Associate Fellowship Director
Director, Ivf Program
She compled her subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the internationally renowned Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at Cornell University Medical College under the direction of Zev Rosenwaks, M.D. During that time, she received intensive training in ovulation induction, in vitro fertilization and fertility surgery, as well as the management of other disorders including recurrent pregnancy loss, endometriosis, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Her extensive training and years in practice have prepared her to deal with the most difficult and challenging cases.
Kristin holds the title of Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the USC Keck School of Medicine. She is the currently the principal investigator of several research projects including the study of zygote intrafallopian tube transfer for women of advanced reproductive age, aging of the uterine endometrium and vitamin D and its role in infertility. It is her goal to provide the highest quality care for her patients and to help them fulfill their desire of having a healthy baby. In addition, she strives to guide her patients through what can be a trying and difficult journey by providing them with the support and personal attention they need.
Fertility expert, teacher, and researcher, Kristin is also a married mother of two.
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology: Nominated for the Promising Young Clinician Award 22nd Annual Meeting, 2006
Administrative Chief Resident Harvard Integrated Residency Program
James E. Constantine Obstetrics and Gynecology Award New York University School of Medicine
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology: Nominated for the Promising Young Clinician Award 22nd Annual Meeting , 2006
ASRM standard embryo transfer protocol template: a committee opinion. Fertil Steril. 2017 Mar 11. View in: PubMed
Paulson RJ, Chung K, Quaas AM, Mucowski SJ, Jabara SI, Bendikson KA. Low-dose human chorionic gonadotropin alone can complete follicle maturity: successful application to modified natural cycle in vitro fertilization. Fertil Steril. 2016 May; 105(5):1228-31. View in: PubMed
Burks H, Buckbinder J, Francis-Hernandez M, Chung K, Jabara S, Bendikson K, Paulson R. Developmentally delayed cleavage-stage embryos maintain comparable implantation rates in frozen embryo transfers. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2015 Oct; 32(10):1477-81. View in: PubMed
Rudick BJ, Ingles SA, Chung K, Stanczyk FZ, Paulson RJ, Bendikson KA. Influence of vitamin D levels on in vitro fertilization outcomes in donor-recipient cycles. Fertil Steril. 2014 Feb; 101(2):447-52. View in: PubMed
Quaas AM, Melamed A, Chung K, Bendikson KA, Paulson RJ. Egg banking in the United States: current status of commercially available cryopreserved oocytes. Fertil Steril. 2013 Mar 1; 99(3):827-31. View in: PubMed
Chung K, Fogle R, Bendikson K, Christenson K, Paulson R. Microdose gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist in the absence of exogenous gonadotropins is not sufficient to induce multiple follicle development. Fertil Steril. 2011 Jan; 95(1):317-9. View in: PubMed
Rudick B, Opper N, Paulson R, Bendikson K, Chung K. The status of oocyte cryopreservation in the United States. Fertil Steril. 2010 Dec; 94(7):2642-6. View in: PubMed
Bendikson KA, Neri QV, Takeuchi T, Toschi M, Schlegel PN, Rosenwaks Z, Palermo GD. The outcome of intracytoplasmic sperm injection using occasional spermatozoa in the ejaculate of men with spermatogenic failure. J Urol. 2008 Sep; 180(3):1060-4. View in: PubMed
Rosenwaks Z, Bendikson K. Further evidence of the safety of assisted reproductive technologies. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Apr 3; 104(14):5709-10. View in: PubMed
Spandorfer SD, Bendikson K, Dragisic K, Schattman G, Davis OK, Rosenwaks Z. Outcome of in vitro fertilization in women 45 years and older who use autologous oocytes. Fertil Steril. 2007 Jan; 87(1):74-6. View in: PubMed
Westphal L, Bendikson K. Evaluation of urine toxicology screens in an oocyte donor population. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2005 Feb; 22(2):103-4. View in: PubMed
Bendikson KA, Anderson D, Hornstein MD. Fertility options for HIV patients. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2002 Oct; 14(5):453-7. View in: PubMed