About Rachana V. Garde, M.D., M.P.H.
Rachana V. Garde, M.D., is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and practices primarily in the Annandale, VA, and Woodbridge, VA, offices. Dr. Garde completed her undergraduate studies in biology and Russian studies at Duke University and received a graduate degree in infectious disease studies from Yale University. She earned her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Her internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology were completed at Barnes Hospital, Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Garde was then awarded a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Duke University Medical Center. She is the recipient of numerous academic awards and is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
- Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Barnes Hospital, Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis
- Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Duke University Medical Center
Awards & Recognition
- Northern Virginia Top Doctors Magazine – 2020
- American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Q & A
Q: Why did you become a doctor/reproductive endocrinologist (REI)?
A: My father is a physician, so I grew up around medicine and enjoyed going to the hospital with my father. I became an OB/GYN/REI in order to be involved in women’s health, and being in the fertility field is gratifying because we are able to help people have families.
Q: What are your hobbies and why do you enjoy them?
A: I work with animal rescue groups, as I love animals and want to do what I can to get them out of harmful situations. I also enjoy music, and play the piano and violin when I have free time.
Q: What is your approach to helping patients who are struggling?
A: I try to really listen to people—everyone struggles with something, and it is important to listen.
Q: How would you describe your personality?
A: Friends describe me as a happy person usually able to make people feel comfortable, and a good listener.
I try to really listen to people—everyone struggles with something, and it is important to listen.
“The care and attention my husband and I received from Dr. Garde and the Woodbridge staff was top notch. They have helped to guide us through every step of our IVF journey. Dr. Garde and her staff were very attentive to our needs. She helped us to make our dreams of having our first child a reality.”
“I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Garde and her staff. They were responsive, kind, and knowledgeable. I appreciated that Dr. Garde was always able to explain my options and respectful of my comfort level with procedures.”
“Dr. Garde and the Shady Grove Fertility team were instrumental in my getting pregnant, supportive when I lost that pregnancy at 30 weeks due to preeclampsia and once again later on when I was ready to try again. I was always able to reach someone when I had a question or a concern. I felt that I was more than just a name or number when I was in their offices and I felt respected as I chose the options that I was most comfortable with.”
“We ended up going to Shady Grove Fertility after the methods at another clinic were not working. We decided on the shared risk program and we cannot be more thankful that we did. We have a beautiful daughter thanks to Shady Grove Fertility! Our experience was wonderful from the first day we met with the doctor up until the day we were discharged from SGF. I remember going in for my last ultrasound and crying in the parking lot because I was going to miss the staff members. They truly do become like family! Dr. Garde and Ashley B. both reached out to me personally before each of my procedures, after hours. That’s how I knew I had found the right place for us. They were invested and not just because they had to be but because they wanted to be. Our life is forever changed because of them!!”
“Of all the doctors I’ve seen, Dr. Garde is my favorite. I think she’s head and shoulders above the rest in terms of personality and attentiveness to patients… Dr. Garde was so sensitive and thoughtful I think the combination of her care combined with SGF’s facilities and knowledge and the shared risk program makes for a really smart IVF decision.”
“Dr. Garde helped my husband and I with our dream of becoming parents. She never gave up on us and never let us give up on ourselves. The office in Woodbridge is amazing and the whole staff is incredibly caring. I recommend them to everyone!”
“We had Dr. Garde at the Woodbridge office and she was very easy to talk to. I always asked her a ton of questions and she consistently took her time to answer everything for us.”
“Dr. Garde is very professional. She explained everything to involved in the process in a way we understood and was always very patient.”
“We are very excited about working with Dr. Garde. She seemed genuinely interested in our situation.”
“Dr. Garde is excellent!! She explains the process very well and is extremely kind! We would absolutely recommend her to everyone!”