About Shruti Malik, M.D.
Shruti Malik, M.D., FACOG, received her medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. After finishing her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Summa Health System, she completed a 3-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Malik is board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, including polycystic ovary syndrome, male factor infertility, and ovarian aging. She is also accomplished in the areas of fertility preservation and elective egg freezing.
Dr. Malik has received several honors, including the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Physician Services Division Scholarship, the Society of Laparoscopic Surgery Outstanding Surgeon Resident Award, and the Cleveland Society of OB/GYN Women’s Health Service and Leadership Award. She has presented her research on fertility preservation and sexual dysfunction at several national meetings.
An advocate in the reproductive endocrinology field, Dr. Malik has held a variety of leadership roles with the American Medical Student Association and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Originally from Cleveland, Dr. Malik enjoys running, photography, tennis, and traveling.
- Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Summa Health System
- Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Magee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Awards & Recognition
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Physician Services Division Scholarship
- Society of Laparoscopic Surgery Outstanding Surgeon Resident Award
- Cleveland Society of OB/GYN Women’s Health Service and Leadership Award
- American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine
- Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Q & A
Q: Why did you become a doctor?
A: Well, my parents told me I wanted to be a doctor ever since I started carrying around a Fisher Price medical bag when I was about 4 years old. While I don’t fully recall that, I do remember really admiring my pediatrician growing up. He was a wonderful doctor who really cared about our family and watched me mature. As I grew up, I just gravitated towards helping others. I loved volunteering in the community and at the nearby hospitals. It was such a wonderful feeling to make someone else’s day just a little brighter.
Q: Why did you become a reproductive endocrinologist?
A: I actually had never heard of a reproductive endocrinologist until a friend suggested it to me as an elective rotation in medical school. The more I learned, the more intrigued I became. I spent 2 weeks immersed in the field. It was the first time in my medical career that I felt like the physicians and the patients worked so hard towards a common goal. The couples I met were such wonderful people and I wanted nothing more than to help them complete their dream of a family. From that moment on, I knew this was exactly what I was meant to do. I truly cannot imagine doing anything else.
Q: What drew you to Shady Grove Fertility?
A: I absolutely love the dynamic of the entire team here at SGF. Every person from the moment you walk in the door plays an integral role and is so dedicated to the patients. It is easy to think that a group this size would feel impersonal, but it’s the complete opposite. Even though I have just started here, I feel like I already have a new family. It is such a wonderful feeling and I hope our patients feel the same way.
Q: Who inspires you?
A: My parents have always been my inspiration. They have been there for me in every facet of my life, no matter how big or small. They are wonderful and caring people who never hesitate to lend a helping hand to those around them. They were always there to help me with everything from math homework or a science project to trying to help me study for medical exams, despite not being physicians themselves. Their unconditional love and support inspires me and is a constant reminder of how strong a parent’s love can be.
Q: What’s on your bucket list?
A: I would love to keep traveling and maybe plan a trip to Australia, Thailand, or Peru. I’m determined to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu soon!
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I love photography! My friends and family know me for always having a camera in hand. I think it’s a great way to preserve memories. I am usually toting around a large DSLR camera at weddings and other events. I also like to draw and will do a bit of charcoal drawing. I decided to pick up painting lately, but I wouldn’t say I am good at that just yet! I enjoy playing tennis, running, and biking. I’m looking forward to exploring the beautiful trails here in the area. I also really enjoy exploring new places and restaurants and I think the D.C. area will keep me pretty busy there too!
Q: What artists are on your iPhone?
A: Honestly, there is not a single song on my phone. However, I do love listening to Pandora when I go running or biking, especially the Black Eyed Peas station. It always keeps me going during a long run!
I absolutely love the dynamic of the entire team here at SGF. Every person from the moment you walk in the door plays an integral role and is so dedicated to the patients.
“Dr. Malik and the SGF Woodbridge office were an amazing team to work with. Dr. Malik was honest about our options and helped to answer the list of questions that we had as we worked through the infertility process. She was kind and caring and helped us as we worked to expand our family.”
“Dr. Malik was my doctor at the Shady Grove Fertility location in Woodbridge, VA. Throughout the year that I worked with her, she was patient, understanding, and prepared to help us through the process any way that she could. When we suffered a loss, she grieved with us, and when we finally graduated in November, she shared in our joy. We look forward to working with her again with embaby #2 in a couple of years! Thank you, Dr. Malik!”
“It was wonderful to get to know Dr. Malik through the most difficult journey of planning a pregnancy. She was always there to answer any questions or concerns, was a constant source of hope even when I lost hope and never gave up. The staff was wonderful in accommodating my needs as it can seem to be a long process. But there is a silver lining in every dark cloud and Shady Grove Fertility is there to help you.”
“We walked into Shady Grove Fertility not knowing anything about IVF. Throughout our experience, Dr. Malik and Nurse Farrah Coville fully educated us and provided the very best treatment for our needs. They have incredible professional bedside manners for this stressful process. They are incredibly knowledgeable which put me at complete ease when changing medication dosages and time-sensitive prescription refills that were challenging to retrieve at my pharmacy. We are now 12-weeks pregnant and feel greatly educated on the process of IVF and other options when struggling with infertility. Our experience with Dr. Malik was seamless and we are beyond grateful for the time she cared and invested in us. We look forward to starting up again after baby #1!
“Dr. Shruti Malik is a wonderful, kind, knowledgable and passionate physician. I went to her after an unsuccessful IVF at another clinic, and she gave me hope after being told I would have a less than one percent chance of getting pregnant. I have been pregnant twice before but ended the pregnancies due to a genetic disorder. Dr. Malik stayed positive and realistic the whole way through and was always there to address my concerns. I would highly recommend her and her wonderful professional and kind staff.”
“After 3 failed IVF cycles at a different clinic, we decided to see Dr Malik and fell in love with her in our first visit. She was extremely nice, understanding and very knowledgeable. She took the time to read over 100 pages of our medical records from the 3 failed cycles and went through everything with us. She’s been always in touch with us since day one and she was just as happy as we were when I found out I was pregnant after the first transfer. We wish we saw her before. She is a rising star!!”
“My husband and I had a great experience with Dr. Malik and the entire staff at Shady Grove Fertility. She took the time to explain the treatments that would work best for our situation and listened to our concerns. The staff was understanding and friendly, especially during the ups and downs of treatment. We are very happy we went to Shady Grove Fertility and would recommend it to any looking for a great fertility treatment center!”
“Dr. Malik and the team at the Shady Grove Fertility Fair Oaks office helped my husband and I achieve our second little SGF miracle. She was very friendly and easy to talk to, as was the whole team at the office. I’m now 12 weeks pregnant and we just found out it’s a girl!”
- Snyder TE, Malik S, Circelli K. Perimenopause. In: Bieber EJ, Sanfilippo JS, Horowitz IR, Shafi Mi, eds. Clinical Gynecology. 2nd ed. Cambridge Press; 2015.
- Malik S, Sanfilippo JS. Communication skills. In: Sanfilippo JS, Bieber EJ, Javitch DG, Siegrist RB, eds. MBA for Healthcare. Oxford University Press; 2015.
- Malik S, Lin CC, Sukhwani M, Orwig KE. Reduced preimplantation embryo development after intracytoplasmic sperm injection with sperm exposed to alkylating chemotherapy in a mouse model. Paper presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting, October 17, 2013.
- Fenton BW, Malik S. Patient preparation for laparoendoscopic surgery. In: Kavic MS, Nezhat C, Winfield H, eds. Prevention & Management of Laparoendoscopic Surgical Complications. 3rd ed. Miami: Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons; 2011.
- Sanfilippo JS, Malik S. Tuboperitoneal infertility. Decision Support in Medicine. www.decisionsupportinmedicine.com. Published 2011.
- Malik S, Fenton BW. The effect of lifelong dysmenorrhea on sexual function in women with chronic pelvic pain. Paper presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting, October 26, 2010.