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Divya Kelath Shah, MD, MME

Divya Kelath Shah, MD, MME Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Shah is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Divya K. Shah

It is my privilege to practice reproductive medicine.  Whether I am evaluating someone who is having difficulty conceiving, removing a fibroid in the least invasive way possible, or counseling somene regarding options for fertility preservation, I enjoy helping women through what can be a complex and vulnerable time in their lives.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility, 2015
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adolescent Gynecologic Surgery
  • Anovulation
  • Donor Insemination
  • Egg Donation
  • Female Infertility
  • Hysteroscopic Surgery
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Infertility
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Miscarriage (Spontaneous Abortion)
  • Mullerian Anomalies (Müllerian Duct Anomalies)
  • Myomectomy
  • Ovarian Failure
  • Ovulation Induction
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Uterine Fibroids (Leiomyomas)

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Columbia University
Residency: University of Michigan Medical Center
Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Memberships

ABOG Qualifying Examination Development Committee, National ABOG Specialty Examination (Certifying Examiner), National American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), National American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), National American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), National ASRM Education Committee, National National Physicians Cooperative (NPC), National Norman F. Miller Alumni Society, University of Michigan, National Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI), National Society of Reproductive Surgeons (SRS), National World Endometriosis Society (Young Ambassador), International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Shah is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Dr. Shah's current research interests center around medical education, surgical training, and outcomes in gynecologic surgery.

Selected Publications:

Stentz NC, Cooney LG, Sammel MD, Shah DK: Association of patient race on surgical practice and perioperative morbidity after myomectomy. Obstet Gynecol 132(2):291-297 : 2018.

Kapfhamer JD, Palaniappan S, Summers KM, Mancuso A, Ryan G, Shah DK: Mean gestational sac diameter to crown-rump-length difference as a marker of first trimester pregnancy loss after in vitro fertilization. Fertil Steril 109 (1): 130-136,2018.

Miller EJ, Cookingham LM, Woodruff TK, Ryan GL, Summers KM, Kondapalli LA, Shah DK: Fertility preservation training for obstetrics and gynecology fellows: a highly desired but non-standardized experience. Fertil Res Pract 4 : 3-9,2017.

Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine: 1Removal of myomas in asymptomatic patients to improve fertility and/or reduce miscarriage rate: a guideline. Fertil Steril 108(3):416-425 : 2017.

Stentz NC, Cooney L, Sammel MD, Shah DK: Changes in myomectomy practice following the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety communication on morcellation. Obstet Gynecol 129 (6): 1007-13,2017.

Kresowik J, Sparks A, Duran EH, Shah DK: Lapse in embryo transfer training does not negatively impact clinical pregnancy rates for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) fellows. Fertil Steril 103(3):728-33 : 2015.

Shah DK, Missmer SA, Correia KF, Ginsburg ES: Pharmacokinetics of human chorionic gonadotropin injection in obese and normal weight women. J Clin Endocrinol Metabol 99(4):1314-1321 : 2014.

Shah DK: Is breast always best? A personal reflection on the challenges of breastfeeding. Obstet Gynecol 121(4): 869-871 : 2013.

Shah DK, Correia KF, Vitonis A, Missmer SA: Body size and endometriosis: results from 20 years of follow-up within the Nurses’ Health Study II prospective cohort. Hum Reprod 28(7):1783-92 : 2013.

Shah DK, Missmer SA, Correia KF, Racowsky C, Ginsburg E: Efficacy of intrauterine inseminations as a training modality for performing embryo transfer in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship programs. Fertil Steril 100(2):386-91 : 2013.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Pennsylvania
3701 Market Street, Suite 800

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2970
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)