Donna R. Session, MD - Associate Professor 

Donna Session

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Education & Training   

Medical Education: Eastern Virginia Medical School, MD, 1986

Residency: Winthrop University Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1990

Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Reproductive Endocrinology Division, 1993


American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1994 

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, 1996

Society & Professional Memberships  

•  American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
•  American Medical Association
•  Minnesota State Medical Association
•  Zumbro Valley Medical Society
•  American Society for Reproductive Medicine
•  Resolve
•  American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
•  Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
•  Society for Gynecologic Investigation 
•  Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
•  Senior Member, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
•  Southeastern Obstetrical and Gynecologic Society
•  South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 

Awards and Honors

•  AAMC Professional Development Seminar for Mid-Career Women Faculty, 2009
•  Atlanta Magazine's "Atlanta's Top Doctors," Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2006 
•  "America's Top Doctor," Castle Connolly's Guide, 2008, 2007, 2003, 2001 
•  "Best Doctors in America," Ladies Home Journal, 2002 

I See Patients At

Emory University Hospital Midtown 
Emory Reproductive Center
Medical Office Tower, Suite 1800
550 Peachtree Street, NE                       
Atlanta, GA  30308 
Directions and Map 


Emory University Hospital Midtown 
Emory Reproductive Center
Medical Office Tower, suite 1800
550 Peachtree Street, NE                       
Atlanta, GA  30308 


•  In-vitro fertilization
•  Infertility
•  Reproductive surgery
•  Ultrasound


•  Regulation of genes expressed in the reproductive tract
•  Evaluation of the expression of a Y chromosome specific gene in the testis
•  The role of cyclin E in gynecologic malignancies
•  Development of qualitative imaging methods to evaluate antral follicle counts and follicle growth responses to gonadotropins stimulation in women undergoing ovarian stimulation  

Selected Research Articles

Hipp H, Loucks TL, Nezhat C, Sidell N, Session DR. Anti- Müllerian Hormone in Peritoneal Fluid and Plasma From Women With and Without Endometriosis. Reprod Sci. 2015 Mar 29. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25824010

Kawwass JF, Kissin DM, Kulkarni AD, Creanga AA, Session DR, Callaghan WM, Jamieson DJ; for the National ART Surveillance System (NASS) Group. Safety of Assisted Reproductive Technology in the United States, 2000-2011. JAMA. 2015 Jan 6;313(1):88-90. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.14488. PMID: 25562272

Kawwass JF, Crawford S, Kissin DM, Session DR, Boulet S, Jamieson DJ. Tubal factor infertility and perinatal risk after assisted reproductive technology. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jun;121(6):1263-71. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31829006d9.

Pauli S, Session DR, Shang W, Wieser F, Taylor RN, Napoli JL, Kane MA, Sidell N.  Analysis of follicular fluid retinoids in women undergoing in vitro fertilization: retinoic acid influences embryo quality and is reduced in women with endometriosis.  Reprod Sci. 2013 Sep;20(9):1116-24. doi: 10.1177/1933719113477487. PMID:23427183

Kawwass JF, Monsour M, Crawford S, Kulkarni A, Session DR, Kissin D, Jamieson DJ. Trends and outcomes for donor oocyte cycles in the United States, 2000-2010. JAMA, 2013.

Foong SC, Abbott DH, Lesnick TG, Phy JL, Session DR, Tummon IS, Walker DL,Thornhill AR, Dumesic DA Diminished Intrafollicular Estradiol (E2) Levels in Women with Reduced Ovarian Responsiveness to Recombinant Human Follicle Stimulating Hormone (rhFSH) Therapy for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Fertility and Sterility 2005:83/5;1377-1383.

Joshi, N, Kissin D, Anderson, JE, Session D, Macaluso M, Jamieson DJ. Trends and correlates of good perinatal outcomes in assisted reproductive technology. Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Oct; 120(4):843-51. PMID:22996102.

Walker DL, Gardner DK, Lane M, Tummon IS, Session DR, Thornhill A. Cryosystem assessment by glucose uptake of blastocysts. Reproductive Biomedicine Online. 2005:11;601-607.

Allemand MC, Dumesic DA, Tummon I, Session D, Morphological Criteria for the Diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) by 3-Dimensional (3D) Transvaginal Ultrasound (TVUS), Fertility and Sterility Fertility & Sterility. 2006:85(1);214-9.

Park JK, Murphy AA, Bordeaux BL, Dominguez CE, Session DR. Ovulation induction in a poor responder with panhypopituitarism: a case report and review of the literature. Gynecol Endocrinol. 2007:23;82-86.

Session DR. Thyroid replacement and pregnancy. Georgia Chapter Resolve. The National Fertility Association Newsletter 2007 Session DR. Gynecologic ultrasound; and diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome in adults, in Avoiding Common Errors in OB/GYN. Roberts CP & Bloomfield DP. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010.