The SGF Woodbridge practice proudly welcomes Jennifer Hsu, M.D., who will begin seeing patients late December 2020. The daughter of immigrants, Dr. Hsu’s parents’ pursuit of the American dream inspired her to work hard toward her goals: to become a reproductive endocrinologist who helps make patients’ dreams of having children a reality.
Dr. Hsu witnessed firsthand the life-changing impact of IVF within her own family, and it is through these treatments that some of the people she loves most in this world are alive. The combination of family building and cutting-edge science ensures that Dr. Hsu will always be both fascinated and motivated by the work she does.
Dr. Hsu will provide comprehensive fertility services to patients at the Woodbridge location, including:
- fertility and ovarian reserve testing and diagnosis;
- semen analysis;
- hysterosalpingogram (HSG);
- low-tech fertility options;
- in vitro fertilization (IVF);
- donor egg, sperm, and embryo;
- genetic screening and testing;
- gestational carrier;
- egg freezing;
- fertility preservation for patients with cancer;
- and LGBTQ family building.
As a University of Virginia Cavalier alumna, Dr. Hsu is proud to return to the state where her medical journey began. She earned a full undergraduate merit scholarship from UVA, where she continued her graduate studies and earned a medical degree. Dr. Hsu then traveled north to Columbia University Medical Center to complete her residency, followed by a move to Boston where she completed her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Massachusetts General Hospital. Today, she is board eligible in obstetrics and gynecology as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
An accomplished researcher, Dr. Hsu has contributed to more than 15 presentations across the country on topics including intrauterine insemination (IUI), anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH), and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She has also served as a peer-reviewer for several publications including the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics.
Hear it Here First with Dr. Hsu
What is your approach to helping patients who are struggling?
Dr. Hsu: When patients are hurting, my vow is to stay by their side and help them through it. Whether they need someone to listen, grieve with, or help them make a plan, I will be there. The journey to parenthood can be difficult, but I hope my patients never feel that they are alone.
What about SGF makes you the proudest?
The 85,000 babies and counting born at SGF is nothing short of a miracle. I am immensely proud to be a part of this team of people who are all 100% dedicated to the goal of building families and making dreams a reality.
Who inspires you?
Dr. Hsu: My parents are a constant source of inspiration to me. They emigrated to the United States in pursuit of the American dream and instilled in my siblings and me the importance of hard work, humility, and dedication to our family. Though they experienced hardship and setbacks, my mother and father could not be broken. Their persistence and positivity are values I cherish and carry with me.
How would you describe your personality?
Dr. Hsu: I’m a people person. I enjoy meeting individuals from all walks of life and learning their unique personal stories. While I consider myself an eternal optimist, I’m also practical and level-headed. I care deeply about the well-being of those around me, and always aim to leave a place better than how I found it.
What is on your bucket list?
Dr. Hsu: My bucket list items include going on a safari and being in the studio audience of a Saturday Night Live episode someday. If I could time travel, I would have loved to see an original cast performance of Hamilton on Broadway.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Dr. Hsu: My interests include travel, cooking, and spending time with my husband and my son. We love being outdoors and taking advantage of the many beautiful parks and lakes around the DMV – hiking, picnicking, and kayaking.
What is something about you that would surprise most people?
Dr. Hsu: I worked abroad in Guatemala during medical school, and I am fluent in Spanish. If I had not become a doctor, I would consider being a professional chef or a financial advisor. Throughout my childhood, I worked in my family’s Chinese restaurant in Cincinnati, OH.