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.
UNC Fertility Fellows
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. Ryan Owen
Dr. Owen is one of the newest members of the UNC Fertility team, starting in July of 2017. He is the inaugural fellow in the Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery Fellowship program under the mentorship of Dr. Matt Coward. As an undergraduate, Dr. Owen played baseball for Lubbock Christian University while earning a major in Human Biology. After receiving his medical degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, he completed a Urology residency at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Owen’s research interests include microsurgical sperm extraction, varicocele repair, effects of nutritional supplementation on male factor subfertility and surgical repair of erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease. Along with Dr. Coward, Dr. Owen aspires to provide a comprehensive treatment approach for the infertile couple in collaboration with the UNC Fertility team.
Dr. Jamie Stanhiser
Dr. Jamie Stanhiser grew up in Loma Linda, California. She completed her medical school training from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine after graduating with a double major in Human Biology and Human Development from the University of California, San Diego. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where she was a leader in her elected position as the Senior Chief Administrative Resident. She joined the UNC Fertility team as a reproductive endocrinology fellow in 2016. Her areas of interest include epigenetics, embryology, infertility, ovarian stimulation, and InVitro Fertilization. Dr. Stanhiser has committed herself and her career to women’s reproductive health as well as their overall wellness in mind, body and spirit. She dedicates her time to teaching, mentoring and research.
Dr. Leah Bressler
Dr. Bressler was raised in Southeastern North Carolina and attended UNC as a Morehead scholar. At UNC, she studied Biology and conducted public health research in Southern and Eastern Africa. She obtained her MD and Masters in Public Health at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. She then moved to Chicago to complete Obstetrics & Gynecology residency at Northwestern University, where she was elected Education Chief Resident. Her research interests are lifestyle factors and fertility, endometriosis, PCOS, fibroids, and reproductive epidemiology. She is very excited to be back in her home state and training at UNC Fertility.
Jim LaJoie, Executive Director
Caitlin Boylan, Lab Manager
Michelle Moyer, Senior Embryologist
Meghan Connerny, Embryologist
Daquan Dock, Andrology Supervisor
Norma Sneed, Andrologist
Hunter Caprell, Andrologist
Wendy Snyder, Clinical Manager
Kim Briley, IVF Nurse
Mindy Soucy, IVF Nurse
Aly Bell, IVF Nurse
Radisha Smith, Senior Medical Assistant
Christi Poole, Medical Assistant
Victoria Nguyen, Medical Assistant
Kiran Kanaan, Practice Development Manager
Kristen Cima, New Patient Coordinator
Pam Ragusa, Business Office Manager
Sam Guadagno, Billing Specialist
Ashley Forrest, Senior Patient Services Coordinator
Michelle Casserman, Patient Care Coordinator
Camilla Morrell, Patient Care Coordinator
Temica McGill, Office Coordinator