Mechanicsburg, PA – Shady Grove Fertility’s (SGF) Kara Khanh-Ha D. Nguyen, M.D., M.P.H has been named Medical Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) at UPMC Pinnacle, a top-rated healthcare system in Central Pennsylvania, of which SGF is a providing partner. In this role, Dr. Nguyen will provide clinical leadership, oversee quality assurance, foster academic growth, and support efforts to maintain Center of Excellence status in REI.

Dr. Kara Nguyen is one of only a few physicians in the nation who is triple board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and medical genetics. She earned her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and her Master’s in Public Health from John Hopkins University. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Christiana Care Hospital in Delaware and her subspecialty training in medical genetics at the National Institutes of Health.

SGF at UPMC Pinnacle offers comprehensive, highly specialized fertility care including diagnostic testing, low-tech treatment options such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), and advanced treatment options such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and donor egg treatment. Fertility preservation prior to cancer treatment, LGBTQ family building services, and egg freezing are also available to patients. SGF is the pioneer and leader in guarantee programs for fertility treatment, offering the most variety in financial discounts, and has competitive pricing for fertility medications.

“Dr. Nguyen’s demonstrated success in providing excellence in clinical care, her ability to effectively mentor the next generation of OB/GYNs, and her commitment to research that continually innovates and advances the field are among the reasons this position is so well suited for Kara,” says Phil Guarneschelli, President and Chief Executive Officer at UPMC Pinnacle.

“Harrisburg is my hometown and I take great pride in serving the central Pennsylvania community with personalized, compassionate fertility care because these are my neighbors, friends, and family. It is a rare privilege to help patients realize their dreams and deeply rewarding to be in a field of medicine that changes lives in such a meaningful way,” shares Dr. Nguyen. “Our relationship with UPMC Pinnacle means that more patients will have access to world-renowned fertility care in central Pennsylvania and discover options to build their family with the highest success rates in the area,” adds Dr. Nguyen.

Dr. Nguyen sees patients at SGF’s Lancaster, PA and Mechanicsburg, PA locations. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nguyen, please call the SGF New Patient Center at 1-888-761-1967.

About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) 
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 85,000 babies born and counting. With 36 locations throughout FL, GA, MD, NY, PA, VA, D.C., and Santiago, Chile, we offer patients individualized care, accept most insurance plans, and make treatment affordable through innovative financial options, including treatment guarantees. More physicians refer their patients to SGF than any other center. Call 1-888-761-1967 or visit