jessica kanter md shady grove fertility atlanta

Jessica R. Kanter, M.D., MTR

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility


Jessica R. Kanter, M.D., MTR, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and in reproductive endocrinology. She earned her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she received her first patent for Rapid Multiwell Cell Filtration Device, a device for enhanced efficiency of automated blood-typing. She then made a career shift towards medicine, attending Emory University School of Medicine for her medical degree. Dr. Kanter remained in Georgia to pursue her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University Health. It was during this time that Dr. Kanter traveled to remote regions of Peru to perform high-volume cervical cancer screening.  

Dr. Kanter then completed her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. During this time, she also earned a Masters in Translational Research with a research focus on the uterine immune environment and placentation.  

An ardent researcher, Dr. Kanter has contributed to medical publications focusing on subjects such as monozygotic twinning in IVF, cell biology and roles in early pregnancy establishment and outcomes, and the uterine immune environment in addition to writing book chapters detailing infertility and ectopic pregnancies. She has also traveled across the country presenting topics including in vitro fertilization with preimplantation genetic testing, enhanced embryo implantation, and age-based counseling for fertility treatment. Dr. Kanter is a member of professional organizations such as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. 

Dr. Kanter currently sees patients at SGF’s Marietta and Atlanta – Northside offices. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, diving into a new book, or experiencing new cultures and the wonders of the world through traveling.  

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  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University Health
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 
  • Mom-Approved Fertility Specialist, Atlanta Parent Magazine (2023)
  • Administrative Chief Resident Award, 2018  
  • Excellence in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 2018
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Inductee, 2017 
  • Resident Teacher of the Year Award, 2015-2016 
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine 
  • Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 

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Reproductive endocrinology provides an incredible combination of cutting-edge science and helping people attain their family goals. I love that our field is constantly evolving to improve outcomes for those who seek our help.

I am proudest about SGF’s focus on each patient as an individual and the unparalleled effort to help them achieve their fertility goals with programs such as the Shared Risk 100% Refund Program.  

I am inspired by patients daily. The grit, determination, and perseverance I’ve been so honored to witness time and time again never ceases to amaze me.

Warm, compassionate, and energetic. I love getting to know people on a personal level and enjoy the wealth of backgrounds, cultures, and experiences they have to share. 

Travel! I love experiencing new cultures and seeing the many natural and man-made wonders of the world.

Being outdoors as much as possible whether I’m simply enjoying a book outdoors or going for a jog, hike, or bike ride. Being in nature helps the stressors of life melt away! 

Spending time with family and friends. If the time is spent alone, a good book is my go-to — I enjoy almost any genre from history to sci-fi.