Dr. McClure is a nationally renowned male infertility specialist, currently serving on the American Society of Reproductive Medicine Board of Directors and is considered one of the pioneers of male infertility research and development. He brings his vast amount of research and clinical experience and serves as urological in-house consultant for SRM in providing male fertility services for infertile couples suffering from low to absent sperm production or obstructive problems.

Males with known low sperm counts or vasectomy should initiate consultation with one of our Reproductive Endocrinologists or with Dr. McClure.

Couples with such sperm issues can still achieve pregnancy by performing In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Dr. McClure is able to perform surgical sperm collection methods in our office timed in coordination with an IVF cycle supervised by one of our board certified Reproductive Endocrinologists and infertility specialists.

Dr. McClure has been a board certified urologist since 1979 and is the director of male infertility and microsurgery at Virginia Mason. His expertise is extensive, and he provides serves a on-site urologist for SRM performing vas reversal in our surgical center.

Dr. McClure has been doing microsurgical vasectomy reversals for over 25 years and has performed over 2,000 vasectomy reversals and does approximately 75+ reversals per year. Dr. McClure has been a faculty member of the American Urologic Association Post-Graduate Microsurgical Course for the last 15 years. These courses train other urologists on techniques of microsurgery.

He has served on the faculty of University of California at San Fransisco and is currently a clinical professor of urology at the University of Washington Medical School. He is part of the American Urological Association post-graduate course on microsurgery for the last 15 years and has trained hundreds of other urologists on microsurgical techniques. He is author of more than 80 articles and book chapters on male infertility and vasectomy reversals. He is presently on the Executive Board of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the former president of this prestigious organization and the leading professional authority in the field of fertility.

He does 80-100 vas reversals a year.

Specialties

  • Male Infertility
  • Microsurgery
  • Vasectomy Reversals
  • Sperm Aspiration
  • Varicocelectomy

Licensure

  • Province of Quebec
  • State of California
  • State of Washington

Certification

  • American Board of Urology, 1979

Education

  • MD degree (1964-1968 University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 1968)
  • Residency in Urology (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1975)
  • Fellowship in Male Endocrinology and Infertility (University of California, Los Angeles, 1977)

Affiliations

  • Department of Urology, Virginia Mason Clinic
  • American Urologic Association
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Board of Directors 2003-2005
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

Honors

  • President, American Society of Reproductive Medicine.
  • President, Society of Reproductive Surgeons
  • President Elect, Society for the Study of Male Reproduction
  • Past President, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
  • Past President , Society for Male Reproduction and Urology

Selected Publications

McClure RD: Editorial: Male infertility – realistic treatment options. J Urol 1999;161:1166-1167.

Demas BE, Hricak H, McClure RD: Varicoceles. Radiological diagnosis and treatment. Rad Clin N Amer 29:619-627, 1991.

McClure RD, Khoo D, Jarvi K, Hricak H: Subclinical varicocele: the effectiveness of varicocelectomy. J Urol 145:789-791, 1991.

McClure RD, Ernest ML, Oses R: Hypogonadal impotence treated by transdermal testosterone. Urology 37:224-228, 1991.

McClure RD, Tom R: Human sperm hypo-osmotic swelling test: relationship to sperm fertilizing ability. Int J Fertility 36(6):360-366, 1991.

Seattle Clinic Hours

Male infertility services are available at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. Dr. McClure is available for consults at SRM for at least 2 days each month. Schedule an appointment online or call (206) 301-5000.

Insurance Coverage

Services provided by Dr. McClure at SRM are covered by in-network contracts with selected payors (ask our financial counselor in regards to coverage by specific insurance companies by calling 206-301-5000).