Nashville Fertility

Kristin Van Heertum MD

Kristin Van Heertum MD provides leading-edge treatments and compassionate care

Kristin Van Heertum MD came to Nashville Fertility Center (NFC) for many reasons. This new Nashville fertility doctor knew that she wanted to raise her family in the warm and friendly culture of the South and make a true impact on her local community. When she met the NFC team, she knew she had found the right practice to call home.

According to Dr. Van Heertum, “When I found Nashville Fertility Center, I was impressed by the team. All the partners are so knowledgeable and kind. I realized it’s where I wanted to practice reproductive medicine.”

When it comes to her patients, Kristin Van Heertum MD works to provide compassionate and customized care. “I look at each patient as a unique person, not a fertility diagnosis. I develop fertility treatment plans that address each patient’s physical, emotional and financial needs. It’s important to me that patients feel they are involved in their treatment planning and not just passive participants.”

Kristin Van Heertum MD offers an impressive educational and research background

Kristin Van Heertum MD Nashville Fertility MD

After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University, Kristin Van Heertum MD received her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. Kristin Van Heertum MD then completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health in Abington, Pennsylvania. Our Nashville fertility doctor subsequently completed a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University.

Throughout her training, Kristin Van Heertum MD gained a wealth of knowledge about basic and complex fertility diagnosis and treatment. She also received training in advanced surgical techniques, including minimally invasive and robotic surgery.

She decided to pursue reproductive medicine because she feels it’s a field that allows her to positively impact the lives of patients. “Being a fertility doctor allows me to develop close and meaningful relationships with my patients. It’s life-changing work and I feel so blessed to help patients build families.”

Our Nashville fertility doctor is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility; Dr. Van Heertum is also a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI).

Advancing the field of reproductive medicine

Kristin Van Heertum MD brings the latest, proven fertility treatments to all her patients. In addition to her expertise with in vitro fertilization (IVF), she also has special expertise in fertility surgery, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and a passion for fertility preservation and LGBTQ+ fertility care.  “It’s so rewarding to see how the right surgical techniques can help patients overcome fertility challenges.” Additionally, Dr. Van Heertum has written a number of articles that have been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and performed research that has been presented at several national meetings.

When she’s not working, our Nashville fertility doctor enjoys many activities. “I love spinning, traveling, walking my dog and going to the movies. Most of all, I enjoy spending time with my husband (a local orthopedic trauma surgeon) and our young daughter.”

Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia
Specialty Training: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Van Heertum sees patients in the Nashville and Clarksville offices.

Contact us to schedule an appointment with our newest Nashville fertility doctor. See how the right fertility treatment can help you in your journey to becoming a parent.

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