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Kathleen M. Hoeger, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 487-3378

Administrative: (585) 275-7891

Office: (585) 487-3378

Fax: (585) 334-8998

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Biography

Dr. Kathleen Hoeger is an experienced and dedicated clinician who has practiced at Strong Fertility Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center since 1995, and has been the Director of the Strong Fertility Center since 2006. She is also an active clinical investigator in fertility and reproductive medicine, with many publications. She serves as a reviewer for many of the leading journals in fertility medicine.

Dr. Hoeger's research interests are in the understanding and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in both adolescents and adult women. Dr. Hoeger is both a national and international speaker on polycystic ovary syndrome. She also is the medical director of the Women's Lifestyle Center, a program that can assist women with lifestyle changes to aid in healthier living and weight loss.

Dr. Hoeger earned a bachelor's in biological sciences at Stanford University and a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and a reproductive endocrinology fellowship at the University of Virginia, before relocating to the Rochester area with her family.

Dr. Hoeger is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She is a member of the FDA Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs and many national and international societies, including the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI) and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). She maintains an active clinical practice in all areas of infertility treatment.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education

1988
MD | Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson Univ

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1992 - 06/30/1994
Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at University of Virginia Medical Center

07/01/1989 - 06/30/1992
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

07/01/1988 - 06/30/1989
Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

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Awards

2013
ASRM Star Award
Sponsor: American Society for Reproductive Medicine

2012
ASRM Star Award
Sponsor: American Society for Reproductive Medicine

2000
CREOG National Faculty Teaching Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2000
Association of Professors of Obstetrics & Gynecology (APGO) Teaching Award for Medical Student Education
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

1992
John B. Franklin Award "Compassion, Dedication Humanitarianism"
Sponsor: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

1992
Resident Teaching Award
Sponsor: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

1992
Best Research Presentation Resident's Day
Sponsor: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

1987
Obstetrics and Gynecology Prize for Best Performance in the 3rd Year Clerkship
Sponsor: Jefferson Medical College

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Clinical Trials

Ovarian Ultrasonography for the Clinical Evaluation of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Lead Researcher: Kathleen M Hoeger

This study aims to characterize the affect of age and weight on the size and shape of ovaries. We will compare ovary size and shape in women of varying ages and body sizes. You are eligible if you are female, age 18-45. We plan to recruit up to 120 women with regular menstrual cycles and up to 120 women with histories of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. This study is being conducted in collaboration with Dr. Lujan’s lab at Cornell University.

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Publications

Journal Articles

3/24/2020
Peña AS, Witchel SF, Hoeger KM, Oberfield SE, Vogiatzi MG, Misso M, Garad R, Dabadghao P, Teede H. "Adolescent polycystic ovary syndrome according to the international evidence-based guideline." BMC medicine.. 2020 Mar 24; 18(1):72. Epub 2020 Mar 24.

2020
3. Evans A; Hoeger KM. "Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Adolescence: Toward a better diagnosis and Treatment." Cur Opinion Endocr Metab Res. 2020; : 105-111.

11/8/2019
Lin AW, Kazemi M, Jarrett BY, Vanden Brink H, Hoeger KM, Spandorfer SD, Lujan ME. "Dietary and Physical Activity Behaviors in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome per the New International Evidence-Based Guideline." Nutrients.. 2019 Nov 8; 11(11)Epub 2019 Nov 08.

Books & Chapters

2016
Chapter Title: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Book Title: ACOG, Clinical Updates in Women's Health Care
Author List: KM Hoeger and WS Vitek
Published By: ACOG 2016

2007
Chapter Title: Diagnosis and Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Book Title: Reproductive Endocrinology
Author List: KM Hoeger
Published By: Landes Bioscience 2007 in Georgetown, TX

2006
Chapter Title: Pediatric Hyperandrogenism
Book Title: Androgen Excess Disorders in Women
Author List: KM Hoeger
Published By: The Humana Press Inc. 2006 in Totowa, NJ

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