Sunita Kulshrestha, M.D.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Retired
Patient Testimonial
Dr. K is a legend in our home – not just because she was the doctor that guided me successfully through IVF but because she had that human connection that 3 prior doctors I met with had lacked.

We do not have enough glowing things to say about Dr. Kulshrestha! She walked us through our journey start to finish and was always there to answer questions, calm anxieties and cheer us on.

Dr. Kulshrestha gave me so much time and attention. I couldn’t have asked for a better doctor.

I never questioned any recommendations she had or changes she made to our protocol because I knew Dr. K’s priority was helping us create our miracle baby.

So thankful to Dr. K and the team for their outstanding kindness and service!

Dr. Kulshrestha is so sweet and makes you feel special and that your concerns are her concerns. I wish she could be my every day doctor.

Dr. Kulshrestha was not only a wonderful doctor but also provided a great deal of comfort and understanding in an otherwise very stressful process.

No questions were left unanswered ever and Dr. K treated every situation with kindness, respect, empathy, and compassion.

After four years of pain and sorrow, meeting Dr. Kulshrestha was an absolute game changer. Her demeanor alone made us feel like we had a new lease on (creating) life.


Sunita Kulshrestha, M.D., FACOG, graduated with honors and a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She then pursued her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she graduated at the top of her class as a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. After finishing her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Virginia, she completed a 3-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Kulshrestha is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, including in vitro fertilization, donor egg treatment, and preimplantation genetic diagnosis. She utilizes both her clinical experience and unique science background to optimize patients’ pregnancy and live-birth rates.

Dr. Kulshrestha has received numerous awards and honors and has presented her research at national meetings. She has published widely in both the areas of male and female infertility, in peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals and in book chapters.

With more than a 17 year history of successfully treating patients with infertility, Dr. Kulshrestha is now seeing patients at Shady Grove Fertility in Waldorf, MD. She is fluent in Hindi and familiar with Spanish.

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  • Medical Degree: Univeristy of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Virginia
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Pennsylvania
  • Main Line Today magazine Top Doctors
  • Northern Virginia magazine Top-Rated Doctors
  • Washington Post Super Doctor
  • America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • First Prize, Philadelphia Area Reproduction Endocrine Society Research Competition
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • The Endocrine Society
  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Kulshrestha S, Patrizio P. Endocrine aspects of the falling sperm count. The Aging Male.19992:136-144.
  • Kulshrestha S, Makriglannakis A, Patrizio P. The CFTR gene: male infertility and assisted conception. Reprod Med Rev. 19997:155-160.
  • Hulkower K, Brosnan CF, Aquiono DA, et al. Expression of CSF-1, c-fins and MCP-1 in the central nervous system of rates with experimental allergic encephalomyelitis. J Immunol.1993;150:2525-2533.


While in medical school, I considered careers in ob-gyn, internal medicine, and pediatrics. I thrive on intellectual stimulation, like working with women and gynecology, and love babies and children. Reproductive endocrinology and infertility incorporates aspects of all these fields and is emotionally rewarding. Observing the tremendous joy that successful fertility treatment offers to patients inspired me as a third-year medical student to pursue this field.

My hobbies include traveling, gardening, exploring new cultures and cuisines, Zumba, and spending time with friends and family

Some of my childhood claims to fame include being a finalist in the New York City spelling bee, skipping the eighth grade, being Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, and being on the front cover of the New York Daily News for having the best schoolyard garden.

I am proud to be in a practice that offers scientific excellence yet at the same time is interested in addressing not just the medical, but the financial and emotional needs of a patient.

I would love to travel the world! I also have a soft spot for the needy, especially orphans and the elderly, and would love to help improve their lives through adoption and eldercare reform

I thrive on my personal interactions with my patients. When they are struggling emotionally, I try to be their realistic cheerleader, trying to motivate and encourage them so that they can move forward with the fertility journey and achieve a successful pregnancy outcome.

I would describe myself as a kind, warm, caring person. I am very analytical, thoughtful and balanced by nature. I like to smile and make others smile.

I am proud to be in a practice that offers scientific excellence yet at the same time is interested in addressing not just the medical, but the financial and emotional needs of a patient.