Education. Research. Compassion. These three characteristics — common to everyone’s unique journey to parenthood — can greatly affect an experience or alter an outcome.
Uniquely positioned on the forefront of cutting-edge science and able to deliver highly-individualized patient care, UNC Fertility is honored to provide the best possible treatment plan for you. At the same time, we will listen to your needs and concerns, and answer your questions each step of the way. Your comfort is our primary care.
A History of Academic Excellence
The University of North Carolina is known as one of the finest universities in the country. It has received recognition worldwide for its medical services year after year and, with its strong reputation for obstetrics and gynecology, UNC Fertility is no exception.
All of the faculty members at UNC’s Fertility Clinic are Board-Certified in both Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, meaning they have completed a two- to three-year fellowship program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and have passed a rigorous set of four board examinations. In addition, all have full-time or clinical faculty appointments and are integral in the instruction of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellows, OB-GYN residents and medical students here at UNC.
Our distinct fellowship training program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, directed by Dr. Steven Young, is approved by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. This highly competitive program provides an intensive subspecialty training experience in clinical care and in basic, translational and clinical research. It is one of the very few to have all of its graduates achieve subspecialty certification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Graduates have gone on to begin new subspecialty practices and work in academic or private practices across the country.
A Clinic of Critical Acclaim
To us, unlocking the mysteries of reproduction is a continual source of enthusiasm. Thanks to our affiliation with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, we are able to not just witness but lead key advancements in the field on a daily basis. Opened in 2013, our state-of-the-art facility features a HEPA air filtration system, four fully equipped treatment rooms, two ultrasound machines and an on-site laboratory, allowing us to leverage the most recent science and directly benefit our patients.
From intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), to elective egg banking, frozen embryo transfers and a variety of egg donor programs, we offer the full scope of leading-edge treatment options to ensure a tailor-made treatment plan specific to your needs.
First and Foremost, the Patient
UNC Fertility prides itself on offering the best service in the most professional way possible. Our secret? Unparalleled patient focus. With eight dedicated physicians, three embryologists, a nursing staff of four with specific expertise in IVF and two full-time medical assistants, there is always someone to answer your question, explain a procedure or ask, “How are you doing today?” Often referred to as a family-like environment, everyone at the clinic shares the common goal of making your goal — to enter into parenthood — reality.
We are also fortunate to work with a full-time counselor, Pamela Richey, MS. Pam has served as our dedicated marriage and family therapist for more than 10 years. A highly valued resource by many of our patients, Pamela has worked with couples, families and individuals in crisis or chronic stress situations — identified or unidentified. Her vast knowledge of the medical procedures surrounding infertility is especially helpful in guiding patients throughout their journey. She has also been instrumental in helping patients reduce stress and deal with depression, as well as supporting them through any necessary lifestyle changes that may be helpful in facilitating treatment.
We understand that certain emotions and considerations may come into play at different times for everyone, and go out of our way to ease anxiety and make patients’ experience as pleasant as possible. We make it convenient for long-distance patients to monitor treatment progress close to their home, we provide detailed financial counseling on everything from insurance coverage to payment programs, and we will never pressure you. Patients are at liberty to make educated decisions at their own pace; our job is to provide you with all of the information and guidance you need to make those choices.