FERTILITY SPECIALISTS AT OUR CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA FERTILITY CLINIC


Our goal is to individualize the highest quality of care to all our patients.  Dr. Bruce Bateman, Dr. Christopher Williams, and Dr. Laura Smith are subspecialty trained physicians in Reproductive Medicine, Surgery and Infertility.  They have over 30 years of combined experience in these areas.  Our three physicians offer all levels of care from the least interventional and gentle to the most “high tech” and complex, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Doctors Bruce Bateman and Chris Williams are cited as one of the nations “best doctors” in America by “Best Doctors, Inc.”  This is a survey of over 35,000 doctors to name the best physicians across the nation. Dr. Christopher Williams is the author of “The Fastest Way to Get Pregnant Naturally”, a widely read book sold internationally to help couples maximize their chances to conceive.  Doctors Bateman, Williams, and Smith have collectively published more than 50 papers on Reproductive Medicine and Surgery issues and serve as reviewers for many major medical journal including The New England Journal of Medicine on infertility topics.

What Is Unique About This Clinic?


Drs. Bateman, Williams, and Smith all completed a four year residency in obstetrics and gynecology and were selected to complete an additional three year fellowship in Reproductive Medicine, Surgery and Infertility - also called Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. RESOLVE, a national infertility patient advocacy group, recommends that all couples seeking infertility services are seen by a sub-specialist who is certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. 

Get To Know The Doctors


Dr. Bruce Bateman is a native of Georgia.  He is married with two daughters.  Dr. Bateman completed his college at the University of Georgia and graduated in 1970 from the Medical College of Georgia.  He undertook residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Virginia.  He then completed a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Virginia.  

Dr. Bateman served as the Director of the Division of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery for 10 years and was the Co-Director of the In Vitro Fertilization program.  Dr. Bateman founded the In Vitro Fertilization Program in 1986. 

He was on the UVA Faculty for 24 years.  He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is sub-specialty certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.  He is a member of the Society of Reproductive Surgeons.

Dr. Christopher Williams grew up in Reston, Virginia.  He has three children - two boys and a girl. He attended the College of William & Mary earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology.  He then graduated from the University of Virginia Medical School in 1994 to complete his medical education.  Following medical school, Dr. Williams went to Charlotte, North Carolina to undertake a four year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Carolinas Medical Center. 

He was then selected in 1998 by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to complete a three-year Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.  Dr. Williams served on the UVA Faculty from 2001 to 2005 and was Co-Director of the In Vitro Fertilization Program.

Dr. Williams has been actively involved in research and was a co-investigator on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grant assessing the influence of acupuncture on menstrual cycles in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). He has published numerous research articles, and has received research grant support from organizations such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Berlex Foundation.

He is the Medical Director of the In Vitro Fertilization Program.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and sub-specialty certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is a member of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr. Laura Smith was born in Charlottesville, Virginia.  She is married.  She spent time in Missouri and Alabama growing up, and returned to the University of Virginia for college.  She studied both science and archaeology, and earned a Bachelor of Arts with Highest Distinction in 1999. 

Dr. Smith attended the University of Virginia Medical School and graduated in 2003.  She then completed her four-year Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of Virginia.  In 2007, Dr. Smith was chosen to complete her three-year Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston IVF, affiliate programs of Harvard Medical School. 

She received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) during fellowship for her research on a new biologic pathway in the ovary, and continues to have an active interest in research. 

She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  She is a member of the Association of Women Surgeons and the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.