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StephenGreenhouse, M.D.

In Memoriam

Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility


It is with heavy hearts that we must announce the tragic passing of our colleague, Stephen Greenhouse, M.D. Steve died in an accident on Saturday, July 28. He is survived by his wife Robyn, and his three sons, Ryan, Tyler, and Dylan.

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"Our condolences and love go out to Dr. Greenhouse's Family. This world will truly miss such a wonderful, loving, and compassionate person. We heard about the passing of Dr. Greenhouse literally on our son's second birthday, July 29th - who would not be here if it weren't for the help of Dr. Greenhouse and his team/colleges. It was a major shock (tears and all) as we were looking forward to seeing him again for baby #2 and sharing pictures of our son. He was a person who had a natural gift for easing peoples worries in just a couple words or sentences - the perfect person for this difficult field. We will now always wonder what he would have said to ease our emotions as we embark on our next IVF journey. Rest in Peace Dr. Greenhouse - I'm sure your watching over all of us."

"So sorry to hear of my fellow med school classmate's tragic passing. My heart goes out to his wife, his sons, his patients and to all others who acutely feel the loss of this kind and caring physician."

"It has been weeks and I am still a mess over Dr. Greenhouse's passing. If it weren't for him and his team we wouldn't have our amazing miracle today. Dr. Greenhouse never gave up on us and tried everything he could think of to get us to a baby (3 IVF cycles). We had just recently started up the process of trying for baby #2 when he passed away. I will forever wonder what may have happened if he gave his recommendations for this cycle but I'm still going to power through. I think he would have wanted that. I keep telling my husband that if this works and we have a boy that I want his middle name to be Stephen. That is how much this amazing man has meant to us. He will be forever missed and always in our hearts."

"Not only was Dr. Greenhouse a great doctor, he was a great father. I am his oldest son. He taught not only me but my two brothers what it means and takes to be a great person in life. My dad was a one of a kind person, who really did care about everyone he met. He did want he did for a living to give back to people, that was the kind of person he was thinking about others. I know that helping people start a family was what motivated him to work so hard. He gave me and my brothers a lot of life lessons in life, we are going to continue to work hard to make him proud."

"Our hearts have been so heavy since hearing the news. We loved Dr. Greenhouse and are so grateful for he and his team for helping us have a baby. We are currently working with them again for a second baby. When we met with Dr. Greenhouse to start up again he had said how people tell you but until you have a child you just don’t fully understand the love you have for them. He said he felt that way when having his sons. I am so sad to think about his wife and sons and what a difficult time. We are thinking of his family and his work family. We are deeply sad and can only imagine the impact of his loss for those who were with him regularly. We will also be grateful to Dr. Greenhouse and we are sending our love and condolences to his family and the Shady Grove team. We will forever remember him and miss him."

"I am so honored to have worked with Dr. Greenhouse and learned so much from him in my 6 years so far at Shady Grove. He is by far the best physician, teacher and mentor I have ever known in my 20 years as a nurse. I am honored to have worked with him and called him my friend. But not only that, I was also so blessed to also call him my doctor. Thanks to him, after 6 years of infertility, he helped me to become the mother of 3 beautiful children. There is no greater blessing and he is the reason for that blessing. To say I will miss him is the understatement of the century. He can never be replaced, but I promise to think of him every day and forever honor him by treating all patients with the same care and respect that he displayed each and every day. I love you Dr. Greenhouse.... Sleep in peace."

"Dr. Greenhouse and the staff had such great chemistry together, and he had provided us such a wonderful experience with his kindness, knowledge, expertise, and care. He's always so patient me, when I was in such distress. I hope he knows how much we appreciate him for making our dream come true on becoming parents. Each time we look at our son, we still can''t believe he's ours! We are so happy that Dr. Greenhouse got to meet our baby as well. He will truly be missed, and he'll always be in our hearts. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you, the staff team at Shady Grove, and wife and sons. May you all find comfort and peace. You're all in our prayers. ❤"

"Steve was a genial and kind friend in college. We were in the same fraternity. He was a year ahead of me, but always looked out for me and others in my class. I’m praying for his family during this difficult time. God be with you."

"Dr. Bromer and Doris, I wanted to take a moment to offer my condolences to you both for the loss of Dr. Greenhouse. What a terrible tragedy and loss for Shady Grove and the community. It is not lost on me that as today I turn 20 weeks pregnant and am halfway there, that this would not have been possible without Dr. Greenhouse. If you recall, he did our transfer in Rockville. Though my interaction with him was limited, he was a kind, intelligent man who took the time to answer my questions and reassure me through the process. Please know that I am thinking of the Shady Grove family and sending everyone love and light."

"I heard of Dr. Greenhouses' passing just want to offer my condolences to SGF and the Fair Oaks office. Dr. Greenhouse was a wonderful doctor and the most compassionate doctor I came across in the "business" (and I met with and worked with A LOT of RE's). I am happy we were at least able to email him and let him know that we had our baby."

“How does one put into mere words, the impact that one person can have in your life? I am sure, I will not do this justice but all I can do is speak from my heart. Today, I say goodbye to Dr. Stephen Greenhouse. He was one of the people I admired most at Shady Grove Fertility. To say that it was both an honor to have known him and a privilege to have worked with him is an understatement. He was a tremendous patient advocate, and not just his patients but every patient. He was not motivated by monetary gain, he wanted every patient to have a positive experience at Shady Grove Fertility. He motivated our team to do the best job at all times and to watch him work was awe-inspiring. He was highly accomplished, extremely smart and an awesome teacher. He was a great mentor, he provided our team with informative lunch and learns, and I was one of many who truly adored him. He was a fierce protector of people he cared about and everybody in his inner circle, and he simply cared about everyone and not just because it was the right thing to do. He worked over and above the call of duty. He held his own, he worked in an office surrounded by Estrogen and a team of highly functioning, jovial women and we teased him mercilessly. He had a quirky sense of humor, he loved to laugh, to tell silly stories and he was a practical joker. He started and ended each day by walking through the office to say hello and goodbye and to call him on his cell phone if we needed anything. He was extremely kind and generous, and one of the nicest people you could ever meet. His smile and demeanor were infectious and he was the ambassador of positivity. To say that he will be missed is the understatement of the year. My heart is aching for his wife, sons, additional family members, friends, our Shady Grove family, and his patients and last but not lease for me and my family. May God bless and keep you, dearest Dr. Greenhouse and may your soul and spirit rest in eternal peace. I am forever grateful that our paths crossed. You’ve changed my life and because of you, I will be a better person and the best nurse that I know how to be. I will miss you more than you will ever know. This all seems surreal and I cannot believe that you are actually gone. I remember, one time you said to me, “Be Nice”, just know Dr. Greenhouse your legacy lives on and I will “Be Nice” and honor you for the rest of my days! Much Love, my dear friend!!!!”

"Dr. Greenhouse was truly wonderful to work with - I suffered a devastating late term loss and needed to do IVF for genetic reasons/testing. I worked with a few clinics and and several doctors - I consulted with even more. Out of all the people I met with and worked with in the fertility world, Dr. Greenhouse was the most compassionate. He will be greatly missed."

"Hi Dr. Sasson, I read the news of the passing of your colleague Dr. Greenhouse and I wanted to pass along my condolences. It also really got me thinking how much more than just doctors you are to your patients. I put myself in the shoes of his patients and couldn't help but cry. You are like angels to us (and I'm not even religious), and your importance in our lives goes beyond the initial act of achieving pregnancy. I'll never be able to express in words how much you mean to me and my husband. You gave us everything and you will always hold a unique place in our hearts. I know you probably hear this all the time but it really is true. I just thought you should know, since I'm sure you have your days where you need a reminder. You are so important to our little family."


About stephen j. greenhouse, M.D.

Stephen J. Greenhouse, M.D., received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a 2-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and fertility at The George Washington University. Dr. Greenhouse is a clinical assistant professor at The George Washington University and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Dr. Greenhouse is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology.

  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, The George Washington University
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, The George Washington University
Awards & Recognition
  • Northern Virginia Magazine's Top Doctors for Infertility (2012, 2016-2018)
  • Washingtonian's Top Doctors for Infertility (2012, 2016-2017)
  • Washington Consumers CHECKBOOK's Top Doctors (2015)
Professional Organizations
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Medical Society of Virginia


"I successfully completed two healthy pregnancies with IVF under the care of Dr. Greenhouse and his wonderful team! The staff is extremely friendly and professional! They go over and beyond to make sure you understand every step of the process and are always available to answer questions and concerns when necessary. I cannot recommend SGF enough and we’re so grateful for everything they have done for us! We consider them part of our family."

"Best doctor a girl could ask for! After going to two previous doctors with no luck I ended up at SG with Doctor Greenhouse 7 years ago. I'm excited to say with the help of their amazing team and knowledge I have been able to have two boys through IUI and now due with a healthy baby girl via IVF. There is no other place or doctor I would recommend my friends to other than Greenhouse. If you want a supportive practice that follows you every step of the way, cares enough to work with you GP and OB to make sure your high risk is managed and drugs are under control to have a healthy baby, you should look no further. I can't even begin to say how much I appreciate this Team. Best doctors in Northern VA!"

"I am so grateful to Dr. Greenhouse and his staff at SGF. Over the years of working with them, they truly feel like family. Dr. Greenhouse was the most thorough doctor I have ever worked with - he drew diagrams to explain each process, took time to answer all our questions (and believe me, we had a ton), he responded to emails promptly, and most importantly treated my husband and I like people rather than just a number. He provided very sound advice and took into consideration our opinions and requests to ensure we were comfortable and part of every decision. It is very difficult dealing with infertility and unfortunately it took years for us to conceive our baby girl. However, Dr. Greenhouse, the front staff and the nurses were so friendly and helpful that it made the process more tolerable. It’s a tough journey because the human body is somewhat unpredictable but I am extremely happy with choosing to go through this process with Dr. Greenhouse. I plan on going back to him again in hopes of conceiving another baby."

"I was so nervous when my husband and I went to our first consultation with Dr Greenhouse. It turns out I had nothing to worry about! Dr Greenhouse was 100% professional while still being sympathetic with our fertility struggles. He gave us so much information and explained every step of the process we would be going through, but more than that he gave us hope, realistic hope. My husband and I are now expecting twins and we couldn't be more happy."

"My experience with Dr. Greenhouse and the entire Shady Grove team was fantastic and much more enjoyable than our previous clinic. I never felt like a number and was treated with a great deal of care and respect. At Shady Grove, you are given an dedicated team who you work with across your entire treatment. This allows you to really develop a relationship and level of comfort. Dr. Greenhouse is great, very responsive and wonderful to work with."

"Dr. Greenhouse was very warm and explained our options to us in terms we could easily understand. He also worked well with our current medical issues to form a plan that worked specifically for us. We'd definitely go back to him in the future if we were looking to have another child."

"I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience with Shady Grove Fertility Fair Oaks. Right from our first appointment, I could tell how caring the entire staff was. Dr. Greenhouse was excellent and always took the time to explain procedures and recommendations thoroughly. We also had the opportunity to work closely with Alison, a very friendly and caring nurse. Both Dr. Greenhouse and Alison always took the time to answer the many questions we had and always responded promptly to phone calls/e-mails. At each appointment, we were always welcomed by wonderful staff! I can't thank Shady Grove Fair Oaks enough!"

"My husband and I were TTC for over 2 years and decided to see a fertility specialist. I was referred to Dr. Greenhouse by my OB/GYN and I'm so glad I was. I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Greenhouse. Shady Grove is a huge company and some may report that they feel like just a number there, but I felt the complete opposite with my doctor. He was patient, he took the time to explain anything that came across as confusing to myself and my husband, and he was VERY responsive via email when I had an issue or concern. He has a great personality and was very approachable as well. I had great nurses and had nothing but positive interactions with everyone, but Dr. Greenhouse overall was a GREAT doctor, wonderful person, and put our minds at ease throughout the entire year at Shady Grove. I will definitely recommend Dr. Greenhouse to anyone seeking assistance in determining the root of their fertility issues!"

"Dr. Greenhouse is a wonderful fertility doctor. He has an excellent bedside manner and is very thorough (not to mention extremely SMART!). I highly recommend him. He helped give us our precious Jack! I am forever grateful to him."

"My husband and I are extremely grateful to Dr. Greenhouse and the staff at the Fair Oaks and Rockville offices. Both Dr. Greenhouse and the staff were there every step of the way answering questions and being very supportive of our needs. We never felt lost or confused about the process. We knew that if we had questions or concerns that we could reach out to Dr. Greenhouse or the staff to get the answers we needed. My husband and I would certainly recommend Dr. Greenhouse and his staff"

"From the first time my husband and I found ourselves in Dr. Greenhouse's office, he took the time to diagnose the issue and make recommendations of the best way forward. We never felt pressured to take one approach, he simply laid out our options and provided his expertise. Dr. G always took the time to answer our questions - even on weekends or evenings - when we had a concern and met with us throughout the process. He is the best fertility doctor in VA & we had our first baby this past fall."

"My husband and I welcomed our first baby with the help of Dr. Greenhouse, so it goes without saying that he is obviously a trustworthy doctor who knows exactly what he is doing. But leaving it at just that doesn't do him justice. From the first time we found ourselves in Dr. Greenhouse's office, he took the time to diagnose our issue and then make recommendations of the best way forward. We never felt pressured to take one approach or another, he simply laid out our options and provided his expertise. His calm and kind demeanor was both reassuring and comforting. Dr. Greenhouse always took the time to answer our questions -- even on weekends or evenings -- when we had a concern and met with us routinely throughout the process. While no pregnancy is ever guaranteed, I think putting yourselves in the hands of the best fertility doctor in the area is certainly a good start!"

"I have been very blessed and thankful for the very pleasant experience working with Dr. Greenhouse, Nurse Patrice Smith and the Shady Grove Fertility Center, in general. All staff and nurses are very professional, always with smile and positive attitude. They make the process so easy, early morning appointments to work around my work schedule, quick response rate from nurses, very detailed and clear consultation with Dr. Greenhouse. Dr. Greenhouse and the staff at Shady Grove are amazing!"

"I couldn't be more grateful to the Universe for making me meet Dr Greenhouse. One doctor who has been to the point, explained each aspect of the issue with the best possible solution. Always accommodating, good listener and the best bed side manners. He will be the one doctor I will always point to if my friends or family has any fertility issues."

"Dr. Greenhouse and our nurse Nishat could not have been better. The organization and high level of communication from Shady Grove is so refreshing compared to going to other doctors that don't have the same level of care. We were able to get pregnant after our first IUI treatment and are expecting our bundle of joy in the next couple months. I must admit we were hesitant at first to go to a fertility specialist but we are so glad we did and so glad we went with Shady Grove and Dr. Greenhouse!"

"We transferred to Shady Grove and Dr. Greenhouse after having no success with a different fertility center. We did our research and Dr. Greenhouse stood out as an excellent practitioner; when the first IVF cycles didn't work, he adjusted the regimen and included ideas from cutting edge research and kept adjusting the protocol to give us a successful pregnancy. Intelligent, thinks outside of the box, plus he has a good bedside manner and a sense of humor. Thanks to Dr. Greenhouse, we have a perfect, healthy, beautiful baby boy and look forward to returning to try for a sibling soon."

"Hi Dr. Greenhouse and Farrah, I can’t begin to tell you how thankful we are for your guidance and support during the recent months. After having a miscarriage, even though it was almost three years ago, we were very anxious about trying to get pregnant again. We had no idea how, or if, the whole IVF process would even work. The illness and death of my father during this process sent us into even greater emotional turmoil. Both of you were so supportive of our decision to either continue or discontinue the IVF cycle and were always genuinely concerned about how we were coping with everything. Everyone has been so incredibly wonderful—from the smiling faces at the front desk to the many nurses who did bloodwork and ultrasounds…repeatedly! :) Though we have a long way to go with the pregnancy, we are certainly thankful and feel very blessed to have seen that little heartbeat today. We will definitely be in touch along the way and will always remember the kindness of the fabulous Greenhouse-Covill team! Thanks again! (Farrah, we still have your message saved when you called to say Congratulations after the first blood test….music to our ears!)"

"I liked Dr. Greenhouse. He is a thorough professional and I felt at ease asking him questions. He seems to know what he is doing and at the same time not arrogant about it."

"While my husband and I didn't start out our infertility journey at Shady Grove Fertility, I certainly wish we had, and I feel so blessed that this is where we ended up. I tell everyone who will listen, from the moment we met Dr. Greenhouse, we knew we were in good hands, that we had met someone that we could trust with a dream that was so precious to us. Did we do our homework before we came? You better believe it, and time and time again, Dr. Greenhouse's (and Shady Grove Fertility) name surfaced as the doctor to see and the center that stands head and shoulders above the crowd for medical and service excellence. Dr. Greenhouse's compassion is unmatched. His accessibility and responsiveness was amazing. We could ask him any question, share any fear (even the ridiculous sounding ones) and we felt free from judgment and embraced with support and the best possible care. Since our beautiful SGF babies were born, I have referred several of my closest friends and family members to Dr. Greenhouse and every single one of them says the same thing, "I can't thank you enough. He is as amazing as you said he is."

"Dr. Greenhouse helped us through a very sensitive time, and we are unbelievably appreciative of his efforts. He was patient and professional, willing to answer our million questions, and we were ultimately lucky enough to be successful. The staff is friendly and genuinely cares, and was always available for questions and just to listen. Thank you, sincerely, for all of your help!!"

"We had a great experience with Dr. Greenhouse and were ultimately lucky enough to be successful in our journey. He took the time to meet with us whenever we wanted and answer our million questions. The staff is professional and friendly. Overall, we had a great experience and highly recommend this practice!"

"Dr. Greenhouse and his team were super helpful during our journey to have a family. He spent tons of time with us outlining our treatment options and always followed up after each appointment. Thanks to Dr. Greenhouse and his staff we now have a beautiful baby girl."

"I highly recommend Dr. Greenhouse and the entire staff at Shady Grove Fair Oaks office. His bedside manner was excellent and he really made us feel comfortable and confident as patients. We were greeted at every visit with a friendly smile from the staff and they really made us feel like they knew us on a personal level, not just another face in the crowd. Thanks to Dr. Greenhouse and the wonderful nurses we now have the most amazing little boy whom is topping all the growth charts!"

"We had an amazing experience with our journey at SGF in Fair Oaks. Many thanks to Dr. Greenhouse the best Dr. I have ever met and nurse Patrice Smith. From the day one I knew we are in good hands. From the moment we walked in in the SGF Fair Oaks office we were welcomed by smiling stuff members followed by Dr. Greenhouse and nurse Patrice. Dr. Greenhouse is the most caring, honest and cheerful Dr. I have ever met. He always listed to our concerns and always answered our questions. He explained all options for us and developed a plan to conceive for us based on our situation. What I also liked about Dr. Greenhouse was he was not pushing for IVF which at the end ended was our most successful option, he always listed to us. And thank to Dr. Greenhouse we welcomed our first baby boy this May on our first try of IVF:-) Thank you sooo much Dr. Greenhouse!!!:-)"

"Fair Oaks Shady Grove is a wonderful office! Everyone gets to know you and takes care of you during this difficult time for many. Dr. Greenhouse is knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions."

"The Fair Oaks staff and Dr. Greenhouse are wonderful! I highly recommend for anyone who sadly has to go through infertility. It is a difficult time but this office was helpful, friendly, encouraging, and available. Dr. Greenhouse is so knowledgeable and it was great to have a doctor that would call you or answer you emails!"

"How can I not rate them a 5? I got a baby!!! Dr. Greenhouse was my doctor and Patrice was my nurse, but I saw other staff including other nurses and technicians - all of whom are polite, and sensitive to the delicate nature of dealing with a women undergoing fertility treatment. Their bedside manner is on point, which is really important, again, due to the delicate nature of fertility treatment. The stress, fear, and anxiety were assuaged when I was in their office. The best part of being a patient at Shady Grove is the complete and thorough explanation given every step of the way. At no point did I think "What just happened?" or "What's going to happen?" Even though fertility treatment is "jump and hope for the best of luck" (because meds can work, work too well, or not work well enough. Because treatments and procedures can work or fail, not due to anyone's effort, but just because sometimes they don't work), the staff and my experience were positive. I have recommended Shady Grove to 3 friends who are currently seeking fertility treatment at SGFC. Plenty of other friends have heard my praise of Dr. Greenhouse, Patrice, and the rest of the staff. At no point did I feel like I was part of a conveyer belt or "baby mill". Yes, the ever-2/3-day morning check-ins are routine, and you see plenty of women and couples coming and going, but everyone was met and greeted intimately, and the staff did not rush me. And like I said - I got a baby out of it!!!!"

"My husband and I first went to Dr. Greenhouse at Shady Grove in 2012 after being referred by my obgyn. Initially we were really intimidated by the process but Dr. Greenhouse quickly made us feel at ease and was available to answer any questions we had along the way. We successfully delivered a healthy baby boy through IVF in 2014. When it was time to try again, we did not want anyone but Dr. Greenhouse. We just delivered a healthy baby girl in may 2016. Dr. Greenhouse is a blessing!"

"We were trying to conceive for a couple of years and Shady Grove made it possible for us to start a family. Dr. Greenhouse and the Fair Oaks facility was wonderful to work with. They were caring, supportive and the classes and appointments were flawless. Our baby girl is due this January, thank you Shady Grove for making our dream come true!"

"Dr. Greenhouse is absolutely wonderful! The journey of infertility can be very stressful and Dr. Greenhouse made each step make sense. Never rushed the visits and he would follow up with how you were doing even when he was out of the office. I would recommend him to anyone :)"

"After trying to conceive for a year and a half with no luck, my husband and I went to Shady Grove and met with Dr. Greenhouse. We both liked him right away. He has a very positive, yet straightforward attitude and put us both at ease. As we went through the process of both IUI and then IVF, we trusted Dr. Greenhouse every step of the way. His advice paid off and we have a happy and healthy two month old boy. If we decide to have another, Dr. Greenhouse is the only doctor I will use."

"After trying to conceive for a year and a half with no luck, my husband and I went to Shady Grove and met with Dr. Greenhouse. We both liked him right away. He has a very positive, yet straightforward attitude and put us both at ease. As we went through the process of both IUI and then IVF, we trusted Dr. Greenhouse every step of the way. His advice paid off and we have a happy and healthy two month old boy. If we decide to have another, Dr. Greenhouse is the only doctor I will use."

"I would severely recommended Dr. Greenhouse to friends and family. He is a caring doctor and made my journey friendly and pleasing. Thanks for your effective analysis and diagnosis. Before saying that you are an extraordinary doctor, I want to tell you that you are an extraordinary human being. Thanks for everything you have done for me."

"We found Dr. Greenhouse to be very well informed and easy to work with. He made himself available by phone and email to answer our myriad questions and always was patient with us. We're very grateful to him and his staff for successfully assisting us in getting pregnant with our son and plan to work with them again to grow our family."

"Dr. Greenhouse was the third physician we consulted with at Shady Grove and you know what they say about the third time being a charm. He was extremely well informed and patient with our myriad of questions. He also made himself available by phone and email to make communication regarding our process all the more smooth and efficient. I am so grateful we found Dr. Greenhouse and plan to work with him again when planning for our second child."

"Dr. Greenhouse is a fantastic physician! His competent, compassionate, would strongly recommended Dr. Greenhouse to friends and family. He is a caring doctor and made my journey friendly and pleasing. Thanks for your effective analysis and diagnosis. Before saying that you are an extraordinary doctor, I want to tell you that you are an extraordinary human being. I don't have words to describe this doctor. He knows better than anybody what patients need."

"We got pregnant with our first son and two years later with twin girls after IVF treatment with Dr. Greenhouse. He is very nice and knows what he is doing."

"It's been a long road for my husband and I but after 4 failed IUIs and 1 failed IVF we are pregnant! A huge thanks to Dr. Greenhouse and the entire staff who worked with us at Shady Grove - your encouragement and positive attitude gave us the hope we needed to keep going. Thank you thank you thank you!! You've given us our heart's greatest desire, and we are forever grateful."

"I am newly pregnant for the second time thanks to Dr. Greenhouse. He is a patient, kind and caring physician who is always available to answer my emails and questions. If I email him a question that required a detailed answer, he'd take the time to call instead of replying by email. He even called me on Thanksgiving Day to provide an update on how my embryos were looking as I prepared for an embryo transfer the following Sunday. Our first baby was IVF with ICSI, and this baby is donor egg."

"Thanks to Dr. Greenhouse and the staff at the Fairfax office, I'm newly pregnant with my 2nd IVF baby. Because of the number of appointments involved with treatment and the friendliness of the staff, it was always a pleasure going to the office for appointments. Everyone knew me by name and it was a bittersweet day to 'graduate' from the practice into care with my OB/GYN. Dr. Greenhouse is the absolute BEST! He's so patient and takes great care to answer questions to your satisfaction. He provides his professional recommendations but ultimately leaves many decisions up to you (after explaining risks and possible outcomes)."

"If you are struggling to get pregnant, which many of us are. Call Shady Grove Fertility and ask for Dr. Greenhouse! I honestly wish I had called sooner, they made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. I knew I was in good hands and every step of the process was explained in terms I understood extensively! I only had to do ONE IUI cycle and wound up with my first positive pregnancy test ever. I still cry when I think about how happy and lucky I am to have found them. I am currently 10 weeks pregnant and everything is going perfectly!"

"I highly recommend Shady Grove Fertility, especially Dr. Greenhouse. We were able to get pregnant with twins after the 2nd trial of IUI. They are all very professional. Dr. Greenhouse explained everything and answered all of our questions. I appreciate what they did for us!"

"Highly recommend Dr. Greenhouse and his staff at the Fair Oaks office. Dr. Greenhouse is very knowledgeable, patient, and explains things in a clear, easy to understand manner. His compassionate and calm demeanor helps alleviate some of the emotions involved in what can be a stressful process. I always found the front desk staff and nurses friendly and welcoming, at both the Fair Oaks and Rockville offices. Anne was my nurse and she was available 24/7, supportive and always available to answer my many questions. Thanks to Dr. Greenhouse and his team, we are now expecting our second IVF baby."

"I am super thankful for the team at Shady Grove! Dr. Greenhouse was wonderful! I had an awesome team that helped me during a difficult time and about 2 weeks ago we had our first baby thanks to them!!!!"

"Dr. Greenhouse and his staff at Shady Grove Fertility are fantastic. They stay on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to fertility treatment. I felt confident that Dr. Greenhouse and his team had the best knowledge and approach to IVF and with their help my husband and I now have 2 beautiful healthy children. Thank you Dr. Greenhouse and Shady Grove Fertility!"

"Dr. Greenhouse and his staff are professional, knowledgeable and we would 100% recommend them. I've recommended many friends struggling with infertility."

"I have TWO Shady Grove babies. My older son is mine genetically (after three embryo transfers), and then I had a spontaneous pregnancy followed by a disappointing miscarriage at 12 weeks. Our family wasn't complete! My 8 month old son (born Oct. 2016) is an egg donor Shady Grove baby and I was lucky enough to have a successful pregnancy on the first embryo transfer. I am thrilled with the care I received from Dr. Greenhouse and the Shady Grove staff. Thanks for helping me have my two babies!


Q & A

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


I was always interested in the sciences and I wanted to help others. The field of reproductive medicine is fascinating and new advances are happening all the time. I enjoy the changes and the challenges of keeping up with new technology and understanding of human reproduction. It is very rewarding helping couples and individuals achieve their goals of having a family.

Q: Who inspires you?


My father is an ob-gyn, so his compassion and dedication to his patients and practice inspired me. I grew up seeing that; it was a big influence. My father set a high bar and I recall many times being out with him and people introducing us to children he had delivered. They were also so appreciative of his care and understanding. This made me very proud seeing others have such praise for my father. Also, in medical school training, it was Dr. Johnson who got me interested in obstetrics and gynecology. He went from having his own private practice to working at the university hospital because he had a strong belief that everyone should have access to good medical care. He was a good listener and showed respect to all of his patients and staff.

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


Boxing, hiking, biking, and gardening. When I'm doing any of these activities, they help me to relax. Plus, with the last name "Greenhouse," how can I not enjoy gardening?

Q: What is something about you that would surprise most people?


How much I love my dogs, Sunshine and Puddles. My kids often joke that my dogs are my favorite children!

Q: What about SGF makes you the most proud?


We always strive to be the best and most innovative practice to ensure the best care for our patients. We are leaders in our field that other practices want to emulate. Additionally, seeing employees at SGF grow, learn, and advance in their careers is truly a joy to see. One of the nicest compliments is having former patients who want to join the SGF team.

Q: What’s on your bucket list?


I want to travel more internationally. I would like to visit Iceland someday. As a nature lover, I'd like to hike more and get certified in scuba diving.

Q: What is your approach to helping patients who are struggling?


When I know a patient is struggling, I reach out to them personally with a phone call. I want my patients to know that I am available to them not just with advice, but also to listen when they need someone.

Q: How would you describe your personality?


While I can be serious about work, I also have a light-hearted side that loves hearing and telling jokes and playing pranks on the staff. I like to be active—a day spent boxing, bike riding, and walking my dogs is a great day! Of course, spending the night on the sofa after all that activity is a great way to end that day!

I want my patients to know that I am available to them not just with advice, but also to listen when they need someone.


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