Our Fertility Doctors & Providers

As leaders in the field of infertility treatments, our fertility doctors welcome all families and parents-to-be with open arms. With a patients-first philosophy focused on active listening, empathy and lots of time spent with patients, our doctors provide evidence-based care to individuals and couples needing reproductive assistance, including those in the LGBTQ+ community.

Infertility wasn’t your plan. Let’s make a new one.

Louisiana’s first fertility clinic – 19,000 pregnancies & counting

At The Fertility Institute of New Orleans

Our fertility doctors work closely with patients to understand their individual cases and situations, becoming partners and friends throughout the process. It is their mission to educate patients and work together to uncover the unknowns in each unique infertility case.

We don’t try to prove our expertise, we work to build relationships.

Our fertility doctors use a whole-body approach to solutions: Decisions are made not solely on biology, but also on emotions, finances and even spirituality.

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Our fertility doctors

Specialists in reproductive medicine

  • Each of our reproductive endocrinologists is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology with subspecialty training in reproductive endocrinology & infertility (REI).An REI doctor has completed not only a four-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology after medical school, but also an additional three years of fellowship training, working with other fertility specialists to conduct advanced research and innovation in this specific field of medicine.
  • Several of our fertility doctors are now in teaching positions at the LSU or Tulane medical schools, training the REIs of tomorrow.
  • Our tight-knit team of six top fertility specialists – the most in any one practice in Louisiana – really loves building families. In fact, they have helped parents-to-be from around the country start and continue to grow families through fertility treatments, with more than 19,000 pregnancies and counting.
  • We look forward to helping you too, and consider it an honor and a sacred trust to guide you to parenthood.

Meet our family of fertility specialists

A history of experience, innovation and leadership

Dr. Richard Dickey, the medical director and founder of The Fertility Institute, started the clinic in 1976, dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Ours was one of the first private fertility clinics in the country.

Recognized as a pioneer in the field of infertility treatments, The Fertility Institute has accomplished many firsts, including:

  • First IVF baby born in the Gulf South States in 1984.
  • First intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) birth in the South Gulf in 1995.
  • First successful IVF pregnancy in a woman aged 44+ in the United States.
  • First frozen embryo program in the Gulf South.

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Infertility wasn’t your plan. Let’s make a new one.


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Louisiana’s first fertility clinic.