David S. Saffan, M.D.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Patient Testimonial
Dr. Saffan blends superior medical knowledge with compassion.

My wonderful son turned 18 yesterday. Dr. Saffan made him possible.

Dr. Saffan is the best. I am forever grateful to him for our wonderful son and current pregnancy.

Dr. Saffan put us completely at ease. He answered all of our questions and was very thorough.

Dr. Saffan took time to walk us through everything. I feel confident in his care.

Dr. Saffan never made us feel rushed or tried to sway us in one direction or the other. He was always honest about outcomes, but supportive of our choices.


David S. Saffan, M.D., received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Georgetown University Hospital. Following a 2-year fellowship program in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Harvard University, Dr. Saffan established his infertility practice in Northern Virginia in 1986. In the course of his career as a reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Saffan was the director of the institute of reproductive medicine and has served on the board of directors for RESOLVE, an infertility advocacy organization. Dr. Saffan is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology.

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  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Harvard Medical School
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctors for Infertility (2016-2020)
  • Washingtonian’s Top Doctors for Infertility (2005-2018)
  • Washington Consumers CHECKBOOK‘s Top Doctors (2015)
  • The Washington Post’s Super Doctors (2012)
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Society of Reproductive Surgeon
  • Lanzendorf SE, Mayer JF, Toner J, Oehninger S, Saffan DS, Muasher S. Pregnancy following transfer of ooplasm from cryopreserved-thawed donor oocytes into recipient oocytes. Fertil Steril. 1999;71(3):575-7.
  • Paulson JD, Asmar PA, Saffan DS. Mild and moderate endometriosis: comparison of treatment modalities for infertile couples. J Reprod Med. 1992;37:6.
  • Bayer SR, Seibel MM, Saffan DS, Berger MJ, Taymor ML. Efficacy of danazol treatment for minimal endometriosis in infertile women: a prospective randomized study. J Reprod Med.1988;33:179.
  • Saffan DS, Seibel MM. Ovulation induction with subcutaneous pulsatile gonadotropin-releasing hormone in various ovulatory disorders. Fertil Steril. 1986;45(4):475-82.
  • Bianchi DW, Beyer EC, Stark AR, Saffan DS, Sachs BP, Wolf L. Normal long-term survival with alpha thalassemia. J Pediatr. 1986;108:716-8.