Dr. Kristin Bendikson joined USC Fertility after finishing her training at Harvard and Cornell.

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Dr. Bendikson graduated with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.S. in psychobiology. She earned her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine where she received the James E. Constantine Award in recognition of her excellence in obstetrics and gynecology.

She completed her residency training at Harvard Medical School, working at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital and served as the administrative chief resident in her last year there. She received her subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the world renown Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Board Certifications

  • The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc. (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
  • The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc. (Reproductive Endocrinology)



Dr. Bendikson has presented her award winning research at both national and international conferences. She is the currently the principal investigator of several research projects including the investigation of embryo implantation  and vitamin D and its role in infertility as well as natural cycle IVF.  She has authored and co-authored numerous publications on a wide variety of topics including most recently:

  • Vitamin D and IVF
  • Egg Freezing
  • Safety of assisted reproductive technologies
  • IVF for women of advanced age
  • Comparison of IVF protocols for women with diminished ovarian reserve
  • IVF outcomes in women of different ethnicities
  • Gender selection and assisted reproduction
  • Screening of egg donors
  • Fertility options for HIV patients

Society Membership and Positions

  • The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • The American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Society of Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Honors and Awards

  • ASRM Embryo Transfer Committee 2015-present
  • ASRM Patient Education Committee 2014-present
  • Nominated for the Promising Young Clinician Award 22nd Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, 2006
  • Administrative Chief Resident Harvard Integrated Residency Program, 2003
  • James E. Constantine Obstetrics and Gynecology Award New York University School of Medicine, 2000
  • Phi Beta Kappa University of California, Los Angeles, 1996
  • Amy Burnham Onken Leadership Award University of California, Los Angeles, 1996

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Area of Expertise

Dr. Bendikson has received intensive medical training in cutting edge stimulation protocols for in vitro fertilization, recurrent pregnancy loss and implantation failure. Her surgical training has focused on minimally invasive surgical approaches to endometriosis, tubal disease, uterine scarring and uterine anomalies.

Her particular interests are fertility in women with diminished ovarian reserve and advanced maternal age, unexplained infertility, male infertility, embryo implantation, IVF and egg freezing.

Dr. Bendikson is committed to educating the next generation of fertility specialists and serves as the associate fellowship program director for the USC fellowship for reproductive endocrinology and infertility.  She lectures and teaches medical students as well as undergraduate students at USC.  She serves on multiple national committees for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.


Full Curriculum Vitae

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