About Jennifer Y. Hsu, M.D.
Jennifer Hsu, M.D., earned a full undergraduate merit scholarship from University of Virginia, where she continued her graduate studies and earned a medical degree. As a University of Virginia Medical School student, Dr. Hsu extended her research efforts abroad in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala and was ultimately honored with the Medical Alumni Association (MAA) Outstanding Medical Student Award.
Dr. Hsu traveled north from Virginia to complete her residency at Columbia University Medical Center, then on to Boston to complete her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Hsu is board eligible in both obstetrics and gynecology and in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She is also a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI), American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), New England Fertility Society, and the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS).
An accomplished researcher, Dr. Hsu has contributed to more than 15 presentations across the country on topics including intrauterine insemination (IUI), anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH), and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She has also served as a peer-reviewer for several publications including the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics.
Dr. Hsu is very active in the medical community, with experience as a lecturer and oral examiner at Harvard Medical School. She has also given back to a rural community by providing free medical, and women’s health services at outreach events in Appalachia.
Dr. Hsu has proudly returned to Virginia, where she’ll be joining SGF at the Woodbridge location. She speaks Spanish fluently, further broadening her fertility care to diverse communities.
- Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center
- Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Massachusetts General Hospital
Awards & Recognition
- Medical Alumni Association (MAA) Outstanding Medical Student Award
- UVA Center for Global Health Scholar Award in Medicine
- American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine
- New England Fertility Society
- Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
Q & A
Q: Where did your interest in reproductive endocrinology come from?
A: I witnessed firsthand the life-changing impact of IVF within my own family, and it is through these treatments that some of the people I love most in this world are alive. The combination of family building and cutting-edge science ensures that I will always be both fascinated and motivated by the work I do.
Q: What is your approach to helping patients who are struggling?
A: When patients are hurting, my vow is to stay by their side and help them through it. Whether they need someone to listen, grieve with, or help them make a plan, I will be there. The journey to parenthood can be difficult, but I hope my patients never feel that they are alone.
Q: What about SGF makes you the proudest?
A: The 85,000 babies and counting born at SGF is nothing short of a miracle. I am immensely proud to be a part of this team of people who are all 100% dedicated to the goal of building families and making dreams a reality.
Q: Who inspires you?
A: My parents are a constant source of inspiration to me. They emigrated to the United States in pursuit of the American dream and instilled in my siblings and me the importance of hard work, humility, and dedication to our family. Though they experienced hardship and setbacks, my mother and father could not be broken. Their persistence and positivity are values I cherish and carry with me.
Q: What is on your bucket list?
A: My bucket list items include going on a safari and being in the studio audience of a Saturday Night Live episode someday. If I could time travel, I would have loved to see an original cast performance of Hamilton on Broadway.
Q: How would you describe your personality?
A: I’m a people person. I enjoy meeting individuals from all walks of life and learning their unique personal stories. While I consider myself an eternal optimist, I’m also practical and level-headed. I care deeply about the well-being of those around me, and always aim to leave a place better than how I found it.
Q: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
A: My interests include travel, cooking, and spending time with my husband and my son. We love being outdoors and taking advantage of the many beautiful parks and lakes around the DMV – hiking, picnicking, and kayaking.
Q: What is something about you that would surprise most people?
A: I worked abroad in Guatemala during medical school, and I am fluent in Spanish. If I had not become a doctor, I would consider being a professional chef or a financial advisor. Throughout my childhood, I worked in my family’s Chinese restaurant in Cincinnati, OH.