Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), a proud partner of US Fertility, adds four physicians throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia, and D.C.  

US Fertility, the largest physician-owned and physician-led, integrated network of top-tier fertility practices in the United States, expands access to fertility care by welcoming Alexandra Gannon, M.D.; Jerrine R. Morris, M.D., M.P.H., FACOG; Matthew T. Connell, D.O.; and Laura X. Zalles, M.D., to Maryland, Northern Virginia, and D.C., Shady Grove Fertility care teams.  

“I’m continually inspired by my patients,” shares Dr. Gannon. “The mental fortitude, drive, and sacrifice it takes to walk this journey is humbling. I strive to do my best every day knowing what brought my patients here.” 

To expand care in Northern Virginia and Maryland, Dr. Gannon will provide patient care at SGF’s Fair Oaks, Virginia, and Rockville, Maryland, locations and is now scheduling new patient appointments. Dr. Gannon is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) and board eligible in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI). Dr. Gannon has contributed to numerous publications and presentations, focusing on topics such as oncofertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and the effects of stress on fertility treatment. Dr. Gannon will present her most recent research at this year’s American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) annual meeting, “Obese PCOS Displayed Compromised Glucose Metabolism Along with Altered Feeding, Sleeping and Activity Patterns,” for which she was lead author. She is a member of several professional societies, including the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the (ASRM).  

Those in Baltimore can have greater access to top-tier family building services as Dr. Morris will provide patient care at SGF’s Baltimore – Harbor East, Maryland, location and is now scheduling new patient appointments. Dr. Morris is board certified in OB/GYN and board eligible in REI. Dr. Morris has contributed to numerous publications and presentations, focusing on topics such as PCOS, third-party reproduction, and disparities in reproductive health access and treatment outcomes. Dr. Morris will be hosting a roundtable during the ASRM Congress and Expo this year, “Identifying and Reducing Unconscious Bias in the Workforce: Techniques to Improve Equitable Treatment of Women, and Racial, Ethnic, and Sexual Minority Physicians in Medicine,” a symposia titled, “Identifying and Breaking Down Barriers to Utilization of Male Fertility Care,” and a faculty, interactive session, “Building Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into a Reproductive Practice.” She is a member of several professional societies, including ACOG, ASRM, and the National Medical Association (NMA).  

“SGF is unique in that its providers are committed to patient care, committed to conducting research that continues to explore ways to best treat individuals and couples struggling with infertility, and committed to developing future clinicians in this field,” adds Dr. Morris.  

Starting later this fall, Dr. Connell will provide patient care at SGF’s Annapolis and Waldorf, Maryland, locations and is now scheduling new patient appointments. Dr. Connell is board certified in OB/GYN and REI. His clinical interests include all aspects of male and female infertility with specific focus on recurrent pregnancy loss, PCOS, premature ovarian insufficiency, diminished ovarian reserve, endometriosis, and fertility preservation. Dr. Connell joined SGF in 2020 and has previously seen patients in central Pennsylvania.  

“SGF provides world-class care to their patients,” shares Dr. Connell. “By offering a collaborative approach to fertility care, I am honored to walk alongside my patients in their family-building journeys.” 

Dr. Zalles has also joined the SGF team as a Research Associate and also provides monitoring for patients at the Rockville, Maryland, and K Street, Washington, D.C., locations. Dr. Zalles is board certified in OB/GYN and preparing for REI fellowship. Recognized for her excellence in research, Dr. Zalles has contributed to numerous publications and presentations exploring topics such as fertility preservation for cancer patients, donor eggs, genetic disorders, and fertility care for Black and Hispanic women. Her most recent research, “Differences in Reproductive and Neonatal Outcomes Based on Time Interval From Cesarean Section to Frozen Embryo Transfer” for which she was lead author, will be presented at ASRM this year.   

Serving patients from D.C. to Baltimore Harbor to Fair Oaks and in between, SGF offers patients access to the most advanced fertility treatments and unique financial options available. Patients can be sure that SGF offers innovative, compassionate fertility care through many renowned programs and accolades such as:  

  • Over 100,000 babies born 
  • Internationally renowned Donor Egg Program, among the largest in the nation. All donors are fully screened and ready to cycle. 
  • Among the top 5 egg freezing programs in the U.S. 
  • 100% refund guarantee options for IVF and donor egg 
  • 96% of patients say they would refer a friend 

Patients can schedule an appointment at any of the SGF locations throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia, and D.C. by calling the New Patient Center at 1-888-761-1967 or submitting this brief online form

About US Fertility
US Fertility is the largest partnership of physician-owned and physician-led top-tier fertility practices in the United States, offering comprehensive fertility-market-focused non-clinical, administrative, and technical platforms that help domestic and international practices improve patient outcomes and increase patient access. To learn more about partnership- or affiliate-status benefits, call 301-545-1308 or visit USFertility.com

About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 100,000 babies born from 30+ years of continuous innovation and patient-centered fertility care. With over 50 locations throughout the U.S. and in Santiago, Chile, SGF accepts most insurance plans and makes fertility treatment accessible and affordable through innovative financial solutions, including 100% refund guarantees. SGF is among the founding partner practices of US Fertility, the largest physician-owned and physician-led partnership of top-tier fertility practices nationally. Call 1-888-761-1967 to schedule a new patient appointment or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com for more information.