Eugene Stoelk, M.D.
Dr. Stoelk received both his undergraduate degree in science and his medical degree at the University of Iowa. He completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology in Grand Rapids, Michigan followed by a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Louisville.
It was during this time that he and his wife Karen experienced their own difficulties with infertility. “She went through years of treatments for ovulation problems and endometriosis. She experienced a miscarriage and a tubal ectopic pregnancy,” Dr. Stoelk says. “We later adopted our first child, Nathan, and found out what a joy parenthood could be.” They were later able to conceive naturally and have two daughters, Kristina and Rachel.
Dr. Stoelk established the Northwest Fertility Center in 1986 and is its physician and medical director. He is well recognized in the Pacific Northwest for his expertise, and his success rates are consistently some of the highest in the Northwest and in the nation.
Dr. Stoelk’s Job
“It is my job first to be a good detective, sorting through each couple’s situation in the seven areas that every infertility issue can be found. It’s also my job to be a good listener, trying to help the couple navigate through the medical as well as financial, social and emotional issues to arrive at the right game plan that works for them.
Last, it’s my job to be a precisely competent physician to perform treatments, surgeries and IVF with a maximum of success.”
Dr. Stoelk is an active member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology, and local medical societies.