Believe in your dream of becoming a parent. We do. 

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Our Team: Dr. Albert Hsu, Dr. Shvetha Zarek and Dr. Danny Schust

MU Health Care’s Center for Reproductive Medicine and Fertility supports Midwest families in their family-building journeys. Our team includes four award-winning physicians and researchers, veteran fertility nurses and an outstanding andrology, embryology and ultrasonography team. We work closely with your primary physician in providing seamless care.


  • In vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • IVF with preimplantation genetic testing (IVF-PGT)
  • Semen analysis
  • Ovulation induction
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • Ultrasound monitoring, including sonohysterogram
  • Donor sperm
  • Donor egg
  • Fertility preservation for males and females (sperm and egg banking)
  • Male infertility services available with on-site urologist
  • Endometriosis treatment
  • PCOS treatment
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss treatment
  • Fertility options for LGBTQ families

You deserve high-quality, attentive medical care with caring reproductive endocrinologists who have a proven track record of success. We believe in caring for the whole individual and family and provide personalized care.

Wondering if you are the right fit for our clinic? Reach out at 573-817-3101, and we will walk you through all your options.


We are happy to see patients at any stage of their journey.

However, as a rule of thumb, we define infertility as the inability to conceive after one year of frequent unprotected intercourse. For women older than 35 years of age, we encourage evaluation after six months of trying, and for women who are 40 years of age or older, we recommend expediting an infertility evaluation at your earliest convenience.

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Our team is dedicated to helping you find the best treatment options for you and your family.

For most patients, the first appointment is dedicated to discussing preconception and pre-existing medical conditions. We will also typically conduct an infertility evaluation. Then, at a follow-up visit, we would review treatment options.

Once you become pregnant, we will schedule follow-up appointments for early pregnancy monitoring and sonography before transferring your care back to your primary care provider.


Our state-of-the-art embryology laboratory allows us to offer a full scope of fertility services to help you build your family. 

Jaime Hogerty, PhD, is our lab director. Working in collaboration with your physician, she is responsible for growing embryos for IVF patients, performing preimplantation testing, preserving eggs and sperm and much more. If your fertility treatment involves our embryology lab and Hogerty’s expertise, she will attend your appointments to serve as another source of knowledge and support.