Westlake IVF is a full service, state-of-the-art embryology and andrology laboratory, located within the Westlake Hills area of Austin, Texas. Our IVF Laboratory Director and Embryologists have developed the optimal environment in which to provide services to couples who need diagnostic testing, assisted reproductive technologies, and gamete/embryo cryopreservation.
Dr. Wininger is originally from Blountville, TN and received his BS in Biology from East Tennessee State University in 1985. He attended The University of Tennessee-Knoxville and received an MS in Biotechnology and a PhD in Zoology in 1990. He moved to Charlotte, NC and directed The Center for Reproductive Medicine until 1993 and then moved to Abington, PA to become IVF Lab Director at Abington Memorial Hospital.
Caitlin Hunn is an Embryologist here at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine and has been a part of the team since June, 2015. Caitlin earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Animal Science at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX in 2013. She went on to obtain a M.S. in 2015 in Animal Science with an emphasis in Reproductive Physiology. Caitlin is currently the Safety Manager at Westlake IVF and is responsible for the training and education of all members of the Austin Fertility/ Westlake IVF group in the area of safety.
Henry Chen, M.S. is an integral member of the Westlake IVF laboratory team as a Senior Embryologist at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF. He has been a part of the team since January 2017. Henry earned his BSc degree from the Animal Science Department at the National Chung-Hsing University (Taiwan) in 1990.
Melissa Gilkey, M.S. serves as the laboratory Andrologist at Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF. Melissa joined the team in February 2017. She received her BSc degree in Microbiology from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX in 2012. She earned a MSc degree in Biology, with a focus in Cellular and Molecular Biology in 2014 from Texas State University.