Specialties

Reproductive Endo and Infertility (Board certified since 2016)

OBGYN - Delivers (Board certified since 2013)

At a Glance

  • 2014 Started practicing
  • 3 Years experience
  • 1 OFFICE LOCATION
  • 1 HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

About Dr. Kawwass

Jennifer Fay Kawwass, MD
Assistant Professor, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine
Medical Director, IVF & Third Party Reproduction, Emory Reproductive Center
Guest Researcher, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jennifer F. Kawwass, MD, joined the Emory Reproductive Center as an Assistant Professor in August of 2014. She is a native of Virginia Beach, VA where she was valedictorian of her graduating class at Norfolk Academy. She then went on to play Division I Field Hockey at Davidson College in Davidson, NC where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BS degree in Biology. She returned to her home state to complete medical school at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville where she received the Medical Alumni Association Outstanding Student Award. In 2007, she moved to Atlanta for her Ob/Gyn residency at Emory University during which time she received numerous teaching, surgical, and research awards and was elected by her faculty and peers as an Administrative Chief Resident. She chose to stay at Emory as a Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and received awards for her thesis research project, which she completed in partnership with the CDC, where she remains a Guest Researcher. She is among a handful of physicians nationally who were chosen by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine to participate in the CREST Scholars Program.

Dr. Kawwass chose to join the Emory faculty because she genuinely believes that the Emory Reproductive Center offers exceptional evidence-based fertility care. She is committed to individualizing and optimizing care for each of her patients. She appreciates the emotional investment that goes along with fertility treatment and is dedicated to making the journey toward parenthood as smooth as possible for them. Dr. Kawwass is particularly interested in infertility, in vitro fertilization, functional hypothalamic amenorrhea, third party reproduction, and fertility preservation (oocyte cryopreservation).

As a Guest Researcher at the CDC, Dr. Kawwass is also a member of the National ART Surveillance Team. A few of her recent contributions to the literature include publications in Obstetrics and Gynecology (tubal factor infertility and perinatal outcomes, monozygotic twinning among ART-conceived infants), Fertility and Sterility (assisted hatching trends and outcomes), and JAMA (donor oocyte trends and predictors of good perinatal outcomes, safety of ART in the US, and ICSI trends and outcomes). Her publications have received national press, including interviews by the Associated Press and USA Today.

Dr. Kawwass is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is fluent in English and French, medical Spanish, and conversational Lebanese Arabic. Dr. Kawwass’ interests outside of medicine include distance running, foreign travel, and spending time at the beach. She and her husband, Peter Thompson, MD a plastic surgeon at Emory, enjoy spending time with their two children.

My Clinical Interests

  • endometriosis
  • fallopian tube recanalization
  • fertility
  • infertility
  • in-vitro fertilization
  • laparoscopic surgery
  • laparoscopy
  • laparoscopy with lasers
  • laser surgery
  • polycystic ovarian disease
  • premature ovarian failure
  • puberty - delayed
  • reproductive surgery

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
2007

RESIDENCY

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
2011

FELLOWSHIP

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
2014

Professional Memberships

CDC – Guest researcher member of the NASS ART team in Division of Reproductive Health

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Honors & Awards

OCCR (Online Course in Clinical Research) Certificate
2016, NICHD and Duke CREST Program

Excellence in Teaching Award: Reproductive Sciences
2016

Gold Provider: top 10% of all Emory Clinic providers on patient satisfaction
2016, Press Ganey

Major Publications

Kawwass, J. S. Crawford, H.Hipp, S. Boulet, D. Jamieson. Embryo Donation: National Trends and Outcomes, 2000-2013. Am J Obstet Gynecol. July 2016 – In press.

Kawwass J., A.Kulkarni, H.Hipp, D.Kissin, S.Crawford, D.Jamieson. Obstetric Outcomes among Under- and Over- weight women using Assisted Reproductive Technology.  Fertil Steril. 2016 – In press.

Crawford, S., S. Boulet, J.Kawwass, D. Jamieson, D. Kissin.  Cryopreserved oocyte versus fresh oocyte assisted reproductive technology cycles, United States, 2013.  Fertil Steril. 2016 – In press.

Petersen EE, Polen KN, Meaney-Delman D, … J.Kawwass, et al. Update: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure — United States, 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. ePub: 25 March 2016. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6512e2er

Boulet, S, J.Kawwass, D. Session, D. Jamieson, D. Kissin, S. Grosse.  Impact of US state-level insurance mandates on health plan expenditures on infertility treatments. PlOS One. Under Review.

Hipp, H. S.Crawford, J.Kawwass,  D.Kissin, J.Chang, D. Jamieson.  First Trimester Pregnancy Loss Following Fresh and Frozen IVF Cycles. Fertil Steril.105 (3): 722-8. March 2016.

Martin, A., M.Monsour, J.Kawwass, S.Boulet, D.Kissin, D.Jamieson. Risk of preeclampsia in pregnancies after assisted reproductive technology and ovarian stimulation. Matern Child Health J. July 2016. In press.

Kawwass, J. S. Boulet, H. Hipp, D. Session, D.Kissin, D.Jamieson.  “Severe Diminished Ovarian Reserve: National Outcomes by Age 2004-2012. Journal of Reproductive Medicine. 2016. In press.

Kawwass, J, S. Crawford, D. Session, D.Kissin, D. Jamieson.  “Endometriosis and Assisted Reproductive Technology: United States Trends and Outcomes 2000-2011. Fertil Steril.  103 (6): 1537-43. June 2015.

S.Boulet, A. Mehta, D.Kissin, L.Warner, J.Kawwass, D.Jamieson. “Trends in the Use of Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection: Indications and Outcomes, United States 1996-2012. JAMA. 313 (3): 255-263. 2015.

Kawwass, J, A. Kulkarni, A. Creanga, D. Kissin, D. Session, W. Callaghan, D. Jamieson. “Safety of Assisted Reproductive Technology in the United States, 2000-2011.” JAMA. 313(1):88-90. 2015.

Kissin, D, J. Kawwass, M. Monsour, S. Boulet, D. Session, D. Jamieson. “Assisted Hatching: Trends and Pregnancy Outcomes: 2000-2010.” Fertil Steril. 102 (3): 795-801. Sep 2014.

Kanter, J., S. Boulet, J.Kawwass, D.Jamieson, D.Kissin. “Trends and Correlates of Monozygotic Twinning after Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).” Obstet Gynecol. 125(1):111-7; 2015.

Grow, D., J.Kawwass, A.Kulkarni, T. Durant, D. Jamieson, M. Macaluso. “GnRH-agonist versus antagonist ovarian stimulation protocols: a comparison of outcomes among good prognosis patients using national surveillance data.”  Reprod Biomed Online. 29 (3): 299-304. Sep 2014.

Kawwass, J., M. Monsour, S. Crawford, A. Kulkarni, D. Session, D. Kissin, D Jamieson. “Donor oocyte: trends and predictors of good perinatal outcome.” JAMA, 310 (22): 2426-34; 2013.

Kawwass, J., D. Kissin, S. Boulet, D.Session. “In Reply: Tubal factor infertility and perinatal risk after assisted reproductive technology, Letter to the Editor.”  Obstet Gynecol. 122 (4): 909-910; 2013. 

Kawwass, J., S Crawford, D Kissin, D Session, S Boulet, D Jamieson. “Tubal factor infertility and perinatal risk after assisted reproductive technology.” Obstet Gynecol. 121 (6): 1263-71; 2013.

Kawwass, J., T. Loucks, and S. Berga.  An algorithm for treatment of infertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome. 2010. Middle East Fertility Society Journal. 15 (4); 231-239; 2010.

Locations & Appointments

1 Office Location(s)

1

Emory University Hospital Midtown

550 Peachtree St NE
Fl 18
Atlanta, GA 30308
  • 404-778-3401
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1 Hospital Affiliation(s)

2

Emory University Hospital Midtown

550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
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Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
2007

RESIDENCY

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
2011

FELLOWSHIP

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
2014

Professional Memberships

CDC – Guest researcher member of the NASS ART team in Division of Reproductive Health

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Honors & Awards

OCCR (Online Course in Clinical Research) Certificate
2016, NICHD and Duke CREST Program

Excellence in Teaching Award: Reproductive Sciences
2016

Gold Provider: top 10% of all Emory Clinic providers on patient satisfaction
2016, Press Ganey

Major Publications

Kawwass, J. S. Crawford, H.Hipp, S. Boulet, D. Jamieson. Embryo Donation: National Trends and Outcomes, 2000-2013. Am J Obstet Gynecol. July 2016 – In press.

Kawwass J., A.Kulkarni, H.Hipp, D.Kissin, S.Crawford, D.Jamieson. Obstetric Outcomes among Under- and Over- weight women using Assisted Reproductive Technology.  Fertil Steril. 2016 – In press.

Crawford, S., S. Boulet, J.Kawwass, D. Jamieson, D. Kissin.  Cryopreserved oocyte versus fresh oocyte assisted reproductive technology cycles, United States, 2013.  Fertil Steril. 2016 – In press.

Petersen EE, Polen KN, Meaney-Delman D, … J.Kawwass, et al. Update: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure — United States, 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. ePub: 25 March 2016. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6512e2er

Boulet, S, J.Kawwass, D. Session, D. Jamieson, D. Kissin, S. Grosse.  Impact of US state-level insurance mandates on health plan expenditures on infertility treatments. PlOS One. Under Review.

Hipp, H. S.Crawford, J.Kawwass,  D.Kissin, J.Chang, D. Jamieson.  First Trimester Pregnancy Loss Following Fresh and Frozen IVF Cycles. Fertil Steril.105 (3): 722-8. March 2016.

Martin, A., M.Monsour, J.Kawwass, S.Boulet, D.Kissin, D.Jamieson. Risk of preeclampsia in pregnancies after assisted reproductive technology and ovarian stimulation. Matern Child Health J. July 2016. In press.

Kawwass, J. S. Boulet, H. Hipp, D. Session, D.Kissin, D.Jamieson.  “Severe Diminished Ovarian Reserve: National Outcomes by Age 2004-2012. Journal of Reproductive Medicine. 2016. In press.

Kawwass, J, S. Crawford, D. Session, D.Kissin, D. Jamieson.  “Endometriosis and Assisted Reproductive Technology: United States Trends and Outcomes 2000-2011. Fertil Steril.  103 (6): 1537-43. June 2015.

S.Boulet, A. Mehta, D.Kissin, L.Warner, J.Kawwass, D.Jamieson. “Trends in the Use of Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection: Indications and Outcomes, United States 1996-2012. JAMA. 313 (3): 255-263. 2015.

Kawwass, J, A. Kulkarni, A. Creanga, D. Kissin, D. Session, W. Callaghan, D. Jamieson. “Safety of Assisted Reproductive Technology in the United States, 2000-2011.” JAMA. 313(1):88-90. 2015.

Kissin, D, J. Kawwass, M. Monsour, S. Boulet, D. Session, D. Jamieson. “Assisted Hatching: Trends and Pregnancy Outcomes: 2000-2010.” Fertil Steril. 102 (3): 795-801. Sep 2014.

Kanter, J., S. Boulet, J.Kawwass, D.Jamieson, D.Kissin. “Trends and Correlates of Monozygotic Twinning after Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).” Obstet Gynecol. 125(1):111-7; 2015.

Grow, D., J.Kawwass, A.Kulkarni, T. Durant, D. Jamieson, M. Macaluso. “GnRH-agonist versus antagonist ovarian stimulation protocols: a comparison of outcomes among good prognosis patients using national surveillance data.”  Reprod Biomed Online. 29 (3): 299-304. Sep 2014.

Kawwass, J., M. Monsour, S. Crawford, A. Kulkarni, D. Session, D. Kissin, D Jamieson. “Donor oocyte: trends and predictors of good perinatal outcome.” JAMA, 310 (22): 2426-34; 2013.

Kawwass, J., D. Kissin, S. Boulet, D.Session. “In Reply: Tubal factor infertility and perinatal risk after assisted reproductive technology, Letter to the Editor.”  Obstet Gynecol. 122 (4): 909-910; 2013. 

Kawwass, J., S Crawford, D Kissin, D Session, S Boulet, D Jamieson. “Tubal factor infertility and perinatal risk after assisted reproductive technology.” Obstet Gynecol. 121 (6): 1263-71; 2013.

Kawwass, J., T. Loucks, and S. Berga.  An algorithm for treatment of infertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome. 2010. Middle East Fertility Society Journal. 15 (4); 231-239; 2010.