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SGF Welcomes Newest Physician to Mechanicsburg and Lancaster Medical Teams, Dr. Matthew Connell

Shady Grove Fertility is proud to welcome Dr. Matthew Connell to the Mechanicsburg and Lancaster Medical Teams. Dr. Connell will provide a full range of state-of-the-art, in-house diagnostic and treatment options for female and male infertility, elective egg freezing, LGBTQ family building, and fertility preservation prior to cancer treatment.

Dr. Connell earned his doctorate of osteopathic medicine from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He went on to complete his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Missouri and completed his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Connell has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, book chapters, and review articles in many leading scientific journals, and has been invited to present and consult nationally in the fields of endocrinology, infertility, and reproductive immunology.

Dr. Connell is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as a member of numerous medical organizations. His clinical interests include all aspects of male and female infertility with specific focus on recurrent pregnancy loss, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), premature ovarian insufficiency, diminished ovarian reserve, endometriosis, and fertility preservation.

You can now schedule a new patient appointment with Dr. Connell in SGF’s Mechanicsburg and Lancaster offices, conveniently located in central Pennsylvania.

“Dr. Connell has been amazing during our infertility journey. He is patient, kind, and knowledgeable. My husband and I love that he knows us and never makes us feel like just another patient. IVF can feel overwhelming and Dr. Connell is always willing to listen and spend time answering questions. I would recommend Dr. Connell to friends and family seeking fertility treatment is a huge decision and we are so glad we trusted Dr. Connell,” shared a patient.

More about Dr. Matthew Connell

WHY DID YOU BECOME A REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGIST?
Dr. Connell: I became interested in women’s health when I was in medical school. I loved delivering babies. When I was in residency, I was exposed to reproductive medicine and I was drawn to the challenge of helping couples achieve such an important life goal.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING IN YOUR SPARE TIME? 
Dr. Connell: I am a big sports fan and enjoy watching. I love spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy reading books.

WHO INSPIRES YOU?
Dr. Connell: My parents inspire me. They have always taught me to work hard and do the right thing.

WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TO PATIENTS WHO ARE STRUGGLING?
Dr. Connell: The first thing I do is listen and understand why they are struggling. I let the patient know that they are not alone in this journey.

DESCRIBE A TIME YOU WERE INSPIRED BY A PATIENT.
Dr. Connell: There was once a patient who required six egg retrievals and was finally able to have a baby. Her perseverance and willingness to do whatever it took to become pregnant was one of the most courageous things I have encountered.

WHAT ABOUT SGF MAKES YOU THE MOST PROUD?
Dr. Connell: I am proud to work for an organization that puts patients first. The care that is delivered is world class; I know first-hand because they helped me have a son.

WHAT’S ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?
Dr. Connell: I would love to go to Wimbledon to watch tennis, it is my favorite tennis tournament. I love travel and would love to see the Roman Coliseum.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
Dr. Connell: I would describe myself as nice, honest, funny. I am very data driven when it comes to medicine and feel it is best to provide patients with the best evidence.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

To learn more or schedule an appointment with an SGF physician, please call the New Patient Center at 212-203-4826 or fill out this brief form.

2 Comments

  1. wings io

    December 27, 2019 - 3:03 am
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    I let the patient know that they are not alone in this journey.

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