Katharine O’Connell White, MD MPH

Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Katharine White
85 E. Concord St


I’m a practicing gynecologist, the Vice-Chair of Academics and the director of the Fellowship in Family Planning at Boston Medical Center, and an associate professor of OB/GYN at the Boston University School of Medicine.

Officially, my job is to oversee the education of fellows, residents and students in OB/GYN, to run the BEACON family planning research unit, to write grant proposals, and to provide excellent clinical care.

But really? I teach women how to better understand their bodies. I help women be unafraid of seeing the doctor, and to arm them with questions to ask. I empower women with the information they need to make the best choices for themselves and their lives. I speak English, not Doctor.

Other Positions

  • Vice-Chair of Academics, Boston Medical Center


  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, MD
  • Columbia University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Duke University, BS


  • Published on 5/24/2022

    Kate White MD. Your Sexual Health. 2022.

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  • Published on 3/2/2022

    Iverson RE, Bocchino RL, Schapero MA, White KO. The association of hourly second-stage documentation with cesarean delivery and maternal blood loss. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2022 Mar 02; 1-6. PMID: 35236206.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/1/2022

    Treder K, White KO, Woodhams E, Pancholi R, Yinusa-Nyahkoon L. Racism and the Reproductive Health Experiences of U.S.-Born Black Women. Obstet Gynecol. 2022 03 01; 139(3):407-416. PMID: 35115434.

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  • Published on 1/27/2022

    Fowler ML, Pokuaa I, Delgado S, Hendessi P, Memmo E, Iverson RE, White K, Noel NL. Implementation of same-day discharge in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery in a safety-net hospital. Indian J Surg. 2022.

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  • Published on 1/6/2022

    Murray Horwitz ME, Fisher MA, Prifti CA, Rich-Edwards JW, Yarrington CD, White KO, Battaglia TA. Primary Care-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management After Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: a Narrative Review. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 03; 37(4):912-921. PMID: 34993867.

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  • Published on 10/19/2021

    Kate White MD. Your Guide to Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss. Mayo Clinic Press. Rochester, MN. 2021; 1-384.

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  • Published on 9/14/2021

    Bond JC, Harlow BL, White KO. Care Seeking for Chronic Vulvar Pain Among a Large, Population-Based Sample of Reproductive-Aged Women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2022 Apr; 31(4):513-520. PMID: 34520267.

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  • Published on 7/6/2021

    Ramanadhan S, Woodhams E, Srikanth P, White KO. Pain medication requirements in patients with opioid use disorder at the time of surgical abortion: An exploratory study. Contraception. 2021 10; 104(4):350-354. PMID: 34237331.

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  • Published on 7/1/2021

    Fowler ML, Wang D, Chia V, Handal-Orefice R, Latortue-Albino P, Mulekar S, White K, Perkins R. Management of Cervical Ectopic Pregnancies: A Scoping Review. Obstet Gynecol. 2021 07 01; 138(1):33-41. PMID: 34259461.

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  • Published on 6/10/2021

    Sobel L, Lee YW, White KO, Woodhams E, Patton E. Contraceptive decision making among pregnancy-capable individuals with opioid use disorder at a tertiary care center in Massachusetts. Contraception. 2021 10; 104(4):355-360. PMID: 34118268.

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