Catherine DeUgarte
"My favorite part about my work is seeing the babies 9 months after they’re made and the tears of joys in my patient’s eyes."

Dr. Catherine DeUgarte

Infertility Specialist and Reproductive Endocrinologist

Dr. DeUgarte serves the greater Los Angeles area and throughout the United States, as well as international patients. Fluent in multiple languages, Dr. DeUgarte speaks English, Spanish, French, and Romanian.

Meet Dr. DeUgarte



Catherine DeUgarte, MD is a highly recognized and experienced specialist in the treatment of infertility with more than 12 years of experience and thousands of healthy babies born.

Education and Experience

She completed her combined BA/MD program at the Boston University School of Medicine and graduated as a physician in 1998. She then traveled to the West Coast where she completed an OBGYN residency at UCLA and a combined fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UCLA/Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles in 2005. She then joined the Henry Ford Medical Group in Detroit and held a position as a senior staff physician in the REI division. In 2007 she returned to Los Angeles where she worked as an assistant Medical Director at PFCLA.

From 2015-2022, Dr. DeUgarte had her own practice, CMD Fertility, offering a personalized and caring approach to patients and infertility. She along with her team brings that experience and care back as a physician at PFCLA.

Notable Affiliations/Achievements

Dr. DeUgarte is a member of several prestigious organizations in the field, including:

  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine
  • Pacific Coast Reproductive Society

The successes of Dr. DeUgarte’s treatments have helped her attain a position as a clinical professor at UCLA where she teaches residents and fellows weekly at the UCLA/Olive View Medical Center – Infertility Clinic.

She has published multiple articles in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and she has received a number of awards for her contributions in the field of infertility and sexual dysfunction.

During her UCLA fellowship her thesis on Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis earned her the Prize Oral Presentation at the 2005 PCRS Conference as well as multiple presentations at national and international meetings.  In June 2015, she received the Service Award from Fertile Action for her selfless service to oncofertility patients.


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