Christina Mitchell, MD is the newest member of the UNC Fertility Physician team. After graduating from Harvard College, Dr. Mitchell then earned her MD at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. She completed both her residency and fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Mitchell also serves as the Director of the UNC Fertility Preservation Program.
Dr. Mitchell has received several honors and distinctions throughout her medical career. During the
125th anniversary celebration of Johns Hopkins Medicine, she was nominated and selected as a 125
Hopkins Hero: one of the 125 current faculty, fellows, postdoctoral students, staff, and medical students who personify the mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine. In addition, Dr. Mitchell was awarded the Johns Hopkins University Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics Kelly Society Resident Research Grant, as well as the Edward E. Wallach Research Award. She is extensively published, with first author publications in journals such as JARG and Fertility and Sterility. Her research has been presented at national meetings since 2013.
Dr. Mitchell’s passion for women’s health began during medical school, when she spent a summer
treating women in a public maternity hospital in Quito, Ecuador. During her time in Quito, Dr. Mitchell came to truly appreciate the importance of women’s health, and witnessed the powerful impact that physicians focused on reproductive health issues can have on women’s lives. As a young mother herself, Dr. Mitchell in constant awe of her patients’ strength and determination as they fight the battle of infertility.
Dr. Mitchell has a special interest and expertise in the following:
- Fertility preservation for patients with cancer or other medical indications
- Elective oocyte cryopreservation (“social” egg freezing)
- Ovulatory infertility, including polycystic ovary syndrome
- In vitro fertilization (IVF)
- Optimizing IVF outcomes