Dr. Karen Elizabeth Boyle graduated from Harvard with Honors and then attended Albany Medical College, where she graduated again with Honors and Distinction in Research. She completed her general surgery and urological surgery training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Brady Urological Institute.
Dr. Boyle then completed the prestigious fellowship in reproductive medicine and microsurgery at Baylor College of Medicine, and then returned to The Johns Hopkins Hospital where she served as Assistant Professor of Urology, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. While at Hopkins, Dr. Boyle was active in research and teaching, and established and grew a dominant practice of male infertility, sexuality and aesthetics.
Her commitment to providing personal, compassionate, comprehensive care to her patients combined with her diagnostic and surgical excellence has resulted in her being a much sought after solution for patients and practioners alike. It is this commitment to excellence in the patient care experience which prompted Dr. Boyle to establish her current practice as Director of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Sexuality and Aesthetics at Chesapeake Urology Associates.
Dr. Boyle specializes in male infertility, and offers state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of the infertile male. Dr. Boyle works closely with all reproductive endocrinology practices located in the D.C./Baltimore metropolitan area as well as nationally, providing expert care for the male partner. She is the Director of Male Fertility at Shady Grove Fertility Reproductive Science Center, the nation's leading institution of reproductive medicine and boosts the top pregnancy outcomes nationally.
As an experienced microsurgeon, she specializes in vasectomy, microsurgical vasectomy reversal, microsurgical varicocele repair, and all sperm harvesting techniques including microdissection testicular sperm extraction, as well as electroejaculation and penile vibratory stimulation. Dr. Boyle is among a select few microsurgeons nationally who can perform the technically challenging epididymovasostomy and microdissection testicular sperm extraction.
As a leader in the area of reproductive and sexual health, Dr. Boyle recognizes how important it is to address all issues related to the well-being and happiness of her patients.
She is committed to surpassing patient expectations and providing exceptional patient care, achieving the results each patient desires and deserves. As an innovator in the evaluation and treatment of sexual health and aesthetics, Dr. Boyle provides a comprehensive approach to the care of each patient.
Dr. Boyle regularly lectures on male infertility, vasectomy reversal, and sexuality. She is extensively published in her areas of expertise and is actively involved in The American Urologic Association, The American Society of Reproductive Medicine, The Society of Male Reproduction and Urology, The Society for the Study of Male Reproduction, The Sexual Medicine Society of North America, The International Society for The Study of Women's Sexual Health and The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
Her contributions to the field of fertility, microsurgery and sexual health have been featured in many media outlets such as Men's Health, Women's Health, Fertility Today, Radius, Playboy, ABC television documentary Hopkins,"The View" with Barbara Walters, "Healthy Life" with Dr. Tim Johnson and ABC News.
Special Area of Interest
Microsurgical vasectomy reversal, male infertility, male and female sexual dysfunction
Greater Baltimore Medical Center
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
Harvard University, A.B. Honors Biology Cum laude - Cambridge, MA
Albany Medical College, MD with Distinction in Research - Albany, NY
Assistant Chief of Service: The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute
The Johns Hopkins Hospital - Baltimore, MD
Urological Surgery: The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute
The Johns Hopkins Hospital - Baltimore, MD
General Surgery, Department of General Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital -Baltimore, MD
Intern in General Surgery: Department of General Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital - Baltimore, MD
Fellow, Male Reproductive Medicine & Surgery: Scott Department of Urology
Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX
- Reviewer for Urology
Reviewer for Fertility & Sterility
International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMS)
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
Society for Male Reproduction and Urology (SMRU)
Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR)
American Urological Association (AUA)
Director, Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Sexuality and Aesthetics, Chesapeake Urology Associates
Director, Male Fertility, Shady Grove Fertility Reproductive Science Center
Awards & Honors
- 2004 Advancement of Urology Speaker, Pfizer
2002 Award of Recognition for Poster Presentation, ASRM Annual Meeting
2002 Traveling Fellowship Award to the American Society for Reproduction Medicine Meeting
2002 Society for the Study of Male Reproduction Traveling Fellowship Award, AUA
1997 American Foundation for Urologic Disease, American Urological
Association Children's Hospital Boston Summer Scholar Fellow, sponsor
Alan Retik, M.D.
1997 M.D. with Distinction in Research Award by Albany Medical College Dean, Albany Medical College Alumni Scholarship
1996 Representative to US Pharmacopeial Convention Essay Contest, honorable mention,
1993 Radcliffe Presidential Discretionary Fund Grant
1990 Westinghouse Science Talent Search Scholar
1990-1994 Harvard Lazo Scholar
1990 First Place, Environmental Science, International Science and Engineering Fair
1990 U.S. Army Award for Excellence in Environmental Research
1990 U.S. Representative to the Japanese Science Student Convention, Kyoto, Japan
1990 National Naval Science Award and Scholarship
1990 Guest speaker at Amoco Corp. Environmental Affairs and Safety Organization Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
1989 U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory Summer Research Program, Oak Ridge, TN
American Board of Urology
Questions Vasectomy Reversal Center of America responded to