Joseph B. Davis, D.O. 

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Patient Testimonial
The whole SGF set-up is excellent. I was worried that such a big clinic might make me feel like just a number, but that wasn’t the case at all.

If you want professional, research-based fertility care, this is THE place to go.

The Shady Grove Fertility office in Towson handled every appointment with the most respect, sincerity, and kindness I have ever experienced.

Taking the first step to this journey is not easy, but being in the hands of Dr. Morris and the entire Shady Grove Harbor East team was an absolute pleasure!

The staff at SGF in Baltimore – Harbor East is wonderful. They’re understanding, punctual, accommodating, and patient.

I loved our experience with Dr. Morris and the team at SGF when my wife and I were recently trying to conceive. She is quick to respond to any inquires or concerns and helped us to determine the best plan to fit our needs.

Biography

Joseph B. Davis, D.O., FACOG, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI). Dr. Davis completed his residency in OB/GYN at Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio. From there, he trained in REI at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. 

Prior to joining SGF, Dr. Davis was the Medical Director at Cayman Fertility Centre in Grand Cayman Island. Dr. Davis has also served in numerous academic positions throughout his career and contributed to many peer-reviewed journal articles. His research interests include endometriosis, genetics, and diminished ovarian reserve. Dr. Davis is currently on the board of the UK-based Endometriosis Foundation. 

Dr. Davis provides patient care at SGF’s Orlando location. A self-described “eternal optimist,” Dr. Davis believes that giving patients the tools to make confident and empowered decisions about their care leads to the best possible outcomes. 

In his spare time, Dr. Davis loves reading fiction, enjoying good food, and spending time with his family. 

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Education

  • Residency: Obstetrics and gynecology, Akron General Medical Center, Akron, Ohio 
  • Fellowship: Reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 
  • Outstanding Medical Student Teacher 2013-14, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2014 
  • Clinical Research Fellowship and Mentor Award in Women’s Health, Pfizer/ Endocrine Society grant recipient, Montefiore Medical Center, 2013 
  • Montefiore Young Investigators Symposium Prize for Research, Montefiore Medical Center, 2012 
  • New England Fertility Society Ferring Research Grant recipient, Montefiore Medical Center, 2011 
  • AAGL Laparoscopic Surgeon Award, Akron General Medical Center, 2010 
  • Resident Research Day – First Prize for Poster: Effects of HPV on in vitro success rates, Akron General Medical Center, 2010 
  • Resident of the Year, Akron General Medical Center, 2009 
  • Resident Teaching Award, Akron General Medical Center, 2008 
  • Departmental Honors for thesis, Department of Biochemistry, College of Wooster, 2001 
  • Departmental Honors for thesis, Department of Psychology, College of Wooster, 2001 
  • Cayman Islands Medical and Dental Society 
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 
  • New England Fertility Society (NEFS) 
  • New York County Medical Society (NYCMS) 
  • Society of Reproductive Surgeons (SRS) 
  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI) 
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) 
  • American Medical Association (AMA) 
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) 
  • American Osteopathic Association (AOA) 
  • Duthie EA, Cooper A, Davis J, Schoyer KD, Sandlow J, Strawn EY, Flynn KE. A conceptual framework for patient-centered fertility treatment. Reprod Health. 2017 Sep 7;14(1):114. PMID: 28882134 
  • Duthie EA, Cooper A, Davis J, Sandlow J, Schoyer KD, Strawn E, Flynn KE. Priorities for family building among patients and partners seeking treatment for infertility. Reprod Health. 2017 Apr 5;14(1):52. PMID: 28381306 
  • Haswell C, Szabo A, Davis J, Strawn E, Schoyer K. The Significance of Low Antimullerian Hormone (AMH) Levels in Young Women Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization. J Repro Med 2016: in press. 
  • Jacques L, Kaljo K, Treat R, Davis J, Farez R, Lund M. Intersecting gender, evaluations, and examinations: Averting gender bias in an obstetrics and gynecology clerkship in the United States. Educ Health (Abingdon) 2016; Jan-Apr 29(1): 25-29. PMID: 26996795 
  • Nicholas C, Davis J, Fisher T, Segal T, Petti M, Sun Y, Wolfe A, Neal-Perry G. Maternal Vitamin D Deficiency Programs Reproductive Dysfunction in Female Offspring through Adverse Effects on the Neuroendocrine Axis. Endocrinology 2016; April 157(4): 1535-45. PMID:26741195 
  • Miller S, Davis J. Disclosure of experience with oocyte cryopreservation. AMA Journal of Ethics. 2014; Oct; 16(2): 810-812. PMID: 25310048 
  • Dicken C, Israel D, Davis J, Sun Y, Shu J, Hardin J, Neal-Perry G. Peripubertal vitamin D3 deficiency delays puberty and disrupts the estrous cycle in adult female mice. Biology of Reproduction 2012; Aug; 87(2) 51:1-12. PMID: 22572998 
  • Catherino WH, Malik M, Driggers P, Chappel S, Segars J, Davis J. Novel, orally active selective progesterone receptor modulator CP8947 inhibits leiomyoma cell proliferation without adversely affecting endometrium or myometrium. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2010; Oct; 122(4):279-86. PMID: 20493256 
  • Butler C, Schnetz S, Yu E, Davis J, Temple K, Silver J, Malouf A. Keratin Sulfate Proteoglycan Phosphacan Regulates Mossy Fiber Outgrowth and Regeneration. J of Neuroscience. 2004; 24(2): 462-473. PMID: 14724244 Butler C, Yu E, Davis J, Silver J and Malouf A. Keratan sulfate proteoglycans regulate mossy fiber outgrowth. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 2002 

Q&A

I love making science and medicine understandable to everyone. As a doctor, I find real joy in connecting with people to understand where they are in their family building journey rather than to jump straight to a treatment that may work for 90% of people. All too often I hear patients say they were told to take a certain medication or treatment but really didn’t know why or what to expect. The human body has an incredible way of adapting to a person’s individual environment. Finding the right treatment for any individual patient starts with learning about them and empowering them with knowledge about their own fertility.

I studied biochemistry, psychology, and medical ethics — reproductive endocrinology is essentially those 3 subjects rolled into one career. People talk about the mind-body connection a lot and when you get right down to it, the clearest mind-body connection is the hormones of the brain communicating with the ovaries or testes to help humans have kids. When someone is struggling to build their family, it can be physically, emotionally, and spiritually taxing on even the most grounded person. I love that I get to be a part of my patient’s fertility journey. I see my role as a reproductive endocrinologist to support, educate, encourage, and ultimately celebrate their success when that day comes. 

Shady Grove Fertility is dedicated to giving each patient the best possible chance at success. This is my top goal and I am honored to be part of an organization that prioritizes exceptional patient care and world class success rates. 

I am constantly inspired by my patients. The level of hope and optimism so many patients maintain in the face of struggle is amazing. 

Every patient is unique, so I start by getting to know all I can about them. We then work together, as a team, to make a plan that they feel comfortable with. I find that by giving my patients the tools to make confident decisions about their care, patients are empowered, and this leads to success. 
 

I am inspired by everyone who pursues their definite major purpose even when it seems unachievable.

Eternally optimistic.

To master the art of soufflé. I’ve never tried to make one, but I understand it can be quite difficult.

Reading fiction. I love to get lost in a great book.

I spend time with my family and enjoy good food.