Laurie McKenzie, MD - Associate Professor

Laurie McKenzie

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Education & Training   


Medical Education: University of Florida College of Medicine, 1997

Residency: 
University of Florida College of Medicine, Shands Teaching Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1997-2000
University of Texas LBJ Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2000-2001

Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, 2004

Certifications: 
•  American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2006
•  American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 2008



Society & Professional Memberships  


•  Endocrine Society
•  American Society for Reproductive Endocrinology 
•  Premature Ovarian Failure Support Group
•  RESOLVE
•  American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
•  American Medical Association

Awards and Honors


•   CREOG Teacher of the Year, OBGYN Residency Program, The Methodist Hospital System, 2011-2012
•   ACOG/Ortho McNeil Academic Training Fellowship Award, 2003
•   Golden Apple Residency Teaching Award, 1998, 1999
•   Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1997
•   John Harrington Tanous Research Award Recipient, 1995, 1997
•   University of Florida Outstanding Student Award, 1996, 1997
•   Browning Scholarship Recipient, 1995-1997
•   NIH Fellowship Award Recipient for Medical Students, 1994

I See Patients At


Emory Reproductive Center
Emory University Hospital Midtown 
Medical Office Tower 18th Floor
550 Peachtree Street, NE                       
Atlanta, GA  30308 
Directions and Map  

Emory Clinic, Emory University Campus
Bldg A, 4th Floor
1365 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: 404-778-3401
Directions and Map

 

Clinical


•  Cancer survivors or individuals with recent cancer diagnosis
•  Individuals with recurrent pregnancy loss
•  LGBTQ couples
•  Individuals with diminished ovarian reserve

Research


•  Inherited cancer syndromes
•  Cumulus cell gene expression as a predictor of pregnancy outcome
•  Reproductive outcomes in cancer survivors

Articles


McKenzie LJ. Surgical Management of Endometriosis Associated Infertility: Time for a Paradigm Change. Contemporary Obstetrics and Gynecology.  2015 June Vol 60 (4): 7-10.


Woodson A, Muse K, Lin H, Jackson M, Mattair D, Schover L, Woodard T, McKenzie LJ, Theriault R, Hortobagyi GN, Arun B, Peterson S, Profato J, Liiton JK. Breast Cancer, BRCA Mutations and Attitudes Regarding Pregnancy and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis.  The Oncologist.  2014 Aug;19 (8):797-804.


Hickman TH, McKenzie LJ, Schlenker T, Pinasco MA. First Successful Delivery in Texas Using Vitrified Human Oocytes; a Case Report. J Repro Med 2013 Nov-Dec;58(11-12):538-40.


Li Q, McKenzie LJ, Matzuk MM. Revisiting Oocyte Somatic Cell Interactions: in Search of Novel Intrafollicular Predictors and Regulators of Oocyte Developmental Competence. Molecular Human Reproduction 2008 14(12): 673-678.


Krotz S, McKenzie LJ, Cisneros P, Buster JE, Amato P, Carson SA.  Prevalence of Premature Urinary Luteinizing Hormone Surges in Women with regular Menstrual Cycles and its Effect on Implantation of Frozen-thawed Embryos. Fertil Steril. 2005 Jun;83 (6):1742-4.


McKenzie LJ, El-Zimaity H, Krotz S, Laucirica R, Carson S, Buster JE.Comparative Genomic Hybridization of Ectopic Pregnancies that Fail Methotrexate Therapy. Fertil Steril. 2005 Nov;84(5):1517-9.


McKenzie LJ, Pangas SA, Carson SA, Kovanci E, Cisneros Buster, Amato P, Matzuk MM. Human Cumulus Granulosa Cell Gene Expression: A Predictor of Fertilization and Embryo Selection in Women Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization. Human Reproduction. 2004 Oct 7.


McKenzie LJ, Marcelli SL, Buster J, Carson SA, Simpson JL, Bischoff.  Nuclear Localization of Chromosomes in Blastomeres from Human Preimplantation Embryos.  Human Reproduction.  2004 Oct;19(10):2231-7.


McKenzie LJ, Kovanci E, Amato P, Cisneros P, Lamb D, Carson SA. Pregnancy Outcome of IVF/ICSI with Profound Teratospermia.  Fertility and Sterility. 2004 Oct;82(2):847-9.


McKenzie LJ, Kovanci E, Amato P, Buster JE, Carson SA. Images in Medicine: Hysterosalpingographic Appearance of Uterine Perforation. Fertility and Sterility. 2004 Nov; 82(5):1428-1429.


McKenzie LJ, Buster JE. Progesterone Measurement and Supplementation in the First Trimester of Pregnancy: An Update. Contemporary Obstetrics and Gynecology. March 2004. 49(3):6075.


McKenzie LJ, Cisneros PL, Torsky S, Bacino CA, Buster JE, Carson SA, Simpson JL, Bischoff F.  Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis for a Known Cryptic Translocation: Follow-Up Clinical Report and Implication of Segregation Products. Am J Med Genet. 2003 Aug 15;121A(1):56-9.


McKenzie, LJ. Book Review: IVF Children by A.G. Sutcliffe Parthenon Publishing. Fertility and Sterility. Vol. 79, No. 2, Feb. 2003.


McKenzie, LJ. Book Review: Hysteroscopy State of the Art, Vol. 20 by O.R. Kochli. Fertility and Sterility. September 2001.76;3: 646-647.


Evenson (McKenzie) LJ,  Drury KC,  Kovalinskaia L,  Williams RS. Rapid, Sequential FISH Assays in Human Amniocytes and Fibroblasts: A Model for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis.  J of Assoc Genetic Technologists 2000; 26 (3):78-83.


Evenson (McKenzie) LJ. Legionnaire’s disease. Primary Care Update.Nov/Dec 1998; 5: 270-275.  Fifth prize resident manuscript.


Evenson (McKenzie) LJ, Mendenhall W, Parsons J, Cassisi N. The Management of Chemodectomas of the Carotid Body and Glomus Vagale. Head and Neck. October 1998; 609-613.


Rybak LP, Husain K, Evenson (McKenzie) L, Morris C, Whitworth C, Somani SM.  Protection by 4-methylthiobenzoic Acid Against Cisplatin-Induced Ototoxicity: Antioxidant System. Pharmacol Toxicol. 1997 Oct;81(4):173-9.


Book Chapters


McKenzie, LJ. Granulosa Cells and their Impact on Human ART. Chapter in Human Assisted Reproductive Technology: Future Trends in Laboratory & Clinical Practice. Cambridge University Press.


McKenzie LJ. Miscarriage. Chapter in If at First you Don’t Conceive. First Edition. Rodale Press. 2010.


Hickman TN, McKenzie LJ, Cabrera R, Moustafa H, Rizk B. Evaluation of the Infertile Female. Chapter in The Textbook of Infertility and Assisted Reproduction. 1st ed. London: Cambridge.


McKenzie LJ, Carson SA. Evaluation of Infertility, Ovulation Induction and Assisted Reproduction. Chapter in Endocrinology of the Female, edited by Robert Rebar, M.D.2002.www.endotext.com. Updates to 2016.


McKenzie LJ, Carson SA. Female Sexual Response and Dysfunction. Chapter in Danforth’s Obstetrics and Gynecology. Eighth Edition. Lippincott-Raven, New York. 2002.


Samuels P, Evenson (McKenzie) LJ. Medical Complications of Pregnancy: Study Guide. Noninfectious Hepatobiliary Diseases. 1999.


Abstracts


Zhou B, McKnight K, McKenzie L, Hickman T.  Does Undetectable Serum Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Level Prelude Live Birth in Women Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization?  Fert Steril 2013;100:S501


McKenzie LJ, Veeraragavan S, Hickman TN, Cabrera R, Matzuk MM. Age Related Changes in Cumulus Cell Gene Expression. Abstracts of the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine October 2008 San Francisco, CA.


Cabrera R, McKenzie LJ, Kovanci E, Hickman TN. Advanced Paternal Age Negatively Impacts Clinical Pregnancy Rates but Not Live Birth Rates In Couples Undergoing IVF. Abstracts of the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine October 2008 San Francisco, CA.


Hickman TN, McKenzie LJ, Cabrera R. Chinese Calendar Method for Predicting Gender. Abstracts of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual District Meeting (Districts VII and VIII and XI) October 2008 Los Cabos, Mexico.


Hickman TH, McKenzie LJ, Clark M, Brinker MR, O’Connor DP. , Schoolcraft W. Are We Justified in Transferring More Embryos in Older Women? Abstracts of the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine October 2007 Washington, D.C.


Munoz M, Hickman TN, McKenzie LJ, Stevens JM, Gardner DK. Single Embryo Transfer Vs. Dual Embryo Transfer In Women With Multiples: Risks Of Multiple Birth Do Not Surmount Risk Of Lower Pregnancy Rate. Abstracts of the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine October 2007 Washington, D.C.


Skillern A, Kovanci E, El-Zimaity H, McKenzie LJ, Buster J, Carson C.  Comparative Genomic Hybridization Analysis of Spontaneously Aborted Tissue: Comparison with Traditional Karyotyping. Abstracts of the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine October 2007 Washington, D.C.


McKenzie LJ, Pangas SA, Carson SA, Kovanci E, Cisneros Buster, Amato P, Matzuk MM.  Human Cumulus Granulosa Cell Gene Expression: A Predictor of Fertilization and Embryo Selection in Women Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization. Abstracts of the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine October 2004 Philadelphia, Pennsylania.


McKenzie LJ, El-Zamaity H, Krotz S, Laucirica R, Carson S, Buster J. Comparative Genomic Hybridization of Ectopic Pregnancies that Fail Methotrexate Therapy.  Abstracts of the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine October 2004 Philadelphia, Pennsylania.


McKenzie LJ, Krotz S, Kovanci E, Cisneros P, Buster JE, Amato P, Carson SA.  Effect of False Premature Urinary Luteinizing Hormone Surges on Natural Cycle Cryopreserved Embryo Transfer Pregnancy Rates. Abstracts of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation Annual Meeting, March 2004 Houston, Texas.


Dietrich J, McKenzie LJ, Dietrich C, Kovanci E, Sangi-Haghpeykar H,  Heard M, Buster J. Reproductive Age Women Who Exercise Excessively Are At Increased Risk for Premature Ovarian Failure (POF). Abstracts of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation Annual Meeting, March 2004 Houston, Texas.


Kovanci E, Amato P, McKenzie LJ, Sierra R, Carson S, Van Den Veyver I.  DNA Methylation of the Estrogen Receptor Alpha Gene Promoter in Human Granulosa Cells Fertility and Sterility, Volume 82, S289-S289.


McKenzie LJ, Amato P, Buster JE, Kovanci E, Cisneros P, Lamb D, Lipshultz L, Carson SA. Pregnancy Outcome of IVF/ICSI with Profound Teratospermia (Kruger Strict Criteria of Zero).  Abstracts of the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine October, 2003 San Antonio, Texas.


Mckenzie LJ, Amato P, Kovanci E, Buster JE, Cisneros P, Lamb D, Lipshultz L, Carson SA. A Significantly Higher Early Pregnancy Loss Rate is Seen with Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) versus Standard In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Abstracts of the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine October, 2003 San Antonio, Texas.


McKenzie LJ, Marcelli SL, Buster J, Carson SA, Simpson JL, Bischoff.  Nuclear Localization of Chromosomes in Blastomeres from Human Preimplantation Embryos.  Abstracts of the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine October, 2003 San Antonio, Texas.


McKenzie LJ, Bischoff F, Simpson JL, Cisneros P, Buster JE, Carson SA. Preimplantation Embryos Derived from Paternal Translocation Heterozygotes Show Predominantly (75%) Aberrant Segregation (Adj-1; Adj-2; 3:1) Compared to Fetuses (10-16 weeks). Abstracts of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation Annual Meeting, March 2003 Washington, D.C.


McKenzie LJ, Cisneros P, Buster JE, Amato P, Matzuk M, Carson SA. Follicular Fluid Prostanoid PGE2: A Possible Marker for Embryo Selection? Abstracts of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation Annual Meeting, March 2003 Washington, D.C.


McKenzie LJ, Cisneros PL, Torsky S, Bacino CA, Buster JE, Carson SA, Simpson JL, Bischoff F.  Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis for a Known Cryptic Translocation: Follow-Up Clinical Report and Implication of Segregation Products. Abstracts of the Fourth International Symposium on Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis 2002 Limassol, Cyprus.


Evenson (McKenzie) LJ, Schultz G. Prevention of Postsurgical Adhesion Formation in Rats with Antisense to Transforming Growth Factor B1. Abstracts of the Wound Healing Society Annual Meeting 1999.


Evenson (McKenzie) LJ,  Drury KC,  Kovalinskaia L,  Williams RS. Rapid, Sequential FISH Assays in Human Amniocytes and Fibroblasts: A Model for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis. Abstracts of the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. September, 1999 Toronto, Canada.


Evenson (McKenzie) LJ, Mendenhall W, Parsons J, Cassisi N. The Management of Chemodectomas of the Carotid Body and Glomus Vagale Abstracts of the 1997 Radiation Oncology Meeting Gainesville, Florida May, 1997.


Evenson (Mckenzie) LJ, Rybak L, Whitworth C, Morris C. 4- Methylthiobenzoic Acid as a Protective Agent for Cisplatin Ototoxicity. Abstracts of 1995 Association for Research in Otolaryngology Midwinter Meeting.