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Kurt T. Barnhart, MD, MSCE

Kurt T. Barnhart, MD, MSCE Physician

Associate Chief, Penn Fertility Care Director, Women's Health Clinical Research Center Vice Chair for Clinical Research Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology William Shippen, Jr. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Barnhart is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Kurt T. Barnhart

Received the Penn Medicine Award of Excellence, 2006

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues 2015-2017

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Patient Comments

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility, 1999
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1996

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anovulation
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometrial Polyps
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids (Uterina Myoma)
  • Hirsutism
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Hysteroscopic Surgery
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Infertility
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Miscarriage (Spontaneous Abortion)
  • Ovarian Failure - Premature
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (Recurrent Miscarriage)
  • Reproductive Endocrinology

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

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

Education and Training

Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), National American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Pennsylvania District III (ACOG), Local American Society for Reproductive Medicine , National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Obstetrical Society , Local Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI), National Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI), National World Academy of Art and Science, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Barnhart 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

Selected Publications:

Barnhart KT, Nakajima ST, Puscheck E, Price TM, Baker VL: Practice patterns, satisfaction, and demographics of reproductive endocrinologists: Results of the 2014 Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Workforce Survey Fertil Steril 105 (5): 1281-1286,2016.

Morse CB, Barnhart KT, Senapati S, Sammel MD, Prochaska EC, Dokras A, Chatzicharalampous C: Association of the very early rise of human chorionic gonadotropin with adverse outcomes in singleton pregnancies after in vitro fertilization Fertil Steril 105 (5): 1208-1214,2016.

Diamond MP, Legro RS, Coutifaris C, Alvero R, Robinson RD, Casson P, Christman GM, Ager J, Huang H, Hansen KR, Baker V, Usadi R, Seungdamrong A, Bates GW, Rosen RM, Haisonleder D, Krawetz SA, Barnhart K, Trussell JC, Jin Y, Santoro N, Eisenberg E, Zhang H: Assessment of multiple intrauterine gestations from ovarian stimulation (AMIGOS) trial: Baseline characteristics. Fertil Steril 103 (4): 2015.

Milman LW, Sammel MD, Barhnart KT, Freeman EW: Higher serum total testosterone levels correlate with increased risk of depressive symptoms in Caucasian women through the entire menopausal transition. Psychoneuroendocrinology 62 : 107-113,2015.

Diamond MP, Legro RS, Coutifaris C, Alvero R, Robinson RD, Casson P, Christman GM, Ager J, Huang H, Hansen KR, Baker V, Usadi R, Seungdamrong A, Bates GW, Rosen RM, Haisenleder D, Krawetz SA, Barnhart K, Trussell JC, Ohl D, Jin Y, Santoro N, Eisenberg E, Zhang H: Letrozole, Gonadotropin, or Clomiphene for Unexplained Infertility. New Engl J Med 373 (13): 1230-1240,2015.

Placebo effect in fertility: Advantageous or false advertisement? Fertil Steril 2014 101 (1): 36-37,2014.

Mol F, van Mello NM, Strandell A, Strandell K, Jurkovic D, Ross J, Barnhart KT, Yalcinkaya TM, Verhoeve HR, Graziosi GC, Koks CA, Klinte I, Hogstrom L, Janssen IC, Kragt H, Hoek A, Trimbos-Kemper TC, Broekmans FJ, Willemsen WN, Ankum WM, Mol BW, van 159) Wely M, van der Veen F: Salpingotomy versus salpingectomy in women with tubal pregnancy (ESEP study): an open-label, multicenter, randomized controlled study. Lancet 383 (9927): 1483-1489,2014.

Legro RS, Wu Xiaoke, Barnhart KT, Farquhar C, Fauser BCJM, Mol B: Improving the Reporting of Clinical Trials in Infertility (IMPRINT): Modifying the CONSORT Statement. Hum Reprod 29 (10): 2075-2082,2014.

Legro RS, Brzyski RG, Diamond MP, Coutifaris C,.Schlaff WD, Casson P, Christman GM, Huang H, Yan Q, Alvero R, Haisenleder DJ, Barnhart KT, Bates GW, Usadi R, Lucidi S, Baker V, Trussell JC, Krawetz SA, Snyder P, Ohl D, Santoro N, Eisenberg E, Zhang H: Letrozole versus Clomiphene for the Treatment of Infertility in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. N Engl J Med 371 (2): 119-129,2014.

Legro RS, Brzyski RG, Diamond MP, Coutifaris C, Schlaff WD, Alvero R, Casson P, Christman GM, Huang H, Yan Q, Haisenleder DJ, Barnhart KT, Bates GW, Usadi R, Lucidi R, Baker V, Trussell JC, Krawetz SA, Snyder P, Ohl D, Santoro N, Eisenberg E, Zhang H: The Pregnancy in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome II study: baseline characteristics and effects of obesity from a multicenter randomized clinical trial. Fertil Steril 101 (1): 258-269,2014.

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Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
3701 Market Street, Suite 800

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2974
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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