Dr. Carolyn B Coulam, MD


Dr. Carolyn B Coulam, MD

Director of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and Research.

Dr. Carolyn B. Coulam, M.D. is board certified in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology and in the sub-specialty of reproductive endocrinology. Dr. Coulam graduated from the University of Utah College of Medicine in 1967 with a degree in medicine and a master's degree in anatomy. She completed a rotating internship at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital at Dartmouth College, and her residency at the Mayo Clinic, where she remained for 17 years.

While on the staff of the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Coulam was chair of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and established the first in vitro fertilization (IVF) program at this institution, in 1983. She became professor at the Mayo Medical School in 1984 and in 1985, was appointed chair of the Division of Reproductive Biology at the University of Pittsburgh.

In 1986, Dr. Coulam became the Medical Director of the Center for Reproduction and Transplantation in Indianapolis, Indiana, and in 1991, assumed the position of Director of Reproductive Immunology at the Genetics & IVF Institute in Fairfax, Virginia. In 1996 she became National Director of Reproductive Immunology at the Center for Human Reproduction (CHR) in Illinois, while at the same time, serving as Vice President of Medical Affairs, Director of Ultrasound, and as Associate Director of CHR in New York. In January 2000, Dr. Coulam joined SIRM as Medical Director and Director of Laboratory Research of SIRM-Chicago. Dr. Coulam has served as managing editor of the American Journal or Reproductive Immunology and medical director for Infertility Times, a patient periodical. She has more than 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals to her credit and has edited a major reference textbook entitled "Immunologic Obstetrics" published by W.W. Norton.

Today, Dr. Coulam is Director of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and Director of Research at the Reproductive Medicine Institute in Chicago as well as a consultant to the Clinical Immunology Laboratory at the Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Coulam considers among her greatest accomplishments are her 10 children-4 of whom graduated from the U of U undergrad and 2 from the U of U College of Medicine.