Kari Sproul von Goeben, MD
Dr. Kari Sproul von Goeben is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. von Goeben practiced under her maiden name, Dr. Sproul, in California. Dr. Sproul has special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility and assisted reproductive technology. Her areas of clinical interest include stress and fertility, fertility preservation and polycystic ovary syndrome (P.C.O.S.). After graduating from fellowship she worked in private practice in Los Angeles and was also an assistant clinical professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Dr. Sproul received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. She completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency training and her reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship training at the University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.) where she performed research on sexual function in pregnancy, ovulation induction, thyroid function in the infertile patient, PCOS genetics, and the early development of the ovarian follicle. Dr. Sproul has received multiple teaching awards. She also received an award for patient care while at UCLA and a research award for her thesis research. Most recently she was selected to the Super Doctors Southern California Rising Stars list in 2013, 2014 and in 2015.
Dr. Sproul has been a contributing author in medical textbooks, has presented her research at numerous national and international meetings, and has published her research in several peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Sproul was also featured on ABC’s Eyewitness Newsmakers to discuss her experience working and operating in Africa and has been interviewed for magazines such as Glamour to provide a specialist’s point of view about fertility treatments.
Her patients and colleagues throughout her career have noted Dr. Sproul’s positive energy, and she looks forward to helping her patients in all aspects of their fertility care. She recently underwent fertility treatments herself to conceive her second child and now has unique insight into what it means to be a fertility patient as well.
When she’s not working, Dr. Sproul loves to spend time with her husband and two sons, run, and travel. She is conversational in Spanish.
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