Meet Our Team of Fertility Center Support Staff

The entire staff at the Center for Reproductive Health works closely together to create a patient-friendly environment which allows our physicians to provide the best care possible. Our goal is to provide outstanding patient care by focusing on the individual patient or couple when determining evaluation/treatment plans.

We strive to make your experience with us productive, professional, and as comfortable as possible. Many couples have appreciated the closeness of our involvement and place great value on the caring relationships you will form with our staff.


Our Physicians

Katie Balcom, APRN, CNP

Emily Hurley, MD

Joe Karnitis, MD

Jason St. Pierre, Ph.D.

Suruchi Thakore, MD

Michael A. Thomas, MD

Erin A. Yontz, APRN, CNP


IVF Nurses

Coupled with the extensive clinical and research experience of our physicians, our IVF nurses provide patient care in a warm, compassionate, and individualized manner. Our nurses are responsible for guiding our patients through the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process.

  • Jackie Smidebush, Third Party Coordinator
  • Doan Anderson
  • Samantha Cummings, BSN
  • Melissa Montgomery
  • Kirstyn O’Bryan, BSN
  • Stephanie Wehmann

Embryology Staff

Our team of embryologists has over 60 years of combined experience. An embryologist is a scientist who concentrates on the development of embryos and performs additional testing and procedures of extracted egg(s) and sperm. Our embryology team is on the cutting edge of new technologies, offering semen analysis with strict morphology, sperm preparation for intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), assisted hatching, blastocyst culture, preimplantation genetic diagnosis- screening (PGD- PGS) as well as embryo and sperm freezing and storage (cryopreservation).

  • Erin Delaney
  • Kevin Fitzgerald
  • Kelly Flaherty
  • Stephen Johnstone
  • Arti Warikoo

Medical Assistants

Our highly experienced medical assistants partner closely with our physicians to provide each patient/couple with personalized care. Each of our medical assistants has been carefully selected based on their experience and exceptional patient care. They are focused on assisting patients and couples throughout their entire experience and are here to ease your mind in answering any questions or calls that you may have. They also assist with daily blood work, medication education and ordering and other routine checks requested by your physician.

Registered Nurses

  • Doan Anderson, RN
  • Melissa Montgomery, RN
  • Stephanie Wehmann, RN

Financial Coordinator

We understand that insurance coverage information and the cost of infertility treatment may be overwhelming. That is why we have dedicated a staff member to assist our patients and couples with financial counseling. Our financial counselor will help you understand your insurance coverage and explore all financial options associated with the cost of infertility treatment to the best cost solution possible. For more information, please call (513) 475-7600.

  • Mary Lawson, BSN, MPA – (513) 475-7606

Patient Services Representative

Upon contact with the Center for Reproductive Health, you will be greeted by our esteemed receptionist. Our receptionist is a valued member of our team and is here to help you schedule appointments, guide you and answer any questions that you may have.

Oncofertility Patient Navigator

  • Naomi Disrud, RN


  • Contact Us

    (513) 475-7600

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