Robert W. Rebar, M.D., is past Executive Director of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama, having served in that capacity from 2003 through 2013. He is currently Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the new Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. Dr. Rebar is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in obstetrics and gynecology and in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
Dr. Rebar received his M.D. from the University of Michigan in 1972 and from 1972 to 1974 was a resident in obstetrics and gynecology at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He was a Clinical Associate in the Reproduction Research Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (1974-1976) before completing his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California at San Diego Medical Center (1976-1978). After his residency, Dr. Rebar continued on at the University of California, San Diego for six years (1978-1984), serving as Associate Professor and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology for the last two of those years. He was Professor and Head of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Northwestern University School of Medicine (1984-1988). Dr. Rebar then was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine from 1988 through 1999 and served as Associate Executive Director of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine from 2000 through 2002.
Dr. Rebar is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Fellow), the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society, and the Society for the Study of Reproduction. He has served on the editorial boards of several journals and is currently a member of the editorial board for the journals Contraception and Journal Watch. Dr. Rebar has contributed to many books, as well as authored over 200 articles on menopause, fertility, and reproductive endocrinology and has been the Principal or a Co-Investigator on several NIH grants.