Michael J. Levy, M.D.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Patient Testimonial
I have never met a doctor quite like Dr. Levy. Within moments of meeting him, my husband and I felt completely at ease and knew we were exactly where we needed to be.

Thanks to Dr. Levy and the amazing SGF team, we became the proud parents of twins in 2000. After 17 years, he still holds a special place in our hearts and we are forever grateful.

Your patience and thoughtfulness helped us tremendously. We appreciate your care more than we can ever express. Your have touched our lives and we will always be grateful.

It’s hard to express how grateful we are to you. Thank you for helping us realize our dream of becoming parents. Now we feel our family is complete!

We immediately felt very comfortable with Dr. Levy’s extensive experience and style. Upon ‘graduating’ from SGF, I walked around saying good-bye to the people I had seen often.

We always speak very highly of Dr. Levy to anyone who asks, and have recently recommended him to a very close friend who is in the midst of their own infertility struggle.

We wish Dr. Levy continued success in his work helping people start or expand their families, and happiness with his own family.

We can not take for granted how fortunate we are to have conceived. As complex and overwhelming as the IVF treatment seemed sometimes, we are the more convinced she is a miracle.

We feel so fortunate to have found Dr. Levy. He is a wonderfully gifted doctor and so very calm and reassuring throughout the process. We had such a positive experience with SGF.


Michael J. Levy, M.D., is a founding partner and director of in vitro fertilization at Shady Grove Fertility. He also innovated and fought for acceptance of the Shared Risk 100% Refund Plan and the Shared Donor Egg Program. Dr. Levy received his medical degree from the University of Cape Town Medical School in South Africa. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a 2-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at The George Washington University. Dr. Levy is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology. He is a clinical assistant professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, The George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, The George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Washingtonian‘s Top Doctors for Infertility (1994-2023)
  • Washington Consumers CHECKBOOK’s Top Doctors (2015)
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • 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;103:1477-84.
  • Levy MJ, Ledger W, Kolibianakis EM, Ijzerman-Boon PC, Gordon K. Is it possible to reduce the incidence of weekend oocyte retrievals in GnRH antagonist protocols? Reprod Biomed Online.2013;26:50-8.
  • Levens ED, Richter KS, Levy MJ. Money-back guarantees. Semin Reprod Med. 2013;31:198-203.
  • Hill MJ, Richter KS, Heitmann RJ, et al. Number of supernumerary vitrified blastocysts is positively correlated with implantation and live birth in single-blastocyst embryo transfers. Fertil Steril. 2013;99:1631-6.
  • Whitcomb BW, Turzanski-Fortner R, Richter KS, et al. Contribution of male age to outcomes in assisted reproductive technologies. Fertil Steril. 2011;95:147-51.
  • Levens ED, Levy MJ. Ethical application of Shared Risk programs in assisted reproductive technology. Fertil Steril. 2011;95:2198-9.
  • Norian JM, Levens ED, Richter KS, Widra EA, Levy MJ. Conversion from assisted reproductive technology to intrauterine insemination in low responders: is it advantageous? Fertil Steril.2010;94:2073-7.
  • Moon KS, Richter KS, Levy MJ, Widra EA. Does dilation and curettage versus expectant management for spontaneous abortion in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization affect subsequent endometrial development? Fertil Steril. 2009;92:1776-9.
  • Meldrum DR, Scott RT Jr., Levy MJ, Alper MM, Noyes N. Oral contraceptive pretreatment in women undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation in ganirelix acetate cycles may, for a subset of patients, be associated with low serum luteinizing hormone levels, reduced ovarian response to gonadotropins, and early pregnancy loss. Fertil Steril. 2009;91:1963-5.
  • Sagoskin AW, Levy MJ, Tucker MJ, Richter KS, Widra EA. Laser assisted hatching in good prognosis patients undergoing in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer: a randomized controlled trial. Fertil Steril. 2007;87:283-7.


I had to decide in 10th grade in South Africa! You have to select the right matriculation subjects to get into medical school right after high school. I was good at math and science and found other options unappealing.

My father, who passed away 8 years ago. He was a primary care physician in Cape Town and really taught me how to relate to patients.

See Adele live in concert, paddle boarding, breaking par in a golf round.

Adele, Matisyahu, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Antony and the Johnsons (the last three are indie groups my kids recommended).

Golf and reading.

I am not good at relaxing (most people probably will not be surprised at that). It makes me productive.

“Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions because they become . . . habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny! What we think we become.”—Margaret Thatcher

The way we have taken care of our patients and provided so many opportunities for our staff.