Dr. Meike Uhler is board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University in Chicago, followed by a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California, Los Angeles. Most recently, Dr. Uhler is a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology on the faculty at Loyola University School of Medicine. Her research interests and scientific publications focus on the evaluation and treatment of female and male infertility.
Q & A with Dr. Uhler
What do you like best about being a physician in reproductive medicine?
It is so rewarding to be able to help patients in their desire to have families. I have seen many lives positively changed by having a family, and I am fortunate to have a part in this special time.
Why did you choose to work in the field of reproductive medicine?
While I was a medical student, I did research with my professor in further defining the role of hCG in abnormal pregnancies. I did an additional rotation in the fertility clinic in my last year of medical school, and I was able to see a variety of patients including infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and other endocrine disorders. My experiences confirmed my choice to do a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology.
What are your special areas of interest in reproductive medicine?
I have a special interest in male infertility due to the research I have done throughout my fellowship and while in academic medicine. Other areas of special interest include recurrent pregnancy loss, raising fertility awareness in young women who may be questioning their fertility potential, and complementary medicine such as acupuncture and yoga.
What do you do for fun in your spare time?
In my spare time, I like to sing and play the piano, read murder mysteries, and bake desserts.
Bachelor of Science, Butler University, 1982
Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors in Chemistry
Doctor of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1982-1986
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University School of Medicine, 1986-1990
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of California, Los Angeles, 1990-1992
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Ambulatory SurgiCenter Downers Grove
Hinsdale Surgical Center
Loyola Surgicenter (Oakbrook Terrace)
Northshore Evanston Hospital
Northshore Glenbrook Hospital
Northshore Highland Park Hospital
Northshore Skokie Hospital
Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital
Named as a Castle Connelly Top Doctor — 2003-2017
Chicago Magazine, Top Reproductive Endocrinologist — 2010-2012, 2022
Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Loyola University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology — 1993
Outstanding Resident Research Award, Northwestern University — 1990
Outstanding Obstetrics and Gynecology Student, Tulane University — 1986
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Media Appearances & Published Work
March 4, 2020 | Women's Health: Why Can't I Get Pregnant? 12 Potential Reasons You're Having Fertility Issues
October 2019 | Goop: Infertility - Clinical Trials for Infertility
July 22, 2017 | Romper: What To Do If Your Husband Has 'Weak Sperm,' Because His Fertility Matters, Too
2017 | StyleCaster: 7 Signs of Infertility You Didn't Know About (But Should)
October 1, 2016 | SELF: 5 Chlamydia Symptoms All Women Should Know