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Pat McShane, M.D.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Patient Testimonial
Having a team that’s with you the whole way really boosts your confidence, makes you feel safe, makes you feel like you can ask questions… It was wonderful, it honestly made me feel kind of treasured in a way.

My mother struggled with fertility and had my wonderful brother with fertility treatments and I would love to give another family the chance to either start a family or expand their current family.

For me, egg donation is a privilege and I consider myself lucky to be able to give in such a profound way. The first time I donated, I remember vividly how emotionally good I felt. Pure, simple goodness in the knowledge that I created hope where previously there had been none.

I felt so passionate and positive about my experience, I couldn’t wait to share it with more women so that they, too, could experience the same.

It’s the excitement and joy that I feel knowing that I can help a family in such a special way that means the most to me. My next donation is already scheduled, and I plan to continue donating as long as recipients continue to choose me.

I didn’t have money to pay for IVF and tried other companies. I can never fully express my gratitude to Fertility Finance for making my dream of motherhood come true. You are responsible for giving me the most precious gift I will ever receive and I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Biography

Pat McShane, M.D., is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She earned her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. She then pursued her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Boston Hospital for Women followed by completing her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

She specializes in pregnancy and reproduction with a focus on endocrine disorders in addition to her passion for women’s health, including the treatment and management of endometriosis. In addition to Dr. McShane’s extensive experience with treating infertility, she has dedicated decades of her career to educating the next generation of reproductive endocrinologists. Dr. McShane has served as an instructor in OB/GYN at Boston Hospital for Women, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, UMass Medical Center, and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). To further pursue her deep interest in women’s health in developing countries, Dr. McShane completed her Certificate in Global Public Health in May 2014 at Colorado School of Public Health. Dr. McShane has authored reports and abstracts on topics such as in vitro fertilization, preimplantation genetic testing, and fertility preservation.

Dr. McShane currently practices at SGF Colorado’s Denver location.

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Education

  • Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecology, Boston Hospital for Women 
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Brigham and Women’s Hospital 
  • The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Medical Women’s Association
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • American College of Osteopathic Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Philadelphia Area Reproductive Endocrine Society
  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Q&A

I was interested in OB/GYN from the beginning of medical school since I am an ardent feminist. At the time I started my medical education, there were few women doctors and a very small number of female OB/GYNs (which is hard to believe given their predominance currently). I thought it was important to have a woman’s perspective for many gynecologic issues, and I still do!

Reproductive medicine deals with the foundation of life, literally. Through the practice of IVF, we have learned so much about the beginnings of human life and the things that lead to the birth of a healthy child. To me, that is very interesting and exciting.

In an era of corporate medicine, it is fundamental to maintain focus on both medical outcomes and patient satisfaction. I think SGF succeeds in keeping both focuses at its core.

 I am quiet but curious, and I love to hear people tell their stories 

I would like to visit more national parks in the western U.S. They are all amazing!

I love the outdoors — gardening, hiking, biking, and skiing. I find peace and tranquility there.

I grow lots of vegetables and some flowers in my garden. I like to make soups with the veggies and various things with rhubarb, which is my main “crop” — my rhubarb chutney gets rave reviews. I am also active in my community, participating in volunteer activities, singing in the choral group, and being involved in interfaith community service projects.

Public events & seminars

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December 2, 2021

Online | 12:00 p.m. ET

December 6, 2021

7:30 p.m.