Dr. Lora Shahine

Lora Shahine, MD, FACOG is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist currently practicing at Pacific NW Fertility and IVF Specialists in Seattle. Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Shahine graduated with a bachelor of science in biology from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and completed her training in medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California at San Francisco, and fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Stanford University. As Clinical Faculty at the University of Washington and Director of the Center of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss at Pacific NW Fertility, she is committed to providing excellence in patient care, teaching the next generation of women’s healthcare providers, and continuing research in the fields of fertility and recurrent miscarriage. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed research projects and is an active member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, and Seattle Gynecology Society. Dr. Shahine is an accomplished author of many blogs and articles as well as two books. For her first book, “Planting the Seeds of Pregnancy: An Integrative Approach to Fertility Care” she co-authored a guide to both Eastern and Western approaches to fertility care. Her second book, “Not Broken: An Approachable Guide to Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss” is an evidence based review of the current evaluation and treatment for miscarriage. She is dedicated to changing the conversation surrounding infertility and miscarriage from one of shame and guilt to one of support and empowerment. She lives in Seattle with her husband and children and enjoys travel, skiing, camping, great food and time spent with friends and family.

Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Subspecialty Training/Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility - Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA

Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of California at San Francisco, CA

Doctor of Medicine from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC

Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University in Washington, DC

Member of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine

Clinical Faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Washington

Top Doctor Honors by Seattle magazine and Seattle Metropolitan magazine

Lora Shahine, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., joined Pacific NW Fertility after completing her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Stanford University. During her time at Stanford, Dr. Shahine served as a Clinical Instructor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, contributed several research publications in women’s health and infertility, and trained in one of the few Centers for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss in the United States.

“When I established my practice in Seattle, I quickly realized that there were very few health care providers who saw patients for recurrent pregnancy loss in the Pacific Northwest. One of the missions of the Center for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss at PNWF is to increase awareness regarding this important issue to health care providers and patients alike. We accomplish this goal with educations lectures, peer-reviewed research, and other forms of outreach.”

Dr. Shahine is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as well as Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a fellow in The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), The Washington State Obstetrical Association, The Seattle Gynecology Society, and The Pacific Coast Reproductive Society.

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“It is important to participate in research and go to medical conferences with our peers. One of the reasons I chose this field of medicine is the fast paced advances in technology that provide my patient with higher success and optimal care.”

Dr. Shahine earned her M.D. at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina where she received the Faculty Award for outstanding academic and clinical achievement and was inducted in the national medical school honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha.

She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) where she was honored with teaching awards for her dedication to mentoring medical students and other residents and received the Jim Green Award for outstanding clinical and research achievement in residency upon graduation.

“I have always enjoyed teaching and one aspect of being a good physician is being a good teacher. I want my patients to understand what we are doing with treatments – it’s an exciting way for the patient to participate in their own care.”

Dr. Shahine met her husband at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. where she majored in Biology and graduated with honors. They have lived on both coasts of the United States, but are excited to call Seattle home and raise their children here.

She feels it is an honor to care for people who are having difficulty starting their family and she is dedicated to providing individualized care for her patients. Her areas of interest include infertility, in vitro fertilization, and recurrent pregnancy loss.

As the Director of The Pacific NW Fertility Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Program, Dr. Shahine provides up to date, thorough, and personalized care for individuals suffering from multiple miscarriages. Dr. Shahine feels that the inability to carry a pregnancy to term is a unique type of infertility and she is dedicated to helping patients every step of the way as they build their family.

Board Certification

  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Fellowship

Subspecialty Training/Fellowship Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility – Stanford University

Residency

Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of California at San Francisco, CA

Medical School

Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

  • Infertility diagnosis and treatment
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (Multiple miscarriages)
  • Infertility at an advanced age and/or with diminished ovarian reserve
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Elective fertility preservation (Egg and Embryo freezing for use in the future)
  • Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS)/Chromosomal screening (Genetic screening of embryos before pregnancy)
  • Donor egg options including Donor egg bank
  • Donor sperm options
  • Gestational carriers (surrogacy)
  • Hysteroscopic surgery
  • Stanford Obstetrics and Gynecology Alumni
  • Washington State Obstetrical Association
  • Seattle Gynecological Society
  • Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Medical Association
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Society, Medical School Honor Society
  • Seattle Top Doc by both Seattle Magazine and Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
  • Jim Green Award - Awarded for outstanding research and clinical achievement during residency given to one graduating resident by the faculty, University of California at San Francisco Medical Center
  • Teaching Award - Awarded for excellence in teaching given to one resident by medical students, University of California at San Francisco
  • Faculty Award – Awarded for outstanding academic and clinical achievement during medical school given to one graduating medical student by the faculty, Wake Forest University Medical School, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Society - Medical School Honor Society
  • Theta Alpha Kappa - National Honor Society for Theological Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • Cum Laude - Georgetown University, Washington DC
  • You so exceeded our expectations. We didn't expect a picture of our embryos, a personal conversation with the embryologist, the ability to see implantation with ultrasound, privacy during retrieval, warm  blankets, and truly... kindness.  Thank You.

    2015 Anonymous Patient Survey
    Pacific NW Fertility Patient

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