Meet our current Jefferson-RMA fellows

Our fellows possess both the clinical and scientific acumen necessary to make them great leaders in the field, but also the compassion and commitment to make them great doctors providing the best care in Reproductive Medicine.

Leah M. Roberts, MD (2021-2023)

We are pleased to welcome Leah May Roberts, M.D. to the Jefferson-RMA Fellowship Program as a first-year fellow on January 1, 2021. She graduated cum laude from The University of Florida Honors Program where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, as well as a minor in English. She then received her M.D. from Florida Atlantic University, where she served as the Vice President of her class. Dr. Roberts went on to complete her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. After graduating, Leah continued at Temple as an Assistant Professor of OB-GYN, until leaving to join RMA.

Dr. Robert’s research has been presented at several national meetings including at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, CREOG/APGO Annual Meeting, AUGS/IUGA Joint Scientific Meeting, and the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. She is also passionate about infertility policy and has participated in a variety of policy efforts regarding infertility on the national and state level with RESOLVE and ACOG. Dr. Roberts is excited to join the Jefferson-RMA team for a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

“I’m incredibly excited to join the world-class team at Jefferson-RMA and to be able to contribute to the fertility journeys of so many amazing families. I am inspired daily by the groundbreaking research that is done in New Jersey and throughout the world with IVI-RMA, and I cannot wait to get started learning and working alongside the most trusted and respected members of our field.”

Leah M. Roberts, MD

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Cheri K. Margolis, M.D., joined the Jefferson-RMA Fellowship Program in July 2020 as a first-year fellow. She graduated Cum Laude from The University of Florida Honors Program after completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with a focus in Biochemistry as well as a minor in Business Administration. She received her Medical Degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine. During medical school, she was awarded the Discovery Pathways Research Scholarship to pursue research in reproductive endocrine at the University of Pennsylvania. She went on to complete her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the prestigious New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. During her residency, she was the recipient of awards recognizing her for excellence in obstetrics as well as an outstanding educator of medical students. Her research has been presented at several national meetings, including meetings of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. Dr. Margolis is honored to be joining the team at Jefferson-RMA for fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

“I could not be more thrilled to have the privilege of joining the Jefferson-RMA reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship. The program has unparalleled opportunities for research, networking, professional development, education, and patient care; and I am so grateful to become a part of it. I am looking forward to learning from and working with the IVI-RMA leaders in the field of REI from around the world.”

Cheri K. Margolis, MD

CHERI K. MARGOLIS, MD Amber M. Klimczak, MD (2019-2022)

Amber M. Klimczak, M.D., joined the Jefferson-RMA Fellowship Program in July 2019 as a first-year fellow. She graduated from The University of Texas with high honors after completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology as well as minors in Spanish and Business. She received her Medical Degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where she served as Vice President of her class. She went on to complete her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch, and she was elected to lead her program as Administrative Chief Resident. Throughout residency, her dedication to teaching was exemplified by receiving several mentoring awards, including the prestigious Thayer Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has published a variety of peer-reviewed journal articles in the fields of genetics, assisted reproductive technology and minimally invasive surgery in journals such as Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, and The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. She has also presented abstracts at several national meetings, including at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. She is honored to join the esteemed Jefferson-RMA team for fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

“I am elated to join the prestigious fellowship at Jefferson-RMA. This program provides undeniably superb training in a field that is constantly evolving. Through vast research opportunities, global networks, and a consistent dedication to patient care, RMA has elevated itself to become the leader of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Many are looking to RMA for the future of reproductive genetics and I am excited to be on the forefront.”

Amber M. Klimczak, MD

Nola S. Herlihy, MD (2019-2022)

Nola S. Herlihy, M.D., joined the Jefferson-RMA fellowship program in July 2019. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Science Business. She then received her M.D. at New York University School of Medicine in Manhattan. As a medical student, she founded the school’s community service program and was actively involved in childhood obesity research, for which she won the Dr. Saul J. Farber Award for Public Health. She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where she received the medical student teaching award, PGY2 teaching award, the Mount Sinai Resident Research Day Award and was elected Administrative Chief Resident. During her residency, she authored several peer-reviewed articles and presented poster and oral presentations at the annual American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Pacific Coast Reproductive Society meetings. She also authored articles for the Huffington Post about life as an OBGYN resident. Dr. Herlihy is honored to be joining the team at RMANJ for further training in reproductive medicine.

“It is my distinct privilege to join the incredible team at RMANJ. I look forward to working alongside leaders in the field, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to be mentored by the best researchers and clinicians in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.”

Nola S. Herlihy, MD

hanson mdBrent M. Hanson, MD (2018-2021)

Brent M. Hanson, M.D. joined the Jefferson-RMA Fellowship Program in July 2018 as a first year fellow. He graduated from the University of Arizona Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies. He then received his M.D. from West Virginia University School of Medicine where he was awarded the Dr. Hugh Carr Scholarship for academic excellence. Dr. Hanson completed his Obstetrics & Gynecology residency training at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. There, he earned the University of Utah Resident Research Award as well as recognition for the best Grand Rounds presentation. During his medical school and residency training, he produced several peer-reviewed articles which have been published in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, Fertility & Sterility, and the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. He has also presented abstracts at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting as well as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Meeting. Dr. Hanson maintains a commitment to ongoing research within the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility and is honored to join the team at Jefferson-RMA.

“I am both humbled and excited to become a part of the fellowship at Jefferson-RMA. The program combines excellent training opportunities with an incredibly skilled team, and I look forward to gaining expertise through interactions with patients, countless research and educational endeavors, and relationships with outstanding faculty mentors.”
Brent M. Hanson, MD

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Julia G. Kim, MD (2018-2021)

Julia G. Kim MD, MPH joined the Jefferson-RMA Fellowship Program in July 2018 as a first-year fellow. She graduated from Brown University in three years with an A.B. in Comparative Literature with a focus in Russian. She then matriculated to the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University as part of the highly competitive Program in Liberal Medical Education. She graduated with a scholarly concentration in Aging and received the ACOG John Gibbons Medical Student Award as a third-year student. In lieu of a fourth year of medical school, she attained an M.P.H. from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. During her time there, she joined the BetterBirth division of Dr. Atul Gawande’s Ariadne Labs, working with Dr. Neel Shah and Dr. Toni Golen. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. During her residency, she was the recipient of a Senior Housestaff Teaching Award as well as a Professional in Training Scholarship from the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society. Dr. Kim is excited to join the Jefferson-RMA team for fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

“I am thrilled to join the fellowship at Jefferson-RMA. Through its unique combination of a robust clinical practice with hands-on embryology training and unparalleled clinical research opportunities, the program is dedicated to training physicians who can further expand the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. No other program has the same opportunities to work with leaders in the field from around the globe while also being able to care for patients from a wide variety of backgrounds.”
Julia G. Kim, MD