Introducing Dr. Kassie Bollig, MD MSCE – a passionate and accomplished fertility specialist at Reproductive Medicine Associates (RMA) in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Dr. Bollig’s journey to becoming an infertility specialist was a path of discovery sparked by her interest in women’s health and surgery. During her early medical school days, she was exposed to the fascinating world of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) through her research mentor, Dr. Danny Schust. The complexity of the field and the unique relationships she formed with patients drew her in, solidifying her desire to pursue a career in this area.
Dr. Bollig’s dedication to research is evident through her numerous professional accomplishments and awards, including the Society of Reproductive Surgeons In-Training Award for research and the Outstanding Resident Academic Achievement Award. Her diverse research interests include biomarkers for early detection of pregnancy location and viability, hCG algorithms for predicting pregnancy viability, preconception maternal cardiovascular health and ART outcomes, and markers of ovarian reserve and fertility preservation in Turner Syndrome. Additionally, she has expertise in minimally invasive reproductive surgery.
Dr. Bollig’s educational journey has been marked by excellence, having been pre-accepted into the University of Missouri School of Medicine as a high school senior through the Bryant Scholars Program. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. She then pursued her medical education at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, where she ranked #1 in her class and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Following this, she completed her Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the same institution before moving on to the University of Pennsylvania for her Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship and Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology.
Beyond her impressive professional achievements, what drives Dr. Bollig in her practice is the unknown and the opportunity to seek answers to the unanswered questions in human reproduction. Her passion for research allows her to make a difference in the lives of individual patients and the broader field of infertility treatment.
As a fertility doctor, Dr. Bollig profoundly connects with the emotional concerns of her patients. She strives to meet each patient where they are on their journey, recognizing that infertility can be a challenging and unpredictable experience. Her empathy and commitment to walking alongside her patients are evident in her approach to care.
Joining Reproductive Medicine Associates was a natural choice for Dr. Bollig, as it aligns perfectly with her desire to help individuals and couples achieve parenthood. RMA’s commitment to evidence-based care, experienced medical teams, and dedication to reproductive research make it an ideal environment for her to pursue her research interests and contribute to advancing the field.
Outside of her work, Dr. Bollig finds joy in various activities. She recently became a parent and cherishes her time with her husband and daughter. Growing up on beef cattle farms in the Midwest, she enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, playing with her dog, and scuba diving.
One may be surprised to learn that Dr. Bollig contemplated a career as an artist before choosing a career in medicine. Her love for painting is a passion she hopes to continue exploring in the future.
Dr. Bollig’s experience with a close friend who faced infertility deeply impacted her perspective on patient care. She understands the importance of providing unwavering support, compassion, and dedication to every patient she sees, just as she did for her friend during their infertility journey.
Dr. Kassie Bollig’s insight into the untold story of infertility sheds light on the self-doubt and self-blame many patients may experience. As a caring and compassionate fertility specialist, she is committed to addressing these internal struggles with openness and empathy.
With Dr. Bollig’s expertise, passion for research, and unwavering dedication to patient care, Reproductive Medicine Associates is proud to have her as part of their team, offering hope and expert guidance to individuals and couples on their journey to parenthood.