About Lorna S. Timmreck, M.D.
Lorna S. Timmreck, M.D., received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and was awarded her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago and her fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Beth Israel Deaconess and Boston IVF.
She is the recipient of numerous academic awards. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility, a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and an associate of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Timmreck joined the practice in 2003.
- Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center
- Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Beth Israel Deaconess and Boston IVF
Q & A
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I attended the University of Pennsylvania, where I was co-captain of the varsity women’s soccer team. I then returned to Texas for medical school before moving to Chicago for my obstetrics and gynecology residency at Rush Presbyterian St Luke’s Medical Center. A reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship led me to Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess/Harvard Medical School.
Q: What do you most enjoy about being a fertility specialist?
A: I most enjoy the opportunity to join patients on their family-building journey, guiding them through the process of arriving at a diagnosis, understanding that diagnosis along with the options it brings, and thoughtfully implementing treatment in both a collaborative manner and pressure-free environment.
Q: What do you like to do outside of work?
A: I spend my free time with my husband and sons.
I most enjoy the opportunity to join patients on their family-building journey, guiding them through the process of arriving at a diagnosis, understanding that diagnosis along with the options it brings, and thoughtfully implementing treatment in both a collaborative manner and pressure-free environment.
“Dr. TImmereck communicated information very well. She is very knowledgeable. She also made sure to offer opportunities for us to ask questions, of which she answered very well.”
“Provides the best quality of service. Shows great work ethics and takes the time to ensure you understand the process while explaining your options. I am happy and pleased with the services provided thus far! I would recommend the practice to anyone in need! Thank you!”
“Dr. Timmreck, we can’t thank you enough for the treatment you provided us . Today my husband and I are proud parents of 6 yr old twins. It was all possible due to Shady Grove Fertility and Dr. Timmreck. Thanks a million!!!!”
“Dr. Timmreck is the best doctor ever. She is compassionate, caring, highly skilled and understanding.”
“Dr. Timmreck is an expert in the field, and I appreciated how she clearly explained various data points and probability scenarios to me. I left the appointment feeling hopeful, for the first time in a very long time.”
“The meetings we had with Dr. Timmreck were all great, we felt very confident. We didn’t feel like a number at any point.”
“Dr Timmreck was professional, compassionate, and thorough. She explained everything to my husband and me in a manner that we could understand what her treatment was for us. We felt respected and have the utmost confidence in proceeding with IVF/ICSI at Shady Grove Fertility.”
“Loved Dr. Timmreck – she was very professional and explained the details, but was also sensitive and took appropriate time when I needed it to explain things and wait for me to regain composure when I was upset.”
“From the first visit with Dr. Timmreck, all the way through a year of failed treatments, to finally a successful IVF, Dr. Timmreck was nothing but supportive, reassuring and just amazing. She was determined that we would move through each treatment cycle at a reasonable pace and give each a few tries. We are a young and healthy couple, and we took the less drastic options first. As we progressed through with multiple fails, we finally agreed to discuss the biggest option- IVF. Now thanks to Dr. Timmreck and the rest of the amazing staff we are welcoming our miracle to our family in January 2017. Whenever I had questions or felt like a failure and was down on myself, she was always there to answer them and reassure me that we weren’t giving up. I highly recommend Dr. Timmreck! Without her, we definitely wouldn’t be where we are today.”
“Our experience with Dr. Timmreck was excellent! The Shady Grove Fertility staff in Columbia, MD and Rockville, MD were both excellent. My wife and I received sound advice from Dr. Timmreck throughout the process. We were guided through each step of the way and had all of our questions and concerns addressed. We would certainly recommend Dr. Timmreck to any one seeking fertility treatment.”