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Anne BrawnerNamnoum, M.D.

Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2001 Peachtree Road NW
Suite 650
Atlanta, GA 30309
5445 Meridian Mark Road
Suite 270
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Biography

About Anne Brawner Namnoum, M.D.

Anative of Atlanta, Dr. Namnoum attended The Westminster Schools and received her undergraduate degree from Williams College. She earned her medical degree at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Johns Hopkins as well. She directed the IVF program at Johns Hopkins before returning to Atlanta, where she practiced at Emory and Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine.

Dr. Namnoum has published research involving genetic aspects of reproductive dysfunction, endometriosis, and other hormonal abnormalities. She has also written articles and textbook chapters on topics such as obesity and ectopic pregnancies, and has given lectures and workshops involving stress and infertility. Her practice interests include infertility and in vitro fertilization.

She has also pursued her strong interest in Integrative Medicine, which combines the best of conventional medicine with complementary approaches and a “whole person” focus, including attention to nutrition, lifestyle, and stress management. Dr. Namnoum is passionate about the lifestyle aspects of health and wellbeing and loves sharing medical and scientific research that can help women take a more active role in their health care and self care. She believes that education, advocacy, and encouragement are important parts of the physician-patient relationship. Dr. Namnoum’s hobbies include hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.

Education
  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Johns Hopkins University
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Johns Hopkins University
Awards & Recognition
  • Best Fertility Specialist in Atlanta by Kudzu
  • American Fertility Society/Serono Research Fellowship (1992)
  • Stetler Research Fellowship for Women in Medicine (1992)
Professional Organizations
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Q&A

Q & A

Q: Why did you become a doctor/reproductive endocrinologist?

A:

There is nothing more important to me than helping couples and individuals have the families they have been dreaming of. The technical aspects of fertility treatment are exciting, but I especially enjoy spending time with my patients, getting to know them as individuals, and encouraging them and supporting them on their journey toward parenthood.

Q: Who inspires you?

A:

My patients inspire me. Whether they are just getting started, or have been persevering through the ups and downs of treatment for a while, they demonstrate courage, patience, hope, and resilience. I learn something from every one of my patients, and am honored that they have chosen me to help them on this path.

Q: What are your hobbies and why do you enjoy them?

A:

In my free time I love walking or hiking, and reading. Walking gets me outdoors, restores my energy, and helps me de-stress. Reading has been a lifelong love of mine; I also enjoy passing along books that inspire me to others.

Q: What is something about you that would surprise most people?

A:

I was a history major in college while I was pre-med, and still belong to a history class that requires me to research and write history papers.

Q: What about SGF makes you the most proud?

A:

The fact that SGF is both technically excellent and focused on the whole person makes me proud to be part of the SGF team. This “high tech-high touch” approach parallels my interest in providing the most up-to-date treatment in a way that shows patients how much we care.

Q: What’s on your bucket list?

A:

Walking the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain, an ancient pilgrimage route, is near the top of my bucket list. The entire journey is 500 miles or more, but I might tackle it in shorter pieces!

Q: Describe a time you were inspired by a patient.

A:

Some of the most inspiring patients are those who have recently been diagnosed with cancer and decide to go through oocyte cryopreservation to preserve fertility before chemotherapy or radiation. In the midst of the shock and stress of facing a cancer diagnosis, they are taking on more doctor visits, injections, and an egg retrieval procedure to their load. The grace and strength with which they face all of these challenges is truly amazing.

Q: What is your approach to helping patients who are struggling?

A:

When patients are struggling, I try to listen empathically, and show them that I genuinely care. By sharing information and sometimes recommending other resources, I hope to empower patients to make decisions that fit their individual situations.

Q: How would you describe your personality?

A:

Most people would probably describe me as calm, compassionate, empathetic, and friendly. I am responsible, and want my patients to feel heard, understood, and cared for.

Reviews

Reviews

"She is the best Dr. I've delt with. So patient and thoughtful. Her smile and her professionalism gives you comfort and trust through the worst period of your life."

"Best doctor ever! We love Dr. Namnoum and her team at Shady Grove! Sweetest, most kind hearted, passionate doctor you will ever meet!!!"

"I have seen Dr. Namnoum for a couple years now and she truly is the most kind hearted doctor I have ever met! She treated me like I was her only patient even though I know she sees so many. I was diagnosed with pcos and she has been the best dr for me and my husband and has worked so hard with us so we could achieve our dreams of being parents. She has been encouraging, educational, and so kind during our entire journey and has helped us achieve our biggest dreams of being parents after years of infertility! We are expecting identical twins and we are so thankful for Dr. Namnoum and our amazing nurse Dawn and Tracy who have helped us along the way. Also, the ladies who draw blood are amazing as well. We will forever be grateful for Shady Grove Atlanta and Dr. Namnoums team for all the help and encouragement they have shown us during the years of being patients! They really are the best! Can’t wait for our babies to meet them this fall! We love you guys and will always speak highly of your office. You guys are truly an answered prayer!!!!"

"Dr. Namnoum helped us achieve our dreams of being parents after years of infertility and a diagnosis of pcos! We are expecting identical twins this fall and I’m so thankful for her kindness, education and warm heart during this journey! Hands down the best dr ever!"

"LOVE HER!!! Dr. Namnoum has such a sweet, understanding, demeanor. Aside from her expertise she also brings a level of empathy and is able to provide a very personalized patient experience. I came to her feeling very discouraged and her warmth and gentle energy was exactly what I needed to lift my spirits again. After many failed attempts, at other practices, I was able to get pregnant in just 2 IUI cycles with her and I feel it has a lot to do with the positive energy she creates in her space."

"We had a wonderful experience with Dr. Namnoum and Shady Grove Fertility. Everyone in the practice was attentive, empathetic, encouraging and supportive throughout our fertility testing and IVF journey. Dr. Namnoum ensured we were informed about our options and was supportive through the highs and lows of our process. Thanks to her and her team we are now pregnant with our first child!"

"When dealing with infertility, it's a very emotional journey. I remember my first appointment and was almost in tears when I walked into Dr. Namnoum's office. Before I could begin my tears, she had a plan to put me at ease. She had a plan A, B, C etc. She even called us after our appointment because she thought of another option. Her nurse Tracy was equally amazing, always quick to return my calls. They were so excited when we found out we were pregnant with twins. Truly a great doctor and staff."

"My husband and I have had issues conceiving and we never really knew why. As the issues became more involved, we started seeking help from a reproductive endocrinologist. I interviewed several and finally settled on Dr. Namnoum. Both my husband and I could not be more pleased with not only the results of care, as we are now expecting, but also the overall quality of care she provided as well as her supportive staff. She was very informative and communicative during every step we took and never pushed any type of treatment. Dr. Namnoum gave us all our options, what she thought was the best choice, and facilitated our end goal though as little intervention as possible. We absolutely love her and were very sad to not have our weekly visits now that we are expecting and are continuing care with an OB!"

"My husband and I tried to conceive for almost four years without any luck. I started at a different clinic in Atlanta but was unhappy with the customer service and the progress. I switched to Dr. Namnoum at GRS in January of 2017 and by November of of 2017 I was pregnant. I'm currently 13 weeks pregnant with a healthy baby boy. Dr. Namnoum was so kind and caring. She took the time to talk to me at every appointment and answer any questions I might have. Her nurses were great and always returned calls and emails very promptly. They were also very mindful of my time. I never waited more than ten minutes or so to be seen. I highly recommend Dr. Namnoum and her staff at GRS. They made our dreams of becoming parents come true."

"Dr. Namnoum is best. We are very grateful we choose Dr. Namnoum. Since the time of our first appointment we always knew we made the right decision. She is so patient with all our questions and very knowledgeable. Thanks to Dr. Namnoum I am 20 weeks pregnant."

Publications

Publications

  • Namnoum AB, Merriam GR, Moses AM, Levine MA. Reproductive dysfunction in women with Albright’s Hereditary Osteodystrophy. J Clin Endo Metab, 83(3):824-9, 1998.
  • Namnoum AB, Hickman TN, Goodman SB, Gehlbach DL, Rock JA. Incidence of symptom recurrence following hysterectomy for endometriosis. Fertil Steril, 64:898-902, 1995.
  • Namnoum AB, Hutchins GM: Accelerated maturation of the adrenal medulla in anencephaly. Pediatric Pathology 10:895-900, 1990.
  • Namnoum AB, Murphy AA, Diagnostic and operative laparoscopy. In Te Linde’s Operative Gynecology. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott-Raven 1996.
  • Namnoum AB. Medical Management of Ectopic Pregnancy. Clin Obstet and Gynecol 41(2):382-386, 1998
  • Namnoum AB, Carpenter SE. Abnormal uterine bleeding in the adolescent. Adolescent Medicine:State of the Art Reviews 5:157-170, 1994.
  • Namnoum AB, Nutrition and maintenance of appropriate weight. In Seltzer VL and Pearse WH (eds ): Women’s Primary Health Care. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, Inc. 1995, 49-57.
  • Namnoum AB, Hatcher RA. The menstrual cycle. In Hatcher RA, Trussell J, et al (eds) Contraceptive Technology . Ardent Media, Inc, New York, NY, 1998.
  • Namnoum AB. Obesity: A disease worth treating. The Female Patient, 18:33-44.
  • Namnoum AB. Transcervical approaches to proximal tubal obstruction. Postgraduate Obstetrics and Gynecology, 12:1-5, 1992.
  • Barnes RB, Namnoum AB, Rosenfield RL, Layman, LC. The role of LH and FSH in ovarian androgen secretion and ovarian follicular development: clinical studies in a patient with isolated FSH deficiency and multicystic ovaries. Hum Reprod, 17:88-91, 2002.
  • Hickman TN, Namnoum AB, Hinton EL, Zacur HA, Rock JA. Timing of estrogen replacement therapy following hysterectomy with oophorectomy for endometriosis. Obstet Gynecol, 91:673-7, 1998.
  • Layman LC, Lee EJ, Peak BS, Namnoum AB et al. Delayed puberty and hypogonadism caused by a compound heterozygous mutation in the follicle stimulating hormone beta-subunit gene. New Engl J Med 337:601-11, 1997.
  • Luke B, Feng T, Namnoum AB, Witter F. Gestational age-specific birth weights of twins vs. singletons. ACTA Genet Med. Gemellol 40:69-76, 1991.
  • Schieber RA, Namnoum AB, Sugden AE, Orr RA, Shiu GK, Cook DR. Hemodynamic effects of isoflurane in the newborn piglet: Comparison with halothane. Anes Analg, 65:633-638, 1986.
  • Schieber RA, Namnoum AB, Sugden AE, Seville AC, Orr RA. Accuracy of expiratory carbon dioxide measurements using the coaxial and circle breathing circuits in small subjects. J Clin. Monit. 1:149-155, 1985.
  • Smith YR, Stetten G, Charity L, Isacson C, Gearhart JP, Namnoum AB: Ambiguous genitalia in an elderly woman with mosaic 45,X/46,Xdic(Y)(q11.2) karyotype. Urology, 47:259-262, 1996.
  • Smith YR, Isacson, C, Namnoum AB. Ultrasonic surgical aspiration to treat genital condyloma acuminate in children. J Pediatr Adolesc
Resources & Events
WHEN: 7/11/2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Who:
Prospective and Current Patients
During this information event, Dr. McCarthy-Keith will review who should see a fertility specialist, what to expect during the initial appointment, how fertility is diagnosed, treatment options, and the financial options.
WHEN: 8/8/2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Atlanta, GA
Who:
Prospective and Current Patients
During this information event, Dr. Anne Namnoum will review who should see a fertility specialist, what to expect during the initial appointment, how fertility is diagnosed, treatment options, and the financial options.
WHEN: 8/22/2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Atlanta, GA
Who:
Prospective and Current Patients
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