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Christopher N Herndon, MD

Assistant Professor
Associate Medical Director, IVF Program
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Joined UW Medicine:


Clinical Focus:

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility:
• Infertility
• Assisted reproduction
• Endocrinologic disorders
• Oncofertility
• Conceptual management of HIV serodiscordance


Washington, 2017


• Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2009
• Subspecialty board certification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 2015


• MD Degree
   (Yale University School of Medicine, 2004)
• Residency in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine
   (Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 2008)
• Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
   (Univ of California, San Francisco, 2011)

Research Interests:

• Health disparities
• Access to care
• Medical education


• Special Award for Outstanding Leadership in Medical Student Education, UCSF, 2011

Selected Publications:

Herndon CN, Anaya Y, Noel M, Cakmak H, Cedars MI. Outcomes from a university-based low-cost in vitro fertilization program providing access to care for a low-resource socioculturally diverse urban community. Fertil Steril. 2017 Oct;108(4):642-649.

Ho JR, Hoffman JR, Aghajanova L, Smith JF, Cardenas M, Herndon CN. Demographic analysis of a low resource, socioculturally diverse urban community presenting for infertility care in a United States public hospital. Contracept Reprod Med. 2017 May 3;2:17.

Herndon CN, Aghajanova L, Balayan S, Erikson D, Barragan F, Goldfien G, Vo KC, Hawkins S, Giudice LC. Global transcriptome abnormalities of the eutopic endometrium from women with adenomyosis. Reproductive Sciences2016; 23(10); 1289-303. PMID: 27233751.

Correia de Pinho J, Aghajanova L, Herndon CN. Prepubertal gynecomastia: case report of indirect exposure to non-formulary, bio-identical hormonal replacement therapy and review of literature, Journal for Reproductive Medicine. 2016; 62(1-2); 73-7. PMID: 26995893.

Aghajanova L, Hoffman J, Mok-Lin E, Herndon CN. Obstetrics and gynecology residency and fertility needs: national survey results. Reproductive Sciences 2016; PMID: 27368879.

Elliott PA, Hoffman J, Abad-Santos M, Herndon CN, Katz P, Smith, JF. Out of pocket costs of male infertility care and associated financial strain. Urology Practice 2016; 3(4); 256-261.

Aghajanova L, Popwell JM, Chetkowski RJ, Herndon CN. Birth of a healthy child after preimplantation genetic screening of embryos from sperm of a man with non-mosaic Down Syndrome. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics2015 32(9);1409-13. PMID: 26139158.

Aghajanova L, Jaffe RB, Herndon CN. Infiltrative neurosarcoidosis presenting as secondary amenorrhea: case report and review of the literature. Obstet Gynecol Surv 2013; 68(6):482-8. PMID: 23942474.

Hyman RW, Herndon CN, Fukushima M, Bernstein D, Vo KC, St.Onge RP, Miranda M, Aparicio AM, Kim H, Pourmand N, Zelenko Z, Jiang H, Davis RW and Giudice LC. The dynamics of the vaginal microbiome during infertility therapy with in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. 2012;29(2):105-15. PMID: 22222853.

Aghajanova L, Tatsumi K, Horcajadas JA, Zamah AM, Esteban FJ, Herndon CN, Conti M, Giudice LC. Unique transcriptome, pathways, and networks in the human endometrial fibroblast response to progesterone in endometriosis. Biology of Reproduction 2011; 84(4); 801-15. PMID: 20864642.

Mucowski S, Herndon CN, Rosen MR. The arcuate uterine anomaly – a critical appraisal of its diagnostic and clinical relevance. Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 2010 65(7):449-54. PMID: 20723266.

Han B, Herndon CN, Rosen MR, Wang ZJ, Daldrup-Link H. Uterine didelphys associated with obstructed hemivagina and ipsilateral renal anomaly (OHVIRA) syndrome. J Radiology Case Reports. 2010; 5(1):1-6. PMID:27307842.

Herndon CN and Butler RA. The significance of biodiversity to health. Biotropica 2010 42(5): 558-560. Invited commentary for the special issue of the leading journal of tropical biology for the International Year of Biodiversity.

Herndon CN, Uiterloo M, Uremaru A, Plotkin MJ, Emanuels-Smith G, Jitan J. Disease concepts and treatment by tribal healers of an Amazonian forest culture. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009; 5:27 1-22. PMID:19821968.

Herndon CN and Garner EG. Out of place: vaginal spotting was the only evidence of crisis. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2008; 199(3):324. PMID: 18772001.

Howard SK, Gaba DM, Smith BE, Weinger MB, Herndon CN, Keschavacharya S, Rosekind MR. Simulation study of rested versus sleep-deprived anesthesiologists. Anesthesiology 2003; 98:1345-55. PMID: 12766642.

Emerson GG, Herndon CN, Sreih AG. Thrombotic complications after intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in two patients. Pharmacotherapy 2002; 22:1638-1641. PMID: 12495174.

Appointments & Practice Locations

University Reproductive Care (URC)
at Women's Health Care Center, Roosevelt (WHCC)
4245 Roosevelt Way NE, 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98105-6920

Appointments:   206.598.4225