Kara Nguyen, MD, MPH, FACMG, FACOG, is board certified in obstetrics & gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and medical genetics. Her professional areas of expertise include oncofertility, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, in vitro fertilization, donor egg, donor embryo, and fertility preservation. Dr. Nguyen see patients at SGF’s Mechanicsburg and Lancaster, Pennsylvania offices.
Kara Nguyen, MD, MPH, FACMG, FACOG, is one of only a few physicians who is triple-board certified in obstetrics & gynecology, reproductive endocrinology & infertility, and medical genetics. She earned her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and her Master in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. After an accelerated 3-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Christiana Care Hospital in Delaware, Dr. Nguyen completed her subspecialty training in medical genetics at the National Institutes of Health. At the Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, she was the first OB/GYN to be accepted into the competitive Clinical Investigator Training Program where her research in stem cells was funded by grants from the New England Fertility Society, National Institutes of Health, and Harvard Stem Cell Institute. She serves as the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Division Director at UPMC Pinnacle for Central Pennsylvania and plays an active role in the OBGYN quality assurance committee.
She is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships and has been an invited speaker for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, Good Day PA, and ABC27 News. Dr. Nguyen is actively involved in OBGYN residency education at UPMC Pinnacle and Christiana Hospital in Delaware.
Dr. Nguyen joined Shady Grove Fertility in 2017 and now serves the greater central Pennsylvania region. Her professional areas of expertise include oncofertility, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, in vitro fertilization, donor egg, donor embryo, and fertility preservation. Her signature approach to patient care has earned her the Patients’ Choice and Compassionate Doctor awards on Vitals.com and Honor Roll on Healthgrades.com.
Dr. Nguyen is married with three children and enjoys traveling, learning about different cultures and trying new foods. Her family is actively involved in missionary work overseas and she supports organizations focused on the rehabilitation of trafficked persons.