Gyne­col­ogy, In­fer­til­ity and En­docrinol­ogy Spe­cial­ist

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A na­tive Ok­la­homan, Dr. Shauna McKin­ney was born and raised in Owasso. She re­ceived a full aca­demic schol­ar­ship to the Uni­ver­sity of Tulsa and was se­lected into the Phi Beta Kappa honor so­ci­ety.

Upon grad­u­a­tion she ac­cepted a po­si­tion work­ing with Dr. Thi­bodeaux in the em­bry­ol­ogy lab­o­ra­tory at Tulsa Fer­til­ity Cen­ter. It was her work with fer­til­ity pa­tients at TFC that so­lidi ed Dr. McKin­ney’s de­ci­sion to pur­sue a ca­reer prac­tic­ing re­pro­duc­tive medicine. She sub­se­quently com­pleted her med­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion summa cum laude at the Uni­ver­sity of Ok­la­homa Health Sciences Cen­ter in Ok­la­homa City, where she was a mem­ber of the Al­pha Omega Al­pha med­i­cal honor so­ci­ety and a re­cip­i­ent of the pres­ti­gious Dean’s Award.

Dr. McKin­ney went on to com­plete her res­i­dency in Ob­stet­rics and Gyne­col­ogy at Van­der­bilt Uni­ver­sity in Nash­ville, Tenn. She con­tin­ued at Van­der­bilt as a fel­low in Min­i­mally In­va­sive Gyne­co­logic Surgery where she de­vel­oped ex­per­tise in min­i­mally in­va­sive sur­gi­cal tech­niques in­clud­ing op­er­a­tive la­paroscopy and hys­teroscopy for the treat­ment of en­dometrio­sis, broids and pelvic ad­he­sions. Fol­low­ing res­i­dency, Dr. McKin­ney com­pleted a fel­low­ship in Re­pro­duc­tive En­docrinol­ogy and In­fer­til­ity at the Uni­ver­sity of Alabama-Birm­ing­ham. She is board el­i­gi­ble in Ob­stet­rics and Gyne­col­ogy and Re­pro­duc­tive En­docrinol­ogy and In­fer­til­ity.

Dr. McKin­ney is a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can So­ci­ety for Re­pro­duc­tive Medicine, the Amer­i­can As­so­ci­a­tion of Gyne­co­logic aparo­scopists, the Amer­i­can Col­lege of Ob­stet­rics and Gyne­col­ogy and the Amer­i­can Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion. Her spe­cial in­ter­ests in­clude gen­eral in­fer­til­ity, poly­cys­tic ovar­ian syn­drome, re­cur­rent preg­nancy loss and pre­ma­ture ovar­ian fail­ure, as well as as­sisted re­pro­duc­tion, ado­les­cent gyne­col­ogy and the sur­gi­cal treat­ment of broids.

Dr. Shauna McKin­ney

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