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Raymond Manohar Anchan, MD, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School. His clinical interests include IVF, endometriosis, fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, gynecologic surgery, infertility, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Dr. Anchan is a board-certified specialist in Obstetrics & Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.

Dr. Anchan completed his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 1987, followed by a two-year master’s program in neuroscience at the University of Calgary School of Medicine, Alberta, Canada (1989). He then went on to complete his PhD in anatomy and neurobiology at the Department of Biological Structure at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA (1994), followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in neurobiology at Duke University Medical Center (1994–1997). With the training he received from his PhD, Dr. Anchan built up his interest in nerve and pain related diseases, and how to address these problems from the molecular biology prospective.

Dr. Anchan decided to then continue on to receive his medical degree from East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, in North Carolina (1997-2001). He completed his OB/BYN residency at East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, in North Carolina (2001-2005) and his reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School (2005-2008). Dr. Anchan started his team in Dr. Richard Maas’ lab in the Department of Genetics, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 2006, where he developed his interest in using stem cells to further investigate regenerative medicine. At the end of his fellowship in 2008, Dr. Anchan became an attending in the Center for Infertility and Reproductive Surgery (CIRS) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. As a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist and reproductive surgeon, he continues to treat patients for their infertility and other reproductive medical and surgical needs. He became a principle investigator in the Department of OB/GYN at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 2009. He is also affiliated with the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC) Ovarian Cancer program and the Boston Center for Endometriosis, Boston Children’s Hospital, where he is the co-associate scientific director of basic science research for Brigham and Women’s Hospital for the Boston Center for Endometriosis. With both intensive training in clinical and basic science research, Dr. Anchan is focused on applying the translational medicine approach to his work in women’s health and pain management.

Associate Gynecologist
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Harvard Medical School

Kha Dam

Research Assistant

Emily Disler

Research Assistant

Nicholas Ng

Lab Manager

Ivy Nguyen

Summer Intern

Ian Waldman

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellow


Shane Lipskind, MD

Ankrish Milne

Pinar Özcan, MD

Parveen Parasar, DVM, PhD

Sophia Salas


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Chris Anchan

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