SGF welcomes Dr. Brianna Schumacher, to the Pennsylvania medical team. Dr. Schumacher will join physicians. Drs. Isaac Sasson, Caleb Kallen, and Ryan Martin and will be seeing patients at the Philadelphia and Chesterbook, PA locations.
Dr. Schumacher earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She then went on to complete a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and a masters in clinical research at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
An advocate for early fertility diagnosis and treatment, as well as egg freezing for women to preserve their fertility for future family building options, Dr. Schumacher was a clinical instructor in gynecology at the University of North Carolina, and has held a variety of leadership roles within the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, New England Fertility Society, Pacific Coast Society, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and American Medical Association.
More about Dr. Schumacher
Q: WHY DID YOU BECOME A DOCTOR/REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGIST?
A: Everyone deserves to be a parent and have the family they have always wanted. I went to medical school so I could help people overcome the medical barriers that prevent them from fulfilling this dream. I wake up every morning excited to start each day – so happy that it is likely going to involve helping at least one more person realize their dream of parenthood.
Q: WHO INSPIRES YOU?
A: I am inspired by little people and small things. When my 4 year old says he is a “friend to everyone” and my daughter gives her “blankie” to her younger brother. The person who held the door, wrote a thank you note and paid it forward at the coffee shop – these people inspire me to work harder, love more and take time for those who need it most.
Q: WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES AND WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?
A: My free time is spent outside looking for tadpoles and chasing water bugs (with my kids). I follow my husband to breweries and hot yoga – and then I drag him to new restaurants and Canada (I’m Canadian) :)). I LOVE the cold and snow storms give me energy. I am an avid tea drinker and warm rain combined with puddle jumping is one of my favorite past times.
Q: WHAT ABOUT SGF MAKES YOU THE MOST PROUD?
A: I went to medical school because I wanted to look after people. At Shady Grove – every decision comes back to the patient. In almost every difficult situation we ask – what would I want if I were this patient? That’s why I love Shady Grove and it is what makes me so excited to be joining the SGF team.
Q: WHAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?
A: An African Safari, taking the kids to Alberta to see their cousins, a Yoga retreat in Greece and experiencing another huge snowstorm on Christmas Day.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TO HELPING PATIENTS WHO ARE STRUGGLING?
A: I let patients know that I am here for them and that they are understood. My first step is to talk to the couple to come up with a plan. In my own life, having a plan helps look toward the future and feel like I know where I’m going. Whether it’s trying again, moving to a different treatment, or deciding that a couple wants to take a break to breathe and reassess – I’m here to help guide them through the process of reaching their goal.
Q: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
A: Curious, enthusiastic, and positive. I like making connections with people, finding common ground and making people laugh.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Brianna Schumacher, please call our New Patient Center at 1-877-971-7755 or complete our online form.