About Wende Allen, PA-C
Wende Allen brings over 25 years of experience as a Physician Assistant to Shady Grove Fertility, specializing in infertility and advanced gynecologic care. She works closely with our physicians in all aspects of evaluation and management of our patients and performs many of the diagnostic procedures for the Towson and Bel Air offices.
Ms. Allen completed her undergraduate studies in Behavior Science at York College of Pennsylvania in 1990. She then received her degree as a Physician Assistant in 1992, graduating with highest honors from Essex College in Baltimore, MD. She maintains Board Certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, and is an Affiliate with both the Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants and the Association of Physician Assistants in OB/GYN.
My Role At Shady Grove fertility
- New patient consultations for infertility and elective egg freezing
- Fertility testing
- Performing ultrasounds – baseline, monitoring, and obstetric
- Performing intrauterine inseminations (IUI)
- Performing saline sonograms/mock embryo transfers
- Reviewing labs and outside medical records
- Counseling patients with abnormal genetic screening results and next steps
- Performing urgent care evaluations
Q & A
Q: Why did you choose to work in reproductive medicine?
A: After working in private practice OBGYN for 10 years and referring patients to Dr. Katz and Dr. Yazigi, transitioning to Reproductive medicine seemed like a logical next step, expanding my knowledge and providing an opportunity to perform more advanced clinical procedures. I have a strong need to be successful and to make people happy, and I can’t think of a better place to be professionally than the most successful fertility center in the country.
Q: What are your hobbies and why do you enjoy them?
A: Anything creative, from scrapbooking and crafts to major home rehab. My husband and I always have a home project in process, and I love making something beautiful and interesting from something old and worn.
Q: What is something about you that would surprise most people?
A: I LOVE country music, festivals and Nashville, and will go anywhere for a great concert. When not traveling, I’m usually on the water in some capacity, most recently combining my love for yoga with paddleboarding.
“Wende was so involved in every step in our journey. She shared in our joy and struggle all the same. She approached each visit with a great attitude and spent so much time with us each visit. She was always willing to offer advice and give detailed instructions for how to proceed.”
“Great provider! Very professional and respectful. She answered every question my husband and I had. She was patient and friendly.”
“Wende was GREAT!!! Very helpful in explaining the entire process. Answered all mine and even my husband’s questions, super patient and professional.”
“Wonderful experience!! Absolutely loved having her be a part of my IVF journey. She explained things thoroughly each and every visit and was super gentle and caring. Really awesome bedside manner.”