Dr. Ratcliffe received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Whitworth College in Washington. She subsequently completed a combined degree program at Tufts University, earning both her medical degree and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. She was the only candidate selected nationwide to enter a prestigious program at the University of California, San Francisco which combined both her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

After completing this rigorous academic pedigree, Dr Ratcliffe founded Advanced Fertility Associates Medical Group in August 2002. Dr. Ratcliffe is Board Certified in both Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She is a Fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).

Dr. Ratcliffe approaches each couple individually and utilizes her extensive research background to develop an individualized treatment plan. Dr. Ratcliffe has the unique experience of directing both the clinical and laboratory components at AFAMG. As a result, she continues to obtain superb success rates in advanced reproductive techniques. In addition, Dr. Ratcliffe has an interest in the effects of lifestyle and stress on fertility treatment.