Pavna Brahma, M.D.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Patient Testimonial
Dr. Brahma is a rare physician that has both the clinical skills and bedside manner to care for her patients’ mind, body, and soul. That is priceless and I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Dr. Brahma is exceptionally gifted, both as a scientist and doctor, and as a compassionate, empathetic person.

I will forever remember Dr. Brahma calling on Christmas Eve to share the news that we were pregnant. The lab technicians were in the background cheering and celebrating – it was the best moment.

Dr. Brahma was very sweet and caring. We cried happy tears and sad tears together throughout this process. We are forever grateful for her and would recommend her to others! You won’t be disappointed.

We went through 3 different fertility clinics in Atlanta and felt like a number at each one. I cannot recommend Dr. Brahma highly enough. There are not enough stars to rate our experience with her.

When you’re looking for a doctor to help you through this huge life decision, you want someone who you are comfortable with and trust. Dr. Brahma was exactly the type of doctor I needed.

When you’re making a big life decision such as IVF you need to be comfortable with your doctor. I highly recommend Dr. Brahma and letting her guide you through this important life change!

I have seen many doctors for my fertility problems as I have lived in other states. Dr. Brahma is one of the very best. Her compassion is something that cannot be learned, she is born with it.

I have had a good experience with Dr. Brahma. She is very uplifting and hopeful, as well as a good doctor.

Dr. Brahma is an incredible doctor and human being. She is extremely caring and sensitive to everything you are going through and is truly on your team and rooting for you.


Pavna K. Brahma, M.D., FACOG, is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist with extensive experience in treating all medical and surgical aspects of infertility. She serves as SGF Atlanta’s IVF Director.

Dr. Brahma earned her medical degree and completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Brahma completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Emory University.

Dr. Brahma has practiced in Atlanta for over 10 years and has extensive experience in assisted reproductive technologies. Her clinical interests include optimizing outcomes in patients with diminished ovarian reserve, advances in vitro fertilization, recurrent pregnancy loss, fertility preservation, and polycystic ovary syndrome.

Dr. Brahma has produced several publications and research presentations in the fields of endocrinology, infertility, and reproductive immunology. She is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of numerous medical organizations. She and her husband have two children, and she enjoys yoga and flower arranging in her free time.

Dr. Brahma joined Shady Grove Fertility in September 2019, and sees patients at SGF’s Buckhead – Piedmont and Atlanta – Northside locations.

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  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan Medical School, Medical Doctor 2003
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Emory University

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  • J. Robert Willson Award, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan 2003
  • Bronze Beeper Award, University of Michigan 2006
  • Golden Apple Teaching Award, University of Michigan 2007
  • NIH Research Grant Award in Contraception and Infertility Research 2007-2009
  • Prize Paper Award in Reproductive Immunology, American Society for Reproductive Medicine 2009
  • Basic Science Research Award for Fellowship Thesis, Emory University Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2010
  • Atlanta Magazine Top Doctors (2020-2024)
  • Mom-Approved Fertility Specialist, Atlanta Parent magazine (2022, 2023)
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2020-2024
  • Castle Connolly’s Exceptional Women in Medicine (2020-2024)
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Atlanta Women’s Foundation member, Women in Healthcare Committee Member
  • Georgia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
  • Norman F. Miller Society, University of Michigan
  • Jewish Fertility Foundation Medical Advisory Board 2021-2023
  • Brady MJ, Kartha PM, Aysola A, and Saltiel AR. The Role of Glucose Metabolites in the Activation and Translocation of Glycogen Synthase by Insulin in 3T3-Ll Adipocytes. J Biol Chem. September 24, 1999. Vol. 274, No. 39, pp. 27497-504.
  • Jensen TJ, Crosson SM, Kartha PM, and Brady MJ. Specific Desensitization of Glycogen Synthase Activation by Insulin in 3T3-Ll Adipocytes. J Biol Chem. December 22, 2000. Vol. 275, No. 51, pp. 40148-54.
  • Advincula A, and Kartha P. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The Female Patient. January 2003. 28 (1): 18-24.
  • Fenner DE, Genberg B, Brahma PK, Marek L, and DeLancey JO. Fecal and urinary incontinence after vaginal delivery with anal sphincter disruption in an obstetrics unit in the United States. Am J Obstet Gynecol. December 2003; 189(6):1543-9; discussion 1549-50.
  • Brahma PK, Martel KM, and Chrisman GM. Future Directions in Myoma Research. Obstet Gynecol Clin N Am. March 2006; 33 (2006):199-224.
  • Brahma, PK, Przybylski, C, Liu, RJ. Placenta Percreta following first trimester miscarriage. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2007 Nov;99(2):140-l.
  • Brahma PK, Kallen CB. Ovarian hyperstimulation after a short course of an oral contraceptive in a patient with premature ovarian failure. Fertility and Sterility. 2008 Nov; 90(5):2004.elS-7.
  • Omurtag K, Session D, Brahma PK, Matlack A, Roberts C. Horizontal uterine torsion in the setting of complete cervical and partial vaginal agenesis: a case report. Fertility Sterility. 2009 May; 91(5):1957.eB-5.
  • Brahma PK, Zhang H, Murray BS, Shu FJ, Sidell N, Seli E, Kallen CB. The mRNA-binding protein Zfp36 is upregulated by β-adrenergic stimulation and represses IL-6 production in 3T3-L1 adipocytes.Obesity. 2012 Jan;20(1): 40-7.


I have wanted to become a doctor for as long as I remember. My experiences volunteering at a hospital as a teenager solidified my dream to care for people for the rest of my life. In medical school, my interest in women’s health flourished. Medically, I was particularly interested in hormonal regulation and endocrinology. During residency, I was very moved by the close relationships I was able to develop with patients in the field of fertility. It is so exciting to practice medicine in a field that has gone through incredible scientific advancement over the past few decades. Helping couples achieve their dreams of parenthood is such a sincere passion of mine. I am also passionate about offering reproductive options for fertility preservation. I am grateful that all of these reasons led me to become a reproductive endocrinologist.

I love yoga, group fitness classes set to fun music, and running. As a family, we enjoy going on hikes and bike rides. The art of flower arranging fascinates me, and I attend classes or read books about it whenever I can.

I draw inspiration from so many places. Our patients inspire me with their bravery, determination, and faith. My parents are an endless source of inspiration to me. By watching them, I learned about sincere dedication to family, hard work, and values. Becoming a parent myself has been one of the most inspirational joys of my life. It has made my job feel more like a mission, and it inspires me to work passionately to help others achieve this dream.

I studied martial arts for many years, and I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Going skydiving, meeting Oprah, visiting the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids in Egypt. Someday creating a service organization dedicated to empowering children with education and tutoring.

My approach is to really listen to the details, empathize with the struggle, and help redirect our efforts towards our next step. I can relate personally to the struggle of infertility. One of the toughest parts of the fertility journey is losing control over something that matters so much in someone’s life. Optimism and strength to move forward often comes from addressing questions and fears. My goal is to empower patients with pertinent information to help make medical decisions together. I often tell patients to put some of their stress on my shoulders, and we will make the journey together.

I am warm, trustworthy, and optimistic. My family and friends often tease me about being over-organized. I love making “to do” lists and checking off the boxes!