“Ongoing advancements in our field afford opportunities for success. I am continuously striving to improve the chance of my patients having a child. We look forward to the opportunity of meeting you and working together to help you achieve your dream of growing your family. ”

– Donna R. Session, M.D.



Tennessee Fertility Institute is dedicated to providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art fertility care to the residents of Tennessee and its surrounding areas. We recognize that our patients have a choice in care providers, and we are committed to providing compassionate, individualized, and cost-effective service that places the highest priority not only on your outcome, but also on your experience during your journey to parenthood.

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Our Team

Donna Session, M.D. Obstetrics & Gynecology Vanderbilt University Medical Center photo: Anne Rayner; VU

Donna R. Session, M.D.

Medical Director

Donna R. Session, M.D., is the Medical Director for Tennessee Fertility Institute and is an experienced fertility specialist who is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Session also serves as the Director of the Section of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and the Director of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School where she was mentored by Drs. Howard and Georgeanna Jones, the pioneers of IVF in the USA,  to pursue a career in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. After her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons she spent three years as a Sloane Scholar funded by the National Institutes of Health to study genes involved in reproduction. Dr. Session previously served as chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Emory University School of Medicine and program director of ART.

Christopher P. Montville, M.D.

Practice Director

Christopher P. Montville, M.D., is the Practice Director for Tennessee Fertility Institute. After completing his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan, Dr. Montville completed his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  Dr. Montville is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. After completing his training, Dr. Montville moved to Montana where he developed and managed the first and only IVF/Fertility Center in the state.

Jennifer Miller, BS, BA, TS(ABB)

 Senior Embryologist

Jennifer is a Senior Embryologist who joins Tennessee Fertility Institute with twenty-one years of IVF experience in the fields of Andrology, Embryology, and Preimplantation Genetics. She received a BA in English and a BS in Biology from Lipscomb University. She is board certified as a Technical Supervisor by the American Board of BioAnalysis. She is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and has presented her research on laboratory quality control and low ovarian reserve at national meetings. She served as a speaker on the Organon sponsored lectureship and is a former editor-in-chief of SartTimes, a publication by the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology. She has worked as a traveling embryologist, served as a laboratory consultant, and provided biopsy training to embryologists and laboratories across the country. She is a native of Tennessee and is proud to be a part of the staff at Tennessee Fertility Institute. As an infertility patient herself, she has a unique understanding of the challenges that our patients face and a deep desire to help them on their journey.