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Courtney A. Marsh, MD MPH FACOG

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Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Division Director, SOM-Kansas City, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Division Director, SOM-Kansas City, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Clinical Associate Professor, Molecular and Integrative Physiology

Professional Background

Dr. Marsh is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Kansas Health System and Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

She attended the University of Kansas where she obtained both her undergraduate and medical school degrees. During medical school, she also completed a fellowship in epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. She also completed her masters in public health at the University of Kansas in 2006. She then completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Emory University in 2010. After residency, Dr. Marsh completed a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship at the University of Michigan.

In 2013, Dr. Marsh returned to the University of Kansas to join the Advanced Reproductive Medicine team. She has a dual appointment at the Institute for Reproduction and Perinatal Research and is actively involved with many research projects.

Education and Training
  • BA, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • BA, University of Kansas, Lawrence , KS
  • Clinical Fellowship, Birth Defects, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities Division, Atlanta, GA
  • Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Clinical Fellowship, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • MD license, Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Androgen Excess, Member, 2017 - Present
  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Member, 2010 - Present



Dr. Marsh's research focuses on fertility preservation and improving fertility outcomes. She seeks to understand better options for fertility preservation including in vitro maturation of oocytes from the ovary at the time of routine surgery. She also collaborates with basic science researchers to better understand implantation and miscarriage.

Dr. Marsh has received funding for multiple research projects and has many publications. Currently, she is funded by Garmin International, NICHD, and Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Current Research and Grants
  • Hippo signaling effector and placentation, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Co-I
  • Rowland (Marsh), Courtney., A, Tjaden, Bruce., L, Grainger, David., A, Meyer, W., R. 2000. Thermal balloon and rollerball ablation to treat menorrhagia: two-year results of a multicenter, prospective, randomized, clinical trial. J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc, 7 (2), 175-9.
  • Rowland (Marsh), Courtney., A, Correa, Adolfo, Cragan, Janet., D, Alverson, C., J. 2006. Are encephaloceles neural tube defects?. Pediatrics, 118 (3), 916-23.
  • Marsh, Courtney., A, Cragan, Janet., D, Alverson, C., J, Correa, Adolfo. 2014. Case-control analysis of maternal prenatal analgesic use and cardiovascular malformations: Baltimore-Washington Infant Study.. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 211 (4), 404.
  • Greenwald-Yarnell, Megan., L, Marsh, Courtney, Allison, M., B, Patterson, C., M, Kasper, C, MacKenzie, A, Cravo, Roberto, Elias, Carol., F, Moenter, Susan., M, Myers Jr, Martin., G. 2016. ERα in Tac2 Neurons Regulates Puberty Onset in Female Mice. Endocrinology, 157 (4), 1555-65.
  • Bhattacharya, B, Home, P, Ganguly, A, Ray, S, Ghosh, A, Islam, F, French, Valerie, Marsh, Courtney, Gunewardena, S, Okae, H, Arima, H, Paul, Soumen. 2020. Atypical Protein Kinase C iota (PKCλ/ι) Ensures Mammalian Development by Establishing the Maternal-Fetal Exchange Interface. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • Chakravarthi, V Praveen, Ghosh, Subhra, Gray, Meredith, Marsh, Courtney, Roby, Katherine, Rumi, MA Karim. 2019. A Simple Method for Isolation of Ovarian Primordial and Primary Follicles. Reproductive Biology
  • Marsh, Courtney., A, Berent-Spillson, Alison, Love, T, Persad, Carol., C, Pop-Busui, R, Zubieta, Jon., K, Smith, Yolanda., R. 2013. Functional neuroimaging of emotional processing in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a case-control pilot study.. Fertil Steril, 100 (1), 200-7.
  • Marsh, Courtney., A, McCracken, Megan, Gray, Meredith, Nangia, Ajay, Gay, Judy, Roby, Kathy., F. 2019. Low total motile sperm in transgender women seeking hormone therapy. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics.
  • Paul, Soumen, French, Valerie, Marsh, Courtney . 2020. TEAD4 Ensures Post-implantation Development by Promoting Trophoblast Self-Renewal: An Implication in Early Human Pregnancy Loss. PNAS, 117 (39), 17864-75
  • Smith, Brigid., M. 2018. The National Physician Cooperative: transforming fertility management in the cancer setting and beyond. Future Oncology.