Reductase in HEK293t cells. LSUHSC Medical Student Summer Research Symposium, New Orleans, LA, (2009), oral presentation.
- Warren J. Huber III MD PhD, Phinnara Has MS, James Padbury MD, Surendra Sharma PhD MD (Hon), and Brenna L Hughes MD MSc . Serum Levels of Enzymes Involved in the Production of Endogenous Carbon Monoxide and Bilirubin are Elevated in Preeclampsia with Severe Features. Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Atlanta, GA (2016).
- Warren J. Huber III MD PhD, Phinnara Has MS, Paula Krueger BS, James Padbury MD, Surendra Sharma PhD MD (Hon), and Brenna L Hughes MD MSc. Enzymes Involved in the Production of Endogenous Carbon Monoxide and Bilirubin are Elevated in the Serum and Placenta in Preeclampsia with Severe Features. Society for Reproductive Investigation, Orlando, FL (2017).
- Pietro Bortoletto MD, Warren J. Huber III MD PhD, Erika F. Werner MD MS, and Ruben J. Alvero MD. Universal Paternal Rh Screening in the IVF Population: A Decision Model to Assess Cost and Effect. American Society for Reproductive Medicine, San Antonio, TX (2017)
- Huber WJ, Mensah V, Zhang Y, Sauerbrun-Cutler M, Huang YT, Alvero R, Wang S. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) protects against the natural decline in fertility with advancing reproductive age: findings of a large retrospective cohort analysis – American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Denver, CO (2018).
- May-Tal Sauerbrun-Cutler, MD, Warren J. Huber III, MD PhD, Phinnara Has, MS, Chloe Shen, Shunping Wang, PhD, Richard Hackett, MS, Ruben Alvero, MD. IVF insemination provides higher blastulaion rates compared to icsi-a sibling oocyte study. American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Denver, CO (2018).
- Sauerbrun-Cutler M, Huber W, Ghidei L, Alvero R 3-D Ultrasound is accurate for follicular monitoring but does not reduce time to perform (2019). ACOG Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN (2019)
- Warren J. Huber III, MD PhD, Paula M. Krueger BS, May-Tal Sauerbrun-Cutler MD Geralyn Messerlian PhD, and Surendra Sharma MD PhD. Natural Killer Cell-Based Predictive Assay for Pregnancy Outcome in Frozen Embryo Transfer Cycles. American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (2019).
- May-Tal Sauerbrun-Cutler, MD, Emma Brown, Warren J. Huber III, MD PhD, Phinnara Has, MS, Gary N. Frishman, MD. How SART Member Clinics are Advertising Online. American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (2019).