Kara N. Goldman, MD is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Northwestern University Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, where she also serves as the Medical Director of Fertility Preservation. She graduated Cum Laude from Duke University, received her medical degree from Loyola University, and completed residency training at Northwestern University. She completed fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at New York University where she subsequently joined the faculty.
Dr. Goldman’s research focuses on fertility preservation and ovarian aging. She has received prestigious research grants to study pharmacologic fertility preservation and the role of the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway in ovarian aging, and her work has been twice nominated and once awarded the Scientific Program Prize Paper award by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as well as the Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group Prize Paper award. She is on the editorial board for the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Geneticsand serves as a reviewer for a number of journals including Fertility and Sterility, Reproductive BioMedicine Online, and Human Reproduction.
Dr. Goldman specializes in all aspects of reproductive medicine including the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, LGBTQ+ fertility care, and fertility preservation. She lectures nationally and internationally and is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, where she is currently serving on the Task Force on Oocyte Cryopreservation. She is an advocate for increased access to reproductive medicine care, and serves on the medical advisory board of the charitable foundation Team Maggie for a Cure which provides support and fertility preservation resources for cancer patients.