Bart Fauser


Prof. Bart Fauser

+31 88 75 57524


Professor of Reproductive Medicine, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. Chair Department of Reproductive Medicine & Gynecology, UniversityMedicalCenter, Utrecht (since 2004).

Former Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology and director Center of Reproductive Medicine, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (1996-2003). Saal van Zwanenberg Professor,  of Free University, Brussels, Belgium (2003-2008); Visiting Professor, Stanford School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, USA (1993-1995); Fulbright post-doctoral Scholar, University of California, San Diego, California (1987-1988). Visiting Professor University of Siena, Italy (2011-); Visiting Professor, University Southampton, UK (2010-); Visiting Professor University of Adelaide, Australia (9 December 2013)

Former Editor-in-Chief ‘Human Reproduction Update’ (2001-2007). Major research interest; pathophysiology of human ovarian function..

Chair WHO steering committee infertility guidelines (2011 - )

Senior Editor: Reporductive Biomedicine Online (2015 - )

Research line and group

Research line
Female health and aging (infertility, anovulation & Child Health).
Number of PhD students
Number of postdocs

Personal fellowships and awards

  • Honorary fellow Royal College Obstetrics & Gynecology (RCOG 2015 -)
  • COGI / Bob Edwards award 25 October 2013
  • Dexeus clinical scientist award, Barcelona, Spain, 2012
  • IVI clinical science award, Valencia, Spain, 2011
  • Awarded No. 10 most cited European researcher in Reproductive Biomedicine, publication analysis 1996-2007

Most recent key publications

  • Janse F, Donnez J, Anckaert E, de Jong FH, Fauser BC, Dolmans MM (2011). Limited value of ovarian function markers following orthotopic transplantation of ovarian tissue after gonadotoxic treatment. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 96; 1136-44
  • Stolk L,et al., Meta-analyses identify 13 loci associated with age at menopause and highlight DNA repair and immune pathways. Nat Genet. 2012;44(3):260-268
  • Donnez J, Vázquez F, Tomaszewski J, Nouri K, Bouchard P, Fauser BC, Barlow DH,Palacios S, Donnez O, Bestel E, Osterloh I, Loumaye E; for the PEARL III and PEARL III Extension Study Group. Long-term treatment of uterine fibroids with ulipristal acetate. Fertil Steril. 2014: 101; 1565-1573
  • Broer SL, Broekmans FJ, Laven JS, Fauser BC. Anti-Mullerian hormone: ovarian reserve testing and its potential clinical implications. Hum Reprod Update. 2014; 20: 688-701
  • Daan NM, Jaspers L, Koster MP, Broekmans FJ, de Rijke YB, Franco OH, laven JS, Kavousi M, Fauser BC. Androgen levels in women with various forms of ovarian dysfunction: associations with cardiometabolic features. Hum Reprod. 2015 Oct;30(10):2376-86