Patient Testimonial
Dr. Morris was thoughtful and caring! She checked in throughout the entire egg retrieval process and responded to all questions. As a person of color, I deliberately sought her to be the lead of this very delicate and important step in my life. She was an outstanding provider!

We could not be more thankful to have had Dr. Katler’s support during our IVF journey. He was extremely thoughtful and attentive to our medical and emotional needs. We are eternally grateful to have found such a great doctor. Highly recommend!

Dr. Quaas is the kindest, most caring doctor. The team is truly the best and they really care about the patients. It’s a new practice, but I truly believe Dr. Quaas and the team understand the research and have great success rates. My husband and I are so grateful!

I highly recommend Dr. Quaas and SGF! He was attentive, thorough, and kind. I also like that I saw him for every ultrasound appointment and he was very involved in my care. They’re an incredible team and I appreciate what they have done for me.

Dr. Amrane is caring and extremely knowledgeable! I am pregnant with baby number 2 all thanks to her and her incredible team!

Dr. Amrane never gave up and always had a plan for the next round.

Biography

Ellie Andres, PA-C, earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Elon University in North Carolina. She then continued her studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and completed her Master of Medical Science in the Physician Assistant Program.    

Ellie comes to SGF with over a decade of experience as a Physician Assistant, including time spent in Medical Endocrinology and Reproductive Endocrine & Infertility. 

Since joining SGF in 2022, Ellie’s responsibilities include counseling patients on various fertility treatments, performing monitoring, baseline and saline ultrasounds, intrauterine inseminations (IUI), endometrial biopsies, mock embryo transfers, HSGs and more. 

Ellie currently cares for patients as a physician assistant at SGF Carolina’s Raleigh location.  

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology: Elon University North Carolina
  • Master of Science in Medical Science – Physician Assistant: Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Perform ultrasounds including baseline, monitoring, and obstetrical   
  • Perform intrauterine inseminations (IUI)  
  • Perform hysterosalpingograms (HSGs)  
  • Perform saline sonograms/mock embryo transfers (SIS/MET)  
  • Perform urgent care evaluations for pain and/or bleeding  
  • Perform gynecological procedures such as endometrial biopsies   
  • Perform physical exams   
  • Review lab results and assist in clinical decision making for patients   
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants 
  • Triangle Association of Physician Assistants

Q&A

Having been a Physician Assistant for over a decade, I truly feel there is nothing more rewarding than helping families of all walks of life build their desired family. The connections made with patients during what is often a difficult and stressful journey are priceless. I am excited to continue my career in this field with Shady Grove Fertility.

I enjoy spending time with my family, outdoor activities and listening to true crime podcasts.

I am a Raleigh/Cary native and have an identical twin sister!