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Dr. Ryan

Steward

Director of Third-Party Reproduction

BOARD CERTIFIED
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

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Dr. Steward is a native Texan, born and raised in Austin. He completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Duke University after undergoing residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Memorial Hermann Hospital. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio subsequent to graduating from the University of Texas, Austin with a B.A. in the Plan II Honors Liberal Arts Program.

Dr. Steward’s mission is to add to the wealth of expertise offered by the HFI team by providing individualized, evidence-based, and compassionate medical care for those with subfertility and reproductive endocrinologic disorders. He has a special interest in advanced reproductive technologies, including pre-implantation genetic testing and fertility preservation. He has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals on an array of topics including predictors of successful outcomes after IVF, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, uterine fibroids, and pelvic imaging. In addition, throughout his career he has consistently presented his work at national research meetings. Dr. Steward is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Q: What inspired you to become a physician?

A: Have wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember. The death of my sister when we were children further inspired me.

 

Q: What is your favorite job from the past?

A: Selling knives for Cutco Cutlery.

 

Q: What are you most passionate about professionally?

A: In my opinion the most rewarding job in medicine is helping an infertile couple bring a child into the world.

 

Q: What do you and your family like to do for fun?

A: Play sports, travel, go to movies.

 

Q: What are you passionate about outside of work?

A: Being the best husband and father that I can be. Being involved in my church.

 

Q: What most excites you about your work and the contribution you can make?

A: I enjoy the cutting-edge technology that is often applied to what we do.

 

Q: What special awards or recognition are you most proud of?

A: I’m especially proud of winning the REI fellow research award for 2014 when I was at Duke.

 

Q: If you could tell potential patients one thing about you, what would it be?

A: My wife and I have personally suffered with infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss which gives me a unique ability to understand and help my patients.

Publications

Steward RG, Price TM. The effects of depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate on metabolic rate in premenopausal women. Contraception. In press.

Provost MP, Acharya KS, Acharya CR, Yeh JS, Steward RG, Eaton JL, Goldfarb JM, Muasher SJ. Pregnancy outcomes decline with increasing body mass index: analysis of 239,127 fresh autologous in vitro fertilization cycles from the 2008-2010 Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology registry. Fertil Steril. 2015 Nov 25. pii: S0015-0282(15)02083-X.

Provost MP, Acharya KS, Acharya CR, Yeh JS, Steward RG, Eaton JL, Goldfarb JM, Muasher SJ. Pregnancy outcomes decline with increasing recipient body mass index: an analysis of 22,317 fresh donor/recipient cycles from the 2008-2010 Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Clinic Outcome Reporting System registry. Fertil Steril. 2015 Oct 30. pii: S0015-0282(15)02022-1.

Acharya KS, Acharya CR, Provost MP, Yeh JS, Steward RG, Eaton JL, Muasher SJ. Ectopic pregnancy rate increases with the number of retrieved oocytes in autologous in vitro fertilization with non-tubal infertility but not donor/recipient cycles: an analysis of 109,140 clinical pregnancies from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology registry. Fertil Steril. 2015 Oct;104(4):873-8.

Steward RG, Lan L, Shah AA, Yeh JS, Price TM, Goldfarb JM, Muasher SJ. Oocyte number as a predictor for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and live birth: an analysis of 256,381 in vitro fertilization cycles. Fertil Steril 2014;101(4):967-73.

Yeh JS, Steward RG, Dude AM, Shah AA, Goldfarb JM, Muasher SJ. Pregnancy outcomes decline in recipients over age 44: An analysis of 27,959 fresh donor oocyte in vitro fertilization cycles from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. Fertil Steril 2014;101(5):1331-6.

Steward RG, Zhang CE, Shah AA, Yeh AA, Chen C, Li YJ, Price TM, Muasher SJ. High peak estradiol predicts higher miscarriage and lower live birth rates in high-responders triggered with a GnRH agonist in IVF/ICSI cycles. J Reprod Med. In press.

Yeh JS, Steward RG, Dude AM, Shah AA, Goldfarb JM, Muasher SJ. Ovarian stimulation negatively affects endometrial receptivity: A comparison of 22,504 fresh autologous versus donor oocyte in vitro fertilization cycles from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. Fertil Steril. In press.

Sandoval JS, Steward RG, Chen C, Li YJ, Price TM, Muasher SJ. High peak estradiol/mature oocyte ratio predicts lower clinical pregnancy, ongoing pregnancy, and live birth rates in GnRH antagonist ICSI cycles. J Reprod Med. In press.

Peavey M, Steward RG, Nunez KP, James A. Successful prophylactic regimens before transvaginal oocyte retrieval in women with bleeding diatheses. Haemophilia 2013;19(3):1-3.

Steward RG, Saleh O, Shah A, James A, Price TM. Management of GYN surgery in the patient with FXI deficiency – a review of the literature. Obstet Gynecol Surv 2012 May;67(5):291-7.

Steward RG, Price TM. Hysterosalpingogram.  Medscape Reference 2012;Apr.

Steward RG, Gill I, Witz C, Williams D, Griffith J, Haddad G.  Cetrorelix lowers premature luteinization rate in gonadotropin ovulation induction/intrauterine insemination cycles- a randomized-controlled clinical trial. Fertil Steril 2011 Jan;95(1):434-6.

Steward RG, DenHartog H, Katz A. Giant uterine leiomyomata: a case report and literature review. Fertil Steril 2011;95(3):1121.

Steward RG, Lan L, Shah AA, Yeh JS, Price TM, Goldfarb JM, Muasher SJ. Oocyte number as a predictor for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and live birth: an analysis of 256,381 in vitro fertilization cycles. Oral presentation. 69Th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Boston, MA.

Yeh JS, Steward RG, Dude AM, Shah AA, Goldfarb JM, Muasher SJ. Pregnancy outcomes decline in recipients over age 44: An analysis of 27,959 fresh donor oocyte in vitro fertilization cycles from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. Oral presentation. 69Th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Boston, MA.

Steward RG, Zhang CE, Shah AA, Yeh AA, Chen C, Li YJ, Price TM, Muasher SJ. High peak estradiol predicts higher miscarriage and lower live birth rates in high-responders triggered with a GnRH agonist in IVF/ICSI cycles. Oral presentation. 69Th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Boston, MA.

Yeh JS, Steward RG, Dude AM, Shah AA, Goldfarb JM, Muasher SJ. Ovarian stimulation negatively affects endometrial receptivity: A comparison of 22,504 fresh autologous versus donor oocyte in vitro fertilization cycles from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. Oral presentation. 69Th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Boston, MA.

Steward RG, Sandoval JS, Chen C, Li YJ, Price TM, Muasher SJ. High peak estradiol/mature oocyte ratio predicts lower clinical pregnancy, ongoing pregnancy, and live birth rates in GnRH antagonist ICSI cycles. Poster presentation. 69Th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Boston, MA.

Steward RG, Haddad G, Schneider K. Perceptions of reproductive endocrinology and infertility training by fourth-year obstetrics and gynecology residents: a survey. Poster presentation. 58th Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Investigation, Miami, FL.

Steward RG, Gill I, Witz C, Williams D, Griffith J, Haddad G. Cetrorelix lowers premature luteinization rate in gonadotropin ovulation induction/intrauterine insemination cycles- a randomized-controlled clinical trial. Poster presentation. 57th Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Investigation, Orlando, FL.

Steward RG, Haddad G. Progesterone levels on the day of hCG trigger following ovulation induction in in-vitro fertilization/embryo transfer cycles. Poster presentation. 57th Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Investigation, Orlando, FL.

Outstanding Resident in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX

Outstanding Resident in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX

Outstanding Clinician of the Month, honorable mention
UT Physicians, Best Employees Recognition Program
Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX

Magna Cum Laude
Plan II Honors Program
The University of Texas at Austin

University Honors for scholastic achievement
Plan II Honors Program
The University of Texas at Austin

Ampla Cum Laude
Plan II Honors Program
The University of Texas at Austin

University Honors for scholastic achievement
Plan II Honors Program
The University of Texas at Austin

University Honors for scholastic achievement
Plan II Honors Program
The University of Texas at Austin

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