“I feel incredibly fortunate to call Kentucky Fertility Institute my home. We look forward to the opportunity of meeting you and working together to help you achieve your dream of growing your family.”

– Robert K. Hunter II, M.D.

Family with newbornA Note From Dr. Robert K. Hunter II

Welcome to Kentucky Fertility Institute, and thank you for your interest in our center. KFI was founded to provide residents of Kentucky and its surrounding areas with a local home for world-class fertility care. We are proud to offer the latest diagnostic and treatment options for both female and male patients, and we are committed to service excellence at every step of our patients’ reproductive journeys.

At KFI, our service model is based on patient-centered healthcare, which allows us to accommodate our patients’ values and preferences along with their medical needs and design a truly individualized care plan for each patient. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate, one-on-one service that places the highest priority not only on our patients’ outcomes, but also their experiences while under our care.

Professionally, I feel incredibly fortunate to call KFI my home. Our comprehensive, state-of-the-art facility is unparalleled in the region, and our hand-picked team of experts and staff are truly among the brightest and most devoted individuals I’ve ever known. We look forward to the opportunity of meeting you and working together to help you achieve your dream of growing your family.

–Dr. Robert K. Hunter II

Our Team

Robert K. Hunter II, MD, MSc, MBA, FACOG

Practice Director

 

Dr. Robert Hunter founded Kentucky Fertility Institute to provide residents of Kentucky and surrounding areas with a local home for world-class fertility care.  As Practice Director, he is committed to ensuring that both the medical care and experience provided to KFI patients is unparalleled in the region. His clinical approach is compassionate, open-minded, and patient-centered—as he believes every patient’s journey to parenthood is unique.

Dr. Hunter completed his fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Louisville, where he also earned dual master’s degrees in Public Health and Business Administration. Originally from Birmingham, he attended Emory University for his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, earned his medical doctorate at AUC School of Medicine, and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Staten Island University. He is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Resolve: The National Infertility Association. He has published and presented research in a number of academic journals and conferences, and has won multiple awards for excellence in clinical care, teaching, and leadership. In his free time, Dr. Hunter enjoys studying music theory, playing the Hammond organ, and spending time with his wife and two children.

 

Greg Christensen, PhD, HCLD

Laboratory Director

 

With nearly twenty years of hands-on experience as a laboratory technician, director, and consultant, Dr. Greg Christensen brings a high level of expertise to the Kentucky Fertility Institute’s IVF laboratory.  He knows that the success of our patients depends on an excellent laboratory program that can provide high quality service combined with the latest advances in treatments. He strongly believes that the role of the Laboratory Director includes educating and informing patients about their options, care, and outcomes in an honest and open manner.

Dr. Christensen is originally from Robin, Idaho, where he enjoyed growing up on the family farm.  He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Animal Science, followed by a doctorate from the University of Utah in Physiology with an emphasis in human reproduction.  While there, his research focused on the genetic causes of male infertility, and he has authored a number of scientific articles on this topic.  In recent years, he has developed a strong interest in fertility preservation and has helped pioneer techniques to collect, mature, and preserve eggs from the ovarian tissue of cancer and bone marrow transplant patients.  In his free time, he enjoys gardening, cooking, fishing, backpacking, riding his horse, “Moose”, and watching his four boys compete in sporting events.

 

 

Tara Denton MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner 

Tara Denton APRN, WHNP-BC is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse at Kentucky Fertility Institute. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Kentucky, and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati specializing in women’s health. She is board certified by the National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Specialties as a Women’s Health Nurse Care Practitioner. Tara has worked in the specialty of Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility and Women’s Health for over ten years and is certified by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, an active member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

“Working at KFI is incredibly rewarding. I love getting to know our patients and being able to support them during their journey to parenthood. It’s a wonderful process to be a part of—we’re making their dreams come true.” –Tara Denton, APRN, WHNP-BC

 

Carol Powers, RN

IVF Coordinator

 

Carol Powers, RN is the IVF Coordinator for Kentucky Fertility Institute. She is proud to call Louisville home and could not imagine living anywhere else. She received her nursing degree from the University of Louisville and is a certified fertility nurse by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. She has over a decade of experience in reproductive medicine and women’s health, and is an invaluable resource for KFI patients who undergo IVF treatment.

“I love being a part of the KFI team. There are so many great treatments that we can offer to patients to assist with their fertility needs, and it’s really gratifying to be able to support them through this process. The best feeling in the world is being able to tell our patients that they are pregnant—you know they’ll remember that moment for the rest of their lives.” –Carol Powers, RN