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Richard Legro, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Hershey, PA, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

RichardSLegroMD

Obstetrics & Gynecology Hershey, PA

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Chair and University Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Penn State College of Medicine

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Education & Training

  • University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center
    University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical CenterFellowship, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 1991 - 1993
  • UPMC Medical Education
    UPMC Medical EducationResidency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1987 - 1991
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiClass of 1987

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2007 - Present
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1989 - 2024
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine Obesity Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Member National Academy of Medicine, 2019
  • Fellow, Ad Eundem Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 2017
  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2004-2014
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Bidirectional Mendelian Randomization to Explore the Causal Relationships Between Body Mass Index and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome  
    R Azziz, R S Legro, Human Reproduction
  • Vitamin D Deficiency Is Associated with Poor Ovarian Stimulation Outcome in PCOS but Not Unexplained Infertility  
    Suneeta Senapati, Nanette Santoro, Richard S Legro, Samantha F Butts, Andrew N Hoofnagle, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Allostatic Load, a Measure of Chronic Physiological Stress, Is Associated with Pregnancy Outcomes, but Not Fertility, Among Women with Unexplained Infertility  
    Valerie Baker, Peter Casson, Nanette Santoro, Wendy Vitek, Richard S Legro, Randal Robinson, G Wright Bates, Christos Coutifaris, Karl Hansen, Ruben Alvero, Esther Eis..., Human Reproduction

Lectures

  • Reproductive Endocrinology 
    ENDO 2019 - New Orleans, LA - 3/25/2019
  • Guided Posters: Reproductive Endocrinology 
    ENDO 2019 - New Orleans, LA - 3/25/2019
  • An International Initiative to Improve Outcomes in PCOS: Evidence-Based Guidelines and Multifaceted Translation 
    ENDO 2018: 100th Endocrine Society Annual Meeting - Chicago, Illinios - 03/20/2018

Authored Content

  • Fertility-Related Quality of Life, Gonadal Function, and Erectile Dysfunction in Male Partners of Couples with Unexplained InfertilityMarch 2019
  • Transfer of Fresh Versus Frozen Embryos in Ovulatory WomenJanuary 2018
  • Transfer of Fresh Versus Frozen Embryos in Ovulatory WomenJanuary 2018

Press Mentions

  • Continuous Oral Contraceptive Pills Offer Women Earlier Pain Relief
    Continuous Oral Contraceptive Pills Offer Women Earlier Pain ReliefAugust 15th, 2012
  • Menstrual Cramps Relieved by Erectile Dysfunction Drug
    Menstrual Cramps Relieved by Erectile Dysfunction DrugFebruary 10th, 2016
  • Letrozole May Help Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Become Pregnant
    Letrozole May Help Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Become PregnantJuly 9th, 2014
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Grant Support

  • Treatment Of Hyperandrogenism Vs. Insulin Resistance In Infertile PCOS WomenEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health &Human Development2008–2012
  • Hyperandrogenism And Insulin Resistance In The Ontogeny Of PCOSEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health &Human Development2008–2012
  • A Randomized Trial Of Letrozole VS Clomiphene In Infertile Women With PCOSEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health &Human Development2007–2011
  • Treatment Of Hyperandrogenism VS Insulin Resistance In Infertile PCOS WomenNational Center For Research Resources2009
  • Pregnancy In Polycystic Ovary Syndrome IINational Center For Research Resources2009
  • Hyperandrogenism And Insulin Resistance In The Ontogeny Of PCOSNational Center For Research Resources2009
  • 24hr Blood Pressure Monitoring In Patients At Risk For Hypertension In PregnancyNational Center For Research Resources2008–2009
  • Development Of A Screening Test For Endometrial Hyperplasia In An At Risk CohortNational Center For Research Resources2007–2009
  • Atorvastatin For Treatment Of PCOS Women With Elevated LDL CholesterolNational Center For Research Resources2007–2009
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring In Pregnant Women With Polycystic Ovary SyndromeNational Center For Research Resources2005–2009
  • Genotyping Families Of Women With PCOSNational Center For Research Resources2004–2009
  • Phenotyping Kindreds Of Familial PCOSNational Center For Research Resources1997–2009
  • The Treatment Of Dysmenorrhea: Effects Of Sildenafil And Oral ContraceptivesFogarty International Center2006–2008
  • Racial Differences In Circulating Sex Steroids: Mechanisms And Effect On BoneNational Center For Research Resources2005–2008
  • Effect Of Lifestyle Intervention &Metformin In Polycystic Ovary SyndromeNational Center For Research Resources2005–2008
  • Meals Of Varying Fat &Fiber Content Effect On Postprandial Testosterone ConcNational Center For Research Resources2007
  • Effect Of Meals Of Varying Fat &Fiber Content On Postprandial TestosteroneNational Center For Research Resources2006–2007
  • Insulin Resistance Markers In ChildrenNational Center For Research Resources2004–2007
  • Effects Of Meals Of Varying Fat&Fiber Content On Postprandial Testosterone ConcNational Center For Research Resources2006
  • Trial Of Clomiphene Citrate, Metformin &Combined Clom/Metf In Infertility PCOSNational Center For Research Resources2005–2006
  • Effects Of Continuous Admin Of A Monophasic Oral Contraceptive On Bleeding DaysNational Center For Research Resources2005–2006
  • Insulin Resistance In Pcos--Sequelae And TreatmentEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health &Human Development2001–2005
  • Trial Of Clomiphene Citrate/Metformin In PCOS InfertilitNational Center For Research Resources2004
  • Continuous Dose Of Oral Contracetive On Bleeding DaysNational Center For Research Resources2004
  • Atorvastatin Treatment Of PCOS Women With Ldl/CholesteroNational Center For Research Resources2004
  • Effect Of Continuous Vs. Sequential Oral ContraceptionEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health &Human Development2002–2004
  • Cooperative Multicenter Reproductive Medicine NetworkEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health &Human Development2000–2004
  • Exercise On Insulin Tolerance In Women With PCOSNational Center For Research Resources2000–2002
  • Phenotyping Kindrids Of Familial Polycystic Ovary SyndromeNational Center For Research Resources1998–2002
  • Phenotype And Genotype In Familial Polycystic Ovary SyndromeNational Center For Research Resources1998–2002
  • Genotyping Families Of Women With Pcos--Polycystic Ovary SyndromeNational Center For Research Resources1998–2002
  • Assessing Safety/Efficacy Of Troglitazone In Pcos--Polycystic Ovary SyndromeNational Center For Research Resources1998–2002
  • Genetics Of Familial Polycystic Ovary SyndromeEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health &Human Development1996–2000
  • Effects Of 3 Oral Contraceptives On Various Metabolic ParametersNational Center For Research Resources1998–1999
  • Bone Density In Women With Polycystic Ovary SyndromeNational Center For Research Resources1998–1999
  • Insulin Action In The Polycystic Ovary SyndromeNational Center For Research Resources1997–1999

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • German

Hospital Affiliations