Megan R. Determan
MD, PhD, FACOG
Basking Ridge, NJSpringfield, NJWest Orange, NJ
Our providers are people too
“What better thing can you do with your life than help women achieve something they’ve been working so hard for? There is a ton of meaning in that mission.”
Megan Determan’s life has always revolved around eggs – they just weren’t exactly human. The eldest of five children who grew up on a poultry farm in Emery, South Dakota, fertilizing and selling chicken eggs to those interested in hatching.
“Development has always been fascinating to me,” said Dr. Determan, an OB/GYN who in early September joined RMA New Jersey as a core physician, seeing patients in the Basking Ridge, Springfield, and West Orange offices for morning monitoring ultrasounds and fertility workup and surgical procedures.
“Seeing the way things grow, building something new, and helping it function better as a result, that’s what I loved about life on the farm and what drew me to medicine and ultimately, to infertility.”
Dr. Determan earned her Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in chemistry and biology at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. She went on to complete her medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
Knowing she wanted to specialize in OB/GYN, she began her residency at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona, where she “absolutely fell in love” – with Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). The field of infertility was a perfect intersection of her interests: follicular development, fertilization, genetics and something without a scientific label – helping others build their families.
Dr. Determan is a physician scientist, Obstetrician Gynecologist, with special interest in pursing Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI).
Completed OB/GYN residency at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona, 2021
Completed Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Medical Degree (MD) at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2015, 2017
Recipient, Best Research Proposal Award, OB/GYN Research Department, Maricopa Integrated Health System, 2018
Recipient, competitive federal research training grant, National Institutes of Health (NIH), 2013-2017