Dr. Kelly McGonigle is an OB/GYN physician and surgeon who will join the Gateway office of Women's Healthcare Associates in September, 2021.
“Being able to truly connect with people and make a difference in their lives is one of the things I find most fulfilling in my practice—whether that’s helping someone better understand their diagnosis or complication, easing their fears about a health issue, or just spending some extra time getting to know them and what’s going on in their lives. I want each person to feel comfortable bringing their concerns and questions to me so we can talk through things together and they’re able to make the decisions that are right for themselves and for their families.”
Originally on a path toward a career in clinical research, it was working in a doctor’s office on a research project and watching the healthcare providers interact with patients that changed Dr. McGonigle’s course and inspired her to become a physician. She was drawn to OB/GYN because of the hands-on aspect of surgery and caring for birthing people in the hospital—but also enjoys the continuity and variety of caring for patients throughout their lives, including during some of the most vulnerable and meaningful times. She credits her own first gynecology appointment with providing an example of how to make people feel comfortable, respected and heard. In her practice, Dr. McGonigle strives to make sure each person understands, participates in making decisions and feels control over their care. She enjoys providing the full scope of obstetric and gynecologic care, but finds particular satisfaction in helping people, including adolescents, navigate complications during pregnancy, contraceptive choices, family planning and menstrual concerns. She is also a trained robotic surgeon.
During her training, Dr. McGonigle worked with underserved communities in Philadelphia and is still passionate about making sure that everyone has the opportunity to access the care they need. She is married with a young son and enjoys exploring Portland neighborhoods, as well as skiing, cooking, reading, hiking, quilting and dreaming about traveling again.
Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 2021
Doctor of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2017
Bachelor of Science, Biobehavioral Health, The Pennsylvania State University, 2010
Certificate, Duquesne University, 2012