Christina N.C. Mitchell, M.D. 

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Languages Languages

  • English and Spanish
Patient Testimonial
I’ve worked in medicine for over 12 years and didn’t think I needed an office that cares about your mental health. I didn’t realize what I was missing until I came here. We’re just starting our journey with Dr. Davis and SGF, but every step has been positive and refreshing.

Dr. Davis sat with us and answered my many questions. I felt heard and he was also very kind. Very excited to start our journey here.

Dr. Hutchinson is amazing! Her knowledge, compassion, and positivity helped make a difficult process less stressful. She takes the time to thoroughly explain everything and answer questions, as well address any concerns. I would highly recommend Dr. Hutchinson and her team.

Great experience! Dr. Marchetto felt like family in this process. The care and attention the entire staff gave was amazing.

Shady Grove Fertility as a whole is wonderful to work with! I worked directly with the Newark office, the staff is friendly, caring and extremely helpful through a difficult process. I highly recommend Shady Grove Fertility.

Our initial consult with Dr. Davis was almost 2 hours long. We asked him hard questions and after talking about our struggles, he was confident to try less invasive and costly routes while managing underlying medical issues. We immediately felt loved and cared for here.

Biography

Christina N.C. Mitchell, M.D., is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI). Dr. Mitchell earned her medical degree at Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan, after which she completed both her residency in OB/GYN and her fellowship in REI at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Prior to joining SGF, Dr. Mitchell served as the Medical Director of Fertility Preservation and the IVF Director at UNC Fertility. Passionate about educating the next leaders in REI, Dr. Mitchell was the former Director of Academic Affairs at RADfertility and the REI Director of Education for the ChristianaCare OB/GYN Residency Program. Enthusiastic about the practice of evidence-based medicine, Dr. Mitchell has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and has presented her research at several local and national meetings. Dr. Mitchell specializes in all aspects of fertility care and is most enthusiastic about fertility preservation and optimizing IVF outcomes. She is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).  

Dr. Mitchell provides patient care at SGF’s Raleigh, North Carolina, location. Her goal as a fertility specialist is to help families overcome their infertility in the most comfortable, well-supported, and well-informed manner possible. She is a devoted wife and mother, avid runner, novice gardener, and aspiring golfer.  

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Education

  • Residency: Obstetrics and gynecology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 
  • Fellowship: Reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 
  • ACOG Nagey Resident Research Day Award Recipient  
  • Edward E. Wallach Research Award Recipient 
  • Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) Scholar 
  • Hopkins Hero (nominated and selected as one of the 125 current faculty, fellows, postdoctoral students, staff and medical students who personify the Johns Hopkins Medicine’s mission) 
  • Johns Hopkins University Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics Kelly Society Resident Research Grant Recipient 
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)  
  • Mgboji, GE, Cordeiro Mitchell CN, Bedrick BS, Vaidya D, Tao X, Liu Y, Maher JY, Christianson MS. Predictive factors for fertility preservation in pediatric and adolescent patients with planned gonadotoxic treatment. JARG 38(10):2713-21. 2021. 
  • Cordeiro Mitchell CN, Islam MS, Afrin S, Brennan J, Psoter KJ, Segars JH. Mechanical stiffness augments ligand-dependent progesterone receptor B activation via MEK 1/2 and Rho/ROCK signaling pathways in uterine fibroid cells. Fertility and Sterility 116(1):255-65. 2021. 
  • Dolitsky SN, Cordeiro Mitchell CN, Stadler SS, Segars JH. Efficacy of Progestin-Only Treatment for the Management of Menopausal Symptoms: A Systematic Review. Menopause 28(2):217-24. 2020. 
  • Cordeiro Mitchell CN, Hunkler KF, Maher JY, Garbose RA, Gornet ME, Whiting-Collins LJ, Christianson MS. Conservatively Treated Endometrial Intraepithelial Neoplasia/Cancer: Risk of Intrauterine Synechiae. Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction 50(5):101930. 2020. 
  • Cordeiro Mitchell CN, McGuinness B, Fine E, Kearns WG, Christianson MS, Segars JH, Pastore LM. Navigating the Body of Literature Assessing BRCA1/2 Mutations and Markers of Ovarian Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JARG 37(5):1037-55. 2020. 
  • Cordeiro Mitchell CN, Whiting-Collins, L, Christianson MS. Understanding Patients’ Knowledge and Feelings Regarding Their Cryopreserved Ovarian Tissue: A Qualitative Interviewing Study. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology 9(4):502-7. 2020.  
  • Pastore L, Cordeiro Mitchell CN, Rubin L, Nicoloro SantaBarbara J, Genoff Garzon M, Lobel M. Patient Distress and Uncertainty About Preimplantation Genetic Testing Decision-Making Should be Considered by Providers and Researchers Using a Framework Grounded in Psychological Theory: An Opinion. Human Reproduction Open 4. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/hropen/hoz019
  • Cordeiro Mitchell CN, Murdock T, Fader AN, Stone RL. Advanced Ovarian Cancer Treated in Pregnancy and Detected by Cell-Free DNA Aneuploidy Screening. Gynecologic Oncology Reports (24):48-50. 2018. 
  • Cordeiro CN, Bano R, Washington Cross CI, Segars JH. Zika and Assisted Reproduction. Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology 29(3):175-9. 2017. Cordeiro CN, Bano R, Washington Cross CI, Segars JH. Zika and Assisted Reproduction. Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology 29(3):175-9. 2017. 
  • Cordeiro CN & Gemignani ML. Gynecologic Malignancies in Pregnancy: Balancing Fetal Risks with Oncologic Safety. Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 72(3):184-93. 2017. 
  • Cordeiro CN, Gemignani, M. Breast Cancer in Pregnancy: Avoiding Fetal Harm When Maternal Treatment Is Necessary. Accepted by The Breast Journal 23(2):200-5. 2016. 
  • Pereira N, Hancock K, Cordeiro CN, Lekovich JP, Schattman GL, Rosenwaks Z. Comparison of Ovarian Stimulation Response in Patients with Breast Cancer Undergoing Ovarian Stimulation with Letrozole and Gonadotropins to Patients Undergoing Ovarian Stimulation with Gonadotropins Alone for Elective Cryopreservation of Oocytes. Gynecologic Endocrinology 32(10):823-6. 2016. 
  • Cordeiro CN, Savva Y, Vaidya D, Argani CH, Hong X, Wang X, Burd I. Mathematical Modeling of the Cytokine Milieu To Characterize Preterm Birth and Predict Adverse Neonatal Outcomes. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology 75(5):594-601. 2016. 
  • Cordeiro CN, Christianson MS, Selter JH, Segars JH. In Vitro Activation (IVA): A New Frontier in Treating Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI). Reproductive Sciences 23(4):429-38. 2016. 
  • Cordeiro CN, Tsimis M, Burd I. Infections and Brain Development. Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 70(10):644-55. 2015. 
  • Christianson MS, Shoham G, Tobler KJ, Zhao Y, Cordeiro CN, Leong M, Shoham Z. Measurement of Antral Follicle Count in Patients Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization Treatment: Results of a Worldwide Web-Based Survey. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics 32(10):1435-40. 2015. 
  • Cordeiro CN, Althaus J, Burke A, Argani C. Herpes Simplex Virus Cervicitis Mimicking Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes: A Case Report. Obstetrics & Gynecology 126(2):378-80. 2015. 
  • Cordeiro CN. Tobacco Use in Pregnancy. Postgraduate Obstetrics & Gynecology 35(5):1-8. 2015. 
  • Dent BL, Cordeiro CN, Small K, Clemons JA, Kessler EG, Swistel A, Talmor M. Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy via an Inframammary Fold Incision with Implant-Based Reconstruction in Patients with Prior Cosmetic Breast Surgery. Journal of Anesthetic Surgery 35(5):548-57. 2015. 
  • Andrikopoulou M, Almalki A, Farzin A, Cordeiro CN, Johnston MV, Burd I. Perinatal Biomarkers in Prematurity: Early Identification of Neurologic Injury. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience 36:25-31. 2014. 
  • Kropf N, Cordeiro CN, McCarthy CM, Cordeiro PG. Demystifying Trans-Axillary Augmentation/Periareolar Mastopexy: A Novel, Two-Stage, Single-Operation Approach to Management of the Contralateral Breast in Implant Reconstruction. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery 64(4):485-93. 2011. 
  • Cordeiro CN, Clarke A, White P, Sivakumar B, Ong J, Butler PE. A Quantitative Comparison of Psychological and Emotional Health Measures in 360 Plastic Surgery Candidates: Is There A Difference Between Aesthetic and Reconstructive Patients?. Annals of Plastic Surgery 65(3):349-53. 2010. 
  • Kropf N, Cordeiro CN, McCarthy CM, Hu QY, Cordeiro PG. The Vertically-Oriented Free Myocutaneous Gracilis Flap in Head and Neck Reconstruction. Annals of Plastic Surgery 61(3):632-6. 2008. 
  • Cordeiro CN, McCarthy CM, Mastorakos DP, Cordeiro PG. Repair of Post-Auricular Defects Using Cervical Donor Skin: A Novel Use of the Bilobed Flap. Annals of Plastic Surgery 59(4):451-2. 2007. 
  • Bocker JM, Cordeiro CN, Coleman MC, Boyle JO, Kraus DH, Singh B, Wong RJ, Shaha AR, Shah JP, Busam K, Patel SG. Clinical Behavior of Amelanotic Melanoma of the Head and Neck. Annals of Surgical Oncology 14(2 Suppl):65. 2007. 
  • Talbot SG, O-charoenrat P, Sarkaria IS, Ghossein R, Reddy PG, Ngai I, Cordeiro CN, Kris MG, Rusch VW, Singh B. Squamous Cell Carcinoma Related Oncogene (SCCRO) Regulates Angiogenesis Through Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-A. Annals of Surgical Oncology 11(5):530-4. 2003. 

Q&A

Fascinated by human physiology and awed by the influential role that modern medicine can play in treating human disease, I dreamed of becoming a physician from a very young age. My interest in women’s health began during medical school, when I spent a summer providing medical care for women in a public maternity hospital in Quito, Ecuador. During my time in Quito, I came to truly appreciate the importance of women’s health and the powerful impact that physicians focused on reproductive health issues can have on women’s lives. 

My decision to pursue a career in reproductive endocrinology is rooted in my fervent interest in the science of reproduction. I find reproductive endocrinology to be most exciting field, because it allows one to not only identify and treat the medical and surgical causes of infertility but also to serve as an educator and family planning consultant. It is my privilege to be intimately involved with the challenges of reproductive decision-making, and it is my joy to witness each moment of success as patients realize their family-building dreams. It is equally important to me to be available to support my patients who have experienced an unsuccessful treatment cycle and to help them come up with a plan for next steps that will optimize their chances for future success. 

I am thrilled and honored to join a tightly knit group of highly accomplished and well-trained physicians whose united goal is to provide compassionate, patient-focused, and evidence-based care for their patients. The physicians at SGF are committed to not only continuously apprising themselves of the most recent research in the field of infertility, but also to directly contributing to improving existing treatments via fellow education and clinical research. I look forward to expanding my patients’ potential treatment opportunities, and chances of success, through clinical trials and a focus on evidence-based medicine at SGF. 

When faced with complex cases, my approach is one of humanity, combined with shared decision-making. My role is to serve as an educational resource and personal advocate for my patients at each step of their journey. I am deeply invested in supporting my patients’ individual priorities and reproductive liberties in the fertility treatment process. 

Meeting all of the tiny miracles we help to create is one of the parts about my job that I love most, motivating me to help SGF families overcome these challenging obstacles. 

I consider myself to be a very conscientious, honest, and compassionate physician. My patients have shared with me that they can sense my personal investment in their treatment successes, and that they greatly appreciate the optimism and hope that I provide them as they struggle with infertility. 

I hope to travel to several new international destinations at some point in my lifetime, including Africa and Australia. I have been privileged to visit several cities internationally, and greatly enjoy experiencing new cultures and biological environments. Living in golf country in North Carolina, I also hope to re-learn the sport in the years to come. 

I am an avid runner. My husband and I are also novice gardeners, and have greatly enjoyed engaging our children in the joys of growing our own produce! 

I am a very family-oriented person and dedicate most of my free time to enjoying just that! I love spending time with my husband, two young children, and family dog, as well as jogging, cooking, and traveling when we can. 

I am in constant awe at the strength and determination of my patients as they fight the battle of infertility. I have the utmost respect for the challenges and sacrifices that my patients make in order to realize their dreams of becoming parents. Ultimately, it is my patients who inspire me.