Our Team

Carole Kowalczyk, M.D.

Dr. Carole Kowalczyk

There is no one quite like Dr. Carole Kowalczyk.  Patients praise her skill at providing superior medical treatment that gets results, with compassionate, hands on personal care.  And her employees love her dedication, passion and generous spirit.  She is also highly regarded by her medical colleagues who have consistently voted her among the best reproductive endocrinologists in Michigan. Top Doc – Hour Magazine

Born here in Michigan, Dr. Carole is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist and graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry.   She earned her medical degree from Wayne State University.  She was also Associate Residency Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. John Hospitals and Assistant Clinical Professor FTA at Wayne State University. Dr. Kowalczyk is honored to train OB/GYN and family practice residents, medical students, both in and out of state.

Dr. Carole is a co-host of the Healthy Woman Show onDetroit’s top talk radio station WJR as well as host of her very own podcast, Dr. C in the D. The show educates and inspires women to be the best they can be by staying involved in their health, especially fertility health, and provides a community for women to help one another.

She is also CEO and founder of in Harmony - a wellness center, where she has recruited the expertise of esteemed professionals within their respective fields to provide the complete care package.

Nicole Budrys, M.D.

Dr. Nicole Budrys

Our fertility clinic has expanded to include Dr. Nicole Budrys, a double board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and pediatric gynecologist. She believes in treating the whole person, not just a specific symptom. Dr. Budrys’ interests include female and male fertility, menstrual disorders, premature ovarian failure, pediatric and adolescent gynecology.

A true Michigan girl, she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, before attending Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in OB/GYN at Royal Oak Beaumont and her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. She began her career with the University of Oklahoma before returning to Michigan; first at Henry Ford and now as part of the Michigan Center for Fertility & Women’s Health medical team.

Alexa Karbowski, PA-C

Alexa Karbowski

Alexa Karbowski completed her Bachelor of Science at Michigan State University, where she was a member of the Honors College for the duration of her four years there. She received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Philadelphia University. After Graduating in 2011, Alexa began her career in Reproductive Endocrinology in Lansdale, PA until she moved home to Michigan and joined our practice in 2014. She works closely with Dr. Kowalczyk in the care and treatment of our patients. She works primarily out of our Bloomfield Hills location.

Alexa and her husband have two children and live in Oxford, Michigan. Having undergone treatment for infertility as a patient herself, Alexa feels she can truly relate to her patients and enjoys helping them navigate their journey.

She is an integral part of our team and our patients love her. We know you will too.

Mandi Johnson, PA-C

Mandi Johnson

Mandi Johnson is a graduate of Wayne State University, where she earned her Bachelor Degree in Biology with Honors, as well as her Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She is passionate about Women's Health and believes in the importance of compassionate and effective support during your fertility journey. She works closely with Dr. Kowalczyk in the care of our patients and is based in both our Warren and Plymouth locations.

Mandi lives with her husband and two cats in Oak Park. Outside of clinic, she enjoys reading, interior design and cycling.

Ronald Strickler, M.D.

Dr. Ronald Strickler

Dr. Ronald Strickler, a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist is Michigan Center’s training coordinator for medical students, residents and fellows who rotate through our practice. Dr. Strickler’s standard of excellence and passion for education leads the medical field’s newest professionals to success.  His clinical interests include polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility, menopause and abnormal uterine bleeding.

Originally from Toronto, Dr. Strickler has been in Michigan for more than 20 years, most recently with Henry Ford Health System and as a professor of OB/GYN at Wayne State University School of Medicine.