Dr. Thomas Pool, P.h.D., HCLD
Dr. Thomas B. Pool, a native of Texas, is our dedicated embryologist and director of the center’s assisted reproductive technology laboratory. Dr. Pool has been selected to receive the 2018 Society of Reproductive Biologists and Technologists Lifetime Achievement Award and will be presented to him at ASRM in October 2018. Enjoy his podcast interview on an episode of “Focus On Fertility” in acceptance of this award. This award is given in appreciation to his many contributions to the fields of reproductive biology and laboratory technology. In May 2018, Dr. Pool was also invited to join the Editorial Board of Fertility and Sterility Journal of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. This recognition is bestowed upon by his peers that he is a leader in the field and is a huge honor! In addition, he is the editor for the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, emeritus editor of Reproductive Medicine Online and is an invited speaker at many medical conferences worldwide.
Dr. Pool earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture in 1970 and a Master of Arts degree in Biology in 1973 from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He went on to attend the University of Virginia as a National Institutes of Health predoctoral trainee in developmental biology, and was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1976. In 1978, Dr. Pool completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in cell biology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The same year, he joined the faculty of the University of Texas Medical School, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1984. In 1986, Dr. Pool became the Embryologist and Laboratory Director for the Fertility Program at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, and was appointed as the Program Director in 1989.
The fertility doctors at the Fertility Center of San Antonio have over 30 years of experience treating a wide range of fertility issues. Dr. Martin, Dr. Neal, Dr. Retzloff, Dr. Adams, and Dr. Pool all proudly served our country and are all military veterans. Our doctors continue to study the latest technologies and techniques to bring our patients the highest quality reproductive assistance. To learn more about our services or to make an appointment, contact our office today.