Laura Detti, MD


Wayne State UniversityfellowshipReproductive Endocrinology & Fertility2007
University of CincinnatifellowshipObstetrics & Gynecology2004
University of VirginiaresidencyObstetrics & Gynecology2002
University of FlorenceresidencyObstetrics & Gynecology1997
University of Florencemedical schoolDoctor of Medicine1992

Personal Statement

I want to provide cutting edge, evidence-based, clinical care. I am driven by understanding the “why” for any clinical case that presents to the Family Fertility Center. That is, research and a desire for patient and peer education are rigorously interwoven in my every-day practice.

Fertility is only the tip if the iceberg of what we do: we are here to treat the whole spectrum of underlying endocrine conditions that may affect our patients. Many times, we just have to fine-tune endocrine functions to cure the patient’s symptoms, including infertility. We are blessed with state-of-the-art embryology and andrology labs that help in the most difficult cases.

Clinical Interests:

I am fascinated by the multiple causes of decreased ovarian reserve and primary ovarian insufficiency, specifically the ones derived by chemotherapy (for cancer treatment, but also to treat hematologic or autoimmune conditions), genetic conditions (fragile X, Turner’s syndrome), or by common pathological processes such as endometriosis and chronic pelvic inflammation (i.e.: from Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, etc.).

We strive to provide comprehensive care for Polycystic ovary syndrome, Mullerian anomalies (uterine septum), genetic and congenital conditions that preclude fertility, and we use ultrasound imaging to provide the best clinical approach.

The uterine transplant program started by Dr. Belfort has added a major, novel, clinical interest which promises to become a mainstay of the Family Fertility Center.

My plans include further development of the IVF program and Family Fertility Center and ongoing expansion of The Woodlands clinic. “I’d also like for this division to become a national hub for fertility preservation in the pediatric population, helping patients who may not be able to have biological children when they grow up,” “With our research and the relationship between Baylor and Texas Children’s, we are uniquely positioned to achieve that.” Also, to become a center of reference for difficult REI cases, advancing the understanding and treatment of complex reproductive disorders.

Research Interests:

Ovarian and Endometrial function

Surgical and medical Female fertility preservation

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Mullerian anomalies (uterine septum)

First trimester embryonal development

Ultrasound Imaging of the reproductive tract


Organization NameRole
American Association of Bioanalysis (AAB)Member
American College of Obstetrics Gynecology (ACOG)Fellow
American Institute for Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM)Member
American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)Member
European Society Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)Member
International Society for Fertility Preservation (ISFP)Member
Society for Reproductive Endocrinology Infertility (SREI)Member
Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI, formerly SGI)Member

Selected Publications

Detti L, Peregrin-Alvarez I, Roman RA, Levi D’Ancona R, Gordon JC, Christiansen ME. Diagnosis of uterine subseptations and indication for surgical correction: a comparison of four systems. Minerva Obstet Gynecol. 2021;73(3):376-383.

Peregrin-Alvarez I, Fletcher NM, Saed GM, Robert A. Roman, Detti L. Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) regulates BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene expression after ovarian cortex transplantation. Gynecol Endocrinol 2021;37(4):349-352.

Detti L, Christiansen ME, Peregrin-Alvarez I, Roman RA, Levi D’Ancona R, Gordon JC. Correction of uterine subseptations re-establishes standard uterine cavity measurements. J. Imaging 2020, 6(7), 58;

Detti L, Abuzeid MI, Peregrin-Alvarez I, Christiansen ME, Malekzadeh P, Sledge J, Saed GM. Recombinant anti-Müllerian hormone (rAMH) for stalling in vitro granulosa cell replication. Reprod Sci 2020;27:1873-1878.

Liao C, Peregrin-Alvarez I, Roman RA, Morris J, Detti L. Early detection of velamentous cord insertion at the eighth week of gestation. Clinical Case Reports Open Access, March 2020 DOI: 10.1002/ccr3.2815.


ASRM Star Award For 10 years of contributions to the ASRM annual conference

2020-2022 Chair of the Imaging in Reproductive Medicine Special Interest Group for ASRM

2019 ASRM Best Resident’s Abstract (Dr Peregrin-Alvarez)-Mentor

2018 Fellow of AIUM American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

2018 Health Care Heroes Memphis Business Magazine

2018 UTHSC Mentor Resident Paper Day 1st and 2nd place

2017 UTHSC Mentor Resident Paper Day 2nd place

2015 UTHSC Mentor Resident Paper Day 1st place

2015-2016 Chair of the Imaging in Reproductive Medicine Special Interest Group for ASRM

2009 – 2014 Best Doctors in America

2009 – 2013 ‘Outstanding Reviewer’ of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

2006 Best Research Project (1st place), Wayne State University

Fellow Paper Day

1997 Residency Graduation (Magna Cum Laude)

1992 Medical School Graduation (Magna Cum Laude)