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Andrea E.Reh, M.D.

Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Ballston Metro Center
901 N. Stuart Street, Suite 610
Arlington, VA 22201
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Biography

About Andrea e. reh, M.D.

Andrea Reh, M.D., FACOG, graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a bachelor of arts in biology. She then received her medical degree at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where she graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. Dr. Reh completed her internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.

During residency, she served as the administrative chief resident and was selected as an outstanding resident in gynecologic endoscopy by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. She then went on to complete a 3-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the NYU Fertility Center with the NYU School of Medicine in New York City. She returned to the Washington area to practice in 2010 and joined Shady Grove Fertility in 2015. Dr. Reh is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Dr. Reh has published and spoken nationally on a variety of topics related to infertility, including fertility preservation, in vitro fertilization stimulation protocols, donor egg, thyroid autoimmunity, blastocyst transfer, and chromosomal aneuploidy. She has been an invited panelist for WIAD FM’s Community Focus and Curetalks.com regarding fertility preservation, and she speaks regularly for local young adult cancer survivor support groups through Inova’s Life With Cancer. She is a recipient of the Berlex Foundation Faculty Development Research Award and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine CREST Scholarship. She is currently an assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the Virginia Commonwealth University and a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Dr. Reh was born and raised in Pittsburgh and lives in Vienna, VA, with her husband, Dr. Randy Stephenson, and their three children.

Education
  • Fellowship, Reproductive Endocrinology, New York University, 2010
  • Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2007
Awards & Recognition
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award
  • Berlex Foundation Faculty Development Research Award
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine CREST Scholar
  • Georgetown School of Medicine Edward B. Bunn Award
  • NYU-HHC Clinical and Translational Science Institute Grant recipient
Professional Organizations
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group
  • Livestrong Fertility/Fertile Hope
  • Medical Society of Virginia
Q&A

Q & A

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

A:

I have always liked science, and I had wanted to become a doctor ever since my first experiences as a candy striper and a home health aide. I went into obstetrics and gynecology because I was fascinated by the incredible physical and emotional journey women endure to have a family. I became a reproductive endocrinologist because I wanted to specifically focus on helping those couples whose journey was especially difficult.

Q: Who inspires you?

A:

As a doctor, I am motivated by my patients and colleagues to never stop learning, listening, and caring. As a professional, I respect Sheryl Sandberg and Tina Fey for their leadership, tenacity, and wit. Having a family has enriched my life in unimaginable ways, and has served as a greater inspiration for me to help my patients share in the joy of a family of their own.

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

A:

After a stressful day, there’s nothing I love more than to go out for a good run with some awesome music. I love to go skiing for a great family getaway, to be surrounded by nature, and for the sheer exhilaration of it too. While I used to be an avid rower and tennis player, admittedly those hobbies have taken a backseat recently. I love the adventure of travel and the ability to experience different cultures firsthand, which is one of the reasons I enjoy living in such a diverse city as Washington.

Q: What about SGF makes you the most proud?

A:

I am really excited and humbled to become a member of the Shady Grove Fertility team. There is a palpable sense of camaraderie, passion, and integrity. As a former rower, I would say that I’m proud to be in the boat that is leading our field, where everyone is pulling in the same direction to ultimately do what is right for the patient.

Q: Describe a time when you were inspired by a patient.

A:

As a doctor, there are the patients you help and they are thankful because you helped them, and that's naturally very rewarding. But, there are also lots of patients who despite your best efforts you haven’t helped, and yet somehow they stick with you and you walk that road together. The longer I am a doctor, the more I appreciate that my greatest inspiration from patients comes from these powerful connections that arise from the toughest of times

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

A:

Infertility is one of the most stressful experiences a patient or a couple can experience, said to be on par with cancer and death. A couple’s marriage, sexual experiences, emotional reserves, and sense of personhood are strained, exacerbated by hormones and costly treatments. Despite these obstacles, I believe there is much hope. I am here to guide my patients with compassion through this difficult process, provide them with accurate information, and enable them to have their best chance for success.

Q: How would you describe your personality?

A:

I would say that I am a passionate and energetic extrovert who approaches challenges with the meticulous tenacity of your textbook Type A. My friends and patients have described me as compassionate, disarming, and down-to-earth.

The longer I am a doctor, the more I appreciate that my greatest inspiration from patients comes from these powerful connections that arise from the toughest of times.
Reviews

Reviews

"I got your message yesterday and wanted to thank you so much for taking the time to call me. I was truly touched that you did. I also appreciated knowing you performed the retrieval on my donor. I have been impressed with my care at Shady Grove Fertility and wanted to pass that information along to you and your team. You have called me unprompted on a couple occasions just to check in and that really means a lot to me. For a clinic as large as Shady Grove Fertility, I am truly impressed with the attention you give your patients."

"We had a wonderful experience with Dr. Reh, and were fortunate enough to have a successful pregnancy on our first attempt at IUI. Dr. Reh was wonderful with explaining the process to us and helping us along the way. Her team of nurses and staff at Shady Grove Fertility were so sweet and caring, the entire experience was extremely positive for us, and we hope to come back to them again in the future."

"After four years of infertility struggle, my husband and I felt like Dr. Reh really listened to us and our concerns. She was compassionate and thorough and made sure we understood every part of the process. We are now 13 weeks pregnant and so thankful to Dr. Reh and her team for their part in this."

"Dr. Reh was extremely helpful throughout the process. She listened to our questions and answered thoughtfully and we never felt rushed or like our concerns were not being addressed. SGF is also wonderful about providing information and a detailed schedule to follow - something that we did not experience with our first child when doing IVF elsewhere. The experience was great from start to finish and we are looking forward to welcoming our baby this winter!"

Publications

Publications

  • Werner M, Reh A, Grifo J, Perle MA. Characteristics of chromosomal abnormalities diagnosed after spontaneous abortions in an infertile population. J Assist Reprod Genetics. 2012;29(8):817-20.
  • Mullin D, Fino ME, Reh A, Grifo J, Licciardi F. Symptomatic isolated pleural effusion as an atypical presentation of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2011;2011: Article ID 967849.
  • Reh A, Lu L, Weinerman R, Krey L, Noyes N. Quality-of-life assessment at time of fertility preservation counseling in female cancer patients: results of a university-based registry at two years. J Assist Reprod Genetics. 2011;28(7):635-41.
  • Reh A, Im S, Chaudhry S, et al. The effect of autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) in the older, euthyroid infertile woman during the first 35 days of an IVF cycle. Fertil Steril. 2011;95(3):1178-81.
  • Werner M, Reh A, Labella PA, Noyes N. Laboratory evaluation in oocyte cryopreservation suggests retrieved oocytes are comparable whether frozen for medical indications, deferred reproduction or oocyte donation. J Assist Reprod Genetics. 2010;27(11);613-7.
  • Reh A, Amarosa A, Licciardi F, Krey L, Berkeley AS, Kump L. Evaluating the necessity for universal screening of prospective oocyte donors using enhanced genetic and psychologic testing. Hum Reprod. 2010;25(9):2298-304.
  • Reh A, Fino E, Krey L, Berkeley AS, Noyes N, Grifo J. Optimizing embryo selection with day 5 transfer. Fertil Steril. 2010 Jan; 93(2): 609-615.
  • Reh A, Krey L, Noyes N. Are GnRH Agonists losing popularity? Current trends at a large fertility center. Fertil Steril. 2010 Jan; 93(1):101-8.
  • Reh A, Grifo J, Danoff A. What is a normal thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level? Effects of stricter TSH thresholds on pregnancy outcomes after IVF. Fertil Steril. 2010;94(7):2920-2.
  • Noyes N, Reh A, McCaffrey C, Tan O, Krey L. Impact of developmental stage at cryopreservation and transfer on clinical outcome of frozen embryo cycles. RBM Online 2009;19 Suppl 3:9-15.
  • Reh A, Oktem O, Oktay K. Impact of breast cancer chemotherapy on ovarian reserve: A prospective observational analysis by menstrual history and ovarian reserve markers. Fertil Steril. 2008 Nov; 90(5):1635-9.
  • Oktay K, Oktem O, Reh AE, Vahdat L. Measuring the Impact of Chemotherapy on Fertility in Women with Breast Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Aug; 24(24):4044-6.
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