About Us


In 1991, with the goal of providing excellence in infertility care, the doors of The Fertility Center, which was then the Michigan Reproductive and IVF Center, were opened. Dr. William Dodds began the practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and in a few short years, opened the Kalamazoo location to better serve the needs of his patients. Along with Dr. James Young, who has been with The Fertility Center since 1994, thousands of patients have achieved their goals of starting or continuing their families. Dr. Richard Leach joined our office in May 2010 with Dr. Valerie Shavell following in August 2013, and Dr. Mili Thakur in September 2017. 

Find information about our facilities, meet the staff, contact us to see the place where families are created: The Fertility Center.