Randall R. Odem, MD
Randall R. Odem, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is recognized for his commitment to patient care, training and mentoring, and for his unique, powerful leadership skills. Odem served as chief of his department’s Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility for more than 20 years, building the division into one of the finest in the country; he stepped down from that position as of January 1.
Odem has been instrumental in establishing the Assisted Reproductive Technology program at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital as one of the largest academic in vitro fertilization (IVF) programs in the U.S.; his expertise to apply clinical knowledge is recognized nationally and internationally. Odem also is known as an excellent, caring physician and a role model for young physicians.
Odem counts the privilege to serve his patients as being his highest honor. Washington University trainees in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology honored him with the Excellence in Teaching Award for many years, and he has been listed in Top Doctors since 1996.
Odem earned his bachelor’s degree in 1978 and his medical degree in 1981 from the University of Iowa. He then completed residency training at the University of Illinois Hospitals in Chicago and a fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine. Odem joined the Washington University faculty in 1986. Randall R. Odem, MD 3