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Joseph E.Osheroff, M.D.

Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Century Plaza Building 1000
10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 305
Columbia, MD 21044
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About joseph e. osheroff, M.D.

Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology, Joseph E. Osheroff, M.D. completed his undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated magna cum laude with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering.

He received his medical degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Osheroff then entered the fellowship program in Reproductive Endocrinology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Following his fellowship, he was on the faculty of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. After practicing in New Jersey for several years he joined Shady Grove Fertility Center in 2003. He is member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (PA)
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Professional Organizations
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Q & A

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


To aid those who are in need gives me great satisfaction. Also, I find that early human development is one of the most fascinating areas I can think of to study.

Q: Who inspires you?


My patients and the perseverance they demonstrate in the face of great difficulties.

Q: What about SGF makes you the most proud?


Knowing that with all of our tremendous resources, our patients are getting the best care possible.

To aid those who are in need gives me great satisfaction.


"Dr Osheroff is an outstanding doctor. He was always thorough his expectations and test results."

"Dr Osheroff thoroughly explained every aspect of our fertility treatment that we understood after he explained."

"Dr Osheroff is wonderful at using layman’s terms to explain complex medical situations without coming off as patronizing. He has been a pleasure to work with."

"I really appreciate the way in which Dr Osheroff provided feedback and the overall concern for my health and that he showed for me as his patients as well as the health of my hopeful baby. I am overweight and Dr Osheroff helped me set realistic weight loss goals, he is very encouraging and I appreciate his praise."

"Based on our prior experience with another fertility facility, Dr Osheroff and his staff seem to be providing us an excellent service. They are very thorough, very professional and friendly. I can recommend this facility to anyone any time."

"He is very nice and he listens to what you have to say. He answered all of our questions quickly and with confidence. We did not feel rushed."

"Dr. Osheroff is knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. I was really anxious about starting IVF and he took the time to answer all of my questions and reassure me. Under his care, I got pregnant and now have a healthy 3 month old."

"Best doctor and hospital wish I knew before I had baby delivered after 11 yrs of trying."

"We have had the best experience with Dr. Osheroff. He has helped us with both of our babies!!!

"We were thrilled with our experience and outcome. Dr. Osheroff is fantastic! It was a tough road, but he helped us every bit of the way. The nurses and staff are wonderful. Highly recommend."



  • Single-donor and double-donor sperm intrauterine insemination cycles: does double intrauterine insemination increase clinical pregnancy rates? S. M. Zarek, M. J. Hill, K. S. Richter, M. Wu, A. H. DeCherney, J. E. Osheroff and E. D. Levens. Fertil Steril 2014;102:739-43.
  • Osheroff JE, Visconti PE, Valenzuela JP, Travis AJ, Alvarez J, Kopf GS. (1999) “Regulation of Human Sperm Capacitation by a Cholesterol Efflux- Stimulated Signal Transduction Pathway Leading to Protein kinase-A Mediated Up-regulation of Protein Tyrosine Phosphorylation.” Molecular Human Reproduction, 5(11):1017-26
  • Barnhart K, Osheroff J. (1999) “We are Over Interpreting the Predictive Value of Serum Follicle Stimulating Hormone Levels.” Fertility and Sterility, 72(1):8-9
  • Barnhart K, Osheroff J. “FSH as a Predictor of Fertility.” (1998) Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 10(3):227-32
  • Coutifaris C, Babalola B, Abisogun AO, Kao LC, Chin U, Vadillo-Ortega F, Osheroff J, Kliman HJ and Strauss JF 3d. (1991) “In vitro Systems for the Study of Human Trophoblast Implantation.” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 622:191-201

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