Mechanicsburg, PA – Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), one of the nation’s premiere fertility centers, is proud to welcome Matthew T. Connell, D.O., FACOG, to the Pennsylvania medical team. Dr. Connell is accepting new patients at SGF’s Mechanicsburg, PA location—conveniently located near I- 81, just 6 miles from downtown Harrisburg—as well as in our Lancaster, PA location—conveniently located off US Route 283 and near the Shoppes at Belmont town center. Drs. Matthew Connell, Kara NguyenMelanie Ochalski, and Melissa Esposito, along with the Central PA SGF staff, offer a personal approach to patient care in a private setting.

Dr. Connell will offer patients a collaborative approach to patient treatment and care. Services include new patient physician consultations, follow-up appointments, low-tech fertility treatments such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), advanced fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and donor egg treatment, egg freezing (fertility preservation), andrology services, financial counseling, LGBTQ family building, and more.

“I am honored to be joining the esteemed group of professionals at SGF. The caliber of the team and their commitment to delivering patient-centered care is unparalleled,” says Dr. Connell.

Dr. Connell earned his doctorate of osteopathic medicine from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He went on to complete his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Connell has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, book chapters, and review articles in many leading scientific journals, and has been invited to present and consult nationally in the fields of endocrinology, infertility, and reproductive immunology.

“Dr. Connell has been amazing during our infertility journey. He is patient, kind, and knowledgeable. My husband and I love that he knows us and never makes us feel like just another patient. IVF can feel overwhelming and Dr. Connell is always willing to listen and spend time answering questions. I would recommend Dr. Connell to friends and family. Seeking fertility treatment is a huge decision and we are so glad we trusted Dr. Connell,” a Connell patient shares.

Dr. Connell is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of numerous medical organizations. His clinical interests include all aspects of male and female infertility with specific focus on recurrent pregnancy loss, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), premature ovarian insufficiency, diminished ovarian reserve, endometriosis, and fertility preservation.

“I find that giving my patients detailed information about all of their options adds to their confidence and overall peace of mind. I do my best to ensure patients feel informed, involved, and empowered throughout our entire time working together. I take a deeply vested interest in helping them reach their goal. I personally know their struggle and can empathize, while at the same time encourage,” Dr. Connell shares.

“It seems like Dr. Connell always has time for his patients. He goes the extra mile to make us feel welcome and to answer all of our questions. He has been especially courteous to me and my current health issues,” shares another Connell patient.

Patients may now schedule an appointment with Dr. Connell by calling the SGF New Patient Center at 1-888-761-1967 or submitting this brief online form.

About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 85,000 babies born and counting. With 36 locations throughout FL, GA, MD, NY, PA, VA, D.C., and Santiago, Chile, we offer patients individualized care, accept most insurance plans, and make treatment affordable through innovative financial options, including treatment guarantees. More physicians refer their patients to SGF than any other center. Call 1-888-761-1967 or visit