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KateDevine, M.D.

Co-Director of Research

Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2021 K Street NW
Suites 101 and 701
Washington, DC 20006
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Biography

About kate devine, M.D.

Kate Devine, M.D., FACOG, received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy with a pre-medical concentration from Columbia University. She went on to obtain her medical degree with distinction in ovarian cancer research from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After finishing her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the New York University School of Medicine, she completed a 3-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), during which time she was the recipient of the NIH Intramural Loan Repayment grant for her research.

While pursuing her medical education, Dr. Devine worked extensively in the field of women’s health in the developing world. She worked for the International Organization for Women and Development in Niger on an obstetrical fistulae repair mission. She also worked in women’s reproductive health for Child Family Health International while in Quito, Ecuador. She has studied in India and Australia as well.

Dr. Devine is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, including ovulatory dysfunction and ovarian aging. She has also been active in fertility research, publishing on topics ranging from fibroids to egg freezing for fertility preservation. She will continue her research goals and advancing those of Shady Grove Fertility as the co-director of research for the practice.

An educator in the reproductive endocrinology field, Dr. Devine has mentored students in the Georgetown University Masters Program in biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology. She has also been an invited lecturer at NIH educational programs and courses. Dr. Devine has received several honors for her work, including the Traveling Scholars Award from the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Outstanding Resident/Fellow Research Award from the New York Obstetrical Society.

Dr. Devine is married with three children and enjoys cycling, yoga, hiking, and running.

Education
  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, National Institutes of Health
Awards & Recognition
  • Traveling Scholars Award from the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology of the
    American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Outstanding Resident/Fellow Research Award from the New York Obstetrical Society
Professional Organizations
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Q&A

Q & A

Q: Why did you become a doctor, in particular, a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility?

A:

My grandfather was a family doctor. He had six kids, all of whom he hoped would go into medicine. The problem, though, was that he worked so hard that, despite his best arguments as to what a fulfilling career it was, he couldn’t convince any of them to go that route. Not a single doctor in the bunch. That didn’t deter him from making his pitch to me though. He started taking me on weekend inpatient rounds with him when I was 4, and I was instantly sold. When he died suddenly of a heart attack at 65, the church where his funeral was held was overfilled. There were literally people standing outside the doors of the church to the street and 90 percent of them were his patients. I was 16 then, and it sealed the deal. Being a doctor provides a unique opportunity to make a positive difference in people’s lives, and what more so than helping couples start their families?

Q: What attracted you to working internationally?

A:

I’ve always been fascinated by different cultures, different parts of the world, different ways of doing things. And I wanted to serve populations of women who had the greatest need. Travel brings so much perspective to everyday life. I found that taking care of women in the developing world greatly enriched my medical training. I certainly benefited more from hearing stories from women on labor and delivery in Quito, Ecuador, and those who traveled long distances on foot to have surgery in Niamey, Niger, than they did from our encounters.

Q: What drew you to Shady Grove Fertility?

A:

I did my fellowship training at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH sends its fellows to rotate at Shady Grove Fertility starting from the beginning of subspecialty training because they believe that Shady Grove Fertility is a patient-focused fertility center that practices ethical, evidence-based medicine. From my first days learning from the doctors here and watching them interact with patients, it was so obviously true. Those characteristics jump out at you the second you walk through the door, and I wanted to be a part of it. Shady Grove Fertility had the added benefit that the practice has a long history of and commitment to doing quality clinical research. They view their large volume of patient experience as an opportunity to advance the field of reproductive medicine, and they feel an obligation to give back to their patients by working to better understand what works best in treating infertility. Having given serious thought to a career in academic medicine, I was thrilled when they asked me to join as co-director of research. It’s a perfect fit; I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else.

Q: Who inspires you?

A:

My kids: They are so brave. They just go for it.

Q: What’s on your bucket list?

A:

Climb to the summit of Mount Everest, hike the Overland Track in Tasmania again (my favorite hike to date), become fluent in Spanish, go on a wine tour in South Africa with my college friends, meet my grandkids . . .

Q: What are your hobbies?

A:

Running, hiking, cycling, yoga, singing, and dancing (in my living room with my 2- and 3-year-old daughters).

Q: What musical artists are on your iPhone?

A:

Everything: Ting Tings, Pixies, Postal Service, Weezer, Oasis, White Stripes, Michael Jackson, Prince, Radiohead, Beastie Boys, Bonnie Raitt, Beck, The Cure. Most played are probably Raffi and the Wiggles.

From my first days learning from the doctors here and watching them interact with patients, it was so obviously true. Those characteristics jump out at you the second you walk through the door, and I wanted to be a part of it.
Publications

Publications

  • Devine K, Mumford SL, Healy MW, DeCherney AH, Hill MJ, Propst AM. Diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) in the US ART population: diagnostic trends among 183,536 cycles from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Clinical Outcomes Reporting System. Fertil Steril. 2015;104(3):612-9.e3.
  • Devine K, Connell MT, Richter KS, et al. Single vitrified blastocyst transfer maximizes live born children per embryo while minimizing preterm birth. Fertil Steril. 2015;103(6):1454-60.
  • Devine K, Mumford SL, Goldman KN, et al. Oocyte cryopreservation in women delaying reproduction can reduce cost per live birth. Fertil Steril. 2015;103(6):1446-53.
  • Devine K, Stillman RJ, DeCherney AH. Building a family through IVF—economic realities. Fertil Steril. 2014;103(2): 357-8.
  • Devine K, Stillman RJ, DeCherney AH. The Affordable Care Act: early implications for fertility medicine. Fertil Steril. 2014;101(5):1224-7.
  • Devine K, Green L, Eltoukhi H, Armstrong AY. Fertility differences among ethnic groups. In: Sharara F, ed. Ethnic Differences in Fertility and Assisted Reproduction. New York: Springer, 2013.
  • Devine K, McCluskey T, Henne M, Armstrong AY, Venkatesan A, DeCherney A. Is MRI sufficient to diagnose rudimentary uterine horn? A case report and review of the literature. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2013;20(4):533-6.
  • Devine K, Smicun Y, Mayer Hope J, Fishman DA. S1P induced changes in epithelial ovarian cancer proteolysis, invasion, and attachment are mediated by Gi and Rac. Gynecol Oncol. 2008;110(2):237-45.
Resources and Events
WHEN: 10/17/2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Washington, D.C.
Who:
Current Patients
Infertility can be a lonely experience and research has shown that support groups can be a highly effective way to cope with the stress and distress of treatment. This group focuses on all types of infertility issues and will help individuals and couples.
WHEN: 11/9/2017 from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
WHERE: Washington, D.C.
Who:
Current Patients
The donor recipient support group provides support for individuals and couples who are in various stages of treatment such as those contemplating the choice, embarking on and undergoing treatment to conceive as well as for patients who become parents through such means.
WHEN: 11/15/2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Towson Office
Who:
Prospective and Current Patients
Learn about the modern day technological advances in the field, what to expect through the process, and why egg freezing is a viable option preserving a woman's fertility at the time eggs are frozen.

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