Rachana V. Garde, M.D., M.P.H.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Eligible
Patient Testimonial
Dr. Garde and her staff were very attentive to our needs. She helped us to make our dreams of having our first child a reality.

I appreciated that Dr. Garde was always able to explain my options and respectful of my comfort level with procedures.

Dr. Garde and the Shady Grove Fertility team made me feel that I was more than just a name or number when I was in their offices and I felt respected as I chose the options that I was most comfortable with.

Dr. Garde was so sensitive and thoughtful. I think the combination of her care combined with SGF’s facilities and knowledge and the Shared Risk Program makes for a really smart IVF decision.

Dr. Garde helped my husband and I with our dream of becoming parents. She never gave up on us and never let us give up on ourselves.

Dr. Garde is very professional. She explained everything to involved in the process in a way we understood and was always very patient.

Dr. Garde is excellent!! She explains the process very well and is extremely kind!


Rachana V. Garde, M.D., is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and practices primarily in the Fairfax, Virginia, and Woodbridge, Virginia, offices. Dr. Garde completed her undergraduate studies in biology and Russian studies at Duke University and received a graduate degree in infectious disease studies from Yale University. She earned her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Her internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology were completed at Barnes Hospital, Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Garde was then awarded a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Duke University Medical Center. She is the recipient of numerous academic awards and is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

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I try to really listen to people—everyone struggles with something, and it is important to listen.


  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Barnes Hospital, Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Duke University Medical Center
  • Northern Virginia Top Doctors Magazine – 2020
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine

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My father is a physician, so I grew up around medicine and enjoyed going to the hospital with my father. I became an OB/GYN/REI in order to be involved in women’s health, and being in the fertility field is gratifying because we are able to help people have families.

I work with animal rescue groups, as I love animals and want to do what I can to get them out of harmful situations. I also enjoy music, and play the piano and violin when I have free time.

I try to really listen to people—everyone struggles with something, and it is important to listen.

Friends describe me as a happy person usually able to make people feel comfortable, and a good listener.