Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Research

The pediatric and adolescent gynecology division is investigating long term outcomes for women who were born with uterine and vaginal agenesis (MRKH). While there are many options to create a neo-vagina both surgically and with dilator treatment, we hope to identify and determine factors that enhance patient acceptance, satisfaction and build self-esteem. Diane F. Merritt, MD, works with the Beautiful You MRKH Foundation.

We are also following young patients with primary ovarian insufficiency to determine if long term outcomes for patient well-being, fertility options, and satisfaction can be enhanced.

The Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology also collaborates with the multidisciplinary Disorders of Sex Development (DSD) team at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship Director, Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology

Division: Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology

Learn more about Dr. Hoefgen

Dr. Hoefgen is an assistant professor of obstetrics & gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine and an attending physician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Hoefgen received her medical degree in 2008 from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL, where she also completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology. She completed her clinical fellowship specializing in pediatric and adolescent gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO in 2014. Dr. Hoefgen fellowship director for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Washington University

In addition to providing general and specialty gynecologic care to girls and young women, Dr. Hoefgen is the co-founder and co-director of the Integrated Care & Fertility Preservation Program at Washington University, focusing on fertility preservation in patients with medical illness or treatments that threaten the function of their ovaries. She assists with the long-term gynecologic needs of cancer survivors.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Annual Faculty Awards, Clinical Team Award (Comprehensive Fertility Care & Preservation Program), 2017

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), 2006– present, Fellow 2/2016 – present
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), 2016-present
North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG), 2013 – present
International Fertility Preservation Guidelines Working Group
Oncofertility Consortium Pediatric Initiative Network

To make an appointment with Dr. Hoefgen, call 314-273-4PAG 

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