Johanna Archer, V.M.D., M.S., M.D. 

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
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Biography

Johanna Archer, V.M.D., M.S., M.D., is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI). Before Dr. Archer earned her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine and obtained a Master of Science degree in Endocrinology/Reproductive Physiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She then completed her residency in OB/GYN at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. From there, Dr. Archer trained in REI at the University of California in San Diego, California. During this time, Dr. Archer was recognized for her excellence in research by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).  

Dr. Archer is committed to creating a patient-centered environment by listening to her patients and providing them with the knowledge they need to comfortably move forward with their individualized treatment plans.  

Dr. Archer is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Her research interests include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), endometriosis, and premature ovarian insufficiency (POI).

Dr. Archer provides patient care at SGF’s Norfolk, Virginia office. In her free time, she enjoys jigsaw puzzles and murder mysteries.

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Education

  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of California, San Diego, California
  • ACOD/Solvay Pharmaceuticals Research Award in Menopause   
  • NAMS/Wyeth-Ayerst Women’s Health Research Institute Clinical Research Fellowship Grant 
  • ASRM In-Training Award 
  • Berlex Laboratories’ Teaching Resident Award   
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) 
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)  
  • North American Menopause Society  
  • Schultheis, P, Montoya MN, Zhao Q, Archer J, Madden T, Peipert JF. Contraception and ectopic pregnancy risk: a prospective observational analysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2021; 22 (2): 228-9. 
  • Ferries-Rowe, E, Corey E, Archer JS. Primary dysmenorrhea: diagnosis and therapy. Obstet Gynecol 2020; 136 (5): 1047-58. 
  • Archer JS, Love-Geffen TE, Herbst-Damm KL, Swinney DA, Chang RJ.  The effect of estradiol versus estradiol and testosterone on brain activation patterns in postmenopausal women. Menopause 2006;13:528-37. 
  • Mehta RV, Patel KS, Coffler MS, Dahan MH, Yoo RY, Archer JS, Malcolm PJ, Chang RJ. Lutenizing hormone secretion is not influenced by insulin infusion in women with polycystic ovary syndrome despite improved insulin sensitivity during pioglitazone treatment. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2005:90:2136-41. 
  • Archer JS, Archer DF. Oral contraceptive efficacy and antibiotic interaction: A myth debunked. J Am Acad Dermatol 2002;46:917-23.   
  • Archer JS. Acute liver failure in pregnancy: A case report. J Reprod Med 2001;46:137-40.  
  • Archer JS. Relationship between estrogen, serotonin and depression. Menopause 1999;6:71-8. 

Q&A

I decided to become an OB/GYN to be a women’s health advocate, which is still incredibly important 20 years after making this decision. I chose reproductive endocrinology because helping someone achieve a successful pregnancy is the best feeling in the world.

At SGF, there is daily enthusiasm, dedication, and care. We are healthcare providers, and SGF puts ‘caring’ for patients first.

I will never forget a woman with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who underwent multiple ovulation induction cycles with another practice and in 2 years had not ovulated. When we saw her, she was frustrated, but she still had a positive attitude and willingness to keep trying. With a new regimen, we were able to get her to ovulate and on her third cycle she got pregnant. She persevered through years of treatment and never lost hope.

I spend time listening, answering questions, and hopefully addressing every need either by the SGF team or referring to other health care providers. I try to help them feel that they are not alone and that their struggle is SGF’s struggle, and together we can reach a successful solution.   

My patients. They are the reason I go to work. 

Meeting William Shatner and Chris Pine. I am not a complete ‘Trekkie’, but I am a Star Trek fan.

I love jigsaw puzzles and murder mysteries. They both contain secrets and I like finding out the answers.

Swimming, jogging, and reading. I do the occasional hike and would like to do more! 

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