Andrea E. Reh, M.D.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Patient Testimonial
Dr. Reh is friendly, professional, and extremely well-informed.

Not only has Dr. Reh helped me in becoming pregnant, but she also familiarized us as a couple with valuable fertility information.

At each step in our journey, Dr. Reh demonstrated a lot of thought, care, and compassion for our experience.

Dr. Reh was very easy to talk to, thorough, and positive. We are so thankful we were under her care, and that we are now pregnant with our IVF baby!

Dr. Reh is professional, empathetic and patient. She is a wealth of knowledge and is up to date on all of the latest research.

Dr. Reh is excellent – she takes the time to understand your health history completely to find the best course of action going forward.

Dr. Reh’s knowledge and confidence gave me optimism that pregnancy would happen for me and it did!

We never had any questions left unanswered and felt we were well-informed throughout the process with Dr. Reh.

Dr. Reh and her staff expertly guided us through the entire process of conceiving using an egg donor.

It’s been a long road but thanks to Dr. Reh I am now 10 weeks pregnant.

Biography

Andrea Reh, M.D., FACOG, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts in biology. She then received her medical degree at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where she graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. Dr. Reh completed her internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.

During residency, she served as the administrative chief resident and was selected as an outstanding resident in gynecologic endoscopy by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. She completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the NYU Fertility Center with the NYU School of Medicine. She returned to the Washington, D.C. area to practice in 2010 and joined Shady Grove Fertility in 2015.

Dr. Reh has published and spoken nationally on a variety of topics related to infertility, including fertility preservation, in vitro fertilization (IVF) stimulation protocols, donor egg, thyroid autoimmunity, blastocyst transfer, and chromosomal aneuploidy. She was a recipient of the Berlex Foundation Faculty Development Research Award and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine CREST Scholarship. She is an experienced panelist for Inova Life with Cancer®, a cancer survivor support group for individuals and their families, and a speaker for WIAD FM’s Community Focus and Curetalks.com. She has also been featured on WJLA’s Good Morning Washington and Fox 5 DC’s Good Day.

Dr. Reh currently teaches medical students at the University of Virginia and residents in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Inova Fairfax. She was named as one of the Washingtonian’s Top Doctors in 2019 and 2020, and Top Doctors in Northern Virginia Magazine in 2020. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Reh now lives in Vienna, Virginia with her husband, Dr. Randy Stephenson, and their four children.

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Education

  • Fellowship, Reproductive Endocrinology, New York University, 2010
  • Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2007
  • Washingtonian’s Top Doctors for Infertility (2019-2020)
  • Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top Doctors 2020
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award
  • The Berlex Foundation Faculty Development Workshop Scholarship
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine CREST Scholar
  • Georgetown School of Medicine Edward B. Bunn Award
  • NYU-HHC Clinical and Translational Science Institute Grant recipient
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Werner M, Reh A, Grifo J, Perle MA. Characteristics of chromosomal abnormalities diagnosed after spontaneous abortions in an infertile population. J Assist Reprod Genetics. 2012;29(8):817-20.
  • Mullin D, Fino ME, Reh A, Grifo J, Licciardi F. Symptomatic isolated pleural effusion as an atypical presentation of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2011;2011: Article ID 967849.
  • Reh A, Lu L, Weinerman R, Krey L, Noyes N. Quality-of-life assessment at time of fertility preservation counseling in female cancer patients: results of a university-based registry at two years. J Assist Reprod Genetics. 2011;28(7):635-41.
  • Reh A, Im S, Chaudhry S, et al. The effect of autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) in the older, euthyroid infertile woman during the first 35 days of an IVF cycle. Fertil Steril. 2011;95(3):1178-81.
  • Werner M, Reh A, Labella PA, Noyes N. Laboratory evaluation in oocyte cryopreservation suggests retrieved oocytes are comparable whether frozen for medical indications, deferred reproduction or oocyte donation. J Assist Reprod Genetics. 2010;27(11);613-7.
  • Reh A, Amarosa A, Licciardi F, Krey L, Berkeley AS, Kump L. Evaluating the necessity for universal screening of prospective oocyte donors using enhanced genetic and psychologic testing. Hum Reprod. 2010;25(9):2298-304.
  • Reh A, Fino E, Krey L, Berkeley AS, Noyes N, Grifo J. Optimizing embryo selection with day 5 transfer. Fertil Steril. 2010 Jan; 93(2): 609-615.
  • Reh A, Krey L, Noyes N. Are GnRH Agonists losing popularity? Current trends at a large fertility center. Fertil Steril. 2010 Jan; 93(1):101-8.
  • Reh A, Grifo J, Danoff A. What is a normal thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level? Effects of stricter TSH thresholds on pregnancy outcomes after IVF. Fertil Steril. 2010;94(7):2920-2.
  • Noyes N, Reh A, McCaffrey C, Tan O, Krey L. Impact of developmental stage at cryopreservation and transfer on clinical outcome of frozen embryo cycles. RBM Online 2009;19 Suppl 3:9-15.
  • Reh A, Oktem O, Oktay K. Impact of breast cancer chemotherapy on ovarian reserve: A prospective observational analysis by menstrual history and ovarian reserve markers. Fertil Steril. 2008 Nov; 90(5):1635-9.
  • Oktay K, Oktem O, Reh AE, Vahdat L. Measuring the Impact of Chemotherapy on Fertility in Women with Breast Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Aug; 24(24):4044-6.

Q&A

I have always liked science, and I had wanted to become a doctor ever since my first experiences as a candy striper and a home health aide. I went into obstetrics and gynecology because I was fascinated by the incredible physical and emotional journey women endure to have a family. I became a reproductive endocrinologist because I wanted to specifically focus on helping those couples whose journey was especially difficult.

As a doctor, I am motivated by my patients and colleagues to never stop learning, listening, and caring. As a professional, I respect Sheryl Sandberg and Tina Fey for their leadership, tenacity, and wit. Having a family has enriched my life in unimaginable ways, and has served as a greater inspiration for me to help my patients share in the joy of a family of their own.

After a stressful day, there’s nothing I love more than to go out for a good run with some awesome music. I love to go skiing for a great family getaway, to be surrounded by nature, and for the sheer exhilaration of it too. While I used to be an avid rower and tennis player, admittedly those hobbies have taken a backseat recently. I love the adventure of travel and the ability to experience different cultures firsthand, which is one of the reasons I enjoy living in such a diverse city as Washington.

I am really excited and humbled to become a member of the Shady Grove Fertility team. There is a palpable sense of camaraderie, passion, and integrity. As a former rower, I would say that I’m proud to be in the boat that is leading our field, where everyone is pulling in the same direction to ultimately do what is right for the patient.

As a doctor, there are the patients you help and they are thankful because you helped them, and that’s naturally very rewarding. But, there are also lots of patients who despite your best efforts you haven’t helped, and yet somehow they stick with you and you walk that road together. The longer I am a doctor, the more I appreciate that my greatest inspiration from patients comes from these powerful connections that arise from the toughest of times

Infertility is one of the most stressful experiences a patient or a couple can experience, said to be on par with cancer and death. A couple’s marriage, sexual experiences, emotional reserves, and sense of personhood are strained, exacerbated by hormones and costly treatments. Despite these obstacles, I believe there is much hope. I am here to guide my patients with compassion through this difficult process, provide them with accurate information, and enable them to have their best chance for success

I would say that I am a passionate and energetic extrovert who approaches challenges with the meticulous tenacity of your textbook Type A. My friends and patients have described me as compassionate, disarming, and down-to-earth.

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