Richard Dickey, MD

Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chief, Section of Reproductive Endocrinology

1542 Tulane Avenue, Box T5-2
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-4850
Fax: (504) 568-5140




1960  MD  Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
1961-1966  OBGYN Residency and NIH Special Fellowship in Gynecology-Endocrinology, The Ohio State University
1998  PhD  Neuro-Pharmacology, The Ohio State University


Dr Dickey has been Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans since 1972 with a break for private practice.  Before LSU he held the same position at The Ohio State University from 1986 to 1972.  In 1976 he founded the Fertility Institute of New Orleans which created the first IVF pregnancy in the Gulf South in 1983, and has achieved more than 16,000 pregnancies under his Medical Directorship. He has authored more than 200 scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters. His manual Managing Contraceptive Pill Patients is in its 15th edition.  His manual of office infertility treatment, published in 2010, has been translated into Chinese.  He been a member of FDA Medical Advisory Committees, and a Consultant for the  US Agency for International Development Population Program in Jamaica, Pakistan and the Philippines. He has served as Chairman of the Maternal and Child Health, Medical Education and Member Services Committees of the Louisiana State Medical Society.  He has received awards for his work on their behalf by the New Orleans Medical Society, Louisiana Public Health Association, and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. His special interests safe use of advanced reproductive technology and early pregnancy loss.

Selected Publications


Dickey RP.  Strategies to Reduce Multiple Pregnancies Due to Ovulation Stimulation. Modern Trends. Fertil Steril, 2009;91:1-17.

Dickey RP, Xoing X, Gee RE, Pridjian G.  Effect of Maternal Height and Weight on risk of Preterm Birth in Singleton and Twin Births Resulting from IVF: a Retrospective Cohort Study using SART-CORS. Fertil Steril, 2012;97:249-54.


Book Chapters

Evaluation of Women with Unexplained Infertility, Chapter 20, in Schattman GL, Esteves SC, Agarwal A. Unexplained Infertility: Pathophysiology, Evaluation and Treatment  Springer, New York, 2015. 

Clomiphene Citrate for Women with Unexplained Infertility" Chapter 20, in Schattman GL, Esteves SC, Agarwal A. Unexplained Infertility: Pathophysiology, Evaluation and Treatment  Springer, New York, 2015.



Dickey RP, Brinsden PR, Pyrzak R. Eds, Manual of Intrauterine Insemination and Ovulation Induction, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010.

Dickey R.P. Managing Contraceptive Pill Patients, Creative Informatics, Essential Medical Information Systems, Inc., Durant, Oklahoma, 15th ed 2014.