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Mindy Christianson, M.D.

Mindy Sue Christianson, M.D.

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Associate Fellowship Director

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

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Expertise: Adolescent Fertility Preservation, Endometriosis, Fertility before and after Cancer Treatment, Fibroids, Gynecology and Obstetrics, In Vitro Fertilization, Infertility , Menopause, Pediatric- Ob/Gyn, Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Reproductive Endocrinology ...read more

Research Interests: Fertility preservation for females facing cancer or other gonadotoxic treatment; Ovarian tissue cryopreservation; Menopause education

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Background

Mindy Christianson, M.D., Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics, was born in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with undergraduate and medical degrees. She completed her Gynecology and Obstetrics (OB/Gyn) residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She recently joined the faculty after completing fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Christianson has an active clinical practice in infertility, reproductive endocrinology and reproductive surgery.  Her clinical areas of expertise include in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other fertility treatments, fertility preservation for cancer patients, and surgical treatment of reproductive issues such as uterine fibroids and endometriosis. She also sees patients with polycystic ovary syndrome, premature ovarian failure and those experiencing severe menopause symptoms.

Her primary research interest is fertility preservation for females undergoing gonadotoxic treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation prior to cancer treatment. She has extensive experience in helping females preserve their fertility via embryo, oocyte or ovarian tissue cryopreservation. She is currently working with Dr. Jeffrey Lukish in Pediatric Surgery on an innovative project involving ovarian tissue cryopreservation for young girls with cancer. She has been awarded a Research Fellowship Award in Fertility Preservation Options from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Ferring Pharmaceuticals. She has also received international recognition for her research examining the experience of young breast cancer patients regarding fertility preservation.

Dr. Christianson has recently been accepted into the CREST Program (Clinical Research/Reproductive Scientist Training) sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Clinical Research Training Program at Duke University, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. She is also very active in teaching and helped develop a formal curriculum for OB/Gyn residents in menopause medicine with Dr. Wen Shen. In 2011 she received the New Researcher Award from the North American Menopause Society for her needs assessment of American OB/Gyn residents regarding menopause education.

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Titles

  • Associate Fellowship Director
  • Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Centers & Institutes

Education

Degrees

  • MD, University of Wisconsin Medical School (2006)

Residencies

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Obstetrics and Gynecology (2010)

Fellowships

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Obstetrics and Gynecology (2013)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology / Obstetrics And Gynecology (2012)
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology / Reproductive Endocrinology (2015)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Styer AK, Jin S, Liu D, Wang B, Polotsky AJ, Christianson MS, Vitek W, Engmann L, Hansen K, Wild R, Legro RS, Coutifaris C, Alvero R, Robinson RD, Casson P, Christman GM, Christy A, Diamond MP, Eisenberg E, Zhang H, Santoro N; National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Reproductive Medicine Network. Association of uterine fibroids and pregnancy outcomes after ovarian stimulation-intrauterine insemination for unexplained infertility. Fertil Steril. 2017 Mar;107(3):756-762.e3

Maher JY, Christianson MS. Controlled ovarian stimulation and triggers in in vitro fertilization: protocol personalization key to optimize outcomes. Minerva Endocrinol. 2017 Mar 21

Ladanyi C, Mor A, Christianson MS, Dhillon N, Segars JH. Recent advances in the field of ovarian tissue cryopreservation and opportunities for research. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2017 Apr 1

Christianson MS, Shoham G, Tobler KJ, Zhao Y, Monseur B, Leong M, Shoham Z. Use of various gonadotropin and biosimilar formulations for in vitro fertilization cycles: results of a worldwide Web-based survey. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2017 Jun 1

Wu HY, Yin O, Monseur B, Selter J, Collins LJ, Lau BD, Christianson MS. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender content on reproductive endocrinology and infertility clinic websites. Fertil Steril. 2017 Jun 1

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Scholar, Clinical Reproductive Scientist Research Training (CREST) Scholars Program; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 2013
  • John G. Griffith Gynecologic Training Award for excellence as a chief resident on the Gynecology service, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2009
  • Resident Research Project Award, Maryland OB/Gyn Society, 2009
  • New Researcher Award, North American Menopause Society, 2011
  • Travel Award, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, 2009
  • First Place Research Poster, Second World Congress of the International Society for Fertility Preservation, 2011
  • McGovern-Tracy Scholar Award for Community Service and Leadership, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 2004
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals Research Fellowship Award in Fertility Preservation Options, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2012
  • American Medical Women’s Association Community Service Award, 2004
  • Top Doctor Recognition for Reproductive Endocrinology, Baltimore Magazine, 2014
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals Research Fellowship Award in Fertility Preservation Options, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2012
  • Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship Award for Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2014

Memberships

  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group
  • International Society for Fertility Preservation
  • North American Menopause Society
  • Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
  • Endocrine Society
  • Society for Reproductive Surgery

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