W. Paul Dmowski, M.D., Ph.D., one of the Founding Partners of Reproductive Medicine Institute (RMI) has been practicing in the Chicagoland area since 1971. Dr. Dmowski is Board Certified both in Reproductive Endocrinology / Infertility and in Obstetrics and Gynecology. His clinical expertise includes endometriosis, infertility, endocrine diseases and hormone replacement.
Dr. Dmowski is well recognized nationally and internationally for his pioneering research on clinical management, etiopathogenesis and immunology of endometriosis. He has published more than 300 original articles, textbooks, and textbook chapters. Since 1981, Dr. Dmowski has been a Tenured Professor of OB/GYN at Rush Medical College in Chicago.
In 1983, Dr. Dmowski established, and for many years directed, one of Chicago’s first in vitro fertilization (IVF) programs at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center; in 1988, a second IVF program at Lincoln Park Hospital (formerly Grant Hospital) of Chicago; and in 1990, one of the first in the country based IVF Programs, Oak Brook Fertility Center, which was merged into RMI in 2009.
Dr. Dmowski has maintained dedicated interest and research in the fields of Reproductive Endocrinology, Immunology of Reproduction and in the study of Endometriosis. During the 1970s, Dr. Dmowski evaluated and helped introduce into the treatment of endometriosis the first effective hormonal treatment with the anabolic steroid danazol and then in 1980s, he evaluated a group of hormones classified as GnRH analogs. More recently, he has been involved in testing a new orally active GnRH antagonist.
To better coordinate basic and clinical research, Dr. Dmowski founded the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Endometriosis (Endometriosis Institute) in 1988. Ongoing research at the Endometriosis Institute is focused on identifying the cause of endometriosis and on discovering better diagnostic techniques and more effective treatment methods. One of the salient characteristics of endometriosis is its interference with fertility at many different levels. The Endometriosis Institute has been in the forefront of the management of infertility caused by endometriosis and in identifying its causes and diagnostic options.