Darcy Broughton is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, fellowship trained in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Broughton is originally from Bremerton, Washington and is thrilled to be back in the Northwest. She graduated summa cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a major in biochemistry. She then attended the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University where she concentrated in women’s reproductive health, freedom and rights and was inducted in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She returned to the West Coast to complete residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland where she was an administrative chief resident. She discovered her passion for reproductive endocrinology and matched into fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. During fellowship, her research focused on the effect of Zika virus on the female reproductive tract. It was important to Dr. Broughton to join a practice focused on evidenced-based and personalized care for women and couples, and Pacific Northwest Fertility was a perfect fit! 

Dr. Broughton is excited to be moving back and can’t wait to explore all that Seattle has to offer. She loves exploring wine country, traveling to film festivals and spending as much time as she can on the water!

Board Certification

American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology


Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri


Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon

Medical School

Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

  • Infertility diagnosis and treatment
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) – genetic screening of embryos prior to pregnancy
  • Elective fertility preservation
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • LGBTQ family building
  • Hysteroscopic surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine
  • Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
  • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Seattle Gynecologic Society
  • ASRM In-Training Travel Award
  • Vivere Fellow Travel Grant Award
  • Chief Resident Medical Student Teaching Award – Oregon Health and Science University
  • Top CREOG Score Recognition – Oregon Health and Science University
  • Saphier Prize, Alpert Medical School, Original Contribution to OB/GYN
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society, Early Inductee

Broughton DE, Brannigan RE, Omurtag KR. Sex and Gender: You should know the difference. Fertil Steril. 2017; In Press.

Broughton DE, Moley KH. Obesity and Female Infertility: Potential Mediators of Obesity’s Impact. Views and Reviews. Fertil Steril. 2017; In Press.

Broughton DE, Jungheim ES. A Focused Look at Obesity and the Preimplantation Trophoblast. Semin Reprod Med. 2016;34(1): 5-10. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1570032. PMID: 26696274.

Jungheim ES, Meyer MF, Broughton DE. Best practices for controlled ovarian stimulation in in vitro fertilization. Semin Reprod Med. 2015;33(2):77-82. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1546424. PMID: 25734345.

Ho W, Broughton DE, Donelan K, Gazelle GS, Hur C. Analysis of barriers to and patients' preferences for CT colonography for colorectal cancer screening in a nonadherent urban population. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010;195(2):393-7. doi: 10.2214/AJR.09.3500. PMID: 20651195.

Broughton DE, Beigi RH, Switzer GE, Raker CA, Anderson BL. Obstetric health care workers' attitudes and beliefs regarding influenza vaccination in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2009;114(5):981-7. doi: 1097/AOG.0b013e3181bd89c2. PMID: 20168097.

Hur C, Broughton DE, Kong CY, Ozanne EM, Richards EB, Truong T, Gazelle GS. Patient preferences for the chemoprevention of colorectal cancer. Dig Dis Sci. 2009;54(10):2207-14. doi: 10.1007/s10620-008-0609-z. PMID: 19057995.

Hur C, Broughton DE, Ozanne E, Yachimski P, Nishioka NS, Gazelle GS. Patient preferences for the chemoprevention of esophageal adenocarcinoma in Barrett's esophagus. Am J Gastroenterol. 2008;103(10):2432-42. doi: 10.1111/j.1572-0241.2008.02117.x. PMID: 18775019.

My partner and I went to PNWF because of the positive stance they take on assisting the LGBT community build families. Our primary provider is wonderful. From the get-go, the doctor made us feel comfortable, she took the time to answer all of our questions, and it felt like we were friends talking about fertility treatment, not numbers on a chart. Our doctor, over the course of our treatment, really got to know our personalities too, which was great. I prefer scientific explanations and my partner prefers brief, "give me the short version" explanations. I mention this because the fact that she got to know us in that way really made us feel like she cared about us personally as well as the outcome of our treatment and our family.

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