Dr. Nichole M. Barker’s own personal journey with infertility and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is invaluable in her ability to connect with her patients and provide empathetic, compassionate care. She is devoted to helping her patients build their families at the pace with which they feel most comfortable.
A member of the SRM team since August 2012, Dr. Barker has special interests in assisted reproductive techniques, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, recurrent pregnancy loss and fibroids. She received extensive post-graduate training in minimally invasive surgery to enhance reproductive outcomes.
Dr. Barker is a magna cum laude graduate of John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, with a degree in chemistry, followed by medical school at Ohio University. She completed both OB/GYN residency and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility fellowship training at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, where she also served as executive chief resident and clinical instructor for Case Western Reserve University.
She was the recipient of several awards during her training including the Wulf H. Utian Award for Surgical Excellence, Resident for Special Endoscopic Procedures, as well as the Bayer Health Care Best Teaching Junior Resident Award. She has been published in several journals on topics including fibroids, endometriosis, and minimally invasive surgery and robotics, as well as presented at national meetings on ovulation induction, fibroids, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, and shared oocyte donation. She is board certified in both OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Dr. Barker sees patients at the Tacoma location. She is a native of Ohio, but has a newfound love of the year-round outdoor lifestyle of the Pacific Northwest and enjoys exploring it with her husband and two daughters.