“I want to give each patient hope and honest accurate information about their path to parenthood. I believe in building families one baby step at a time.”

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Areas of Expertise

  • In-Vitro Fertilization
  • Infertility
  • Endometriosis
  • Fertility Preservation
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Reproductive Genetics

Education

Fellowship

University of California San Francisco
Reproductive Endocrinology
San Francisco, CA
1978

Internship and Residency

Naval Regional Medical Center, Oakland
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Oakland, CA
1977

Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Houston, TX
1973

Undergraduate School

Rice University
History
Houston, TX

Hospitals Affiliated With

Fannin Surgicare
Methodist Hospital Houston
Women’s Hospital of Texas

Professional Associations

American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

American College of Surgeons

American Medical Association

American Society of Reproductive Medicine

Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society

Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Endocrine Society

European Society for Human Reproduction and Endocrinology

Harris County Medical Society

Houston Gynecology and Obstetrics Society

Pacific Coast Society of Reproductive Medicine

Reproductive Biology Special Interest Group

Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology

Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists

Society of Reproductive Surgeons

Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Texas Medical Association

Publications

Drake, TS, Grunert GM, Tredway DR & Buchanan GC: Continued clinical experience with an increasing dosage regimen of clomiphene citrate administration. Fertil Steril 30:274,1978

Drake TS & Grunert GM: A cyclic pattern of sexual dysfunction in the infertility investigation. Fertil Steril 32:543,1979

Drake TS & Grunert GM: The unsuspected pelvic factor in the infertility investigation. Fertil Steril 34:27,1980

Drake TS, Metz SA, Grunert GM & O’Brien WF: Peritoneal fluid volume in endometriosis. Fertil Steril 34:280,1980

Drake TS & Grunert GM: The unsuspected pelvic factor in the infertility investigation. Obstet Gynecol Surv 36:98,1981

Grunert GM: Delayed tubal patency following tubal sterilization. Fertil Steril 35:406,1981

Grunert GM, Drake TS & Takaki NK: Microsurgical anastomosis for reversal of tubal sterilization. Obstet Gynecol 56:148,1981

Grunert GM, Drake TS & Takaki NK: Microsurgical reanastomosis for reversal of tubal sterilization. Obstet Gynecol Surv 37:120,1982

Grunert GM: Inadvertent injury during gynecologic endoscopy. Fertil Steril 37:284,1982

Grunert GM: Carbon dioxide laser in the treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. Am J Obstet Gynecol 144:358,1982

Fern PE, Grunert GM & Lewis SB: Urinary estriols: are they of value in the normoglycemic diabetic pregnancy? Diabetes Care 5:316,1982

Grunert GM & Franklin RR: What’s new: the laser in gynecologic fertility surgery. Tex Med 79(5):43,1983

Grunert GM & Franklin RR: The carbon dioxide laser in tubal surgery. in Buttram VC (ed): Surgery of the Infertile Female, Williams & Wilkins, New York, 1984

Grunert GM: The carbon dioxide laser in tubal microsurgery. Am J Obstet Gynecol 148:117, 1984

Rogers SR, Lotze EC, and Grunert GM: Endometriosis: then and now. J Repro Med 29:613,1984

Grunert GM & Field DR: Status epilepticus in pregnancy. J Repro Med 30:69,1985

Grunert GM: Monitoring techniques with clomiphene citrate. Fertil Steril 43:672,1985

Grunert GM: Lasers in fertility surgery. In: Garcia CR, Mikuta JJ, and Rosenblum NG (eds): Current Therapy in Surgical Gynecology, B. C. Decker, Inc., Philadelphia, 1987

Grunert GM and Franklin RR: Infertility and pregnancy loss due to congenital uterine abnormalities. Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality 20(11):73,1986

Grunert GM: Computerized tomography in cases of lipoid cell tumor causing virilization. Am J Obstet Gynecol 155:684,1986

Barie PS, Benedetti C, Bland KI, Clayman RV, Grunert GM, Libeertino JA, Loeser JD, Moore EE, Raj PP, Resnick MI, Rogers SF, Schecter WP, Schwesinger WH, Singleton CM, Trunkey DD, Winfield H: An open-labeled, multicenter assessment of buprenorphine hydrochloride injectable (Buprenex) in postoperative patients with moderate to severe pain. Clinical Perspectives 2:1,1987.

Grunert GM, Franklin RR: Evaluation and treatment of recurrent endometriosis. In: Wilson EA (ed) Endometriosis, Alan R. Liss, Inc, New York,1987

Rodriguez-Rigau LJ, Ayala C, Grunert GM, Woodward RM, Lotze EC, Feste JR, Gibbons W, Smith KD, Steinberger E: Relationship between the results of sperm analysis and GIFT. J Andrology 10:139,1989.

Lotze EC, Grunert GM: The use of lasers in infertility surgery. Clin Obstet Gynecol, 32:576,1989

Grunert GM, Franklin RR: Management of the patient with recurrent endometriosis. Houston Med 6:175,1990

Grunert GM: Lasers in gynecologic reconstructive surgery. In Rock JA, Murphy AA, Jones HW, Jr. (eds) Female Reproductive Surgery, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 1992

Grunert GM, Franklin RR: Surgical management of gastrointestinal endometriosis. In Martin DC (ed) Atlas of Endometriosis. Gower Medical Publishing, London, 1993

Wun W-SA, Wun CC, Grunert GM: Minimal essential medium alpha (MEM) enhances assisted reproductive technology results. I. Mouse embryo study. J Asst Reprod Genetics 11:303,1994

Wun W-SA, Cisneros P, Dunn R, Grunert GM: Vitamin supplements improve the fertility potential of a subfertile male with macrocytic anemia – a case study. J Asst Reprod Genetics 11:375,1994

Grunert GM, Franklin RR: Pathogenesis of infertility in endometriosis. In Nezhat CR, Berger GS, Nezhat FR, Buttram VC, Jr., Nezhat CH (eds) Endometriosis: Management and Surgical Techniques, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1995

Grunert GM, Franklin RR: Extragenital endometriosis. In Nezhat CR, Berger GS, Nezhat FR, Buttram VC, Jr., Nezhat CH (eds) Endometriosis: Management and Surgical Techniques, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1995

Wun W-SA, Anderson SP, Grunert GM: Assisted reproductive technologies alleviate anti-sperm antibody subfertility. Asst Reprod Reviews 5:251,1995

Wun W-SA, Wun CCC, Valdes CT, Dunn RC, Grunert GM: Blastocyst formation is a good indicator for attainment of assisted reproduction. Chinese J Physiology 40:237-42, 1997

Wun W-SA, Wun CCC, Valdes CT, Dunn RC, Grunert GM: Optimal insemination concentration for human in vitro fertilization (IVF). Chinese J Physiology 40:227-36, 1997

Gullett J, Grunert GM, Valdes CT, Dunn RC, Wun W-SA: Low blastocyst formation rates in day-2 fertilized oocytes. J Asst Reprod Genetics 15:594-8, 1998

Cooper ML, Darilek S, Wun WS, Angus SC, Mensing DE, Pursley AN, Dunn RC, Grunert GM, Cheung SW: A retrospective study of preimplantation embryos diagnosed with monosomy by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Cytogenet Genome Res. 2006;114(3-4):359-66.

Academic Appointments

Baylor College of Medicine
Clinical assistant professor
1983 – Present

Personal Interests

Dr. Grunert likes exploring off the beaten path, whether hiking or skiing in Telluride or exploring the Sonoma coast with his wife Trudye, looking for that small boutique winery and hidden restaurant gem.

Biography

Raised in San Antonio, Dr. Grunert came to Houston and graduated from Rice University. He stayed in Houston to attend medical school and earned his MD at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed 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 board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG), a fellow of the American College of Surgeons FACS), and a founding member of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART).

Returning to Houston to begin private practice, Dr. Grunert established the IVF program at the Woman’s Hospital of Texas and Houston Fertility Specialists. He and Trudye have worked as a team to craft this world-class center. They have done pioneering work in the fields of genetic diagnosis, reproductive genetics, and embryology.

Dr. Grunert is proud and honored to have helped many patients from around the world realize their dream of having a family. He believes in a personal, individualized approach to the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of infertility.