In memoriam: Robert B. Jaffe, M.D., an icon for the ages

In Memoriam

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VOLUME 114, ISSUE 3, P441-442


Daniel A. Dumesic, M.D.


Robert B. Jaffe, M.D., recently passed away following a distinguished international career in the field of reproductive medicine. As an international icon in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Dr. Jaffe advanced our scientific understanding of reproductive disorders, cared for patients with complex female reproductive endocrine diseases, and mentored countless medical students and postdoctoral fellows. His remarkable career of outstanding achievements includes groundbreaking research contributions in fetal/placental endocrinology and oncology, a landmark textbook of reproductive endocrinology, and an innovative Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) to train obstetrician−gynecologists in basic molecular and cell biologic techniques at leading U.S. laboratories.

Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders. 


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about 1 year ago

A mighty fortress of a mind and a mentor to me and many. Feel honored that he had a hand in hiring me as assistant professor at UCSF...