Kate Devine, M.D.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Patient Testimonial
Dr. Devine has been wonderful with us throughout our entire treatment. We highly appreciate her professionalism, precision and kindness.

I absolutely loved my experience with Dr. Devine. She was exactly who I needed to help me on my path to motherhood.

My time with Dr. Devine was nothing short of amazing. I decided to get my eggs frozen and I’m beyond glad I chose SGF.

Thorough, helpful, understanding, and calming are all great ways to describe Dr. Devine!

Dr. Devine gives you a feeling that you are on the right track; we will do the best we can, together with her.

Biography

Kate Devine, M.D., FACOG, is board certified in obstetrics and genecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She is active in fertility research, publishing on topics ranging from fibroids to egg freezing for fertility preservation. She continues her research goals and advancing those of Shady Grove Fertility as the director of research for the practice.

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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.

Education

  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, National Institutes of Health
  • 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
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies
  • 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.

Q&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?

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.

 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.

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

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 . . .

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

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.

Public events & seminars

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October 21, 2021

12:00 p.m.

October 25, 2021

6:30 p.m.