Shady Grove Fertility, home to the largest freestanding in vitro fertilization (IVF) lab in its headquarters location in Rockville, MD, along with three other world-class laboratories in Chesterbrook, PA, Towson, MD, and Atlanta, GA, continues to meet and exceed quality standards when it comes to patient care and operations, evidenced by their recent re-accreditation by The Joint Commission.

The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization whose accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting or exceeding certain performance standards.

The Joint Commission Lab Accreditation symbolizes Shady Grove Fertility’s commitment to excellence, professionalism, and quality, which is the core of the practice—a practice with more babies born—50,000 and counting—than any other center in the United States.

The Accreditation also symbolizes a culture of excellence evidenced by a continued investment in the latest technology to improve clinical outcomes and a continued drive for innovation.

SGF’s four fully accredited surgical units and laboratories are equipped with the latest technology and state-of-the-art facilities. The laboratories are operated under the distinct leadership of nationally and internationally known Michael J. Tucker, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Director of SGF’s IVF and Embryology Laboratories. This certification ensures his clinical laboratory training, experience, depth of knowledge, and continuing education is reflected and upheld to the highest standards in our laboratories.

“The labs at SGF have reached national and international distinction for offering highly sophisticated laboratory procedures. One of the most important aspects of well-run laboratories is quality control. Our protocols and the extensive training required of our laboratory staff ensure the upmost quality with zero margin for error,” remarks Dr. Tucker.

SGF has continued safeguards and quality control protocols in place at every step of the IVF process. With HEPA-filtered clean air ventilation systems and heated work stations that stimulate the in vivo (Latin for “within the living”) environment to anti-vibration tables that prevent harm to specimens should the table jostle and highly sophisticated inverted microscopes, SGF never compromises when it comes to maintaining the highest quality and safety standards.

“The caliber of laboratory staff and the quality control measures they maintain ensure the best possible success for our patients. It’s not just the technology that makes our success rates remarkable, it’s the extensively trained and talented team of laboratory specialists and technicians who run them,” remarks Michael J. Levy, M.D., Co-Founder of SGF and Director of IVF.

The dedicated professionals who work within SGF’s labs partner with SGF clinicians in the completion of over 6,000 fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles a year, not including an equal number of ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles annually.

“This achievement and the diligence it represents is incredibly impressive. I think at times we take this level of achievement and quality for granted, but our outstanding andrology, endocrine, and embryology labs are the foundation of our practice. All of us, as well as our patients, are indebted to these excellent teams,” adds Levy.

To learn more about Shady Grove Fertility’s surgical centers and laboratories or to schedule an appointment with one of SGF’s 41 physicians, please call 877-971-7755 or click here to fill out a brief form.

About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with 50,000 babies born, 41 physicians and 28 locations throughout MD, PA, VA, GA, and D.C. We offer patients individualized care, innovative financial options, and pregnancy rates among the highest of all national centers. SGF is proud to be a preferred choice for referring physicians and patients. Call 1-888-761-1967 or visit

Sarah Hudson | [email protected] | 301.545.1205
Shady Grove Fertility Marketing Team