Alexis Gadson, M.D. 

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Eligible
Patient Testimonial
10 out of 10 recommend! From the first day we stepped foot in Dr. Shah’s office we could feel the amount of love and care him and his team give to their patients. Our fertility journey wasn’t easy but this clinic went above and beyond to make sure it was successful.

I switched to SGF because of our first visit with Dr. Shah. He has great bedside manner, clear communication, manages expectations, and has a great staff. He is very proactive with your healthcare and makes you feel cared for. 

Dr. Shah embodies the epitome of excellence in IVF treatment. From the moment you step into their clinic, you’re greeted with warmth and empathy, setting the tone for the transformative journey ahead.

During the vulnerable and challenging experience of going through infertility treatment, Dr. O’Hern was caring, honest, and supportive. She listened to our concerns and questions with care. She was approachable while speaking to the research in backing her treatment plan.

Dr. O’Hern, her nurses, and the entire staff at Shady Grove Fertility are the best. Dr. O’Hern provides a wonderful balance of realistic statistical medical advice and compassion in her approach to treatment. She is so supportive and helped me navigate the most important journey of my life so far.

The entire staff at SGF were amazing, but Dr. B was a vital part of why I would choose this clinic again. She was extremely personable, calling with any and all updates & even making sure to be there when we had a scare very early on in my pregnancy.


Alexis Gadson, M.D., is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) and board eligible in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI). Dr. Gadson completed her residency in OB/GYN at Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center. From there, she trained in REI at Brown University/Women and Infants Hospital, in Providence, Rhode Island.

Dr. Gadson is passionate about finding the best ways she can care for patients who may experience challenges in achieving their family-building goals. Her research interests include healthcare disparities in fertility treatment, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and fertility preservation. Dr. Gadson is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI). 

Dr. Gadson provides patient care at SGF’s Frederick location. In her spare time, she enjoys going to concerts to see her favorite artists and is always willing to try a new restaurant.  

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  • Residency: Obstetrics and gynecology, Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts  
  • Fellowship: Reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Brown University/Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 
  • ASRM 78th Scientific Congress Prize Paper Winner (2022) 
  • Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award for Pre-Clerkship Curriculum (2021) 
  • AAGL Recognition of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Award (2020) 
  • Kenneth C. Edelin Award (2016) 
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) 
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)  
  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI) 
  • Woodman MF, Ozcan MCH, Gura MA, De La Cruz P, Gadson AK, Grive KJ. The Requirement of Ubiquitin C-Terminal Hydrolase L1 (UCHL1) in Mouse Ovarian Development and Fertility. Biology of Reproduction, April 2022. In press. 
  • Gadson AK, Frishman GN. Primary Hysteroscopic Treatment of Miscarriages: Is it Our Future or Just a Fad? J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2021;28(11):1820-1821. doi:10.1016/j.jmig.2021.09.710. PMID 34583008. 
  • Noel N, Gadson AK, Hendessi P. Uterine Fibroids, Race, Ethnicity, and Cardiovascular Outcomes. Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports. 2019;13. 
  • Gadson A, Akpovi E, Mehta PK. Exploring the social determinants of racial/ethnic disparities in prenatal care utilization and maternal outcome. Semin Perinatol. 2017. PMID 28625554. 


I became a doctor to take care of patients who resembled my family, friends, and community. My passions in medicine have led me to find the best ways I can care for patients who may experience challenges in achieving their family-building goals. As an OB/GYN resident, I recognized a role to continue to serve my community through their fertility journey as a reproductive endocrinologist. From my first exposure, I was entranced by all the pieces of the complex puzzle that must fit together to result in a successful pregnancy. Reproductive endocrinology combines many facets of patient care: cutting edge research, medical knowledge, and surgery to help patients achieve a successful outcome. I knew reproductive endocrinology was the field for me as it encompasses all my favorite parts of medicine while advocating for all patients to have access to family-building care.

SGF has consistently been at the forefront of providing excellent, evidence-based patient care. I’m proud to have the support of such an amazing team that prioritizes helping patients build their families while using the best technology and approach to care that is available. 

Undergoing fertility treatment can often be challenging for our patients and their families. It is critical to reassure patients that they are not alone in what can be a journey full of twists and turns. A bit of extra time to lend a listening ear or clarify the plan can make an invaluable difference in making patients feel that they are actively involved in their treatment and understand how our decisions help them meet their goals.

I have had the privilege of helping many patients navigate through difficult fertility journeys. They each inspire me daily. I have worked with patients who have experienced multiple losses and they continue to come to clinic with a smile on their face, ready for the next step. I have also had the opportunity to work alongside my own patients to advocate for others to have increased access to the fertility care that helped them to build their families. Our patients are incredibly courageous, and I’m honored to be able to work with them on their journey.

I am caring, honest, funny, and outspoken. 

I love to travel and experience different cultures. I also love going to concerts to see my favorite artists and am always willing to try a new restaurant.