VOLUME 117, ISSUE 1, P8-9
Steven R. Lindheim, M.D., M.M.M., Karissa C. Hammer, M.D., Rebecca L.R. Flyckt, M.D., John C. Petrozza, M.D.
Providing medical care at the highest levels across various reproductive endocrinology and infertility settings necessitates seamless partnership among multiple people with diverse skill sets. In this introductory article for this month’s Views and Reviews, the concept of teaming is presented, including the key concepts of collaboration, assembling the right team members, establishing goals, inspiring and empowering others, and encouraging new approaches to optimize outcomes. Following this introduction, thought leaders from diverse reproductive endocrinology and infertility spaces, including clinical, ambulatory surgery, laboratory, and research settings, present their experiences using teaming models to adapt team members’ thinking, elevate the quality of scientific productivity, and achieve excellence in both patient care and laboratory and clinical outcomes.