Sue Ellen Carpenter, MD, FACOG
Female Infertility Doctor in Atlanta
Sue Ellen Carpenter, MD, infertility doctor in Atlanta, joined Atlanta
Center for Reproductive Medicine in 2003 following a distinguished faculty
position at Emory University School of Medicine's Division of Reproductive
Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Carpenter received her undergraduate
degree Magna Cum Laude in Biochemistry from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts
in 1979 and was awarded a medical degree from Columbia University College
of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City in 1983.
Following her medical studies at Columbia, Dr. Carpenter was accepted into
the Gynecology and Obstetrics Residency program at Johns Hopkins University
Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. During this time the first American baby
in vitro fertilization was born and there was considerable collaboration between Johns Hopkins
and the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine. Inspired by these advances
in laparoscopic surgery and the advent of in vitro fertilization, Dr.
Carpenter focused her career path on becoming a reproductive endocrinologist
and went on to complete her fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology
and Infertility at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1989.
During her training Dr. Carpenter developed a special interest in exercise
and its effects on infertility and in 1989 was awarded a substantial grant
to complete the research project, "Effect of Exercise on Side Effects
Expert on Female Reproductive Health
Dr. Carpenter remained at Johns Hopkins after her fellowship as an Assistant
Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and served on
the Admissions Committee for the School of Medicine. Her efforts and dedication
to her field also earned her such esteemed positions as Director of the
Donor Insemination Program and Associate Director of the In Vitro Fertilization
Program, both at Hopkins. Not only is Dr. Carpenter an accomplished Atlanta
infertility specialist with years of experience performing in vitro fertilization
and other reproductive treatment options, she is also renowned in her
field as one of the leading experts on adolescent gynecology and reconstruction
of uterine abnormalities. She is an active member of the American Society
of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and has served as Treasurer, as well as
Program Director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Special Interest
Group under ASRM. Dr. Carpenter also served a three year term on the Board
of Directors of the North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent
Gynecology. As a female infertility doctor, she is also active in the
Atlanta Women's Medical Alliance.
Dr. Carpenter expresses particular interest in treating congenital anomalies
associated with infertility as well as polycystic ovarian syndrome and
endometriosis. She values being able to educate patients on their diagnosis
and treatment options and developing individual plans for helping couples
reach their goal of parenthood.
Dr. Carpenter is married to Dr. Rick Carpenter, who is a pediatrician and
family psychiatrist. Both Dr. Carpenters have two children in college
and graduate school and enjoy following their academic pursuits. Also,
Dr. Carpenter enjoys being outdoors with her family and finding quiet
time for reading, gardening and embroidery.