Dr. Linnea Goodman grew up in Essex, Vermont. She is married and has two sons. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering with Honors from Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. From there she went on to pursue medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine where she received her medical degree in 2009 and was awarded the Charles and Sylvia Schechtman Prize for Excellence in Clinical Care. Dr. Goodman completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina Hospitals where she received several accolades including the Golden Tarheel Teaching Award and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy award for minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Goodman then continued her training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Cleveland Clinic fellowship program, with a special interest in reproductive surgery. After graduating in 2016, She spent two years as the medical director of the operating room at Reproductive Medicine Associates in New Jersey, followed by serving on the faculty at UNC as medical director from 2018 until recently when she joined Virginia Fertility and IVF. Her research, focused on technology in medicine, reproductive surgery and optimizing reproductive outcomes, has received national recognition earning her grant funding from multiple distinguished foundations. She is passionate about providing individualized patient-centered care. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist and sub-specialty certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She is an active member of the Society of Reproductive Surgeons.