Kathryn L. Honea, M.D.,
Medical Director of the ART Program, was previously the National Medical Director of IVF Australia, and the founder and Director of the IVF Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After obtaining her Master's degree in the Laboratory of Medical Genetics at University of Alabama at Birmingham, she completed medical school, as well as her internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Honea was awarded the J. Marion Sims Award for Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology from UAB in 1979. She studied in vitro fertilization at Royal Women's Hospital and Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, in 1982. She returned to establish and direct the In Vitro Fertilization Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 1983 through 1985, where she established the first successful IVF pregnancy in the state of Alabama. During 1985, Dr. Honea worked with General Electric to develop the first transvaginal ultrasound egg retrieval system which has since become the standard of care in modern IVF programs.
Dr. Honea is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Subspecialty Board of Reproductive Endocrinology. She has taught physician courses in laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery techniques and is skilled in reconstructive surgery for infertility and endometriosis.
Dr. Honea is recognized nationally as a leader in fertility treatment. She has twice appeared as a guest speaker on "The Today Show." Excerpts from her educational film on ultrasound-guided egg retrievals, which also received first place recognition by the American Fertility Society, were included on the LifeTime Network. She currently provides personal comprehensive care for her patients through her infertility practice at the ART Program of Alabama.