Castle Connolly recognizes SGF for having the highest number of top doctors in reproductive endocrinology nationally.

ROCKVILLE, MD – Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) announced today that 28 physicians have been awarded a 2024 Top Doctor or Rising Star status by Castle Connolly, making SGF the private practice with the most top doctors in reproductive medicine care nationally.

“Our SGF practices are dedicated to excellence in all aspects of the patient journey – from our commitment to individualized care, to our state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge research, and our innovative financial programs,” shares Jeanne E. O’Brien, M.D., who provides patient care at SGF’s Rockville, Maryland, location. “I am grateful for this recognition by Castle Connolly as it speaks to the trust we have earned as a center of excellence in fertility care and most importantly, the daily commitment of our care teams to helping each patient achieve a family.”

In addition to SGF’s national recognition, Castle Connolly also recognizes SGF as the #1 physician practice for reproductive endocrinology in Virginia.

“Infertility can be overwhelming. At SGF, we take the time to get to know our patients and account for their individual needs to help them navigate the journey one step at a time – that’s the kind of personalized care we are known for,” shares Erika B. Johnston-MacAnanny, M.D., medical director at SGF Richmond. “I am grateful to Castle Connolly in recognizing our team for creating an inclusive, welcoming atmosphere with proven success rates in helping people build their families.”

Castle Connolly is a leading research and information resource for patients looking to find and connect with the best healthcare. They provide healthcare consumers with trusted lists of Top Doctors in their local communities and across the country.    

Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels. Careful screening of doctors’ educational and professional experience is essential before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers. 

Rising Stars are included on Castle Connolly doctor lists and are eligible to be selected as Top Doctors once they reach the minimum years of practice for their given specialty.

SGF’s physicians who received recognition by Castle Connolly: 

  • Johanna Archer, V.M.D., M.S., M.D.
  • Pavna K. Brahma, M.D.
  • Anate A. Brauer, M.D.
  • Stephanie Brownridge, M.D. – Rising Star
  • Nancy Durso, M.D.
  • Michael Edelstein, M.D.
  • Melissa A. Esposito, M.D.
  • Erika B. Johnston-MacAnanny, M.D.
  • Caleb Kallen, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Eric D. Levens, M.D.
  • Valerie Libby, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Shruti Malik, M.D.
  • Desireé McCarthy-Keith, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Jennifer E. Mersereau, M.D., MSCI
  • Kimberly S. Moon, M.D.
  • Shona Murray, M.D.
  • Anitha S. Nair, M.D.
  • Anne B. Namnoum, M.D.
  • Kara Khanh-Ha D. Nguyen, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Jeanne E. O’Brien, M.D.
  • Shayne Plosker, M.D.
  • Cassandra Roeca, M.D. – Rising Star
  • Phillip A. Romanski, M.D., M.Sc. – Rising Star
  • Nanette Santoro, M.D.
  • Robert Setton, M.D.
  • Paul R. Shin, M.D.
  • Brad Swelstad, M.D.
  • Eric A. Widra, M.D.

“With over 30 years of proven experience in our field, SGF is a trusted resource and partner to individuals and couples looking to build their families,” shares Dr. Nguyen, who provides patient care at SGF’s Mechanicsburg, Lancaster, and Wexford, Pennsylvania, locations. “This distinction by Castle Connolly is a testament to the dedication of our entire team in providing patient-centered care to everyone who walks through our doors, regardless of their stage in the journey. Our number one goal is always to ensure our patients feel informed and empowered on their path to parenthood.”

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 convenient 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 for eligible patients. SGF is a proud partner practice 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 for more information.