Dr. Michael Mersol-Barg is the Medical and Laboratory Director of Michigan Reproductive Medicine. He is also an Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and at Wayne State University School of Medicine.
He has been a high complexity laboratory director for over 20 years. Dr. Mersol-Barg serves as an inspector for the College of American Pathologists’ Reproductive Laboratory Accreditation program, where he visits IVF labs around the country to evaluate and advise them.
Dr. Mersol-Barg is a 2015-2017 Clinical Research/Reproductive Scientist Training (CREST) Scholar which is a joint training program awarded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) at Duke University, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
After graduating from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Mersol-Barg completed his internship and residency training in OB/GYN at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He then continued his fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology & infertility at The Ohio State University. He received the Berlex Research Foundation Faculty Development Award, which started his interest and focus on evidence-based medicine. Dr. Mersol-Barg is board certified in obstetrics & gynecology and in the subspecialty of reproductive endocrinology & infertility. Dr. Mersol-Barg is on staff at Beaumont Health-Royal Oak and Troy, Crittenton Hospital, Detroit Medical Center and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.
An experienced and respected fertility doctor and scientist, Dr. Mersol-Barg has published peer reviewed papers and ongoing research in the areas of hormone therapy, IVF, egg freezing and pelvic surgery.
He has presented research findings and scientific data at both national and international meetings. He serves as a reviewer for peer review journals such as Fertility & Sterility and The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
Dr. Mersol-Barg shows his commitment to serving the Michigan community as president of the Michigan Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility since 2002, and as president of the Michigan Oncofertility Society, which Dr. Mersol-Barg founded in 2012 to educate doctors and patients on cancer and fertility preservation here in Michigan. Our practice, Michigan Reproductive Medicine, is a nationally recognized Oncofertility Center of Excellence and a member of its Physician National Cooperative Network.
Dr. Mersol-Barg is the physician representative for Michigan in the national SMART (States Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technology) Collaborative, which actively works with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) towards studying the health outcomes of mothers and babies born by means of assisted reproductive technologies, such as IVF. Linking treatments to results will help fertility doctors improve and optimize their care for men and women needing therapy. Dr. Mersol-Barg is a co-author on studies published and ongoing through the SMART Collaborative. He was elected in 2010 as the current Chair of the State of Michigan’s Fertility Advisory Committee, which works with Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services.
Dr. Mersol-Barg’s peers have voted for him as one of Hour Magazine’s “Top Docs” for many years. A large number of physicians have further honored him by choosing Dr. Mersol-Barg for their medical care. A national independent group named Dr. Mersol-Barg a “Super Doctor” and US News and World Report recognized him as a Top Doctor.
On a personal note, Dr. Mersol-Barg is married to Mary Jo Mersol-Barg and they have four wonderful children: Michael Andrew, Amy Elizabeth, Kevin Todd and Ryan Patrick. Ryan was born after Mary Jo had several miscarriages, and he is his father’s daily joy. It’s this joyful feeling that Dr. Mersol-Barg wishes for anyone who currently experiences the frustration and heartbreak of infertility. Having been through secondary infertility and miscarriages in his own life has added to the empathy he has for patients who have suffered the same.