Reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Laura Detti has joined the Germantown office of UT Medical Group Inc., where she specializes in male and female infertility. Detti provides genetic diagnosis and counseling; management of conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, recurrent miscarriages and premature menopause; and pre- and post-cancer care for fertility issues.
Hometown: Florence, Italy
Education and/or work experience: I trained in medicine and obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Florence in Italy and at the University of Cincinnati. I also completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Wayne State University and am board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology with subspecialty certification in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. I have been working as a reproductive endocrinologist since 2004 and been in Memphis since 2008. I currently serve as assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Family: My husband, Giancarlo; our son, Michael, 10; and our daughter, Camilla, 7.
Favorite quote: The one I truly believe in is: “Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.” – George Washington
The most recurrent one, however, is: “If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make that change!” – Michael Jackson, “Man in the Mirror.” My husband, the children and I sing it to the top of our lungs every time we hear the song, meaning every word.
The sports team(s) you root for: Now it is the Memphis Grizzlies! However, I do have a favorite Italian soccer team: Juventus, from Turin, Italy.
What’s playing on your stereo right now? Barbra Streisand – I love her warm voice.
What talent do you wish you had? Being able to read a person “at first sight.”
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My parents; they taught me how to grow and learn from good and bad times.
What are your goals at UT Medical Group? To establish an extensive relationship with the doctors in the Memphis area and to help my patients obtaining a better quality of life – whether through understanding and coping with their chronic problems, through managing their acute conditions or through achieving a long-desired pregnancy.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? Having my family and becoming a doctor here in the United States.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Everything! The constant learning, the everyday challenges. It is never boring. Even in the worst days, I know I have helped someone.
If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? Never settle for less than you were dreaming for. It will take time and hard work, but you will eventually get where you wanted.
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