Shady Grove Fertility is proud to welcome Dr. Michael Edelstein to the Richmond Medical Team. Dr. Edelstein sees patients out of SGF’s Richmond – Stony Point office and provides a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options for female and male infertility, elective fertility preservation, fertility preservation prior to cancer treatment, and LGBTQ family building.
Michael C. Edelstein, M.D, completed his undergraduate degree at Cornell University where he graduated with Distinction in all subjects and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He then earned his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He was a resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and twice received the Resident’s Teaching Prize. He served a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at the Howard and Georgeanna Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Norfolk, America’s first IVF program. Dr. Michael Edelstein is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Edelstein has extensive experience in the medical and surgical aspects of reproductive endocrinology, infertility, and assisted reproductive technologies. He is the author of numerous research papers, abstracts, and book chapters, and has lectured extensively on topics relating to infertility and reproductive endocrinology.
Prior to joining Shady Grove Fertility, Dr. Edelstein was a founding partner and served as Medical Director of Virginia Fertility Associates/Virginia IVF and Andrology Center in Richmond.
Dr. Edelstein is passionate about providing compassionate, respectful, state-of-the-art fertility care to each of his patients. He is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
MORE ABOUT DR. MICHAEL EDELSTEIN
Q: WHY DID YOU BECOME A REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGIST?
A: Growing up, I always enjoyed science. I was good at problem solving and liked working as part of a team, so medicine seemed like a natural career choice. In residency, I was quickly drawn to reproductive endocrinology. I like that my patients are motivated and inquisitive, and often very knowledgeable about the treatments they are undergoing. I am in a field that is always on the cutting edge of medicine and I love helping my patients achieve their dreams of parenthood.
Q: WHAT ABOUT SGF MAKES YOU THE MOST PROUD?
A: I am constantly amazed by the dedication and intellect of everyone I work with at Shady Grove Fertility. My colleagues are the best and the brightest. SGF has over 50 physicians along with hundreds of talented nurses, therapists, embryologists, financial advisors, and managers that allow us to deliver the most up-to-date, compassionate, and successful care to patients.
Q: WHO INSPIRES YOU?
A: My greatest inspiration is Dr. Howard W. Jones Jr., the father of IVF in America and my mentor from fellowship training. Dr. Howard (as everyone called him) was a masterful physician and a gifted surgeon, researcher, and author. He was an expert in biomedical ethics, always searching for a way to provide the best care to the most patients. He took a sincere interest in my career, challenging me, and helping me to become a better physician and person. When he passed away in the summer of 2015, even though he was 104, it felt too soon. Dr. Howard still had so much left to teach.
Q: WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES AND WHY DO YOU ENJOY THEM?
A: I try to do something active every day. I run with my labradoodle, Chloe. I compete in sprint triathlons, am the player/coach of my softball team, and am an enthusiastic tennis player. My greatest relaxation is to sail my Sunfish Le Lauren, named after my daughter, on the lake near my home.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TO HELPING PATIENTS WHO ARE STRUGGLING?
A: I will be there for them every step of the way and address their concerns, whether they be medical, emotional, or financial. I will make sure that the patient has an excellent understanding of their treatment plan. I will respect their input and never make them feel rushed.
Q: WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT WOULD SURPRISE MOST PEOPLE?
A: I am an amateur presidential historian and a walking encyclopedia of presidential facts. (So was my father and so is one of my sons!)
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael Edelstein, please call our New Patient Center at 1-877-971-7755 or complete our online form.