Dr. Kaitlyn Wald is committed to developing trusting and collaborative relationships with her patients. Her professional approach is to compassionately educate patients, empowering them to make informed decisions about their treatment strategy. Together with her patients, Dr. Wald builds an individualized care plan suited to their personalized needs. She is honored by the opportunity to assist couples during such a special and pivotal time in their lives. Dr. Wald is particularly empathetic to the stress and uncertainty associated with infertility, and understands how to help patients navigate both the physical and emotional challenges of their journey towards a shared goal of obtaining the best possible outcome.
Dr. Wald started her educational journey at Syracuse University, graduating summa cum laude with honors in biology. A native of the Seattle area, she then returned to the area to spend time working in a medical genetics lab before receiving her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Washington, followed by a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of California, San Francisco.
I’m a true Seattle area native and spent my childhood growing up on the Sammamish plateau. I was born at the University of Washington Medical Center, where I returned years later to complete my own medical training.
Dr. Wald’s specific research and clinical interests include: Assisting couples with genetic conditions requiring assisted reproductive technology for preimplantation genetic diagnosis, the genetics of ovarian aging and the impact of endometriosis on fertility. She also has a special interest in ensuring all reproductive age women with cancer are given the opportunity to preserve their ability to conceive following cancer treatment. Her fellowship training and research carried an emphasis on fertility preservation in cancer patients and Dr. Wald has been an author on several manuscripts addressing optimal preservation and treatment strategies for this unique patient population.
Dr. Wald sees patients at our Everett location. Outside of work, Dr. Wald enjoys spending time with her family, long distance running, skiing, attending local sporting events and exploring the beautiful outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.
Check out this blog post: Getting Personal: Q & A with Dr. Kaitlyn Wald