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Our Medical Team

From our physicians and clinical team you will receive unparalleled personal attention and patient education. Each of us will work diligently not only to help you achieve your goals but also to enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. We will use our clinical expertise to ensure that your needs are being met at each stage of your treatment, and always express our appreciation for allowing us to take care of you.


Kenneth K. Moghadam, MD
Kenneth K. Moghadam, MD
Medical Director / Founder

Dr. Moghadam is the Medical Director and founder of the Austin Fertility Institute. He is an experienced reproductive medicine specialist, with board certification in both obstetrics/gynecology and reproductive endocrinology/infertility. Dr. Moghadam grew up in the Chicago area, and obtained his undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL. Upon graduation from the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA, he returned to the Midwest, completing his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Indiana University. He then obtained accredited subspecialty fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Cincinnati.

Despite a diversity of activities and interests, Dr. Moghadam derives his greatest satisfaction from applying his background and experience to the compassionate care of his patients. He is an avid sports enthusiast, tennis player, and enjoys the Austin music scene.  He and his wife Tammy have been married since 1995 and have four sons.

Experience
  • Austin Monthly Top Doctor 2019, 2020
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
    • Member of New Members Advisory Group (2008 to 2012)
    • Fund Development Committee (2009 to present)
    • ASRM Strategic Planning Retreat attendee (2009)
    • Chair of Run for Reproductive Health (2010 to present)
  • Member of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
    • Associate Member Chair (2004 to 2006)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor in the Indiana University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 2005 to 2010
  • Medical Director of Assisted Fertility Services for the Community Health Network in Indianapolis from 2005 to 2008
  • Consultant and contributing writer in endocrinology for Proctor and Gamble Pharmaceuticals from 2004 to 2005
  • Several publications in the area of assisted reproduction, including Medical Management of Ovulation Induction in Infertility: Practical Pathways in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Mc Graw-Hill, 2005)

Mary Taylor
Mary Taylor
Manager

Mary graduated Magna Cum Laude with Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a Major in Finance from Sam Houston State University in 2008. While perusing her degree she worked in the medical field as a medical coder and biller. Shortly after graduation Mary started her first position with a fertility practice. She has worked from the front desk, to back office, to management and was even a patient for a time. While Mary is a Houstonian at heart she and her children love exploring all of the creeks, rivers, hiking trails and parks that are so readily available here in Austin.


Jamie Nott, RN
Jamie Nott, RN
Registered Nurse

Jamie earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. She then continued her education with Texas Tech University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. With a medical assistant background in obstetrics and gynecology, Jamie is well versed in women’s health. Since graduation, she has gained over six years of experience in OB/GYN, medical-surgical nursing, and reproductive endocrinology.  Jamie has been living in Austin for ten years, and while her passion is nursing, she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen as well as indulging in Austin’s live music scene on her days off.


Amy Branscum, RN
Amy Branscum, RN
Registered Nurse

Amy brings with her 14 years of practical RN experience. Graduating from Blinn College of Nursing, Amy has held positions in neonatal intensive care, labor and delivery, ambulatory surgery centers in both pre and post operational procedures, circulating and clinical office experience. Amy is a native Texan, living in Austin for over 32 years.

Family is very important to Amy. She stays busy with her husband, and two young boys through her involvement with church, school, sports, and Boy Scouts. She also enjoys spending time relaxing with her friends and neighbors.


Jenna Mackey, RN
Jenna Mackey, RN
Registered Nurse

Jenna graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Youngstown State University. Originally from Youngstown, OH, Jenna moved to Austin in June of 2015 and began her nursing career at St. David’s Medical Center working as a registered nurse on the medical/surgical unit; she subsequently transferred to the newborn nursery where she worked for almost two years. In addition to the experience above, she has also worked as a nurse’s associate in the postpartum unit while attending nursing school at Youngstown State. Although very skilled in the hospital setting, Jenna’s true passion is for office and continuity-based women’s health. She enjoys the outdoors, traveling, exploring the great city of Austin and spending time with friends and family.


Lexi Ridgeway, RN
Lexi Ridgeway, RN
Registered Nurse

Lexi graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northern Illinois University.  She then moved to Missouri and began her nursing career at Mercy Hospital in the NICU, continuing her work in 2014 when she moved to Austin at St. David’s Main Hospital.  Over time, she transferred to the newborn nursery where she served as their night supervisor.  Following six years of of being at the bedside for some of the happiest moments for so many families, Lexi decided she wanted to shift gears and work towards helping couples get to that exciting day in the hospital delivery room.  She enjoys exploring Austin with her dog, trying new foods, and reading.


Jasmine Bueno-Jaimes
Jasmine Bueno-Jaimes
Medical Assistant

Jasmine was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas State University, then transitioned to her training as a medical assistant at Everest Institute, graduating in 2014. Her first office experience was in primary care, but she ultimately moved on to women's health, working in obstetrics and gynecology before joining Austin Fertility Institute in 2019. Her goal is resume her education and obtain her nursing degree. In her off time, Jasmine stays busy with her two children and enjoys spending time with her family.


Ilianna Reyna
Ilianna Reyna
Medical Assistant

Ilianna graduated from Southern Career Institute in October 2014 as a Certified Medical Assistant. Her first experience as a medical assistant with a urologist led to an early interest in fertility. Ilianna subsequently worked for a large otolaryngology group as their Lead Allergy Medical Assistant. Her exceptional phlebotomy skills and warm, friendly personality make her a great addition to our clinical team. Ilianna is bilingual; she speaks fluent Spanish and English. Ilianna enjoys spending time with her family, watching cooking shows, singing and sketching.


Erika Ventura
Erika Ventura
Medical Assistant

Erika started her career in healthcare 10 years ago. She previously worked for a primary care, cardiologist and pediatrics doctor and finally found her passion in fertility. Erika is bilingual; she speaks fluent Spanish and English. She moved here 3 years ago from Virginia with her husband to start their life together. She enjoys the outdoors including hiking, anything having to do with water, cooking, spending time with her husband and family.


Anahi Yanez
Anahi Yanez
Medical Assistant

Anahi graduated from Austin Medical Assistant School, beginning her work in primary care. She is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish. Her future goal is to grow in her career and ability to help others and she is working on her nursing degree. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

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