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Kara Nguyen, M.D.

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Kara Nguyen, MD, MPH, FACMG, FACOG, is one of only a few physicians who are 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 is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships and is a member of the Central PA Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and has been an invited speaker for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, Good Day PA, and ABC27 News.

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, fertility preservation, and patient-centered LGBT fertility treatments. 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, photography, skiing, and power yoga.


  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christiana Care Hospital in Delaware
  • Fellowship: Medical Genetics, National Institutes of Health


  • ACOG/JSOG Shingo Exchange Program, 2009
  • NIH Intramural ACGME Loan Repayment Program, 2008-2010
  • Christiana Care Health System Medical-Dental Staff Clinical Discussion Award, 2008
  • William H. Slate Research Award, 2008
  • NIH/American Society of Reproductive Immunologists Travel Award, 2008
  • Student Apple Teaching Award, 2007
  • Wyeth Resident Reporter, ASRM 63rd Annual Meeting, 2007
  • Skellie and Culler Scholarships, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Foerderer Study Abroad Scholarship, 2005

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