George M. Grunert, MD
Dr. George M. Grunert has over 30 years experience in treating patients with infertility. He is the founder and director of the assisted reproductive technology program at Houston Fertility Specialists, the longest ongoing IVF program in the Southwest.
“I want to give each pateint hope and honest accurate information about their path to parenthood. I believe in building families one baby step at a time.”
Raised in San Antonio, Dr. Grunert came to Houston to attend Rice University. After graduating from Rice, he stayed in Houston to attend medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He then went on to complete his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Naval Regional Medical Center, Oakland and Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of California San Francisco. He is a Captain, Medical Corps, US Naval Reserve. Dr. Grunert has written chapters on infertility for medical textbooks, has given numerous scientific presentations, and has authored or co-authored over 100 articles for publication.
Dr. Grunert returned to Houston to begin private practice and established the IVF program at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas in 1983. This later became Houston Fertility Specialists. Dr. Grunert and his wife Trudye have worked tirelessly as a team to craft a world-class fertility center. Working side by side, they have done pioneering work in the fields of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), reproductive genetics and embryology. “We treat our patients like family because we are family,” the Grunerts say.
He is proud and honored to have helped many patients from around the world realize their dream of having a family. Dr. Grunert considers it a great compliment when a patient, past or present, refers another. His opinion is sought by many who have failed treatment elsewhere.
Dr. Grunert believes in a personal, individualized practice approach to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of infertility. He says, “I am passionate about helping patients who struggle with infertility realize their dream of becoming parents. I feel compelled to offer Hope to every patient I encounter.”
As a longstanding supporter of the LGBT community, Dr. Grunert looks forward to continuing to help in their efforts to build a family.