47874-Archer, Johanna

Johanna S. Archer, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology

UH 2403

Indianapolis, IN


Dr. Archer is a Board Certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist with a subspecialty in Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility.  She first went to veterinary school at University of Pennsylvania.  After practicing veterinary medicine for a year she then got a Master's in Reproductive Endocrinology from University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She obtained her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School.  Dr. Archer did her Obstetrics & Gynecology residency at Medical University of South Carolina.  Her fellowship training was at University of California-San Diego.  She then worked at University of Minnesota and University of Louisville as a REI.  After being in private practice for eight years Dr. Archer decided to return to academic medicine joining the Indiana University in 2020.


Dr. Archer's professional interests include polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), irregular menstrual cycles secondary to hormonal abnormalities, recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) and hormone therapy for postmenopausal women.



Key Publications

1. Archer JS, Love-Geffen TE, Herbst-Damm KL, Swinney DA, Chang RJ. The effect of estradiol versus estradiol and testosterone on brain activation patterns in postmenopausal women. Menopause 2006;13:528-37.

2. Mehta RV, Patel KS, Coffler MS, Dahan MH, Yoo RY, Archer JS, Malcom PJ, Chang RJ. Luteinizing hormone secretin is not influenced by insulin infusion in women with polycytis ovary syndrome despite improved insulin sensitivity during pioglitazone treatment. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2005; 90:2136-41.

3. Archer JS. Relationship between estrogen, serotonin and depression. Menopause 1999;6:71-8.

4. Archer JS, Kennan WS, Gould MN, Bremel RD. Human growth hormone (hGH) secretion in milk of goats after direct transfer of the hGH gene into the mammary gland by using replication-defective retrovirus vectors. Proc Natl Acad Sci, USA 1994;91:6840-4.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Education
    1997 MD Eastern Virginia Medical School
    1993 MS University of Wisconsin-Madison
    1989 VMD University of Pennsylvania
    1985 BA Bryn Mawr College
  • Professional Organizations
    American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)
    American Society for Reproductive Medicine
    North American Menopause Society
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Awards
    Org: Alpha Omega Alpha
    Desc: Medical School Honor Society
    Scope: National
    Date: 1997-05-01

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