Kyle Orwig, PhD

Dr. Kyle Orwig is a Professor, OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, with secondary appointments in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Developmental Biology, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.  He is the founding Director of the Fertility Preservation Program of UPMC and the UPMC Magee Center for Reproduction and Transplantation.

Dr. Orwig completed his doctorate in biochemistry and biophysics and animal sciences at Oregon State University and did postdoctoral training at the University of Kansas Medical Center and the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the University of Pittsburgh in 2003.

Research in the Orwig Laboratory focuses on stem cells, germ lineage development, fertility, and infertility.  Dr. Orwig’s team’s progress investigating reproductive function in fertile individuals provides a basis for understanding the mechanisms of infertility caused by disease, medical treatments, genetic defects, or aging.  Infertility impacts one in seven couples in the United States and can have a devastating impact on relationships and emotional well-being.  The Orwig Lab is ideally located in Magee-Womens Research Institute and Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and is committed to translating lab bench discoveries to the clinic for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of infertility.

Dr. Orwig is the Co-Chair of the 2022 Gordon Research Conference on Mammalian Reproduction.  He is also an Associate Editor of Biology of Reproduction.

View a list of Dr. Orwig’s publications here.