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Paulette E.Browne, M.D.

Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
12011 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
Suite 302
Fair Oaks, VA 22033
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About paulette e. browne, M.D.

Paulette E. Browne, M.D., received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and her residency training at Fletcher Allen Healthcare at the University of Vermont. She completed a 2-year fellowship program in reproductive endocrinology at Rush-Presbyterian, St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Browne is a clinical assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at The George Washington University, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, along with Georgetown University. Dr. Browne is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology.

  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Vermont
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center
Awards & Recognition
  • Virginia Living Magazine Top Doctor (March/April 2017)
  • Northern Virginia Magazine's Top Doctor (2017-2018)
  • Washingtonian's Top Doctors for Infertility (2014, 2016-2018)
  • Washington Consumers CHECKBOOK's Top Doctors (2015)
  • Patients' Choice Award (2008-2010)
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010)
Professional Organizations
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Q & A

Q: Why did you become a doctor/reproductive endocrinologist?


I wanted to be a doctor since I was in second grade. What type of doctor I wanted to be changed several times during my journey to become a physician. Ultimately I decided to be a reproductive endocrinologist because I can be primarily an educator. I explain the causes of infertility, along with work-up and treatment, to the patients and then work with them to come up with the treatment that is best for them. It is unbelievably rewarding to help patients who are so dedicated and motivated to accomplish such a wonderful goal of being parents.

Q: What are your hobbies and why do you enjoy them?


I enjoy swimming, and have been on a masters swim team for more than 10 years. I also enjoy golf but don’t think I will excel in it until my work schedule is much lighter. I love to have my social life revolve around sports and activities and have wonderful friends as a result of these.

Q: Describe a time when you were inspired by a patient


I am inspired by my patients every day. Even the courage it takes to come in for an initial consult is incredible. The really inspiring times happen after something not so good happens, such as a cycle failure or, worse, a miscarriage or later loss. The strength of patients to stick with it and try again inspires me to work my hardest every day to help these people have a family.

Q: What about SGF makes you the most proud?


Our attention to great patient care and great success.

It is unbelievably rewarding to help patients who are so dedicated and motivated to accomplish such a wonderful goal of being parents.


"Dr. Browne has been extremely understanding and supportive through our fertility journey. I am currently pregnant with my second baby and she has been so patient and a wealth of knowledge through out the whole process. Both of my pregnancies have been monitored through her and i wouldn't have it any other way. 'Graduating' from Shady Grove is always bitter sweet because of the family culture that Dr. Browne and her team cultivate."

"Friendly and listened to my concerns. Explained the process and options very thoroughly, and answered all my questions. Referred me to another great doctor when we discovered other issues. When I became pregnant she was just as excited as I was!"

"I would encourage anyone who needs help getting pregnant to see Dr. Browne. From the very first time I met her she was compassionate but straightforward and most importantly, listened to me. When I got that first sonogram and saw our baby’s heartbeat for the first time she was genuinely excited for us. Shady Grove in general impressed me because every nurse, receptionist, technician that I came into contact with was knowledgeable and kind."

"Dr. Browne has helped me conceive twice, and has been incredibly supportive and involved during the struggling times between conception. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Browne if you are struggling with fertility."

"I can’t say enough great things about Dr. Browne and her staff. They helped me to conceive not once but twice and I am so thankful. Everyone in the office is extremely caring and knowledgeable and you can tell they know exactly how to help you get to your goal of having a baby. I wasn’t pressured for more invasive/costly treatments and was able to move forward when I felt comfortable. I would recommend Shady Grove and Dr. Browne to anyone who is seeking fertility treatments."

"My husband and I were patients of Dr. Browne. She was extremely patient with us while we were going through a very painful and emotionally draining process. She clearly explained the pros and cons of various choices that were given to us and was receptive and understanding of the choices with regards to the treatment choices that we made. The supporting staff including the nurses and other physicians at SGF were extremely helpful and responded to our queries in a prompt manner."

"After actively trying for over three years my husband and I sought assistance through Shady Grove Fair Oaks and were assigned to Dr. Browne. The entire Shady Grove team at Fair Oaks, Fairfax, and Rockville are outstanding. I never left an appointment with out feeling completely informed and satisfied with next steps and what all procedures entail. Dr. Browne was especially easy to talk to and very informative. She is a doctor that truly cares about her patients and does everything she can to help them conceive. Thanks to her we are now expecting! Every question I had, no matter when I had it, I was able to get an answer within 24 hrs. Being well informed, feeling like my doctor actually cared, and the friendliness and ease of working with the support staff made this last year of working with Shady Grove a pleasant experience, no matter how awkward and uncomfortable you are physically. While all the doctors at the Fair Oaks office are great, I would highly recommend Dr. Browne for her knowledge and her ability to make you feel at ease during this process."

"My husband and I worked with Dr. Browne at Shady Grove Fertility. We appreciated the way she explained everything, supported our choices, and helped us ultimately get pregnant. We were randomly assigned to Dr. Browne and were very happy with our experience."

"My husband and I had tried to conceive for almost 2 years before we ended up at Shady Grove. We were diagnosed with unexplained infertility, which was unbelievably frustrating. I had passed all of my tests and my husband had inconsistent semen analysis, but generally strong numbers. We wanted to start our treatments with IUI, with an understanding that IVF would be a realistic possibility. The day of my IUI my husband had very low motility in his sperm, so our chances of conceiving through IUI was only 3-5%. Dr. Browne performed the procedure and explained everything to me. We sat down with Dr. Browne a few days after my IUI to discuss our plan going forward since there was a high possibility that our first IUI wouldn’t work. Dr. Browne was professional, thoroughly explained all of our options and did not sugar coat anything. I appreciate how matter of fact she was. Although the situation is very sensitive, I appreciate that Dr. Browne was straight forward with us. A week later, I went in to take my pregnancy test following my IUI and to our surprise it came back positive! Despite our low chances of conception, we were pregnant! 9 months later, I delivered a beautiful, healthy baby girl and it would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the amazing staff at Shady Grove and Dr. Browne. I would highly recommend seeing her for your infertility treatment."

"I would highly recommend seeing her for your infertility treatment. The staff is absolutely wonderful and supportive. Dr. Browne is matter of fact, professional, knowledgeable and empathetic. We became pregnant on our first try at treatment despite a low probability."

"Thank you very much for calling Troy’s cell to encourage us for my embryo transfer today. It went smoothly today and we hope for good results in two weeks. Dr. Browne, thank you for giving me a “GO” sign to pursue this IVF cycle. Julie, the ultrasound technician, Bernadette, the blood technician, the two ladies at the reception desk, Taryn and last but not least, Dr. Browne, I felt that everyone was as one team and gave Troy and I strength to be positive and go on with this IVF cycle. Thank you."

"I don’t know if I have said it before or if I have said it enough, but today we just want to say “Thank you” to you and all the team that works with us at Shady Grove. I have always been amazed at how well you and everyone else works together and at how personal and compassionate you are with every patient and specially with us personally; but today my husband and I were just blown away. Not only I was told by Dr. Browne that I have “beautiful ovaries”, but when we told her that we were coming short on the meds, the nurses immediately started working on putting together everything that we need to last us through Monday! You know how stressful infertility is and when you add to that the financial burden, then it just becomes down right depressing. This process can be so long and dark, but through the grace and hope you share with us, we have been able to find reasons to have joy and to be thankful for the journey no matter the outcome. Thank you and may God bless you all. Please share my gratitude with everyone."

"We felt extremely welcomed and comfortable. Dr. Browne answered all of our questions and made us feel taken care of. She answered all of our questions fully."

"Dr. Browne was very informative and it was clear she was an expert in this area. She spoke confidently and truly appears to love what she does."

"Excellent doctor!! Have recommended her to friends and family trying for children. Will be going back to her in the future!"

"Excellent staff, very courteous and compassionate. Wait time was always under 5-10 minutes.
Dr Browne was awesome. Very knowledgeable and explained everything from step one. Would recommended her to friends and family trying for a little one."

"Very personable, down to earth and caring. Felt at ease right away at our first appointment. Would recommended her to friends and family trying for a little one!!"

"My husband and I will never be able to express just how thankful we are to have been patients of Dr. Browne. She and the entire team at the Fair Oaks office made the overwhelming process of fertility treatment easier and more comfortable than I ever expected it could be. The front desk and nursing staff members were kind and compassionate and I never felt like just another number. Dr. Browne was not only a wonderful doctor, she was an amazing support for my husband and I as we went through the process, which at times was heartbreaking. She never gave up on us, and she always encouraged us to remain positive. I always felt like I was getting the answers I needed, even though sometimes they weren’t the answers I wanted. Dr. Browne is a straight shooter and I will always appreciate her honest approach to patient care. She is compassionate, empathetic and human, and I knew she was dedicated to helping us….not for numbers or statistics, but for us, because she truly, genuinely wanted to help. I trusted her every step of the way and have recommended her to others. The nursing staff was also awesome! If I couldn't get in touch with my nurse there was always someone else who was happy to talk to me and answer all of my questions. They were kind, understanding and patient."



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