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Debbra A Keegan M.D.

Debbra A Keegan M.D.

Reproductive Endocrinology
Average: 4.8 (4 votes)5 1
IRMS - St. Barnabas
300B Princeton Hightstown Road
Suite 204
East Windsor, NJ 08520
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Physician's Statement: 

Debbra A. Keegan is a New Jersey fertility doctor with IRMS at Saint Barnabas. Dr. Keegan came to IRMS from IVF FLORIDA Reproductive Associates. While in Florida she was an assistant professor at FIU College of Medicine actively teaching students and residents. A native New Yorker, Dr. Keegan completed her subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the NYU Fertility Center of the New York University School of Medicine.

Dr. Keegan is experienced in the areas of in vitro fertilization (IVF), diminished ovarian reserve and fertility preservation.

“I always knew that I wanted to become a physician and that women’s health would be the focus of my medical career. I find inspiration in the very beginnings of human development; the early human embryo is simply fascinating. I feel my responsibility as a physician is to take all of the complexity that surrounds the world of Assisted Reproduction and educate my patients such that they can make the most informed decisions for themselves and their families.”


Dr. Debbra Keegan is board certified in reproductive endocrinology. Dr. Keegan received her medical degree from NYU and completed her Internship and Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bellevue Hospital / NYU Medical Centers. Dr. Keegan completed her undergraduate work at Cornell University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development. She then earned a Master of Science in Biology from the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science where she studied the effects of maternal nutrition on pregnancy.

For more information on hospital affiliations, contact IRMS St. Barnabas directly.
Professional Memberships: 

Dr. Debbra A. Keegan holds the following society memberships and positions:

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • The Endocrine Society
  • Fertile Hope


Fertility Treatment: 

Dr. Debbra Keegan treats infertility from many different causes. Infertility can be traced to specific problems with the male or female’s reproductive organs, the hormones that regulate the sex drive and fertility, or environmental factors that make pregnancy difficult or impossible. However, infertility also can result from multiple factors and, in some cases, the cause is never known.

Fertility treatments offered by Dr. Keegan and IRMS at Saint Barnabas in New Jersey are tailored to meet the needs of each couple. Therefore, a comprehensive medical history, a thorough examination, diagnostic tests and other procedures are required to help your physician develop an effective treatment plan. The initial work-up begins with a personal and clinical history, including illnesses and medical conditions, sexual history and genetic predispositions that may contribute to infertility.

In addition, each partner undergoes a series of basic tests. Additional procedures may be required if more information is needed as a result of the initial screening and/or your history

Based on all of this information, Dr. Keegan determines whether conception and pregnancy are likely as a result of treatment, as well as which therapies provide the best chance for success. Even in cases where the cause of infertility is "unexplained," there may be treatment available to help you conceive.

Dr. Debbra Keegan and her New Jersey fertility clinic offer the following fertility treatments:

Assisted hatching
Blastocyst culture and transfer
CGH (Comparative Genomic Hybridization)
Donor egg
Egg freezing
Embryo freezing and storage
Embryo transfer
Extended embryo culture
Fertility drugs
Fertility workup
Fragment removal
ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection)
IUI (intrauterine insemination)
IVF (in vitro fertilization)
Ovulation Induction
PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis)
Semen analysis
Single Embryo Transfer (SET)
Conditions Treated: 

Debbra A. Keegan and her New Jersey fertility clinic treat the many causes of infertility, such as specific problems with the male or female’s reproductive organs, the hormones that regulate the sex drive and fertility, or environmental factors that make pregnancy difficult or impossible. Congenital defects, fibroids and other growths, endometriosis, scar tissue and blockages affecting the reproductive anatomy are leading causes of infertility treated by Dr. Keegan and IRMS at Saint Barnabas.

Fertility conditions that Dr. Debbra Keegan treats include:

Female infertility
Male infertility
Ovulatory Dysfunction
PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
Premature ovarian failure
Unexplained infertility
Uterine fibroids
Areas of Research: 
In 1995, the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas, a New Jersey fertility clinic, was founded on the principle that the highest level of reproductive medical care was achievable only with the continuous support of a strong research program. Over the years, IRMS scientists and physicians have contributed significantly to the field of reproductive medicine, and the patients who received the first benefit from these advances have been IRMS patients.

Success Rates

IVF Success Rates: 

IVF Success Rates-Fresh Cycle

According to the most recent report published by the CDC, Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science, Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey performed 474 IVF cycles with fresh embryos in 2014. The number of IVF cycles and babies born, broken down by patients' age is as follows:

Clinic Name Number of Cycles by Age Live Birth Rate By Age (%)
<35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44 <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44
Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science, Saint Barnabas Medical Center 170 116 99 51 38 10 40.0 29.3 17.2 7.8 2.6 0 / 10

IVF Success Rates-Frozen Cycle

According to the most recent report published by the CDC, Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science, Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey performed 207 IVF cycles with frozen embryos in 2014. The number of IVF cycles and babies born, broken down by patients' age is as follows:

Clinic Name Number of Cycles by Age Live Birth Rate By Age (%)
<35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44 <35 35-37 38-40 41-42 43-44 >44
Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science, Saint Barnabas Medical Center 93 55 49 8 2 1 44.1 34.5 42.9 5 / 8 0 / 2 0 / 1
Egg Donation Success Rates: 

Egg Donation Success Rates

As reported by Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science, Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey to the CDC in 2014, the fertility clinic performed 67 donor egg cycles in that year; 25 cycles used fresh embryos from donor eggs and 42 cycles used frozen embryos from donor eggs.

Clinic Name Fresh Embryos from Donor Eggs Live Birth Rate (%) Frozen Embryos from Donor Eggs Live Birth Rate (%)
Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science, Saint Barnabas Medical Center 25 40.0 42 40.5

*Success rates can be manipulated and should not be used to compare fertility clinics


Paying for Fertility Treatment: 

New Jersey fertility patients who see Dr. Debra A. Keegan with IRMS at Saint Barnabas will have their own financial coordinator, who will work with them to address the payment-related issues, including insurance benefits, pre-authorizations, and other payment arrangements. In addition to meeting the physician and other clinical staff during the first visit, our patients also meet with their financial coordinator to review the costs/insurance issues related to their specific treatment needs. Of course, our coordinators are also available to assist if financial or insurance issues arise at any time during the course of the treatment process.

Our experienced Financial Coordinators do their best to be familiar with the insurance coverage and plans, but your assistance in obtaining as much information as possible about your plan is very helpful.

In this process, it is IRMS’ objective and mission to be ethical in its dealings with both our patients and insurers. Therefore, we have established the following protocol for determining benefits and payment requirements for our patients.

  • As soon as we are notified of a patient’s intent to receive services, we will contact the patient’s insurer(s) to obtain a benefit quote.
  • Based on that benefit quote, we will determine the patient’s financial responsibility, whether that be copayments, deductibles, or payment for the full amount if benefits do not exist for the services provided. Payment of the amount determined is due two weeks prior to the beginning of the cycle start.
  • We will bill insurers for all services provided. If the insurer makes payment for services that are not consistent with the benefit quote originally received, we will contact the insurer to be certain that the benefit payment is correct. If it is correct (and the benefit quote was incorrect) we will promptly refund any patient overpayment. If the payment is not correct, we will return the payment to the insurer.

Our objective is for you to obtain every penny of benefit to which you are entitled, but we have a contractual obligation with the insurers to not accept incorrect benefit payments. IRMS is also pleased to offer fertility financing to qualified patients in association with CapexMD.


Dr. Debbra Keegan and IRMS St. Barnabas accept the following insurance: Aetna, CIGNA, GHI in NJ, Horizon BC/BS, Oxford, Qualcare, Saint Barnabas Health Plans, United Healthcare.

Reviews (9)

Thank you Dr. Keegan and staff!

Your rating: 55 1
Dr. Keegan is personable, enthusiastic, and makes you feel comfortable. The staff is very friendly, organized, and a pleasure to work with. This group helped me and my husband start our family, and we couldn't be more thankful. I highly recommend this practice!

Dr. Keegan and her team are the best!

Your rating: 55 1
From the moment my husband and I stepped into Dr. Keegan's office we knew we were in the right place. Dr. Keegan knows her stuff! She focused in on my husband and I and got right to the heart of the problem. She was not concerned about money or how long it would take for us to conceive. She was able to cut out a lot of testing she knew would not be relevant to us. We trusted her and we are now pregnant with our little girl due February 2016! Not only is Dr. Keegan amazing but her team reflects her leadership and is amazing as well. We would highly recommend Dr. Keegan for all your fertility needs! She rocks!

Patient Review

Your rating: 55 1
We're able to make an appointment soon. Dr. Keegan answered all of our questions at the initial appointment. The staff members are very friendly and professional.

…the HEART of the practice…

Your rating: 55 1
Dr. Keegan will blow your expectations for a fertility doctor out of the water! Not only is she incredibly knowledgable but she has a heart of gold. Even in times of extreme stress and disappointment you will feel like you are in the hands of a true expert and someone who cares beyond the typical doctor in a white lab coat. At times you'll forget that Dr. Keegan is actually your doctor; her level of care and concern makes you feel like she's a friend! Amazing, incredible, wonderful… are not strong enough words to use when describing Dr. Keegan and her team; they are simply the BEST the world of fertility doctors (and nurses - Danielle McNulty) has to offer! It's the heart that matters not the brains (Dr. Keegan just happens to have both), I hope everyone at IRMS knows how lucky they are to have her as the HEART of the practice!

Can't ask for more

Your rating: 55 1
For all of us who have gone through infertility and to those who may experience it in the future, you have or will very likely feel alone at times. Dr Keegan, Jenn, Wendy, and Joanne will connect with you, care about you, and want the best for you. I have two healthy small children and we want a third. It has not been an easy road. If not for Dr Keegan's compassion and expertise, we would not still be trying. She treats each patient's history individually and wants to give every woman the greatest chance of success. No one wants to have to go through these great lengths to have a family. But if you have to, dr Keegan and her team can make you feel like family while you are in their care.

Thank you to Dr. Keegan and her staff!!

Your rating: 55 1
After having a misscarriage and then trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant for over a year, I was referred to Dr. Keegan by my OB/GYN. Entering into the world of infertility is very emotionally and physcially draining, however Dr. Keegan and her staff were there to support us every step of the way.They were patient, kind, very knowledgeable, thorough and extremely responsive. I never felt like we were going through this process alone, rather I knew that "we were all in this together". With the help of Dr. Keegan and her team (who by the way, are AMAZING), we are now expecting our first daughter this coming August! We will forever be in debt to Dr. Keegan and her team and consider them part of our expanding family :)

Thank you Dr. Keegan and the entire IRMS Team.

Your rating: 55 1
Confronting infertility is emotional, overwhelming and frightening. From the first day I met Dr. Keegan I knew that she was the doctor I was going to chose and that I was in the best possible hands. It was clear at the outset that not only was Dr. Keegan extremly knowledgeable, she was going to be your partner in the process. Dr. Keegan and her team create a warm caring environment for their patients, not to mention her expertise in the field. She and her team have worked tirelessly for me and my husband to help us start our family and in doing so they have become part of our family. I would highly recommend Dr. Keegan to everyone and anyone who needs help to complete their family.

Pregnant After Infertility Thanks to Dr. Keegan & IRMS!

Your rating: 55 1
In January 2014, after 10 months of trying to conceive, we were diagnosed with Severe Male Factor Infertility. We were given a 1% chance of conceiving naturally. One year later, with the help of our unrelenting team at IRMS, we are pregnant with twins. How do you truly thank a group of people who gave you the greatest gift on earth? Dr. Keegan, Nurse Jenn M and the entire IRMS Team are like family. We are so deeply grateful for their compassion, support, guidance, and humor during what was quite possibly the most challenging year of our lives. If you're looking for an honest doctor who will guide you every step of the way, from diagnosis to pregnancy, Dr. Keegan is your RE! Accessible staff via phone and email, great resources, and designated insurance/finance coordinator made our experience top notch.

Amazing Doctor!

Your rating: 55 1
I had a fantastic experience with Dr. Keegan. She is very professional and very good at what she does. During an extremely stressful time in my life, she treated me with care and worked hard to get me results with starting a family. This practice makes the iui/ivf process easier to handle as they are very organized - ex: knowledgeable support staff in regard to insurance, amazing nurses, etc. Dr. Keegan and her team were very focused on my individual situation and I really appreciated that. I would highly recommend her!

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