Carol A. Wheeler, MD, Interim Director
Women & Infants' Fertility Center
90 Plain Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 441-5336
The most rewarding times are when my patients achieve their goals of building their family – no matter how that might happen. I enjoy being a part of a team that guides patients through this process.
Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology
Board Certified: Yes
Women & Infants Hospital
Education: Jefferson Medical College
Residencies: Miami Valley Hospital
Fellowships: University of Pennsylvania Hospital
Medical Group: Women & Infants' Fertility Center
Awards / Recognitions
Named to Rhode Island Monthly magazine’s “Top Docs” list for Reproductive Endocrinology every issue since its inception
Co-chair of the Resident Education Committee for the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Member of the Education Committee for American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Member of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Board of Directors
Chair of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Special Interest Group
Research / Publications
Meet Dr. Wheeler
Dr. Wheeler earned her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Following this, she completed her residency training in obstetrics at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH, and her fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining the team at Women & Infants’ Fertility Center in 1990, Dr. Wheeler practiced in New Orleans. Dr. Wheeler is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility with a focused practice designation in pediatric and adolescent gynecology. She is the director of the center’s Third-Party Reproduction Program and of the Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic.
Dr. Wheeler is the director of the Fertility Preservation Program, which assists women dealing with cancer and fertility concerns, and she also sees patients through the Women & Infants Menopause Program.
Approach to treatment
Dr. Wheeler chose reproductive endocrinology and infertility as her specialty because it gives her the opportunity to improve the quality of life for women from adolescence to menopause with reproductive health issues. Dr. Wheeler believes that she makes a difference for women, whether it be dealing with menstrual-related issues or helping them build a family.
Dr. Wheeler aims to do everything possible to make sure that her patients receive the very best care in an uncompromising manner. Her patients come first in everything she does. Dr. Wheeler enjoys training the next generation of physicians, so they can continue the work she is currently doing. Active in teaching trainees at all levels with research interests in education, Dr. Wheeler acts as a mentor for many future obstetrician/gynecologists and is happy to share her knowledge and experience.
Dr. Wheeler provides individualized care and embarks on a joint decision-making process with her patients. She takes care to give them information and data so that they can understand the thought processes and options, and ultimately decide what’s best for themselves. Dr. Wheeler focuses on listening to her patients’ needs with sensitivity and empathy. She aims to be open and honest with every patient, acknowledging that each patient has her or his own sets of values that should guide decisions about care.
In her spare time Dr. Wheeler is involved in numerous church activities. She sings in her church choir, rings in the handbell choir and serves on the board of trustees. Dr. Wheeler also works with children in the church as an acolyte leader and bible school teacher. Outside of church she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two children.
- In vitro fertilization outcomes.
- Resident education in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, as well as pediatric and adolescent gynecology.