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Mindy Christianson, M.D., M.B.A.

Mindy Sue Christianson, M.D., M.B.A.

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  • Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Fertility Center
  • Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics


Adolescent Fertility Preservation, Endometriosis, Fertility before and after Cancer Treatment, Fibroids, Gynecology and Obstetrics, In Vitro Fertilization, Infertility, Menopause, Pediatric- Ob/Gyn, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Reproductive Endocrinology more

Research Interests

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

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 410-847-3835
10753 Falls Road
Pavilion II Suite 350
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-583-2750


Mindy Christianson, M.D., Associate 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. more


  • Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Fertility Center
  • Director, Fertility Preservation
  • Director, IVF Program Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

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  • MD; University of Wisconsin Medical School (2006)


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


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

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

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Activities & 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


  • 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

Videos & Media

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    Fertility Preservation for Women with Cancer: Dr. Mindy Christianson

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    Innovation, Education, Collaboration

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

  • Girl Is Born in Tennessee From Embryo Frozen for 27 Years, The New York Times (December 3, 2020)
  • 10 Years of Fertility Advances, The New York Times (April 19, 2020)
  • The Ultimate Guide to Dealing With Menopause, The Oprah Magazine  (September 10, 2019)
  • Das erwachsene Baby, Welt (01/23/2018)
  • Locked Out Of Asia, Americans Are Turning To Eastern Europe To Hire Gestational Surrogates, Huffington Post (07/25/2017)
  • Do You Really Have To Lose Weight Before IVF?, Refinery29 (07/24/2017)
  • What Ob-Gyns Wish Women Knew About Their Fertility, Shape (01/2017)
  • So About That Woman Who Got Pregnant Twice in Ten Days, Gizmodo (11/2016)
  • Kissing! Sex! 6 Answers to Very Personal Zika Virus Questions to Keep You Safe, Reader's Digest (02/2016)
  • To Treat Cancer and Preserve Fertility, Johns Hopkins Gynecology (01/2015)
  • To Preserve Fertility in the Youngest Oncology Patients, Innovations in Gynecology (01/2014)
  • Is Menopause Overlooked in U.S. Medical Schools? U.S. News and World Report (05/2013) 
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