Eric A. Widra, M.D.
Eric A. Widra, M.D. is the Medical Director of Shady Grove Fertility in Metropolitan Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; and Philadelphia, PA and the Associate Director of the Combined Federal Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility – a post-graduate training program for future leaders in this sub-specialty operated through the NIH, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and Shady Grove Fertility.
Dr. Widra received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He completed a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship at The George Washington University. Dr. Widra is currently Professor and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University Medical Center.
At a national level, Dr. Widra has served as Chair of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) Practice committee, a member of the SART Executive Committee and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Practice Committee.
In addition to his clinical practice at Shady Grove Fertility, Dr. Widra supervises the extensive research activities and academic ventures of the practice. He has numerous publications and presentation in the field of infertility and Reproductive Technologies. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and a fellow of the American Academy of Wilderness Medicine.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Awards & Recognition
Washingtonian's Top Doctors list for Infertility (continuously since 2002)
Washington Consumers Checkbook's Top Doctors of 2015
Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART)
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
American Academy of Wilderness Medicine
Read and Watch More from Dr. Widra
07/07/15 - NPR's The Diane Rehm Show: "What to do with Unused Frozen Embryos?"
05/18/15 - The Washington Post: "Fertility Medicine Brings Babies - and Tough Decisions"
03/03/15 - Genetic Testing: Medical Miracle or Ethical Quandary?
09/09/14 - Washington Business Journal: With changing financing, Shady Grove Fertility sees more IVF couples opt against trying for twins
06/01/2014- TheBump.com: High-Tech Fertility Treatments: Cutting-Edge Innovations in Embryo Testing and Freezing
04/28/14 - The Wall Street Journal: "Fertility Study Warns of Risks From Multiple Births"
Watch Dr. Widra on CNN: "Was Octomom's Doctor Negligent"
02/04/14 - Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients
12/10/12 - Fertility Authority: "Clinic Q&A: Talking Egg Freezing with Shady Grove"
10/19/12 - CNN: "Experts: Egg freezing no longer 'experimental'"
10/19/12 - ABC News: "Freezing Eggs for Fertility Works, Caution Urged"
10/19/12 - NPR: "Freezing Eggs to Make Babies Later Moves Toward Mainstream"
10/19/12 - Today.com: "Freezing eggs for fertility works, but no guarantee"
05/31/11 - National Public Radio: Egg Freezing Puts The Biological Clock On Hold
Dr. Widra's Reviews
"I started at Shady Grove with Dr. Widra in fall 2013, and continued as his patient until spring 2015, when I had a successful pregnancy (wahoo!). My husband and I are both under 30 and healthy and seemingly would have been an easy couple to help get pregnant. Unfortunately, with every test it seemed that the odds were against us. We did 2 IUIs, 3 IVFs, and got pregnant during our first FET. Throughout our lengthy treatment with Dr. Widra, he was always upfront and honest about our situation, and his opinions on what our next move should be. During each treatment we probably saw Mr. Widra 3 times, once before we started, once during, and once at the end. This is actually great, considering the visits were long visits, he was able to answer any/all questions, we left each feeling knowledgeable about our situation. He was able to keep me focused on the end goal after each failed attempt, and in the end kept us on the right path to achieve a successful pregnancy. He was also able to ease my many fears caused by "over googling" everything related to infertility. That said, ask questions and be your own health advocate. Infertility is a stressful thing to experience, and the treatments can drive you crazy and drain you of hope, but luckily Dr. Widra and his WONDERFUL nurses were able to help us in the game and we ultimately got pregnant. Office reviews: I went to both the Shady Grove and K St. locations regularly. Both are clean and have great staffing. I always knew the nurses, office managers, ultrasound techs, etc. which makes the whole process much more comfortable."
"Dr. Widra was very friendly, comforting and informative."
"The best part of my experience was the clear and objective discussion with Dr. Widra and the explanation behind the options laid out. There is more holistic patient management compared to my experience in other clinics."
"My partner and I LOVE working with Dr. Widra"