Valerie Ratts, MD
Associate Dean for Admissions; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Valerie Ratts, MD, is associate dean for admissions and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine. A native of St. Louis, she earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After she completed her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Johns Hopkins, she joined the Washington University faculty in 1994. She has been the Program Director for the Infertility and Reproductive Medicine Center at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital since 1998. She is a member of the medical staff at Barnes-Jewish, Missouri Baptist Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Presently, she is chairman of the Committee on Admissions for the School of Medicine.
Ratts has expertise in polycystic ovary syndrome, fertility preservation, and reproductive surgery. She has received a National Institutes of Health-sponsored Reproductive Scientist Development Program Award. Ratts is a member in multiple societies, including the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists and the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. She has received numerous awards and honors including Alpha Omega Alpha and Excellence in Teaching in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University. Ratts has been consistently ranked nationally among the Best Doctors in America.