About Dr. Montville
Dr. Christopher Montville, Partner and Practice Director for Tennessee Fertility Institute, member of the Prelude Network™, is a Reproductive Endocrinologist and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) expert.
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 education and training, Dr. Montville moved to Montana where he developed and managed the first IVF and fertility-focused center in the state.
Tennessee Fertility Institute (TFI) has over 27 years of experience in treating infertility and provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art fertility care to the residents of Franklin and Nashville, Tennessee, and its surrounding areas. “I am committed to providing compassionate care during each patient’s journey to parenthood. The infertility journey can be long and difficult, and my approach includes building a relationship with each patient and creating a unique treatment plan that helps the patient achieve their goal of parenthood,” says Dr. Montville.
Dr. Montville specialties include diagnosing and treating infertility, fertility preservation, and LGBTQ+ parents wanting to start a family. Through Dr. Montville’s expert physician leadership, Tennessee Fertility Institute leads in fertility care for residents in Tennessee and looks forward to caring for all patients as they embark on their fertility journey.
University of Washington School of Medicine
Internship & Residency
University of Michigan Hospitals, Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Get to Know Dr. Montville
In practice, what are you most proud of?
Prior to moving to Tennessee, I helped build and direct the first IVF/fertility center in the state of Montana. With the help of a great patient care team and supportive hospital administration, we provided services to patients from a 500-mile radius who previously had no other fertility care options.
At TFI, we provide state-of-the-art fertility care in an area that has also been previously underserved. It is very rewarding for me to provide access to care where patients live and work so they don’t have to travel great distances to get the kind of care they deserve.
Why did you choose to work in the field of reproductive medicine?
I became intensely curious about reproductive biology while in graduate school at the University of Wyoming. As a medical student, my background in reproductive biology helped me better understand the intricate relationships between maternal and fetal health during pregnancy.
A career in reproductive medicine offered me the ability to combine my academic training with my desire to help women and families achieve healthy and safe pregnancies.
What is your approach to medicine?
I have learned over the years that there is not one right answer for every patient or medical scenario. The human body is very complex. A specific medical treatment that may have helped one patient may not work as well in another person. In my medical practice, I try to approach each patient as a unique individual.
I also think it is very important to focus not only on the specific problem a person may have, but to consider all aspects of a person’s well-being when treating a certain condition. Good psychological, emotional, and physical health are also very important for successful outcomes.
Share something unique people don’t know about you.
I have a life-long love of music and studied classical piano performance while in college.
What do you do for fun in your spare time?
I have been blessed with a loving family with whom I spend most of my free time. I love being outdoors. Fly fishing, skiing, and boating are some of my favorite hobbies. I also enjoy reading historical non-fiction when I have the time.