Albert Hsu, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

University of Missouri – Columbia (MU)

I am a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist with clinical and research interests in endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, and infertility. As a physician-scientist, I have many endometriosis patients in my practice; 60-70% of my patients have infertility (many also with endometriosis) and an additional 25% of my patients have endometriosis-associated pain. My clinical exposure enables me to reflect on how endometriosis affects my patients over time, and to explore translational research opportunities, such as these clinical projects:
– Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Endometriosis;
– Endometriosis-Associated Infertility in the “eIVF” Database;
– Efficacy of Vitamin D Treatment in Infertile Patients; and
– Direct and Indirect Costs of Multiple Gestations after Fertility Treatments.

Testicular Dysgenesis Syndrome (TDS) includes impaired sperm parameters, hypospadias, cryptorchidism, and testicular cancer. We have preliminary evidence for an increased incidence of TDS in Columbia, Missouri compared with other Midwest college towns, which is the focus of our upcoming grant application.