Amanda Kallen, MD

Amanda Kallen, MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology, Yale University School of Medicine, CT, USA
Work Experience: 15+ years in obstetrics, gynecology, and infertility care

“I love building connections with patients. I try to validate their feelings and reassure them; to tell them I will be there for them, that I’m on their team, and that we will work towards a solution together. It makes my day when I feel like I have built that connection, that I have made myself available to a patient, even if it’s someone I met just minutes earlier.”

Career Highlights 

  • Associate Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2021–present
  • Visiting Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 2020–present
  • Clinical Competency Committee Chair of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Yale University School of Medicine, 2015–present
  • Assistant Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Yale University School of Medicine, 2014–2021
  • Served on the Executive Boards of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Board of Hope After Loss, a nonprofit organization supporting people who have gone through pregnancy loss
  • Regular speaker at regional, national, and international conferences, such as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting in 2021, and many more
  • Received multiple awards for teaching, clinical excellence, and research, including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Research Grant, the Global Consortium for Reproductive Longevity and Equality Junior Scholar Award, and the Society for Reproductive Investigation “Early Career Investigator” Award for work on mechanisms of reproductive aging
  • Published multiple articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and co-authored ACOG national guidelines on ovarian reserve testing and recovery after surgery
  • Double board-certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility as well as obstetrics and gynecology

Education

  • Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Yale University School of Medicine - New Haven Hospital, 2011–2014
  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Chief Resident in the final year, 2008–2011
  • Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital, 2007–2008
  • Medical Degree from University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, 2007

Featured Publications

  • “Updates on molecular and environmental determinants of luteal progesterone production.” Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 15 Sep 2020, vol. 515, doi: 10.1016/j.mce.2020.110930
  • “Control of Murine Primordial Follicle Growth Activation by IκB/NFκB Signaling.” Reproductive Sciences, Nov 2020, vol. 27, no. 11, doi: 10.1007/s43032-020-00225-3
  • “A counterintuitive lesson in family planning? Patience first: taking a “gap year” after live birth from assisted reproductive technology before frozen embryo transfer is performed.” Fertility & Sterility, Jun 2019, vol. 111, no. 6, doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2019.03.017

My Journey in Medicine

The physician and alchemist Paracelsus once wrote, “Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided.” As I completed my medical training, including residency in obstetrics and gynecology and fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI), I realized I wanted to spend my career not only treating patients in the clinical setting, but also attempting to understand the “very processes of life” as they affect reproductive physiology and disease. As an REI specialist, each patient encounter and research challenge represents a unique facet of a field I love.

My specialities within my field include fertility preservation, access to fertility services for LGBTQ+ patients, and primary ovarian insufficiency. I strive to create a positive, welcoming atmosphere in my exam room, so that each patient who comes to see me feels comfortable and that all of their needs are being met. Outside of my clinical practice, I advocate for my patients at the state and clinical level, teach future women’s health care practitioners at Yale, and conduct my own research on human reproduction. 

I’m overjoyed to be a part of the phenomenal team at Flo, and I hope that through this collaboration I can help even more people reach their goals of building a family through support and education.

Fun Facts

Outside of my work as an OB-GYN and REI specialist, I love to experience the outdoors by traveling, camping, hiking, and skiing with my family. I also enjoy painting watercolor and cooking without a recipe!

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