Fertility Care Team

Meet the expert Fertility Specialty Care team below. We are ready to assist with your infertility needs and concerns. Please call us for an appointment or questions at 317-621-0600. Visit our Contact Us page for more details, including new patient forms.

David E. Carnovale, MD, Medical Director

David Carnovale, MD, fertility doctorDr. Carnovale is the medical director of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Community Health Network. He is board certified in obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Prior to joining Community, Dr. Carnovale was the director of assisted reproductive technologies at Central Georgia Fertility Institute in Macon, Georgia for ten years. Under his direction, the first children in Central Georgia conceived and born through in vitro fertilization (IVF), sperm injection, and frozen embryo transfer occurred at his facility.

He completed his undergraduate work at St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York and graduated from medical school at S.U.N.Y. Health Science Center in Brooklyn, New York. Following residency, he completed a two-year fellowship at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Following his fellowship, he was appointed Director of Assisted Reproduction and Assistant Professor at East Tennessee State University's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

In his spare time, he enjoys martial arts, pizza making, and travel with his family.

Jeff Boldt, PhD, In Vitro Program Manager

Jeff Boldt, PhD, IVF ManagerDr. Boldt received a bachelor of arts degree in biology and his PhD degree in anatomy, both from SUNY-Buffalo. He completed a fellowship in reproductive physiology/IVF at University of Texas-Houston Medical School. He is on the faculty of Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Indiana University School of Medicine.

He has a special interest in reproductive physiology, embryology and anatomy/physiology.

In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, reading and cheering on the Buffalo Bills.

Mary Ellen Burns, Embryologist

Mary Ellen Burns, embryologistMary Ellen received a bachelor of science degree in biology and a master of science degree in embryology and andrology.

She has been an embryologist since 2008 and previously worked as a lab tech and microbiologist.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, running, do-it-yourself home projects, and spending time with her family.

Katherine Wheelock, RN

Katie Wheelock, RNKatherine “Katie” Wheelock, RN, received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from IUPUI and a bachelor of science degree in health sciences from Ball State University. She spent three years as a labor and delivery nurse before joining Fertility Specialty Care in 2015.

In her spare time, she enjoys vacations to the beach, live music, and spending time with her husband and twin girls. She herself was a patient of Dr. Carnovale.

Melissa Kuhns, RN

Melissa Kuhns, RNMelissa Kuhns, RN, holds a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She spent 12 years in an ICU setting before joining Fertility Specialty Care in 2016.

In her spare time, she enjoys camping, snow skiing, reading, running, and spending time with her husband and three sons.

Kathleen Belt, RN

Kathleen Belt, RNKathleen Belt, RN, received a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology from Michigan State University. She received an associate of science degree in nursing from Lansing Community College and a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Western Governors University. She has experience in operating room and surgical settings.

In her spare time, she enjoys wakeboarding, kayaking, baking, martial arts, and spending time with her husband, two stepsons and daughter.

Tammy Kerr, Patient Services Representative

Tammy KerrTammy is a patient services representative at Fertility Specialty Care. She joined Community in 2006 in patient access and moved to fertility services in 2008. She has a special interest in helping patients start their families.

In her spare time, she enjoys flower gardening, time at the beach, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Jodi Koesters, Practice Manager

Jodi Koesters, practice managerJodi is the practice manager at Fertility Specialty Care. She has more than 30 years of infertility experience. She is a member of the American Business Women’s Association.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, the holidays, cheering on the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.