Quinton Katler, M.D., M.Sc. 

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Eligible
Patient Testimonial
Dr. Libby was just amazing. We had a long journey and she was right there with us in the trenches. She was our third fertility doctor. She thought outside the box, was willing to try new things, was open to our questions, and used her team to help us.

I went through IVF with Dr. Humm. I felt heard, comforted, and comfortable the whole way. The support staff were beyond fantastic and turned what would have been a scary experience, into something that my husband and I never felt like we were navigating alone.

Dr. Libby listened to our every concern and communicated with us when we needed it, never making us feel pushed to the side or that she was to busy to be there for us.

From the first consultation until our final appointment Dr. Doyle was empathetic, compassionate, and very easy to talk to. He reviewed my diagnosis and treatments each step of the way and changed our protocols accordingly to result in a positive and viable pregnancy.

I had an ultrasound and an HSG done at the Norfolk office. Every staff member was amazing – so gentle, comforting and supportive. I’m very grateful for that.

Dr. Banks is attentive, kind, and professional. She answered all of our questions.

Biography

Quinton Katler, M.D., M.Sc., FACOG, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) and board eligible in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI). Dr. Katler earned his medical degree from the American Medical Program at Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel. He then completed his residency in OB/GYN at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. From there, Dr. Katler trained in REI at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. During this time, he was recognized for his excellence in both clinical and laboratory research.  

Dr. Katler is proud to serve as an advocate for those facing infertility. He has conducted advocacy efforts on a local level by improving access to care for Jewish couples in Atlanta, as well as on a national level through research efforts for gender/sexual and racial/ethnic minorities. Additionally, Dr. Katler is an advisory board member for the Atlanta Jewish Fertility Foundation (JFF) and Gift of Surrogacy Foundation, as well as an active member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) LGBTQ Special Interest Group.  

As an avid researcher, Dr. Katler has contributed to numerous publications, presentations, and committees exploring such topics as LGBTQIA+ family-building,  recurrent pregnancy loss, egg freezing, and infertility care for marginalized communities, among others. He is a member of several professional organizations, including ASRM, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI).  

Dr. Katler provides patient care at SGF’s Atlanta – Northside location. In his spare time, Dr. Katler enjoys going on hikes and local adventures with his husband and two dogs.  

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Education

  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • First place Fellow Research Award (Emory University School of Medicine)
  • Jewish Fertility Foundation (JFF) – Advisory Board Member 
  • Gift of Surrogacy Foundation – Advisory Board Member 
  • Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI) 
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) 
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) 
  • ASRM LGBTQ Special Interest Group 
  • American Medical Association (AMA) 
  • Katler Q, Stepien K, Paull N, Li H, Hacker S, Saad-Naguib M, Rocha J, Adams M, Lancaster K, Nichols B, Edman J, Swager S, Scholl-Burgi S, Knerr I, Rubio-Gozalbo E, Mendelsohn B, Pinto W, Berry G, Demirbas D, de Souza P, Ficicioglu C, Bosch A, Balci M, Fridovich-Keil J, A Multinational Study of Acute and Long-term Outcomes Experienced by Galactosemia Patients Who Carry the S135L Allele of GALT. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease (JIMD).  
  • Access to Care for Marginalized Communities – A Committee Opinion; Practice Committee of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). LGBTQIA+ expert contributor. 
  • Knight A; Hipp H; Abhari S; Gerkowicz S; Katler Q; McKenzie L; Shang W; Smith A; Spencer J. Markers of ovarian reserve are associated with reproductive age acceleration in granulosa cells from IVF patients. Human Reproduction
  • Abhari S; Lu J; Hipp H; Petritis B; Gerkowicz S; Katler Q; Yen H; Mao Y; Tang H; Shang W; McKenzie L; Smith A; Huang R; Knight A. A Case-Control Study of Follicular Fluid Cytokine Profiles in Women with Diminished Ovarian Reserve. Reprod Sci. 2021 Nov 4. doi: 10.1007/s43032-021-00757-2.PMID: 34738218 
  • Katler Q, Kawwass J, Hurst B, Sparks A, McCulloh D, Wantman E, Kissin D, Toner J. Vanquishing Multiple Pregnancy for IVF in the United States – a 25-year Endeavor. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2022 Aug;227(2)129-135.  
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: A Committee Opinion (2021 Update); Practice Committee of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Expert contributor.  
  • Katler Q, Shandley L, Hipp H, Kawwass J. National Egg Freezing Trends: Cycle and Patient Characteristics with a Focus on Race/Ethnicity. Fertility & Sterility. 2021;S0015-0282(21)00150-3. 
  • Nezhat C, Katler Q. Ureteral endometriosis requiring bilateral ureteroneocystotomy: saving the endangered kidneys. Fertility & Sterility. 2020;S0015-0282(20)32508-5. 
  • Segars J, Katler Q, McQueen D, Kotlyar A, Glenn T, Feinberg E, Taylor H, Toner J, Kawwass J. Prior and Novel Coronaviruses, COVID-19, and Human Reproduction: What Is Known? Fertility & Sterility. 2020;7161522. 
  • Katler Q, Pflugner L, Martinez A. Management of bilateral ectopic pregnancies after ovulation induction using unilateral salpingectomy and Methotrexate for the remaining ectopic with subsequent intrauterine pregnancy. Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2018;7539713. 
  • Katler Q, Bishop L, Tricarico N. Brief Report on the Advantages of Ovulation Monitoring Using Home Urinary LH Immunoassays in Ovulation Induction Cycles with a Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonist Trigger. Global Reproductive Health. 2018;3e10.  
  • Katler Q, Zolton J, DeCherney A. Infertility Treatment: Ovulation Induction/Insemination (Chapter Review). Scientific American.  
  • Ahmadzia H, Phillips J, Katler Q, James A. Tranexamic Acid for Prevention and Treatment of Postpartum Hemorrhage: An Update on Management and Clinical Outcomes. Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey. 2018;73(10):587-594. 
  • Katler Q, Godiwala P, Macri C, Pineles B, Simon G, Chang A, Ahmadzia H. Evolution of Knowledge, Awareness and Practices Among Community Members and Healthcare Providers With Regard to Zika Virus from 2016 to 2017. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2017;9264571. 
  • Marfori C, Wu C, Katler Q, Kotzen M, Samimi P, Siedhoff M. Hysterectomy for the Transgendered Male: A Review of Perioperative Considerations and Surgical Techniques with Description of a Novel 2- Port Laparoscopic approach. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2017; S1553-4650(17)31148-2.  

Q&A

When I was in high school, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I vividly remember physicians facilitating her care on both medical and spiritual levels, all while maintaining tremendous kindness and grace. I learned through my mother’s experience that successful medical care requires vulnerability and trust on behalf of my patients, a realization that has driven me to be that “rock,” advocate, and decision-making partner for my patients and proud practitioner of women’s healthcare. 

I have long understood that there is nothing more important in life than family. As such, helping individuals and couples to build the family of their dreams has been a dream come true. As a reproductive endocrinologist, I wear many different hats: scientist, healer, researcher, therapist, and patient advocate. Reproductive endocrinology allows me to conduct advocacy efforts on a local level by improving access to care for Jewish couples in Atlanta, as well as a national level through research efforts for gender/sexual and racial/ethnic minorities.   

SGF has raised the bar industry-wide for fertility-related healthcare on every level and has fantastic pregnancy rates to show for it. SGF has the most experienced, empathic, and kind physicians within the field of reproductive medicine, and we are deeply committed to medical education, philanthropy, and improving access to fertility treatment. SGF physicians perform robust national research that regularly sets the standard for REI clinical practice. What’s more, SGF accomplishes all these goals while maintaining a patient-centered approach where the patient experiences the individual attention and expertise that they deserve.   

I was most touched recently when a same-sex female couple named their baby “Quinn” as a result of their successful treatment under my care. They had previously experienced years of unsuccessful treatment, riddled with tremendous heartache and angst. Seeing pictures of baby Quinn during the holiday season brought me such joy. What more could I possibly ask for?! 

I listen and care for each patient as I would for a friend or family member. I provide individualized care and share decision-making with my patients. I am my patients’ fiercest advocate and loudest cheerleader, and I approach each patient with kindness, empathy, and full transparency from the moment we meet. I recognize the massive emotional investment of undergoing fertility treatment, and I work diligently to help to make the transition to parenthood as smooth and successful as possible.   

My grandfather, who was raised in small-town Wisconsin and served in World War II, taught me early on that, in life, family is the most important thing. He prioritized his children and grandchildren over everything, and he made me feel like my siblings and I were the center of the universe. His memory serves as a constant reminder of the importance of providing aspiring parents with this same opportunity. On a daily basis, I am most inspired by my patients who are challenged with the task of sharing their vulnerabilities and personal struggles, all the while being tasked with maintaining cautious optimism for a successful outcome.   

I am an unrelenting optimist with a kind and warm demeanor. I am a listener. I am approachable and relatable, and I have an impeccable attention to detail. I like to dig deeper than surface level in both my personal and professional relationships, and I strive to find joy in everyday successes.   

I would love to have coffee with Jonathan Van Ness, take a hot air balloon ride, and enjoy a prolonged visit to Paris with my husband. Like my patients, I hope to one day have children and build a family.

I love the outdoors, and I spend my time playing tennis, exploring Atlanta by bicycle, participating in organized races for a cause, and stand-up paddle-boarding along the Chattahoochee River. Prioritizing mental health is a must, and I find my calm through yoga, introspection, and meditation.  

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