Paulette E. Browne, M.D.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Patient Testimonial
Dr. Browne is compassionate and competent. She helped us bring a healthy son into the world!

Both of my pregnancies have been monitored through her and I wouldn’t have it any other way. ‘Graduating’ from Shady Grove Fertility is always bitter sweet because of the family culture that Dr. Browne and her team cultivate.

From the very first time I met Dr. Browne, she was compassionate but straightforward and most importantly, listened to me.

I can’t say enough great things about Dr. Browne and her staff. They helped me to conceive not once but twice and I am so thankful.

Dr. Browne is compassionate, empathetic and human, and I knew she was dedicated to helping us… not for numbers or statistics, but for us, because she truly, genuinely wanted to help.

I never left an appointment with Dr. Browne without feeling completely informed and satisfied with next steps and what all procedures entail.

Dr. Browne is matter of fact, professional, knowledgeable and empathetic.

Very personable, down to earth and caring. Felt at ease right away at our first appointment with Dr. Browne.


Paulette E. Browne, M.D., received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and her residency training at Fletcher Allen Healthcare at the University of Vermont. She completed a 2-year fellowship program in reproductive endocrinology at Rush-Presbyterian, St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Browne is a clinical assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at The George Washington University, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, along with Georgetown University. Dr. Browne is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology.

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It is unbelievably rewarding to help patients who are so dedicated and motivated to accomplish such a wonderful goal of being parents.


  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Vermont
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top Doctor (2017-2024)
  • Washingtonian’s Top Doctors for Infertility (2014, 2016-2023)
  • Virginia Living Magazine Top Doctor (March/April 2017)
  • Washington Consumers CHECKBOOK’s Top Doctors (2015)
  • Patients’ Choice Award (2008-2010)
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010)
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

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I wanted to be a doctor since I was in second grade. What type of doctor I wanted to be changed several times during my journey to become a physician. Ultimately I decided to be a reproductive endocrinologist because I can be primarily an educator. I explain the causes of infertility, along with work-up and treatment, to the patients and then work with them to come up with the treatment that is best for them. It is unbelievably rewarding to help patients who are so dedicated and motivated to accomplish such a wonderful goal of being parents.

I enjoy swimming, and have been on a masters swim team for more than 10 years. I also enjoy golf but don’t think I will excel in it until my work schedule is much lighter. I love to have my social life revolve around sports and activities and have wonderful friends as a result of these.

I am inspired by my patients every day. Even the courage it takes to come in for an initial consult is incredible. The really inspiring times happen after something not so good happens, such as a cycle failure or, worse, a miscarriage or later loss. The strength of patients to stick with it and try again inspires me to work my hardest every day to help these people have a family.

Our attention to great patient care and great success.