Mary Kathryn Buchanan, MD| Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Obstetrics And Gynecology | MedStar Health

Mary Kathryn Buchanan, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.4 out of 5 (143 reviews)

Specialties: Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Obstetrics And Gynecology

Languages: English


About me

Kate Buchanan, MD, FACOG, NCMP, is a board-certified Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a graduate of the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Buchanan has been a part of research and medical education teams at the University of Chicago, National Cancer Institute, Baylor University Medical Center, and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

She serves as the Medical Director of the Women’s Health Center at MedStar Franklin Square, where she provides a full-range of gynecologic healthcare services for women of all ages. Dr. Buchanan specializes in the full spectrum of traditional gynecologic surgeries, including minimally invasive and advanced laparoscopic surgery. Other specialty areas include high-risk obstetrics, benign and pre-malignant gynecology, and menopause.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Birth Control
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Gynecological Exam
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pregnancy
  • Threatened Abortion
  • Vaginal Infections
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Fibroids
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Menopause
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pregnancy
  • Threatened Abortion
  • Vaginal Infections
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Procedures I perform

  • Birth Control
  • Gynecological Exam
  • Laparoscopic Surgery For Endometriosis
  • Laparoscopy
  • Robotic Hysterectomy
  • Robotic Myomectomy
  • Vaginal Surgery
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Practice locations

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9000 Franklin Square Drive
Women's Pavilion
Baltimore, MD, 21237


Fax 443-777-8180

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Fax 443-777-8180


MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)"
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)"
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO"
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans



Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Residency Program: Baylor University Medical Center (2010)

Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine (2006)

Ratings and reviews

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  • Jun 23, 2023

    Dr. Buchanan was excellent! I felt very reassured. She was very knowledgeable and had great bed-side manner. Thank you!

  • Feb 23, 2023

    Dr. Buchanan is awesome! I appreciate her concern for my health.

  • Jan 26, 2023

    Dr. Buchanan is absolutely excellent. Very thoughtful, caring, listens and actually follows through on everything. Provides top notch care.