The decision to become a reproductive endocrinologist was an easy one for me; I know of no other field of medicine that is so rewarding, awe inspiring, intellectually stimulating and emotionally challenging for patients. As a female, I understand the anxiety that accompanies reproductive disorders among women.
Achieving my first pregnancy didn't occur quite as easily as I would have anticipated. I remember the sense of fear I felt, and it helps me understand what my patients experience.
Becoming a mother has only further committed me to my mission of helping others achieve parenthood, as I know of no other love as overwhelming as the love felt by a parent towards a child and I want to help others experience this wonderful gift.
While I cannot help all patients achieve pregnancy, I can help them through the obstacles and difficulties by delivering compassionate and thorough care.
Dr. Scotchie attended medical school at the University of Florida and then completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She has been elected into America's Best Doctors – two years in a row in 2013 and 2014 – recognizing only the top five percent of doctors. Throughout her training, she received numerous awards including election into Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society, and teaching awards from the medical students at the University of North Carolina. She also earned a research award for her resident research project, and the Housestaff Officer Award given to five out of more than 700 residents annually for exceptional and compassionate patient care. Dr. Scotchie trained under Dr. Marc Fritz at the University of North Carolina, who is a recent past president of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and a highly respected national leader in the field of Reproductive Medicine. In addition to maintaining a busy clinical and surgical practice throughout her fellowship, Dr. Scotchie held a clinical instructor position with the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. In this role, she participated in several research projects including studying IVF outcomes using GnRH antagonist stimulation protocols, proteomic analysis of endometrial secretions, and endocannabinoid signaling in the endometrium during embryo implantation. Dr. Scotchie is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, is double board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) and Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN). Her specific interests include in vitro fertilization, recurrent pregnancy loss, polycystic ovary syndrome and minimally invasive surgery.