Barbara H. Osborn, M.D.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Patient Testimonial
Dr. Osborn is wonderful. She is warm and caring, while also being extremely informative.

I am in mid-forties and getting pregnant was like a DREAM COME TRUE! We love you Dr. Osborn!

Dr. Osborn and her team were extremely kind, accommodating, honest, and supportive.

Not a day goes by that I am not grateful for Dr. Osborn’s experience. I am the proud and ridiculously happy mother of two girls. They are healthy, happy and quite simply amazing.

Dr. Osborn’s care and expertise resulted in our beautiful daughter.

Not only is Dr. Osborn kind, knowledgeable and provides great care, her demeanor and bedside manner are fantastic.

My wife and I are a same-sex couple who used Shady Grove Fertility to conceive our daughter through IUI. Throughout a more than year-long process, Dr. Osborn was attentive, thorough, and sensitive to the needs of our family.

Dr. Osborn did an amazing job making sure we were comfortable with each step of our fertility journey from start to finish.


Barbara H. Osborn, M.D., graduated magna cum laude from Brown University. She received all of her medical training at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. This included medical school, a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, and a 3-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Following her fellowship, Dr. Osborn was in practice for 2 years at the Reproductive Science Center of Boston before joining Shady Grove Fertility in 2002. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology.

Dr. Osborn is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is available for new patient appointments and follow-up visits in our Washington, D.C. – Sibley location.

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I am most proud of the respect, honesty, and transparency with which we treat our patients.


  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Duke University
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Duke University
  • Washingtonian‘s Top Docs List for Infertility (2014, 2021, 2022)
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctors (2020)
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Lyerly AD, Steinhauser K, Voils C, et al. Fertility patients’ views about frozen embryo disposition: results of a multi-institutional U.S. survey. Fertil Steril. 2010;93:499-509.
  • Richter KS, Anderson M, Osborn BH. Selection for faster development does not bias sex ratios resulting from blastocyst embryo transfer. Reprod Biomed Online. 2006;12:460-5.
  • Osborn BH, Haney AF, Misukonis MA, Weinberg JB. Inducible nitric oxide synthase expression by peritoneal macrophages in endometriosis-associated infertility. Fertil Steril. 2002;77:46-51.
  • Osborn BH, Couchman GM, Siegler IC, Bastian LA. Osteoporosis risk factors: association with use of hormone replacement therapy and with worry about osteoporosis. Women’s Health Issues. 1999;9:278-285.
  • Osborn BH, Fowlkes J, Han VKM, Freemark M. Nutritional regulation of insulin-like growth factor binding protein (IGFBP) gene expression in the ovine fetus and pregnant ewe. Endocrinology. 1992;131:1743-50.


I always loved science in school and the opportunity to use science to directly help people was what brought me to the medical field. Being able to help people have children and create families is the most fascinating and rewarding area of medicine to me; I can’t imagine doing anything else.

I enjoy cycling and travel as both are opportunities to explore and enjoy the world we live in.

I am inspired by my patients every day in different ways. The journey through fertility treatment can be long and hard for some patients. When I see a patient who has endured multiple failed treatments, pregnancy losses, numerous procedures, blood draws, and shots and is still willing, with a smile on her face, to try anything that might help her have a child, I am inspired.

I am most proud of the respect, honesty, and transparency with which we treat our patients.

I try to educate my patients as much as possible about what their test results mean, what is causing their infertility, and most importantly what their options are for building a family. With fertility treatment there is not always one clear-cut path, but rather a choice of different treatment options with varying success rates, intensity/invasiveness, and cost. I try to talk through these options to help patients choose which one is the best fit for them.