William Schoolcraft, MD, HCLD
William Schoolcraft, M.D. is the founder and Medical Director of the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine. He completed his medical training at the University of Kansas and finished his residency in obstetrics and gynecology in 1983 at UCLA. In 1983 he began a private practice in the field of obstetrics, gynecology, and infertility in Denver.
The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) was established in 1987 when Dr. Schoolcraft returned from specialized training in infertility at UCLA under the direction of David Meldrum, M.D.
Dr. Meldrum was one of the pioneers in the field of in vitro fertilization. By combining the best aspects of IVF programs then in existence, Dr. Meldrum established a program at UCLA which at the time had the best success rates in the country. Dr. Schoolcraft was fortunate to train under Dr. Meldrum and bring this model for a successful IVF program back to the patients of Colorado.
Within its first five years of operation, CCRM and Dr. Schoolcraft had begun to develop a national reputation for excellence in both pregnancy and delivery rates.
Dr. Schoolcraft has authored many scientific articles which have documented the Center's high success rates in intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), assisted hatching of embryos, novel methods to stimulate multiple follicular growth, and blastocyst transfers. Other research interests for Dr. Schoolcraft include novel protocols for the treatment of poor responders, oocyte and embryo cryopreservation by vitrification, and the in vitro maturation of human oocytes.