Already in medical school (Freie Universität Berlin, 1991-1998) Dr. Carstensen was particularly interested in embryology and factors influencing it such as hormones and medication.
Taking part in the Biomedical Science Exchange Program she spent an academic year (1996-1997) at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia where she had her very first experiences in research and clinic in the field reproductive medicine with Dr. Craig Winkel, MD and Dr. Devendra Kochhar, PhD.
She did her residency training and fellowship at the Universitätsfrauenklinik Kiel.
Already in 1999 she started working with Dr. K. Brandenburg and Prof. L. Mettler during her residency in the department of Reproductive medicine. Prior to joining Kinderwunsch Kiel in 2009, Dr. Carstensen worked as Chief Resident at the university hospital from 2007.
She is a mother of two boys.
Dr. Schem did her training in Rendsburg (Imland Klinik) and Kiel (Universitätsfrauenklinik in Kiel) after her graduation from medical school in 2003. There in the university hospital she gained her first experience in the treatment of fertility patients.
From 2014 she continued her fellowship in Reproductive medicine with Dr. Carstensen and Dr. Brandenburg.
Dr. Schem is a mother of two boys and a girl.