Dr. Ron Clisham is board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology with subspecialty certification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He graduated from LSU School of Medicine in 1982 and completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at LSU Medical Center in New Orleans in 1986. Dr. Clisham completed fellowships in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, and Andrology at UC-Davis School of Medicine, Davis CA. Dr. Clisham returned to New Orleans after completing his training and has served on the faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tulane University School of Medicine in the role of Section Chief in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility holding the academic rank of full professor. He also holds the endowed Chair for the John Rock Professorship in Reproductive Physiology. He holds certifications as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD) through the American Board of Bioanalysis and holds the distinction as a Certified Menopause Practitioner through the North American Menopause Society (NAMS). He continues to serve in his teaching and research role in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Clisham’s clinical interests include nutrition and metabolism, polycystic ovarian syndrome, advanced laparoscopy, menopause, and uterine fibroids. His research interests include the study of Mycoplasma in tubal infertility, and osteoporosis. Dr. Clisham was named one of “New Orleans Top Fertility Doctors” in NOLA Baby Magazine Readers Survey, in 2008, 2012 and 2015.
Prior to joining the Fertility Institute in 2016, Dr. Clisham co-founded and served as medical director and laboratory director of Audubon Fertility & Reproductive Medicine. He also founded Audubon Fertility Laboratory, and served as its lab director.
Dr. Clisham is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is an active member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology, the American Society for Andrology, and the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.