Dr. Karissa Hammer earned her bachelor’s degree at Vanderbilt University, attended medical school at Rush University, and then stayed at Rush for residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr Hammer enjoys taking care of her patients and being a provider that can offer both clinical and surgical solutions as needed. Her favorite aspect of being a physician is the relationships she cultivates with her patients and care teams.
She has 15 scientific publications and book chapters and has received numerous accolades for both her clinical skill and research while at Harvard. Her research interests include the impact of Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) on IVF outcomes, impact of environmental and psychosocial influences on fertility, and effective methods for medical education in REI practice. She is one of the inaugural Surgical Scholars within the Society of Reproductive Surgeons and is passionate about minimally invasive surgical methods to preserve and enhance fertility.
Dr Hammer enjoys assisting an individual or couple taking a step in their reproductive journey and to fulfill their dreams of having a family.