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Frozen More Than 24 Years, Born Perfectly Healthy!

What once sounded like science fiction became reality when a 26-year-old gave birth to an embryo frozen for more than 24 years, and it happened right here in East Tennessee! In fact, she was our patient! In late 2017, Tina Gibson gave birth to baby Emma Wren, delivering the world's longest-frozen embryo to successfully come to birth. Tina and her husband Benjamin were embryo-receiving parents through the National Embryo Donation Center and had their frozen embryo transfer (FET) performed through us. This story made global headlines and was featured on Good Morning America! We're so happy for the entire Gibson family!

Dear Dr. Keenan, It has been a year since you performed surgery on me and I wanted to say thank you again in remembrance of our anniversary! I was travelling and was referred to you. I am so grateful that you saw me immediately and operated, even though you were leaving later that week for your volunteer work in Haiti. It is a testament to your commitment to helping those in need. I could not get help near my home. Since your surgery, I am totally free of pain and I am forever grateful. J.M., Canada
~ J.M., Canada