• William Gibbons, MD

    Gibbons William

    Department or Service

    Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility


    Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

    Primary Location

    Texas Children's Hospital Pavilion for Women

    Contact Information

    6651 Main St.
    Suite E350
    Houston, TX 77030
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    Phone: 832-826-7500

    Professor for Obstetrics and Gynecology - Baylor College of Medicine

    Medical School

    Baylor College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1973


    , Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1974


    , Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1977


    , Reproductive Endocrinology, 1979

    From Dr. Gibbons

    Dr. William Gibbons is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and reproductive medicine and infertility. He specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. A nationally renowned physician, Dr. Gibbons has been on the list of Best Doctors in America for more than 15 years.

    Dr. Gibbons earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes an internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Affiliated Hospitals in Houston. Dr. Gibbons also completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at BCM. After postdoctoral work, Dr. Gibbons joined the faculty of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles where, with two other physicians, he launched the second successful in vitro fertilization (IVF) program in the United States. Dr. Gibbons returned to Baylor College of Medicine to direct the College's reproductive medicine fellowship and IVF program. He later became director of BCM's division of Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Gibbons transition to the position of chair of the Obstetrics and Gynecology department at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk, an institution that produced the first IVF child in America. At EVMS, Dr. Gibbons directed the school's pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) team, which was one of the first PGD units in the world. He is a past President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and before that, President of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. Dr. Gibbons returns to Baylor College of Medicine to devote more time to patient care, research and the evolution of assisted reproduction. He is the Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Director of the Fellowship Program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Chief of Reproductive Medicine at the Pavilion for Women.  Dr. Gibbons is an active member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and The American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society as well as all primary medical societies related to Reproductive Medicine and Infertility. 

    Professional Organizations

    • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
      Chairman, Education Committee
    • Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
    • Society of Reproductive Surgeons
    • Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology
    • Society for Gynecologic Investigation

    Selected Publications

    Luke B, Brown MB, Wantman E, Lederman A, Gibbons W, Schattman GL,  Lobo RA, Leach RE, Stern JE. Cumulative Birth Rates with Linked Assisted Reproductive Technology Cycles. New England Journal of Medicine 2012 Jun 28; 366 (26): 2483-91. 

    Stern JE, Hickman TN, Kinzer D, Penzias AS, Ball GD, Gibbons WE.  Can the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Clinic Outcome Reporting System (SART CORS) be used to accurately report clinic total reproductive potential (TRP)?  Fertility and Sterility 2012 97(4):886-9. Epub 2012 Jan 21.

    Gibbons WE, Cedars M, Ness RB. Toward understanding obstetrical outcome in advanced assisted reproduction: Varying sperm, oocyte, and uterine source and diagnosis. Fertility and Sterility [submitted 2010, in press].

    Racowsky C, Vernon M, Mayer J, Ball GD, Behr B, Pomeroy KO, Wininger D, Gibbons W, Conaghan J, Stern JE. Standardization of grading embryo morphology. Fertility and Sterility 2010 Aug;9:1152-3. And Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics 2010 June.

    Racowsky, C, Stern, JE, Gibbons, WE, Behr, B, Pomeroy, KO, Biggers, JD. National collection of embryo morphology data into SART CORS: Associations amoung day 3 cell number, fragmentation and blastomere asymmetry and live birth rate. Fertility and Sterility 2011 May;95(6):1985-9. 

    * Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.

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