About Nancy Durso, M.D.
Nancy M. Durso, M.D., FACOG, graduated from Valparaiso University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry. She then earned her medical degree at the University of Virginia, and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Louis University and fellowship at Washington University both in St. Louis, MO.
She returned to the Washington area to practice in 1990. She had been in several private practices in the D.C. area until 2016. She joined the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016 and practiced in Richmond for 2 years. Dr. Durso joined Shady Grove Fertility in 2018. Dr. Durso is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
Dr. Durso has spent most of her time in clinical work. She loves to help women and couples achieve their goal of pregnancy and parenthood. She specializes in surgical care for women to improve their fertility by hysteroscopy and laparoscopy as well as IVF.
- Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
- Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Awards & Recognition
- Washingtonian Top Doctors for Infertility (2005)
- Northern Virginia Magazine Top Docs for Infertility (2011-2014)
- US News and World Report Top Reproductive Endocrinologist (2012)
- HealthTap Top Reproductive Endocrinologist in Virginia (2013)
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine
- Medical Society of Northern Virgina
Q & A
Q: Why did you become a doctor/reproductive endocrinologist?
A: I was doing my residency in Ob/Gyn and did a rotation on REI in my third year. I was fascinated by the technology and felt that his would be an area that would be changing and moving forward in my lifetime. I love helping couples become families.
Q: Who inspires you?
A: Mother Teresa
Q: What are your hobbies and why do you enjoy them?
A: I am a Candy Crush addict. I like the mental challenge of the different levels and I feel good when I complete the level. I am very involved in my church and do activities that help disadvantaged people.
Q: What about SGF makes you the most proud?
A: I have been in several practices in my career. I find that Shady Grove is well organized and centered around patient care as the main objective. The lab is top notch. For such a large company there really is a feeling of family between the staff.
Q: What’s on your bucket list?
A: Cruise to Alaska
Q: Describe a time you were inspired by a patient.
A: I am inspired by patients continuously. Many patients have to conquer such obstacles even to come in for the first appointment. The courage they show inspires me to give them the best treatment every day.
Q: What is your approach to helping patients who are struggling?
A: Listening to their story and how it affects different aspects of their life. Talking about other things in their life and to let them know their value to me as a person, not just a patient.
Q: How would you describe your personality?
A: Quiet, introverted, positive and an optimist. I notice small details. I have deep feelings that don’t always show on the surface. I care about others’ welfare.
“Dr. Durso is the best in the biz! She is caring, understanding, supportive and has made my dream come true in starting my family! I highly recommend her and her amazing team for your fertility needs!”
“Had a great experience here! Dr. Durso was informative, recommended treatment plan options, and made changes to treatments as needed. The nurses had great communication and it was easy to get questions answered. Highly recommend the Shady Grove Fredericksburg office!”
“I have been seeing Dr. Durso for years and love her. She is always very informative and has helped me tremendously.”
“Dr. Durso and the entire staff were very kind, understanding, and patient. Dr. Durso was wonderful, thorough and helped me understand fertility issues after a terrible experience with my OBGYN.”
“Dr. Durso and her staff are the best medical professionals ever. She is very knowledgeable and adds the human aspect to the whole process. She is very kind and gives a very positive energy. I had success from the first attempt, and I am very grateful to her and her staff. Words cannot do her justice.”
“Dr. Durso was the third doctor I had seen regarding my issues and the first to lay it ALL out in a very logical way. She answered questions that had previously elicited blank stares or two word minimalist responses from other doctors. She does not push, but informs and was able to help me identify my options. Her staff is responsive and appear to be happy in the office, which was noted and appreciated. Thank you Dr. Durso and the Shady Grove Fertility staff for everything!”
“My wife went through IVF with Dr. Durso. Just a great experience. My wife got pregnant with twins on the first try. Even months after the procedure, Dr. Durso took excellent care of my wife, and took time out of her busy day to visit her in the hospital a few months later. Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for help with conceiving.”
“Dr. Durso was very knowledgeable and compassionate. She did not waste my time or money on needless procedures. She was responsive in an emergency situation and went so far as to telephone me at home after the subsequent emergency surgery to check on my emotional well being. Better yet, I have two children as a result of Dr. Durso’s care. I have recommended several couples who have had difficulty conceiving to Dr. Durso. They too, have been satisfied with the care she provided.”