University of Mississippi Medical Center welcomes IVF specialistPublished on Tuesday, September 6, 2011Published in Press Releases on September 06, 2011 (PDF)The University of Mississippi Medical Center has welcomed a new addition to their Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. J. Preston Parry, a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.ParryParry will lead the in vitro fertilization (IVF) program in the IVF Clinic. This clinic is located at Women's Specialty Care at Mirror Lake and operates through University Physicians, a part of University of Mississippi Health Care.After earning his M.P.H. from Columbia University, New York, Parry received his M.D. from the New York Medical College in Valhalla. He finished his residency training at Tufts University's School of Medicine in Boston, Mass., and later completed his fellowship at the University of Louisville.As the new director of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, he plans to focus on treating people who are having difficulty conceiving, helping sustain fertility in cancer patients, and assisting patients battling with recurrent pregnancy loss."I'm the type of person who will lie awake at night thinking about how to improve a woman's chance of becoming a mother, even if just a few percents hangs in the balance. This commitment helped my previous program dramatically increase success rates and patient satisfaction," Parry said.Parry is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the European Society for Human Reproduction & Embryology. He is also involved with the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and the Society for Reproductive Surgeons.