About Joseph Doyle, M.D.
Joseph Doyle, M.D., received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston. Dr. Doyle then completed a 3-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Massachusetts General Hospital.
During his training, Dr. Doyle received several teaching and clinical excellence awards. His research efforts focused on oocyte cryopreservation; he presented numerous times at national and international meetings and has multiple publications. He also has a specific interest in healthcare delivery, which he developed through seminars in conjunction with Harvard Business School.
Dr. Doyle is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, for which he has developed education modules and served as an ad hoc reviewer, and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Originally from Virginia, Dr. Doyle is married and enjoys competing in triathlons, as well as skiing and exploring the outdoors.
- Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
- Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Massachusetts General Hospital
Awards & Recognition
- Washingtonian’s Top Doctors for Infertility (2017-2019)
- Emans/Goldstein Children’s Hospital of Boston Gynecology Award
- Resident Teaching Award, Harvard Medical School
- Summa Cum Laude, University of Notre Dame
Q & A
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: For the mind: reading, sports, and a nice hot sauna. For the body: triathlons, skiing, gardening, and canoeing (pretty much anything outside). For the soul: a big dinner party with family and friends, and having a good time.
Q: What was your favorite vacation?
A: Traveling through southern Italy was breathtaking. It was a perfect combination of history, food, beauty, and life. You get pulled right into it when you’re there, and together with my wife it was a joy to join right in.
Q: Why did you become a doctor?
A: When I was growing up, I volunteered as a boy scout at the local hospital and during the summer at a camp for children with diabetes. It all started with small roles, but more and more, it left me with a sense of fulfillment and meaning, which I was curious to explore further. The opportunities to contribute and make a difference in medicine abound. This naturally led to becoming a physician, and growing through each new step, the feeling of purpose and meaning after a day of work has never left. Happily, I know with what I do now, it will always stay that way.
Q: What about SGF makes you the most proud?
A: The way to a happy, healthy family can be confusing, frustrating, and sometimes even frightening, and I am proud of the way we guide our patients through this. It is a privilege to work with a couple to build a family in the right way for them. I have seen a number of fertility centers, and I found no comparison to Shady Grove Fertility. I am proud to work here every day, and know I am offering the very best that there is to my patients. Making important contributions to my patients and the field is very important to me. I truly believe there isn’t a better place I could do this than Shady Grove Fertility.
Q: What’s on your bucket list?
A: Swimming the Chesapeake and the run across Maryland are next!
The way to a happy, healthy family can be confusing, frustrating, and sometimes even frightening, and I am proud of the way we guide our patients through this
“Dr. Doyle is a wonderful and experienced provider who supports and believes in his patients. He will take time to educate you and allow you to be involved in your care.”
“Dr. Doyle was wonderful during our Donor Egg process. He was detailed, warm, and honest throughout. He always let us know what to expect and what steps we needed to take, and never hesitated to answer our questions. He and his team did a great job, which led to a successful transfer, and now we have a beautiful baby girl after our first attempt! I highly recommend working with him.”
“After six years of trying to get pregnant using my own eggs we were referred to Shady Grove Fertility. That is where we got to meet Dr. Doyle. He is such a compassionate man who really cares about his patients. He made sure I was informed every step of the way. I have never been happier than the care I received while working with Dr. Doyle.”
“Words can’t even describe the amazing patient care I received at SGF. As someone who was afraid to begin treatment, everyone made it wonderful experience. Dr. Doyle is truly the BEST doctor I have ever had. The monitoring staff in Rockville helped me be brave every blood draw and were so patient and kind to me. SGF is where you will start or grow your family!”
“Dr. Doyle was recommended to us through our Nurse Practitioner after struggling to conceive for a couple of years. From the start Dr. Doyle made you feel like a friend and never a number. He always took time to thoroughly answer questions, draw pictures and provide details. One of the best parts of this whole process was receiving a congratulations voice mail from Dr. Doyle while he was at a conference in Canada he never stopped supporting our needs. I would highly recommend Dr. Doyle to any couple struggling through this infertility journey!”
“Dr. Doyle was awesome! He always gave it to us straight, but was very caring and supportive. It took two cycles before we became pregnant and Dr. Doyle also kept us informed and even called on weekends. His bedside manner is great. And best of all he helped to bring our beautiful son into our lives. Dr. Doyle will forever have a place in our hearts!”
“I never take the time to write reviews but given that Dr Doyle had such an impact on my life I felt the need to share my experience with other women who are maybe in a similar situation. I have been trying to conceive for years and underwent a variety of different fertility treatments before I finally saw Dr Doyle at SGF. His bedside manners, kindness and caring attitude are outstanding. I couldn’t have been in better hands. He went through all different treatment options with me, explained their risks and chances of success to me and never made me feel rushed though I know he is extremely busy. I am planning on seeing him again for my second child – that’s right, it finally worked!!”
“I wanted to take a moment and thank you for the kindness and support you showed my husband and me. Through both the good and bad appointments, we looked forward to seeing you, both because we knew you would take the time to answer our questions and also because you always made us feel better about what was going on. I imagine you would excel at what ever specialty you decided on. Yet, I cannot imagine you doing anything else. Your natural sincere compassion, combined with your openness and sensitivity make you a doctor that is perfectly suited for helping families through what is often an endlessly heartbreaking process. Thank you. We are both so very grateful for the kindness you showed us.”
“Doctor Doyle is wonderful. He is very optimistic, positive and has a great bedside manner. He has helped us have 2 beautiful babies. We always felt comfortable asking him anything. He is very knowledgeable and a great listener.”
“Dr. Doyle is a genuinely nice guy. He was caring, patient, open to questions and suggestions, made us feel valued and not like another number at a facility that sees a lot of patients. He is also very knowledgeable- our first IVF attempt with him was a success, and we have a beautiful 7- week old daughter now.”
“Hands down the most wonderful Reproductive Endocrinologist we have ever dealt with, and we have dealt with a few. The practice runs smoothly and effectively. This doctor knows his field inside out. He is a very capable clinician when it comes to tricky procedures… Yet he is still down to earth, respectful and gentle. He also truly cares about his patients and it shows. He would be the one to call you personally and make the effort to be there for you at every step. Can’t say enough!!”
“Dr. Doyle is incredibly compassionate, knowledgeable, and personable. I’d recommend him to anyone looking into egg freezing or infertility treatments.”
- Doyle JO, Lee HJ, Selesniemi K, Styer AK, Rueda BR. The impact of vitrification on murine germinal vesicle oocyte In vitro maturation and aurora kinase A protein expression. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2014;31(12):1695-702.
- Doyle JO, Attaman JA, Styer AK, Sabatini ME, Petrozza JC, Toth TL. Rescue hCG for false empty follicle syndrome: optimism for successful pregnancy outcome. Fertil Steril. 2012;98(2):450-2.
- Imudia AN, Awonuga AO, Doyle JO, et al. Peak serum estradiol level during controlled ovarian hyperstimulation is associated with increased risk of small for gestational age and preeclampsia in singleton pregnancies after in vitro fertilization. Fertil Steril. 2012;97(6):1374-9.
- Sabatini ME, Guo L, Lynch MP, et al. Metformin therapy in a hyperandrogenic anovulatory mutant murine model with polycystic ovarian syndrome characteristics improves oocyte maturity during superovulation. J Ovarian Res. 2011;4(1):8-17.
- Doyle JO, Laufer MR. Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome with a single septate uterus: a novel anomaly and description of treatment options. Fertil Steril. 2009;92(1):391,e17-19.
- Doyle JO, Missmer SA, Laufer MR. The effect of combined surgical-medical intervention on the progression of endometriosis in an adolescent and young adult population. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2009;22(4):257-63.
- Huddleston HG, Jackson KV, Doyle JO, Racowsky C. HMG increases the yield of mature oocytes and excellent-quality embryos in patients with a previous cycle having a high incidence of oocyte immaturity. Fertil Steril. 2009;92(3):946-9.
- Smith LP, Williams CD, Doyle JO, Closshey WB, Brix WK, Pastore LM. Effect of endometrioma cyst fluid exposure on peritoneal adhesion formation in a rabbit model. Fertil Steril.2007;87(5):1173-9.Doyle JO, Williams CD, Raymond CA. Hematometra in a patient with Cornelia De Lange syndrome. Obstet Gynecol. 2005;106(5 Pt 2):1202-4