Shady Grove Fertility is proud to welcome Shruti Malik, M.D. to our physician team. In mid-October, Dr. Malik will be joining Drs. Browne and Greenhouse in the Fair Oaks office in addition to performing procedures in our Rockville location. Dr. Malik sat down with us to talk about why she became a reproductive endocrinologist, her inspirations, and even her musical playlists:

Why did you become a doctor?

Well, my parents told me I wanted to be a doctor ever since I started carrying around a Fisher Price medical bag when I was about four years old.  While I don’t fully recall that, I do remember really admiring my pediatrician growing up.  He was a wonderful doctor who really cared about our family and watched me mature.  As I grew up, I just gravitated towards helping others.  I loved volunteering in the community and at the nearby hospitals.  It was such a wonderful feeling to make someone else’s day just a little brighter.

Why did you become a reproductive endocrinologist (REI)?

I actually had never heard of a reproductive endocrinologist until a friend suggested it to me as an elective rotation in medical school. The more I learned, the more intrigued I became. I spent two weeks immersed in the field. It was the first time in my medical career that I felt like the physicians and the patients worked so hard towards a common goal. The couples I met were such wonderful people and I wanted nothing more than to help them complete their dream of a family. From that moment on, I knew this was exactly what I was meant to do. I truly cannot imagine doing anything else. 

What drew you to Shady Grove Fertility? 

I absolutely love the dynamic of the entire team here at SGF. Every person from the moment you walk in the door plays an integral role and is so dedicated to the patients.  It is easy to think that a group this size would feel impersonal, but it’s the complete opposite. Even though I have just started here, I feel like I already have a new family. It is such a wonderful feeling and I hope our patients feel the same way.

Who inspires you?

My parents have always been my inspiration. They have been there for me in every facet of my life, no matter how big or small. They are wonderful and caring people who never hesitate to lend a helping hand to those around them. They were always there to help me with everything from math homework or a science project to trying to help me study for medical exams, despite not being physicians themselves.  Their unconditional love and support inspires me and is a constant reminder of how strong a parent’s love can be.

What’s on your bucket list?

I would love to keep traveling and maybe plan a trip to Australia, Thailand or Peru.  I’m determined to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu soon!

What are your hobbies?

I love photography! My friends and family know me for always having a camera in hand. I think it’s a great way to preserve memories. I am usually toting around a large DSLR camera at weddings and other events.  I also like to draw and will do a bit of charcoal drawing. I decided to pick up painting lately but I wouldn’t say I am good at that just yet!

I enjoy playing tennis, running and biking.  I’m looking forward to exploring the beautiful trails here in the area.  I also really enjoy exploring new places and restaurants and I think the DC area will keep me pretty busy there too!

What artists are on your iPhone?

Honestly, there is not a single song on my phone.  However, I do love listening to Pandora when I go running or biking, especially the Black Eyed Peas station. It always keeps me going during a long run!

Dr. Shruti Malik is currently available for new patient appointments in our Fair Oaks, VA office. To schedule your appointment, call 1-877-971-7755 or click here.