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About karen e. boyle, M.D.

Dr. Karen Elizabeth Boyle is the regional director of male infertility at Shady Grove Fertility. Dr. Boyle graduated from Harvard University with honors and then attended Albany Medical College, where she graduated again with honors and distinction in research. She completed her general surgery and urological surgery training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Brady Urological Institute. She then completed the prestigious fellowship in reproductive medicine and microsurgery at Baylor College of Medicine, and then returned to The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she served as assistant professor of urology, obstetrics, and gynecology and director of reproductive medicine and surgery. She is the co-director at the Vasectomy Reversal Center of America, and director of male fertility, microsurgery, and sexual health at the Chesapeake Urology Associates. As an experienced microsurgeon, Dr. Boyle specializes in male fertility, microsurgical vasectomy reversal, microsurgical varicocele repair, and all sperm harvesting techniques, including microdissection testicular sperm extraction as well as electroejaculation and penile vibratory stimulation. Dr. Boyle is among a select few microsurgeons nationally who can perform the technically challenging epididymovasostomy and microdissection testicular sperm extraction.

  • Residency: Urologic Surgery Residency, The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Medicine & Surgery, Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine
Awards & Recognition
  • Baltimore Magazine Top Doctor
  • Top 100 Professional Women Under 40 by The Daily Record
  • WMAR ABC news Baltimore medical contributor
  • Good Morning America Health medical guest/contributor
  • First Place, Environmental Science, International Science and Engineering Fair
  • Westinghouse Science Talent Search Scholar
  • Harvard/Radcliffe Presidential Discretionary Fund Grant
  • American Foundation for Urologic Disease, AUA Children’s Hospital Boston Summer Scholar Fellow
  • Traveling Fellowship Award to American Society for Reproductive Medicine Meeting
  • Society for the Study of Male Reproduction Traveling Fellowship for American Urologic Association
Professional Organizations
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • American Urological Association
  • Clinical Instructor of Urology, The George Washington University
  • International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
  • Sexual Medicine Society of North America
  • Society for Male Reproduction and Urology
  • Society for the Study of Male Reproduction


  • Boyle KE, Burnett A. Sexual dysfunction. In: Dobs A, Legato M, eds. Gender Specific Medicine.
  • Boyle KE. The empiric treatment of male infertility. In: Lipshultz LI, ed. Infertility in the Male.
  • Boyle KE, Walsh PC. Loss of intimacy: the adverse impact of hormonal therapy on partners of men with prostate cancer. Urology. June 2006.
  • Boyle KE. Urologic surgery.In: Makary MA, ed. General Surgery Review. Washington, D.C.: Ladner-Drysdale, 2004;315-27.
  • Roberts WW, Bluebond-Langner R, Boyle KE, Jarrett TW, Kavoussi LR. Laparoscopic ablation of symptomatic parenchymal and peripelvic renal cysts. Urology. 2001;58(2):165-9.
  • Cadeddu JA, Boyle KE, Fabrizio MD, Schulam PG, Kavoussi LR. Laparoscopic management of urachal cysts in adulthood. J Urol. 2000;164(5):1526-8.
  • Calvano CJ, Moran ME, Tackett LD, Reddy PP, Boyle KE, Pankratov MM. New visualization techniques for in utero surgery: amnioscopy with a three-dimensional head-mounted display and a computer controlled endoscope. J Endourol. 1998;12(5);407-10.
  • Boyle KE, Moran ME, Calvano CJ, White MD, Reddy PP, Mehlhaff SA. Endoscopic subcutaneous neurovascular lower extremity myofascial flap harvesting for genitourinary reconstruction. J Endourol. 1998;12(2);187-9.
  • Calvano CJ, Reddy PP, Moran ME, et al. Initial studies of holmium YAG laser creation of spinal defects in fetal rabbits: model for urologic effects of myelomeningocele. J Endourol. 1998;12(2):199-203.

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