Dr. Kara Nguyen Named Medical Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at PinnacleHealth

Posted On On: May 3, 2016 Categories Filed Under: Member News

HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 3, 2016) – Kara Khanh-Ha Nguyen, MD, MPH, FACOG, FACMG has been appointed medical director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) at PinnacleHealth System, succeeding Arthur Castelbaum, MD, reproductive Endocrinologist. In this role, Dr. Nguyen will provide clinical leadership, oversee quality assurance, foster academic growth, and support efforts to maintain Center of Excellence status in REI.

Dr. Kara Nguyen

Dr. Kara Nguyen

Dr. Nguyen completed her medical training at Johns Hopkins University, Jefferson Medical College, National Institutes of Health, and Harvard Medical School. She is among only a few physicians, and the only woman in the country, to be triple board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and Medical Genetics.


“Dr. Nguyen’s patient-focused approach to healthcare, extensive educational background, and respect for our local community is an asset for our patients as well as our OB/GYN medical team,” says Michael Young, president and chief executive officer, PinnacleHealth System.


RMA of Central Pennsylvania at PinnacleHealth offers patients a number of options including in-vitro fertilization (IVF), cryopreservation of eggs and sperm, and third party reproductive options such as egg or sperm donation and gestational carriers. RMA’s success rates are consistently above the national average for both live births and clinical pregnancies.


“Having a Reproductive Endocrinologist as a member of the department has positively impacted patient care” says Kenneth J. Oken, MD, chairman of the department of OB/GYN at PinnacleHealth. “Dr. Nguyen’s involvement in our Quality Assurance Committee demonstrates that she is not only committed to the PinnacleHealth hospital system, but to our community as well.”


“I grew up in Harrisburg” says Dr. Nguyen. “So it was an honor for me to come home and serve the community where my family still lives. Bringing the best fertility care to central Pennsylvania has been deeply rewarding and I am grateful to be so warmly embraced by the medical community.”


Dr. Nguyen is the lead reproductive endocrinologist at RMA of Central Pennsylvania at PinnacleHealth, 2025 Technology Parkway, Suite 211, Mechanicsburg. To make an appointment or for more information, call (717) 516-1920; toll tree: (855) RMA-inPA (762-4672); or visit www.RMAofCentralPA.com.