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Kristin A. Bendikson, MD

TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentObstetrics & Gynecology
AddressIRD 534 2020 Zonal Ave
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9300
Phone+1 323 226 3026
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    TitleAssociate Fellowship Director

    TitleDirector, Ivf Program


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    European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology2006Nominated for the Promising Young Clinician Award 22nd Annual Meeting
    2003Administrative Chief Resident Harvard Integrated Residency Program
    2000James E. Constantine Obstetrics and Gynecology Award New York University School of Medicine

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    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.


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    1. Bendikson K. In Reply. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Jun; 131(6):1165-1166. PMID: 29794665.
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    2. Ho JR, Arrach N, Rhodes-Long K, Salem W, McGinnis LK, Chung K, Bendikson K, Paulson RJ, Ahmady A. Blastulation timing is associated with differential mitochondrial content in euploid embryos. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2018 Apr; 35(4):711-720. PMID: 29353449.
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    3. Jones T, Ho JR, Gualtieri M, Bruno-Gaston J, Chung K, Paulson RJ, Bendikson K. Clomiphene Stair-Step Protocol for Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Jan; 131(1):91-95. PMID: 29215516.
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    4. Ho JR, Woo I, Louie K, Salem W, Jabara SI, Bendikson K, Paulson RJ, Chung K. A comparison of live birth rates and perinatal outcomes between cryopreserved oocytes and cryopreserved embryos. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2017 Oct; 34(10):1359-1366. PMID: 28718080.
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    5. Burks HR, Baker M, Quaas AM, Bendikson K, Chung K, Paulson RJ. The dilemma of counseling patients about poor prognosis: live birth after IVF with autologous oocytes in a 43-year-old woman with FSH levels above 30 mIU/mL. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2017 Sep; 34(9):1185-1188. PMID: 28656538.
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    6. Toth TL, Lee MS, Bendikson K, Reindollar RH. Embryo transfer techniques: an American Society for Reproductive Medicine survey of current Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology practices. Fertil Steril. 2017 04; 107(4):1003-1011. PMID: 28366408.
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    7. ASRM standard embryo transfer protocol template: a committee opinion. Fertil Steril. 2017 04; 107(4):897-900. PMID: 28292611.
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    8. Paulson RJ, Chung K, Quaas AM, Mucowski SJ, Jabara SI, Bendikson K. 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):1228-1231. PMID: 26852420.
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    9. 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. PMID: 26347340; PMCID: PMC4615912 [Available on 10/01/16].
    10. Rudick BJ, Ingles SA, Chung K, Stanczyk FZ, Paulson RJ, Bendikson K. Influence of vitamin D levels on in vitro fertilization outcomes in donor-recipient cycles. Fertil Steril. 2014 Feb; 101(2):447-52. PMID: 24210230.
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    11. Quaas AM, Melamed A, Chung K, Bendikson K, Paulson RJ. Egg banking in the United States: current status of commercially available cryopreserved oocytes. Fertil Steril. 2013 Mar 01; 99(3):827-31. PMID: 23200684.
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    12. 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. PMID: 20813363.
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    13. 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. PMID: 20723535.
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    14. Bendikson K, 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. PMID: 18639294.
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    15. Rosenwaks Z, Bendikson K. Further evidence of the safety of assisted reproductive technologies. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Apr 03; 104(14):5709-10. PMID: 17392425; PMCID: PMC1851554.
    16. 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. PMID: 17197285.
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    17. Westphal L, Bendikson K. Evaluation of urine toxicology screens in an oocyte donor population. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2005 Feb; 22(2):103-4. PMID: 15844736; PMCID: PMC3455474.
    18. Bendikson K, Anderson D, Hornstein MD. Fertility options for HIV patients. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2002 Oct; 14(5):453-7. PMID: 12401971.
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