J. Ricardo Loret de Mola, MD

Chair and Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


Dr. J. Ricardo Loret de Mola serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIU), Medical Director of St. John’s Hospital Women’s Health Programs in Springfield, Illinois. Dr. Loret de Mola’s clinical and research interests are in the care of couples with infertility, IVF treatments, and women with endometriosis. His medical practice is focused on the care of couples who are not able to have children, as well as complex surgical disorders that require advanced minimally invasive gynecologic procedures and robotic surgery. Given his clinical interests, he founded the SIU Fertility and IVF Center, where he serves as its Medical Director, and established a highly successful fertility program with outstanding pregnancy rates.

Dr. Loret de Mola is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. His memberships include many organizations such as the Council of University Chairs of Obstetrics and Gynecology (CUCOG), Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Society for Gynecologic Investigation (elected member), Society of Reproductive Surgeons, Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and American Society for Reproductive Medicine and European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). He has served several leadership roles in national and international organizations such as ACOG, as Junior Fellow Treasurer, Vice-Chair and Chair for District V, and as a Fellow as Treasurer and Vice-Chair for the Illinois Section. In addition, he is past president of the Hispano-American Biomedical Association and Past-vice President of the Asociacion Latinoamericana de Medicina Reproductiva (ALMER). The author of more than 100 scientific publications, presentations at scientific meetings and book chapters, Dr. Loret de Mola currently serves on several national and international editorial boards. He is a standing member of study sections at the National Institutes of Health, where he has also Chaired the Reproduction, Andrology and Gynecology (RAG) study section for several years.  He has received research grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institutes of Health, the Cleveland Research Institute, UTHSCSA, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

  • Board Certified:
    • Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1997-Present
    • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, 1999-Present
  • Clinic Locations:
    • Moy Building, 751 Rutledge, Springfield
    • Christie Clinic, Champaign

Board Certifications

  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


Medical School: 
Monterrey Institute of Technology, Monterrey, Mexico
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH - Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA - Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Special Interests

Research Interests
  • Infertility, In Vitro Fertilization, Egg Donation, Surrogacy, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Fertility