Nina Resetkova is a native of Toronto, Canada. She graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Biochemistry and a Minor in Management from McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 2005.
Nina earned her medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in 2010. While completing her medical education, she simultaneously obtained a Master's in Business Administration. She then completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. During her residency, she served on the ethics and quality improvement committees. She was actively involved in the Johns Hopkins House Staff Council, and served as the elected Vice Chair of Communications from 2013-2014.
She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and the New England Fertility Society.
Nina's research interests include the application of cost effectiveness studies in medicine. Her work pertaining to cost effectiveness of preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) for patients with recurrent pregnancy loss was selected for a prize oral presentation at the 2013 American Society of Reproductive Medicine annual conference. She is also interested in studying the RNA profile of the developing embryo.
Nina enjoys swimming, running, and playing chess. She hopes to re-develop an appreciation of winter sports during her time in Boston.
Why Did You Become a Fertility Expert?
I chose this field because it is a remarkable juxtaposition of the soft human side of medicine as well as the hard science; it is precisely this cross of empathy and cutting edge science that makes it amazing, new and interesting each day. There are so many advances occurring each year, which underscores the importance of keeping up with the field and contributing to improvements within it. I also love the element of lifelong learning. Teaching and training the incoming generations of experts is an amazing privilege that maintains the integrity of the field. The training program here at Boston IVF is very strong, and participating in the teaching of future colleagues, patients, and staff is an incredibly rewarding aspect of this job.
What About Boston IVF Makes You Proud?
I had the opportunity to both train and work at Boston IVF. One of the aspects that impressed me most about Boston IVF is that we have some of the most seamless processes and workflows of any organization in our field. There are so many factors that go into a patient’s experience within a facility, and Boston IVF has taken the time to examine each of these in a methodical, deliberate fashion to deliver the best care experience possible. When a new area is identified, we have a large team to offer ideas and solutions, and this is what keeps the organization constantly improving. The research that is done at Boston IVF, both owing to the bright physicians and leaders that work here but also due to our location in the greater Boston area, is also an incredible resource that advances our field and allows us to bring treatments and services to our patients that are novel and unique.
What is Your Approach to Patient Care?
My approach to helping patients is personalized. Each patient’s needs are quite different, and it can often be hard to predict our own responses to tough situations. I am there with my patients in their struggles, and in their successes. I also believe in finding an external outlets outside of fertility treatment, whether that is through mind-body programs, close friends, family, or other areas. We have many ways of helping patients get through tough times, including peer support groups available through our center. Sometimes, though, patients just need to know that someone is there for them in the tough times, and my goal is for them to know that I am there, present, available, and thinking about them through the journey.
Have Any Patients Truly Inspired You?
I find inspiration in every patient’s journey. It is important to realize that infertility is a diagnosis that has been granted after many months, and sometimes even years. It takes courage to seek treatment, to talk about it, and to make time every day to make the necessary steps of treatment. Every patient has a remarkable path with individual obstacles but also unique support systems, and the goal for me and my care team at Boston IVF is for us to help patients overcome these obstacles and find support in the journey.
How Do You Spend Your Free Time?
I love to spend time outdoors with my husband and our dog. We enjoy all the activities that Boston has to offer including the great music, restaurant, and arts. In the summer months, we spend time in Newport, RI. I enjoy exploring personal fitness, reading, planning travel, and playing chess.
What music do you enjoy listening to?
My musical tastes are pretty eclectic. I have soft spots for the 50’s crooners, old soul, and of course, some of the cheesy stuff. I once landed a prized job in college by singing “Come and go with me” by The Dell Vikings at the interview.
How would you describe your personality?
I am a curious, inquisitive conversationalist. I am honest, open, and passionate about the things I care deeply about.
What’s the most recent book you’ve read?
The brief and wondrous life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz; an unbelievable and fantastical read by a great Boston author.