At UNC Fertility, the only one who wants your dreams of family to be fulfilled more than we do is you. Often referred to as a “family,” our physicians, nurses and laboratory technicians prioritize your needs no matter how big — or small — they may be. We are always here for you. Whether you are calling to schedule an ultrasound, ask a question about your medication or hear your results, you can rest assured that every answer is a culmination of well-rounded, expert collaborative care.

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Take a tour of our new facility and meet the UNC Fertility family!

Fertility Doctors

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Marc Fritz, MD

A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Dr. Marc Fritz has been on the front lines of reproductive endocrinology research for more than 30 years. He is thankful for wonderful colleagues and the clinic’s beautiful new facility, but nothing puts a bigger smile on his face than helping individuals realize their dreams of family.
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Jennifer Mersereau, MD, MCSI

Described by many as 'knowledgeable, honest and caring,' Dr. Mersereau’s emotional connection to her patients — and her sincere desire to help guide them towards a successful outcome — is undeniable.
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Steven Young, MD, PhD

As director of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship Training Program, Dr. Young’s time is highly coveted by rising physicians but he will always make time for the one thing he loves most — his patients.
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Anne Steiner, MD, MPH

Nationally recognized for her research on biomarkers of ovarian aging as predictors of reproductive potential, Dr. Steiner was a valuable addition to the UNC Fertility team more than 10 years ago. Having completed her residency and master’s degree in public health at UNC Chapel Hill, she feels right at home!
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Matt Coward, MD

Dr. Coward is a highly esteemed urologic surgeon with a specialty in male fertility. He offers a comprehensive range of male reproductive and sexual health services and has a strong reputation for providing outstanding patient care.

UNC Fertility Fellows

Dr. Natalie Crawford

Dr. Crawford grew up in Peachtree, Georgia, attended Auburn University in Alabama and received her MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.  She completed her residency at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas and is currently a third-year fellow at UNC Fertility where she is receiving intense subspecialty training experience in clinical care, translational and clinical research. Her areas of interest include infertility, IVF, ovulation induction and reproductive surgery.

Dr. Brianna Lyttle

Dr. Lyttle was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She received her undergraduate degree at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada before moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to attend the Medical College of Wisconsin. After completing her residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass) in Worcester, Massachusetts, Dr. Lyttle joined the UNC Fertility team as a reproductive endocrinology fellow in 2015. She has demonstrated her passion for women’s reproductive care by the work she has done around the world to better the lives of women and children.

Dr. Heather Hoff

Dr. Heather Hoff is a native Midwesterner having grown up in South Dakota where she received her Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry from the University of South Dakota. She obtained her MD, along with the Research Distinction Track, at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa. She completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, where she received numerous teaching and research awards, including Best Chief Resident Educator.

In the summer of 2014, Dr. Hoff joined UNC Fertility in our intensive fellowship program. She has been a recipient of numerous well-deserved honors and awards including the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Scholarship as well as the ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine) Corporate Member Council In-training Travel Grant. She has published her research on several areas of reproductive endocrinolgy and infertility in the field’s leading journals and has presented her work both nationally and internationally. Dr. Hoff is committed to providing compassionate and individualized care, and to achieving successful outcomes.

Caitlin Boylan, BS, Embryology Supervisor
Dara Berger, PhD, HCLD, Off-Site Lab Director
Jeff Gray, PhD Michelle Moyer, BS
Jeff Gray, PhD
Amanda Whalen, BS
Norma Sneed, MS
Brenna Coco, BS

IVF Nursing Staff
Wendy Snyder, RNC, BSN
Mindy Keyser, RN, BSN
Kimberly Briley, RN, BSN
Aly Bell, RN, BSN
Medical Assistants
Priscilla Hernandez, CMA
Radisha Smith, CMA

Administrative Team
Jim LaJoie, Executive Director
Erica McCready, Marketing Director
Pam Ragusa, Patient Services Manager
Antionette Bullock, Patient Service Representative
Melonie Walker, Billing Coordinator
Temica McGill, Front Desk Coordinator