Heather Hipp, MD

Assistant Professor

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Director of Third Party Reproduction

Emory Reproductive Center

Office: Emory Reproductive Center, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Medical Office Tower, 18th Floor

Phone: 404-778-3401


Education & Training

Medical Education: Emory University School of Medicine, 2009
Residency: Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2013
Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 2016


American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2014

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Board Certification, 2018

Areas of Interest

•   Infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF)
•   Primary Ovarian Insufficiency/ Premature ovarian failure
•   Recurrent pregnancy loss
•   Fertility preservation
•   Minimally invasive reproductive surgery (e.g hysterscopy and laparoscopy)

Awards and Honors

•   Resident Inductee into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2013
•   Dr. Luella Klein Award, 2012
•   Outstanding Clinician Award in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 2012
•   Outstanding Clinician Award in Gynecologic Surgery, 2011
•   Resident Research Day Outstanding Resident Research Proposal, 2011
•   Recipient of Golden Apple teaching award for medical students, 2010-2011
•   Cum Laude, Emory University School of Medicine, 2009
•   Top 10% nationwide for patient satisfaction within specialty, Emory Healthcare, 2017
•   Junior Investigator Award, National Fragile X Foundation, 2018


Society and Professional Memberships

•  American Society for Reproductive Medicine 
•  Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
•  Society of Reproductive Surgeons




Hipp H, Crawford S, Kawwass JF, Boulet S, Grainger D, Kissin DM, Jamieson DJ. “National Trends and Predictors of Outcomes of Autologous In-Vitro Fertilization Cycles among Women Ages 40 and Older.” Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, 2017; 34: 885-894.

Capelouto S, Archer S, Morris J, Kawwass J, Hipp HS. “Sex selection for non-medical indications: a survey of current preimplantation genetic screening practices among US ART clinics.” Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, 2018; 35: 409-416.

Gerkowicz SA, Crawford S, Hipp HS, Boulet SL, Kissin DM, Kawwass JF. “Assisted Reproductive Technology with Donor Sperm: National Trends and Perinatal Outcomes.” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2018; 218: 421.e1-e10.

Hipp H, Crawford S, Kawwass JF, Boulet SL, Grainger DA, Kissin DM, Jamieson D. National trends and outcomes of autologous in vitro fertilization cycles among women ages 40 and older. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2017 Apr 28. doi: 10.1007//s10815/017-0926-2. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28455751

Kawwass JF, Kulkarni AD, Hipp HS, Crawford S, Kissin DM, Jamieson DJ. Extremities of body mass index and their association with pregnancy outcomes in women undergoing in vitro fertilization in the United States. Fertil Steril. 2016 Sep 22. pii: S0015-0282(16)62725-5. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2016.08.028. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27666564

Hipp HS, Charen KH, Spencer JB, Allen EG, Sherman SL. Reproductive and gynecologic care of women with fragile X primary ovarian insufficiency (FXPOI). Menopause. 2016 Sep;23(9):993-999. PMID: 27552334

Kawwass JF, Crawford S, Hipp HS, Boulet SL, Kissin DM, Jamieson DJ, National ART Surveillance System (NASS) group. Embryo Donation: National Trends and Outcomes, 2000-2013. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jul 5. pii: S002-9378(16)30395-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2016.06.050. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27393270

Hipp H, Crawford S, Kawwass JF, Chang J, Kissin DM, Jamieson DJ. First trimester pregnancy loss after fresh and frozen in vitro fertilization cycles. Fertil Steril. 2016 Mar;105(3):722-8. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2015.11.012. Epub 2015 Nov 25. PMID: 26627121

Hipp H, Loucks T, Nezhat C, Sidell N, Session DR. Anti-Mullerian Hormone in Peritoneal Fluid and Plasma from Women with and without Endometriosis. Reprod Sci 2015; 22: 1129-1133. 

Visootsak J, Hipp H, Clark H, Berry-Kravis E, Anderson T, Laney D. Climbing the branches of a family tree: diagnosis of Fragile X syndrome. J Pediatr 2014; 164; 6: 1292-1295.

Laney DA, Gruskin DJ, Fernhoff PM, Cubells JF, Ousley OY, Hipp H, and Mehta AJ. Social-adaptive and psychological functioning of patients affected by Fabry Disease. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2012; 33 suppl 3: S73-81.

Belfer, I, Wu T, Hipp H, Walter J, Scully M, Nyquist PA, Bollettino A, Goldman D, Max MB, DeGraba TG. Linkage of large-vessel carotid atherosclerotic stroke to inflammatory genes via a systematic screen. International Journal of Stroke. 2010; 5: 145-151.

Belfer I, Hipp H, Bollettino A, McKnight C, Evans C, Virkkunen M, Albaugh B, Max MB, Goldman D, Enoch MA. Alcoholism is association with GALR3 but not two other galanin receptor genes. Genes, Brain and Behavior. 2007; 6: 473-481.

Belfer I, Hipp H, McKnight C, Evans C, Buzas B, Bolletino A, Albaugh B, Virkkunen M, Yuan O, Max MB, Goldman D, Enoch MA. Association of galanin haplotypes with alcoholism and anxiety in two ethnically distinct populations. Molecular Psychiatry 2006; 11: 301-311.

Belfer I, Buzas B, Hipp H, Phillips G, Taubman J, Lorincz I, Evans C, Lipsky RH, Enoch MA, Max MB, Goldman D. Haplotype-based anaylsis of Alpha2A, 2B, and 2C adrenergic receptor genes captures information on common functional loci at each gene. Journal of Human Genetics, 2005; 50: 12-20.

Belfer I, Buzas B, Evans C, Hipp H, Phillips G, Taubman J, Lorincz I, Lipsky RH, Enoch MA, Max MB, Goldman D. Haplotype structure of Beta Adrenergic Receptor Genes in US Caucasian and African Americans. European Journal of Genetics, 2005; 13: 341-351.

Belfer I, Phillips G, Taubman J, Hipp H, Lipsky RH, Enoch MA, Max MB, Goldman D. Haplotype architecture of the norepinephrine transporter gene [SLC7A2] in four populations. Journal of Human Genetics. 2004; 49: 232-245.

Belfer I, Buzas B, Hipp H, Dean M, Evans C, Lorincz I, Max MB, Goldman D. Haplotype structure of inflammatory cytokine genes (IL-1B, IL6, and TNF/LTA) in US Caucasians and African Americans.” Genes and Immunity. 2004;5:505-512.

Buzas B, Belfer I, Hipp H, Lorincz I, Evans C, Phillips G, Taubman J, Max MB, Goldman D. Haplotype block and superblock structures of the alpha1-adrenergic receptor genes reveal echoes from the chromosomal past. Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 2004; 272: 510-529.

Book Chapters

Roberts CP, Hipp H, Rock JA. “Treatment of Obstructing Anomalies: Cervical Aplasia.” Female Genital Tract Congenital Malformations: Classifications, Diagnosis, and Management. Springer, London, England. 2015.

Poster Presentations and Oral Presentations

Meacham LR, Hipp H, Cherven BO, Ballard L, Mertens AC, Spencer JB. “Diminished Ovarian Reserve Assessment (DORA) Clinic: An Innovative Service within Pediatric Cancer Survivor Programs.” 8th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference: Innovation in a Rapidly Changing Landscape. June 17th, 2016. Washington, D.C. 

Kawwass JK, Boulet SL, Hipp H, Session DR, Kissin D, Jamieson DJ. “Severe Diminished Ovarian Reserve: National ART Outcomes by Ag, 2004-2012. American Society for Reproductive Medicine. October 21, 2015. Baltimore, MD.

Hipp H, Crawford S, Kawwass J, Chang J, Kissin D, Jamieson DJ. “First Trimester Pregnancy Loss Following Fresh and Frozen In Vitro Fertilization Cycles.” American Society for Reproductive Medicine. October 19, 2015. Baltimore, MD.

Allen E, Charen K, Shubeck L, Hipp H, Sherman S. “FXPOI: What we have learned from 25 years of research.” 2nd International Conference of FMR1 premutation: Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Involvement. October 1st, 2015. Sitges, Barcelona.

Nair N, Hipp H, Buchsbaum A. “Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura in Pregnancy causing Fetal Demise, Stroke & Maternal Mortality.” 76th Annual meeting of South Atlantic Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, January 2014. Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Hipp H, Loucks T, Barrett K, Yang GX, Sidell N, Session D. “Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) in Peritoneal Fluid and Plasma in Patients with Endometriosis.” American Society for Reproductive Medicine, October 16th, 2013. Boston, MA.

Lu Y, Belfer I, Gerson E, Vatine J.-J., Shir Y, Jablonski-Peretz T, Pfeffer T, Pfeffer RM, Hipp H, Livneh J, Sun L, Craiu R, Goldman D, Max M, and Seltzer Z. “365 Neuropathic Pain Levels following Surgical Nerve Injury are controlled by Genotypes and Haplotypes of COMT- The Gene encoding Catecholamine-O-Methyltransferase.” 2nd International Congress on Neuropathic Pain, 2007.

Laney DA, Hipp H, Fernhoff PM, Gruskin DJ, Sherman S, Visootsak J. “Diagnosis of X-linked Disorders via Analysis of Family History.” National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Educational Conference; 2006. Nashville, TN.

Hipp H, Scully M, Belfer I, Atlas S, Wu T, Buzas B, McKnight C, Bollettino A, Kingman A, Keller R, Goldman D, Max M. “Association of interleukin-1 polymorphisms with persistent sciatica following lumbar discectomy,” 2005. 24th Annual Meeting of American Pain Society.

Hipp H, Belfer I, Buzas B, Phillipis G, Taubman J, Lorincz I, Evans C, Lipsky RH, Enoch MA, Max MB, Goldman D. “Haplotype Based Analysis of three Alpha-2 Adrenergic Receptor Genes Captures Information on Known and Unknown Functional Loci,” 2004 American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.