Dr. Amanda Skillern – Austin IVF Director
Dr. Amanda Skillern, M.D., FACOG is the newest addition to the RMA Texas team. Recruited to head the new full service IVF center inAmanda Skillern Austin Fertility Clinic doctor Austin, Dr. Skillern is thrilled to be back in Texas after a brief hiatus. A native Texan, Dr. Skillern completed her baccalaureate with both departmental (psychology) and college (Plan II) honors at the University of Texas at Austin. These studies culminated in an honors thesis in health psychology in the area of women’s sexual and reproductive health, solidifying her interest in this area. She went on to complete her medical degree at Texas Tech, followed by residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She received her board certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2011. She then completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Dr. Amanda Skillern has now come full circle, returning to Austin to fulfill both her personal dream of opening a clinic in Austin and her patients’ dreams of building families. Dr. Skillern’s areas of interest include ovarian aging/ovarian reserve, and options to extend fertility including especially oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing), embryo cryopreservation (embryo banking) and oocyte donation. With her women’s health psychology background, she is also passionate about the psychology and ethics of fertility. She has published in the area of ethics and oocyte donation, creating the first and only tool addressing the informed consent process for oocyte donors, the EDICT (Egg Donor Informed Consent Tool). Her basic science research has focused on the process by which primordial follicles (eggs) diminish over time, to better understand how the ovary ages.
Dr. Amanda Skillern views assisting patients in their family building journeys as her life’s work, and is honored to be a part of such a wonderful team at RMA Texas.