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Kurt T. Barnhart, MD, MSCE Physician

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

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Barnhart is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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 Top Doctors issue 2015-2016

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids (Uterina Myoma)
  • Hysteroscopy
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Infertility
  • Laparoscopy
  • Pregnancy Loss (Miscarriage)
  • Reproductive Endocrinology

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • 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

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Barnhart is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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, Segars J: 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, Coutifaris 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, for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Reproductive Medicine Network.: 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, Dokras A.: 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, for the NICHD Reproductive Medicine Network.: Letrozole, Gonadotropin, or Clomiphene for Unexplained Infertility. New Engl J Med 373 (13): 1230-1240,2015.

Barnhart KT: 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, Hajenius PJ; for the European Surgery in Ectopic Pregnancy (ESEP) Study Group.: 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, for the Harbin Consensus Conference Workshop Group.: 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, for the NICHD Reproductive Medicine Network.: 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, for the NICHD Reproductive Medicine Network.: 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
Fax: (215) 349-5512
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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