Kate D. Schoyer, MD

"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."

Kate D. Schoyer, MD

Associate Professor

Schoyer, Kate D., MD

July 15, 2013  |  Doctors

Introduction

Dr. Kate Dragisic Schoyer specializes in reproductive endocrinology, infertility and gynecology. Dr. Schoyer is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She has expertise in a range of evaluations and treatments in many areas of reproductive medicine, including adolescent gynecology, IVF and ICSI, as well as donor egg and other assisted reproductive techniques. In addition, Dr. Schoyer has experience treating Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and in operative hysteroscopy and laparoscopy.

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 endometriosis.

Dr. Schoyer is the Director of the Third Party Reproduction Program in the Reproductive Medicine Clinic, which includes the oocyte donation and embryo donation programs as well as the gestational carrier program. She also 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 also is actively involved with teaching medical students and residents.

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.

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)

  • Board Certification

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

Publications

Research

In the News

Preserving Fertility Before and After Cancer Treatment

Preserving Fertility Before and After Cancer Treatment

03/27/2017  |  Department News

The pathway to parenthood often contains more bumps or routes than anticipated. The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Reproductive Medicine Center, however, as… Read More ›

Milwaukee Magazine's 2015 Top Doctors

Milwaukee Magazine’s 2015 Top Doctors

553 Medical College Doctors Recognized as Top Doctors in Metro Milwaukee
Milwaukee Magazine’s list of Metro Milwaukee’s 553 Top Doctors for 2015 identifies 298 MCW physicians;… Read More ›

2014-2015 Awards for Residents & Faculty

2014-2015 Awards for Residents & Faculty

Dr. John J. and Joan M. Brennan Endowed Award in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rachael Persons was presented the Dr. John J. and Joan M. Brennan Endowed… Read More ›

Outstanding Medical Student Teachers Award for 2013-2014

Outstanding Medical Student Teachers Award for 2013-2014

12/26/2014  |  Awards & Recognition

On December 5, 2014, MCW awarded the Medical Student Teachers Award to 228 educators.

In 2008, the College’s Curriculum and Evaluation Committee (CEC) initiated an annual… Read More ›

Dr. Kate Schoyer Interviewed by Kimberly Kane on TMJ4 on Fertility Issues

Dr. Kate Schoyer Interviewed by Kimberly Kane on TMJ4 on Fertility Issues

03/29/2013  |  Department News

Kimberly Kane interviews Katherine Schoyer, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin obstretician/gynecologist about fertility issues and how the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin reproductive… Read More ›

Reproductive Medicine Clinic

The Reproductive Medicine Center is Moving to a New Location

02/27/2013  |  Department News

To enhance our healing environment, our Reproductive Medicine Center will soon close its doors in Wauwatosa and re-open March 11 at Community Memorial Medical Commons… Read More ›

Katherine Schoyer, MD

Reproductive Endocrinologist Katherine Schoyer joins Medical College of Wisconsin faculty

10/01/2012  |  Department News

Katherine Schoyer, MD

Katherine Schoyer, MD, has been appointed to Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the division of Reproductive Endocrinology… Read More ›

2012 News from the Residency Program Campuses

2012 News from the Residency Program Campuses

06/01/2012  |  Resident & Alumni News

News from the Medical College of Wisconsin
This year we held the 2nd annual Eleanor Delfs, MD Lectureship for Pioneers. David G. Mutch, MD was our… Read More ›