Gilbert L. Mottla, M.D.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Patient Testimonial
My daughter is 17 now and is the best kid ever. Without Dr. Mottla’s help we would have never had a complete family. Thank you again.

We had such a good experience with Dr. Mottla and his nurse Crystal. They were so down to earth, professional, and caring. I’m so thankful that we went there!

We look forward to our next big adventure, arriving this August, and that would not have been possible without Dr. Mottla and his wonderful crew!

After many failed attempts on our own, Dr. Mottla was there to pick us up. Dr. Mottla has helped us grow the family we have been dreaming about and cannot thank him enough.

I often got down after each unsuccessful cycle, but Dr. Mottla always allayed my concerns and cheered me up when I met with him.

Dr. Mottla was very reassuring in a process that is mentally and emotionally exhausting. He would personally call us to provide updates and check in just to see how we were doing. I can’t thank him enough for our miracle baby.

Dr. Mottla went above and beyond for our family. We felt very at ease during a process that can be mentally and emotionally exhausting.

Dr. Mottla possesses the combination of compassion and knowledge that you hope to find in a doctor.

This was the most difficult period of our lives and Dr. Mottla was always there to answer our questions and give us support.

My husband and I talk about Shady Grove Fertility almost every night. We talk about how much we love Dr. Mottla and our nurse, and how everyone gives us hope.


Gilbert L. Mottla, M.D., received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, where he won the Dr. David Rothbaum award for superior academic achievement in obstetrics and gynecology and compassion and understanding toward patients. He completed his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Magee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Mottla completed a 2-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at The George Washington University School of Medicine. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology. Dr. Mottla is presently a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Georgetown University.

Dr. Mottla has been recognized by Washingtonian magazine and What’s Up Annapolis magazine in the top doctor’s edition for reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Mottla sees and consults with patients who need care in all areas of both infertility and reproductive endocrinology. His particular area of interest is in the evaluation and care of couples utilizing gestational surrogacy and egg donation.

Dr. Mottla is available for new patient consultations primarily in the Annapolis, MD office. He is also available for new patient egg donation and gestational carrier consultations in the Rockville, MD office.

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  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Magee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, The George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Honored for his integral role in helping to pass the Maryland fertility preservation bill
  • 2017 Arnold P. Gold Foundation in Humanism in Medicine Award
  • Inaugural Physicians Council Member, RESOLVE The Infertility Association
  • Washingtonian’s Top Doctors List for Infertility
  • What’s Up Annapolis, Top Doctor in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Dr. David Rothbaum Award for Superior Academic Achievement in OB/GYN
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society for Academic Achievement, Boston University School of Medicine
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Legro RS, Sauer MV, Mottla GL, et al. Effect of air quality on assisted human reproduction. Hum Reprod. 2010;25:1317-24.
  • Richter KS, Davis A, Carter J, Greenhouse SJ, Mottla GL, Tucker MJ. No advantage of laser-assisted over conventional intracytoplasmic sperm injection: a randomized controlled trial. J Exp Clin Assist Reprod. 2006;3:5.
  • Sagoskin AW, Lessey BA, Mottla GL, et al. Salpingectomy or proximal tubal occlusion of unilateral hydrosalpinx increases the potential for spontaneous pregnancy. Hum Reprod.2003;18:2634-7.
  • Levy M, Sagoskin A, Stillman R, Widra E, Mottla G, Greenhouse S. The debate continues on “money back guarantees.” Fertil Steril. 1999;72:748-9.
  • Mottla GL, Adelman MR, Hall JL, Gindoff PG, Stillman RJ, Johnson KE. Linage tracing demonstrates that blastomeres of early cleavage-stage human pre-embryos contribute to both trophectoderm and inner cell mass. Hum Reprod. 1995;10:384-91.
  • Mottla GL, Smotrich DB, Gindoff PG, Stillman RJ. A randomized double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of immunosuppression as an adjunct to improve clinical pregnancy rates in IVF/ET. J Reprod Med. 1996;41:889-91.


As a medical student, I had the opportunity to spend time with the team of scientists and physicians who together are credited with the first U.S. in vitro fertilization baby in 1981, led by Drs. Georgeanna and Howard Jones.

People who are truly generous, putting others before themselves.

Off-trail skiing, gardening, and especially travel, because it gives you the important perspective of seeing other parts of the world.

I have a tractor, which is way too large for my small yard, that I use for major landscaping projects and to plow snow for our neighbors during the winter.

The amazing Shady Grove Fertility culture and teamwork, the result of which is supporting our patients’ emotional, financial, and medical needs.

Working with an animal rescue foundation in some capacity.

I am frequently inspired by patients who have an unyielding commitment to success given all they’ve been through.

I think the key is recognizing why patients are struggling—is it medical, emotional, or financial—and tailoring support accordingly.

I would like to think I’m a good listener and can recognize the emotional and social needs of our patients as well as the ever-present goal of providing the best medical care possible.