Kate D. Schoyer, MD

Associate Professor;
Chief, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

"I like to spend the time with patients to create individualized treatment plans that will best
help them attain their goals of building a family."

Schoyer, Kate D., MD


Dr. Kate Dragisic Schoyer specializes in reproductive endocrinology, infertility and gynecology. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She is the Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Medical College of Wisconsin and is the Medical Director of the Reproductive Medicine Center.

She has expertise in a range of evaluations and treatments in many areas of reproductive medicine, including ovulation induction, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), as well as donor egg and other assisted reproductive techniques. In addition, Dr. Schoyer has significant experience treating Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and in operative hysteroscopy.

Dr. Schoyer attended Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts where she graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology. While at Amherst, she was a four-year varsity tennis player and co-captained the team her junior and senior years. During her tenure on the tennis team, both she and the team attained high national rankings among Division III schools. She received her medical degree with honors from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, having been elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Following this, Dr. Schoyer completed her Residency Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University-McGaw Medical Center, where, in 2003, she was named The Augusta Webster Outstanding Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident in her class. Dr. Schoyer completed her postdoctoral training with a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Following fellowship, she joined the faculty at Cornell, where she practiced for several years until joining the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Schoyer has co-authored many articles in leading scientific journals, and is a member of both the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her research interests included Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, therapies for poor responders in IVF (especially the young poor responder), and the impact of obesity on fertility.

She has been involved in developing the division’s Fertility Preservation Program and regularly sees patients newly diagnosed with cancer to discuss their fertility preservation options. She is actively involved with teaching medical students and residents. She prides herself on being a compassionate, knowledgable physician who believes that attention to specific details in a patient’s treatment cycle can make a difference.

As a native of the Milwaukee area, Dr. Schoyer enjoys spending time with family and friends. She continues to play tennis and enjoys all that the city has to offer. She feels strongly about giving back to the community and is involved with service activities; currently, she is on the Board of Directors of both HEAR Wisconsin and Penfield Children’s Center.

At a Glance

Areas of Expertise

  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Abnormal Uterine and Vaginal Bleeding
  • Advanced Gynecologic Surgery
  • Amenorrhea
  • Artificial Insemination
  • Assisted Reproduction
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
  • Habitual abortions
  • Cryopreservation
  • Endometriosis
  • Infertility
  • Fibroid Surgery
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Female Infertility
  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
  • Male Infertility
  • Menorrhagia
  • Microsurgical Tubal Surgery
  • Myomectomy
  • Ovarian Cyst
  • Ovulation Induction
  • Polycystic Ovary
  • Tubal Anastomosis
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Tubal Ligation Reversals
  • Tubal Surgery
  • Uterine Ablations

Kate Shoyer, MD
Board Certification(s)

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology

Patient Ages Seen

  • Infant (0-12 months)
  • Child (1-12 yrs)
  • Adolescent (13-18 yrs)
  • Adult (18 + )
  • Senior (60 +)

Languages Spoken

  • English

Education / Training

  • Doctor of Medicine – The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1999)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency – The McGaw Medical Center/Northwestern University Medical School (1999-2003)
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship – The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College (2003-2006)

MCW Start Date

  • 10/01/2012


In the News


Everyone was really attentive to my response to it. Wonderful STAFF!!!

Dr. Schoyer provided excellent care during this visit and all of my other visits. She is knowledgeable and highly competent. Her bedside manner is pleasant, and she takes the extra steps to show that she cares. The staff at the Reproductive Medicine Center are similarly outstanding. I had particularly pleasant experiences with Tara at the front desk & Bridget the nurse.

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