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NatalieStentz, M.D., M.S.C.E.

Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Eligible
61 Whitcher Street
Suite 4140
Marietta, GA 30060
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Biography

About natalie stentz, M.D., m.s.c.e

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atalie Stentz, M.D. M.S.C.E., earned her medical degree and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan. She then went on to complete a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Pennsylvania where she also earned her Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology.

Dr. Stentz has received several academic and clinical honors, including the Giambalvo Award for the Advancement of Women from the American Medical Association and the Making a Difference Clinical Award – a distinction awarded by patients to employees of the University of Michigan Health System for making a difference in their care.

Dr. Stentz is passionate about evidence-based care and has made important contributions to the field of reproductive endocrinology in her research on the associations between infertility, stress, inflammation, and lifelong health. She was invited to present her research in the prize paper competition at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and has numerous publications.

Dr. Stentz is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and the Norman F. Miller Gynecologic Society. She is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and is a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

In her free time, Dr. Stentz enjoys gardening, yoga, skiing, and even played the flute and piccolo with the Penn Med Symphony Orchestra and the University of Michigan Life Sciences Orchestra.

Dr. Stentz joined Shady Grove Fertility in September 2018, and will be seeing patients at SGF's Buckhead – Piedmont and Marietta locations.

Education
  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Pennsylvania
Awards & Recognition
  • Penn Presbyterian George L. and Emily McMichael Harrison Research Fund Recipient, 2017
  • Bronze Beeper Teaching Award, 2014
  • Making a Difference Clinical Award, 2013-2015
  • Joan F. Giambalvo Award for the Advancement of Women, 2012
  • Anthony, Karlotta, and Sarah David-Menzel Scholarship Award, 2011
  • Warner/Goldberg Women’s Health Program Award for Excellence and Commitment to Women’s Health, 2010

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Norman F. Miller Gynecologic Society
  • Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
  • Society for Reproductive Investigation
Q&A

Q & A

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

A:

Growing up, I always knew that I wanted to become a doctor. When majoring in Women’s Studies in college, I realized how integral the decision to have (or not have) a family is to a person’s life and to their lifelong health. There is no medical specialty that allows you to have as great of a lifelong impact as fertility care. While the path to having a child is not always easy or straightforward, it is an honor to be able to help my patients on this path.

Q: Who inspires you?

A:

I am most greatly inspired by those professors, conductors, doctors and entrepreneurs I have worked with throughout my life who live their passion and work daily to improve their craft.

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

A:

In my free time I love to garden and go skiing. I love gardening because I can see how gentle care provided over time can flourish into something beautiful. I love skiing because there is no sense of freedom like flying down a hill over a gorgeous landscape.

Q: What about SGF makes you the most proud?

A:

There is no fertility practice in the country that tries as hard as SGF to provide the best care to their patients using every piece of evidence available. I am proud to work with SGF to provide cutting edge evidence based care to our patients.

Q: What's on your bucket list?

A:

I want to take my family to travel to the Galapagos, to Antartica, and on safari in Africa

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

A:

I am inspired by my patients every day. It takes an enormous amount of courage and dedication to come to our office for fertility care, to show up monitoring and frequent appointments, and to put your care in our hands. It is a privilege to be able to work with my patients at such a vulnerable time in their lives.

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

A:

I do my best to meet my patients where they are, and to outline the myriad of paths towards creating the family they desire. Later, while following those somewhat arduous paths, I stand by, holding a hand through the tough parts and sharing in joy of our successes.

Q: How would you describe your personality?

A:

I am easy to talk to, calm, quiet, contemplative and direct.

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

A:

If I was not a physician I would play flute in a major orchestra. I have been a competitive musician my entire life.

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Publications

Publications

Clark NA, Brincat CA, Yousuf AA, DeLancey JOL. Levator defects effect perineal position independently of prolapse status. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010; 203(6):595.e17-22. PMID: 20869037.

Will M, Clark N, Swain JE. Biologic pH buffers in IVF: Help or hindrance to success. J Asst Reprod Gen. 2011; 28(8):711-724. PMID: 21614519.

Bridges D, Chang L, Lodhi I, Clark NA, Saltiel AR. TC10 is regulated by caveolin in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. PLoS One. 2012; 7(8):e42451. PMID: 22900022.

Clark NA, Swain JE. Oocyte cryopreservation: searching for novel improvement strategies. J Asst Reprod Gen. 2013; 30(7):865-75. PMID: 23779099.

Clark NA, Will M, Moravek MB, Fisseha S. A systematic review of the evidence for complementary and alternative medicine in infertility. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2013; 122(3):202-6. PMID: 23796256.

Clark NA, Will MA, Moravek MB, Xu X, Fisseha S. Physician and patient use of and attitudes towards complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of infertility. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2013; 122(3):253-7. PMID: 23820030.

Sharma H, Tal R, Clark NA, Segars JH. Microbiota and pelvic inflammatory disease. Semin Reprod Med. 2014; 32(1):43-9. PMID: 24390920.

Fisseha S, Clark NA. Assisted reproduction for postmenopausal women. Virtual Mentor. 2014; 16(1):5-9. doi: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2014.16.01.ecas1-1401. PMID: 24433655.

Clark NA, Mumford S, Segars JH. Reproductive impact of MRI-guided focused ultrasound surgery for fibroids, a systematic review of the evidence. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2014;26(3):151-61. PMID: 24751998.

Baruch A, Stentz NC, Wallett SM. Retroperitoneal hemorrhage presenting as a vaginal hematoma following a normal spontaneous vaginal delivery. Int J Obstet Gynecol. 2015;130(2):201-2. PMID: 26118327.

Holliday EB, Ahmed AA, Jagsi R, Stentz NC, Woodward WA, Fuller CD, Thomas CR. Pregnancy and parenthood in radiation oncology, views and experiences survey (PROVES): results of a blinded prospective trainee parenting and career development assessment. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 92(3):516-24. PMID: 25892584.

Stentz NC, Griffith KA, Perkins E, DeCastro R, Jagsi R. Fertility and childbearing among American female physicians. J Wom Health. 2016;25(10):1059-1065. PMID: 27347614.

Stentz NC, Cooney LG, Sammel M, Shah D. Changes in myomectomy practice following the FDA safety communication on morcellation. In revisions at Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Clark NA, Fisseha S. Calcium disorders. In: Lebovic D, Gordon JD, Taylor R, eds. Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Handbook for Clinicians. 2nd ed. Arlington, VA: Scrub Hill Press; 2013.

Clark N, Will M, Swain JE. Buffer systems in IVF. In: Quinn P, ed. Culture Media, Solutions and Systems in Human ART. 1st ed. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press; 2014.

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