While most of our patients never meet face-to-face with Dr. Hammitt, she nonetheless has a transformative effect on their lives. As the Scientific and Laboratory Director at Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health, Dr. Hammitt is integrally responsible for the creation of countless families. She performs the lab work for our IVF procedures, witnessing the moment of conception and the creation of the embryo. She analyzes each embryo for its viability, ensuring that each patient has the best possible chance of achieving a healthy pregnancy.
Dr. Hammitt received her Ph.D. from the department of Reproductive Physiology at Iowa State University. Before joining Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health in 2005, Dr. Hammitt directed IVF and Andrology laboratories at the University of Iowa and the Mayo Clinic in both Rochester, Minnesota and Scottsdale, Arizona where she also held the position of Associate Professor. She has over 25 years of experience as a laboratory director in human IVF.
We are privileged to have Dr. Hammitt as a part of our family, as an onsite lab director is a rarity in our region. The expertise that she brings to this delicate and critical work is invaluable and key to our IVF high success rates.