Eric D. Levens, M.D.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Patient Testimonial
Dr. Levens and his staff were extremely kind and patient, walking us through all our questions and making sure we felt 100% confident that we understood all the information and decisions we were making.

Dr. Levens thoroughly and clearly explained the process and procedures, answered all our questions, and put us at ease.

Dr. Levens was extremely gentle and informative and ensured in our first appointment that we understood his thoughts and the next steps.

Dr. Levens is so sweet and caring. He truly knows and cares about each of his patients.

At our initial consult, Dr. Levens immediately made us feel welcomed and that we mattered.

Dr. Levens wasn’t a cold doctor that treats you like a project to work on. He was more like a caring friend who just happened to be a genius in his field.

I will forever be grateful for having worked with Dr. Levens. His calm demeanor is infectious.


Eric D. Levens, M.D., FACOG, received his bachelor of science degree with highest distinction from Indiana University-Bloomington. He then pursued his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and went on to complete his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Florida. He continued his training as a clinical fellow in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Levens is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He has been focused on infertility for the last decade of his career.

In addition to an active clinical practice, Dr. Levens is committed to improving the success of fertility care through active research and national advocacy. He has authored more than 85 publications in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, including for the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association.

Dr. Levens has served on Infertility National Advisory Boards and has been a part of the American Medical Association, where he has worked to develop policy to improve access to fertility care, including insurance coverage for fertility preservation. He is chair of the Quality Assurance Committee for the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technologies, the professional organization that oversees the delivery of in vitro fertilization care throughout the United States. He is also a member of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, a selective national group recognizing fewer than a thousand physicians, and previously served on the practice committee, developing national patient care guidelines.

Prior to joining Shady Grove Fertility, Dr. Levens was a lieutenant commander in the United States Public Health Service, and served as a staff clinician focused on complex fertility disorders in the Program in Reproductive and Adult Endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, National Institutes of Health
  • Graduate Program of Health Science in Clinical Research, Duke University
  • Fellows Award for Research Excellence at the National Institutes of Health
  • The Berlex Foundation Faculty Development Workshop Scholarship
  • Organon Ob/Gyn Resident Research Scholarship
  • Arlington Magazine Top Doctors 2024
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Docs for Infertility (2018-2024)
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor (2022-2024)
  • Washingtonian‘s Top Doctors for Infertility (2019-2023)
  • ASRM/Ortho Research Grant in Reproductive Medicine Recipient
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc., Writer, RE&I Division Written Board Examination, 2012- 2014
  • American Medical Association, Referee, Medical Student and Resident-Fellow Section Research Symposium, 2011
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Membership Committee, 2013-2014
  • Representative, Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound Consensus Conference on Early First Trimester Ultrasound, 2012
  • Annual Meeting Abstract Reviewer, 2011-2015
  • Annual Meeting Session Moderator, 2010 and 2014
  • American Medical Association Liaison Committee, 2008-Present
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Intramural Research Concept Project Reviewer, 2011
  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Member, Strategic Planning Committee, 2014
  • Practice Committee, 2012-2015
  • Content Reviewer, Basic Course in Infertility Online Program, 2012-Presen
  • Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies
  • Executive Committee Member, 2013-Present
  • Quality Assurance Committee Chair, 2014-Present
  • Membership Committee Chair, 2013-2014
  • Hill MJ, Royster GD, Healy MW, et al. Are good patient and embryo characteristics protective against the negative effect of elevated progesterone level on the day of oocyte maturation? Fertil Steril. 2015;103(6):1477-84.e1-5.
  • Devine K, Connell MT, Richter KS, et al. Single vitrified blastocyst transfer maximizes liveborn children per embryo while minimizing preterm birth. Fertil Steril. 2015;103(6):1454-60.e1.
  • Healy MW, Hill MJ, Levens ED. Optimal oocyte retrieval and embryo transfer techniques: where we are and how we got here. Semin Reprod Med. 2015;33(2):83-91.
  • Zarek SM, Hill MJ, Richter KS, et al. Single and double donor sperm intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles: does double IUI increase clinical pregnancy rates? Fertil Steril. 2014;102(3):739-43.
  • Hill MJ, Wolff EF. Methotrexate for assisted reproductive technology (ART) ectopic pregnancy. (Reply). Fertil Steril. 2014;101(2):e11.
  • Hill MJ, Cooper JC, Levy G, et al. Ovarian reserve and subsequent assisted reproduction outcomes after methotrexate therapy for ectopic pregnancy or pregnancy of unknown location. Fertil Steril. 2014;101(2):413-419.
  • Hill MJ, Heitmann RJ, Levens ED. Trophectoderm morphology grading reflects interactions between embryo and endometrium. (Reply). Fertil Steril. 2013;100(4):e24.
  • Hill MJ, Whitcomb BW, Lewis TD, et al. Progesterone luteal support following ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Fertil Steril. 2013;100(5):1373-80.
  • Levens E, Richter K, Levy M. Money-back guarantees. Semin Reprod Med. 2013;31(3):198-203.
  • Hill MJ, Richter KS, Heitmann RJ, et al. Trophectoderm grade predicts outcomes of single-blastocyst transfers. Fertil Steril. 2013;99(5):1283-1289.e1.