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J. Ricardo Loret de Mola, MD

Chair and Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical Director, St. John's Hospital Women's Services
Director, SIU Fertility and IVF Center


Dr. J. Ricardo Loret de Mola serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIU), Medical Director of St. John’s Hospital Women’s Health Programs in Springfield, IL. Dr. Loret de Mola’s clinical and research interests are in the care of couples with infertility, and women with Endometriosis. His medical practice is focused on the care of couples who are not able to have children, as well as complex surgical disorders that require advanced minimally invasive gynecologic procedures and robotic surgery. Given his clinical interests, he founded the SIU Fertility and IVF Center, where he serves as its Medical Director, and established a highly successful fertility program with outstanding pregnancy rates.

He came to SIU from MacDonald Women’s Hospital of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio, where he served as Chief of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility division (2000-07).  He also was medical director of the MacDonald Fertility and IVF Center and its laboratories.  He previously served on CWRU’s faculty as Assistant Director of its Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program (1996-99). Previously, Dr. Loret de Mola was the director of the oocyte donor program at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) (1999-2000). Dr. Loret de Mola completed a two-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Pennsylvania (1994-1996), residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at CWRU (1990-1994) and Internship in Internal Medicine at Temple University/St. Luke’s Program (1989-1990). He earned medical degree at the Monterrey Institute of Technology (1988). Dr. Loret de Mola also completed a two-year fellowship at the Association of American Medical College’s Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (2002) and a two-year research fellowship in pharmacology at CWRU as a scholar of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation (1998).

Dr. Loret de Mola is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  His memberships include many organizations such as the Council of University Chairs of Obstetrics and Gynecology (CUCOG), Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Society for Gynecologic Investigation (elected member), Society of Reproductive Surgeons, Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and American Society for Reproductive Medicine and European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).  He has served several leadership roles in national and international organizations such as ACOG, as Junior Fellow Treasurer, Vice-Chair and Chair for District V, and as a Fellow as Treasurer and Vice-Chair for the Illinois Section. In addition, he is past president of the Hispano-American Biomedical Association and Past-vice President of the Asociacion Latinoamericana de Medicina Reproductiva (ALMER). The author of more than 100 scientific publications, presentations at scientific meetings and book chapters, Dr. Loret de Mola currently serves on several national and international editorial boards. He is a standing member of study sections at the National Institutes of Health, where he has also Chaired the Reproduction, Andrology and Gynecology (RAG) study section for several years.  He has received research grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institutes of Health, the Cleveland Research Institute, UTHSCSA, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and various pharmaceutical companies.

  • Board Certified:
    • Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1997-Present
    • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, 1999-Present
  • Clinic Locations:
    • Moy Building, 751 Rutledge, Springfield
    • Christie Clinic, Champaign



Medical School: 
Monterrey Institute of Technology, Monterrey, Mexico
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH - Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA - Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Post Doctoral Fellowship, Pharmacology, Case Western Reserve University, 1996-1998 , Post Doctoral Fellowship, The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), 2000-2002


"Development of New Therapeutic Strategies for Endometriosis" NICHHD $184,375

"Utilizing the Microbiome to Diagnose Endometriosis" Endometriosis Foundation of America $12,500

"Diabetes, Prenatal Depression and Self-Rated Health: Exploring the Mediating Role of Self-Efficacy"  UIUC $30,000