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Robert J. Stillman, M.D.

Robert J. Stillman, MD


Robert J. Stillman, M.D. earned his medical degree at Georgetown University in the District of Columbia. He completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University and a two-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at Harvard University. Dr. Stillman is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist with diverse knowledge from over 35 years experience in teaching and in the treatment of reproductive disorders and infertility. He is a member of the American Society For Reproductive Medicine and was on the local Board of Directors of RESOLVE and is a Clinical Professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Prior to joining Shady Grove Fertility, Dr. Stillman was Professor and Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility & IVF Programs at The George Washington University and faculty member at NIH.

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Board Certified

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Awards & Recognition 
Washington Consumers Checkbook's Top Doctors of 2015
Resolve National Award for Service 2013
American Fertility Association National Family Building Award and National Advocacy Award 2009
Good Housekeeping's
"Best Doctors for Women"
American Health's "Best Doctors in America"
Washingtonian's "Top Doctors" 1986-2015

Professional Organizations

American Society For Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
RESOLVE - Formerly served on Board of Directors
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Clinical Professor
Society of Reproductive Surgeons (SRS)
Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART)
Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS)
Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI)
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)

Read and Watch More from Dr. Stillman

08/04/15 - Saying Goodbye to Dr. Howard W. Jones Jr, Father of IVF in the U.S.
11/29/14 - Newsweek: "Twins: The Fetal Paradox"
06/12/14- The Wall Street Journal: 10 Things Fertility Clinics Won’t Say
07/12/12 - Today Show: More Couples Turning to Fertility Financing
03/05/12 - TIME: Why a New IVF Technique Won't Help Boost Pregnancy Rates in U.S.
03/31/11 - NPR: Taming The Twin Trend From Fertility Treatments
10/25/10 - ABC News: Octomom Lesson: More Couples Pressure Doctors
07/01/10 - Washingtonian Magazine: Coming Soon - Designer Babies?
10/11/09 - The New York Times: The Trouble with Twin Births
05/20/09 - Health Magazine: Babies After 40: The Hidden Health Risks of Mid-Life Pregnancy
03/03/09 - USA Today: IVF: Newer 'eSET' Procedure Reduces Risk of Mulitple Births
02/13/09 - NPR: Fertility Treatment Discouraged by Insurance Companies
02/03/09 - Cyber News Service: Birth of Octuplets Raises Questions about In Vitro Fertilization
02/03/09 - USA Today: Q&A: Octuplet Birth Raises Questions
02/02/09 - Time Magazine: Octuplets Fallout: Should Fertility Specialists Set Limits?
01/30/09 - Washington DC ABC 7: SGFC Comments on LA Octuplets
01/30/09 - Washington DC NBC 4: Using eSET to Reduce Multiples
09/16/08 - NBC Today Show: Eastern Approaches to Pregnancy 
06/06/08 - CNN: Fertility Questions Differ with Decades
05/15/07 - NPR - Diane Rehm Show: Advances in Reproductive Science
05/18/04 - Washington Post: A Baby or Cash Back
07/24/01 - Washington Post Live
03/16/99 - NPR - Diane Rehm Show: Human Egg Donation

Dr. Stillman's Reviews

"I just wanted to thank you again for encouraging my husband and me to only transfer one embryo. After several unsuccessful cycles, we were convinced that transferring two embryos was the right thing to do. We didn't really want to have twins, but we didn't want to risk disappointment again. You took the time to explain the statistics and helped us to understand that transferring one embryo did not decrease our chances for success, it would just dramatically decrease our chances of twins. I'm so thankful that we had one healthy baby. I had an easy pregnancy, and I have really been able to enjoy my time with my son. Again, I just wanted to thank you for the excellent advice and for all of your help in giving us the most amazing little boy."

"My wife gave birth to our first son, a very healthy baby weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Thank you for your incredible talent and confidence, our family has begun at Shady Grove- and we will never forget that. Hoping to be back very soon!!"

"It was wonderful to see you at the family day party Dr. Stillman. You will always be so special to our family."

"Dr. Stillman and Joy both provided superior service. Fertility treatment is tough emotionally and physically to go through. I believe I was provided the best medical care and emotional support through the entire process. I would recommend Dr. Stillman to others. I also participated in the Mind-Body workshop – I would recommend this to every woman going through fertility treatments. I made wonderful friends and learned a lot of stress management tools that have helped me not only in dealing with fertility but it has also helped me deal with stress in other aspects of my life."

"Dr. Stillman is excellent and we love how he checks in on our cycle online even when he is out of town. It let’s us know he cares and pays attention. "