Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, FACOG

Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, FACOG
Regular SRI Member

Albert Reece, MD

Dean Emeritus
Former University Executive Vice President

Endowed Professor and Director
Center for Advanced Research Training, and Innovation (CARTI)

Senior Scientist
Center for Birth Defects Research

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Career Journey

Dr. E. Albert Reece is Dean Emeritus and Former University Executive Vice President, Endowed Professor and Director, Center for Advanced Research Training, and Innovation (CARTI), and Senior Scientist, Center for Birth Defects Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is a member of the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

He received his education from Long Island University (BS, Magna Cum Laude); New York University (M.D.); Columbia University Medical Center (Residency, Ob/Gyn); Yale University (Fellowship, Maternal-Fetal Medicine); the University of the West Indies, Jamaica (Ph.D., Biochemistry), and Temple University’s Fox School of Business & Management (M.B.A.). He has served as full time faculty at Yale University, Department Chair at Temple University, and Dean at the University of Arkansas, and the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Dr. Reece oversees an NIH-funded laboratory that studies the bio-molecular causes and consequences of diabetes-induced birth defects. He has published extensively in the scientific literature – more than 500 publications. Dr. Reece has received numerous special awards and honorary degrees in recognition for his distinguished leadership and contributions to science and medicine.


1. What inspired you to choose reproductive sciences?

I have been drawn to reproductive medicine by the miracle of reproduction in all its aspects. Likewise, I have been intrigued by the research question: “Why do women with pre-gestational diabetes have so many infants with congenital malformations?”

2. Favorite part of your job?

Lead, teach and conduct research.

3. How did you hear about SRI?

I was a resident in Ob/Gyn at Columbia University and my program directors and other faculty were members.

4. What makes SRI your scientific home and how has it helped your career?

SRI, like other major research organizations, have been my research home for decades. In addition, I was impressed by many of the former leaders (Giants) such as Larry Longo; Sam Yen.

5. What would you say to someone considering going into the reproductive sciences field?

It is best to find an unanswered research question(s) that you can explore either individually or collaboratively.

6. Favorite benefit of SRI?

Colleagues of like mind and interest

Society for Reproductive Investigation

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