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Get to Know Shady Grove Fertility’s Dr. Geof Tidey

Shady Grove Fertility is proud to welcome Dr. Geof Tidey to the Richmond medical team. Dr. Tidey joins Drs. Erika Johnston, Michael Edelstein, Kenneth Steingold, and Anish Shah, and sees patients in SGF’s Richmond – Stony Point location.

An Echols Scholar and distinguished graduate of the University of Virginia, Dr. Tidey earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Maryland. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at George Washington University, while conducting research at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Tidey has held professional roles at the University of Texas where he authored numerous papers, abstracts, and book chapters. He has lectured extensively on topics related to infertility and reproductive endocrinology and received University of Texas’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Prior to joining SGF Richmond, Dr. Tidey served as Medical Director of the Virginia IVF and Andrology Center, which he co-founded in 1998.

Dr. Tidey currently serves as a Clinical Professor in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Medical College of Virginia. He is a member of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Richmond Academy of Medicine.

More about Dr. Geof Tidey

Q: Why did you become a Reproductive Endocrinologist?
A: Eli Adashi–he was the Reproductive Endocrinologist during my residency training who opened my eyes to the emotional, intellectual, and technical complexities of helping women conceive. Dr. Adashi was the smartest person I had ever met. During that time, in vitro fertilization was a brand new tool that gave hope to thousands of women whose only option had been adoption. I have been fortunate to witness more successes than I ever dreamed possible.

Q: Who inspires you?
A: My mother. Grace, patience, encouragement, and empathy were traits my mother displayed on a daily basis as a high school guidance counselor working with 500 students and their parents. She supported their dreams and was there for all the successes and failures, both big and small. My mother was calm, positive, and constantly reassuring in a manner that resonates deeply with me. I try to emulate her every day.

Q: What are your hobbies and why do you enjoy them?
A: I love to cook, play golf, read, and solve crossword puzzles. I like anything challenging enough to require complete focus or an escape into the process. It may lead to the exhilaration of accomplishment or the motivation to do it better the next time. This is why I enjoy practicing medicine and performing surgery for these same reasons.

Q: What about SGF makes you the most proud?
A: I like that working on the SGF team feels like we are working toward a mission, not just for a business.

Q: What’s on your bucket list?
A: I would like to work in a professional kitchen for a week.

Q: What is your approach to helping a patient who is struggling?
A: I listen. I analyze. I try to imagine how I would help a friend or a relative in the same situation. I make sure to involve our tremendous team at SGF.

Q: How would you describe your personality?
A: Calm, patient, determined.

Q: What is something about you that would surprise most people?
A: I officiated one of my best friend’s weddings.

What Patients are Saying

“Dr. Tidey is a compassionate, highly intelligent, highly skilled physician and I would recommend him to anyone having fertility issues. He listened closely to my concerns as well as my husband’s concerns. He answered all of our questions (and we had a lot)! He made us feel very comfortable and we never felt rushed! The staff is excellent and always took time to answer our questions too! We are pregnant with a little girl and we feel SO blessed to have Dr. Tidey as our Fertility Specialist.”

“After several long years of trying to conceive our first child, a friend suggested that my husband and I talk to a specialist, and recommended us to Dr. Tidey and Dr. Shah’s office. We made the call and began seeing Dr. Tidey within a month. After a few tries of IUI (intrauterine insemination), we decided to move on to IVF. Everyone in the office was so supportive and understanding about the emotional rollercoaster we were on after trying so long. We came in for an ultrasound after completing one try with IVF and couldn’t have been happier to see a flickering heartbeat on the screen! Everyone there played such a special part in our time there, and although my husband and I were happy to be dismissed and sent back to our regular OB/GYN, we were sad to leave Dr. Tidey and his staff, who had been there through the long journey. Now we have a beautiful little girl, who is almost 2, who is worth every penny that we spent. We are also fortunate to be expecting again (this time without IVF and a surprise)! However, if we experience any other difficulties down the road, we will definitely pay a visit back to Dr. Tidey to rescue the other embryos that we have left!!! Thank you again to Dr. Tidey, and the wonderful nurses and staff for being a part of our dream come true!!!”


To schedule an appointment with Dr. Geof Tidey, please call our New Patient Center at 1-877-971-7755 or complete our online form.


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