Karl Hansen, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, OBGYN Department Chair, and The James A. Merrill Chair


2001 - 2004     University of Washington, Seattle, WA
                        Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship
1997 - 2001     University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
                        Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
1997                University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
                        Doctor of Medicine
1995                University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
                        Doctor of Philosophy

Certification and Licensure

2007 - Present     Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2006 - Present     Obstetrics and Gynecology
1997 - Present     State of Oklahoma

Specialties-Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies, including IVF
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Reproductive surgery including tubal sterilization reversal
  • Uterine anomalies
  • Menstrual cycle abnormalities
  • Intrauterine insemination (including donor sperm)
  • Oocyte donation (donor egg)

Honors (selected)

  • Prize Paper, ASRM 62nd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA., Oct 21-25: The Decline in Ovarian Non-Growing Follicle Number from Birth to Menopause: A New Model of Reproductive Aging. (2006)
  • Faculty Teaching Award, University of Oklahoma Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2005.2006,2007)
  • APGO Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (2005)
  • Administrative Chief Resident, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2000-2001)
  • First Place Junior Fellow Scientific Oral Presentation, ACOG District VII Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO., Oct 2-4: Ovulation Induction with Metformin in Patients with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome that Fail High-Dose Clomid. (2000)
  • Lloyd and Ruth Rader Trust Scholarship for outstanding residents (1999)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (1996)
  • James A. Merrill Award, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (1996)

Research Interests

  • Reproductive aging
  • Ovarian reserve testing
  • IVF
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrom

Current Research

  • Reproductive aging in pre-menopausal women
  • Unexplained infertility