Brianna Schumacher, M.D.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Patient Testimonial
Dr. Schumacher and her staff are the BEST! She is so compassionate and patient.

I can not say enough good things about Dr. Schumacher. She definitely made you feel that you could get through anything even though at times it may be difficult.

I have never experienced such thorough care, and such a kind staff. They were made available to us any hour of the day, 7 days a week.

Her communication extended from not only the office, but phone calls and emails to see what we needed or to offer support. We highly recommend working with Dr. Schumacher.

I had a lot of anxiety during everything but all of my questions and concerns were answered with compassion and no judgement.

Dr. Schumacher is knowledgeable, caring and considerate of all our crazy questions and feelings during the IVF process.

Approachable and a good listener. I immediately trusted Dr. Schumacher with building my family.

Biography

Brianna Schumacher, M.D., is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Schumacher is an advocate for early fertility diagnosis and treatment, as well as egg freezing for women to preserve their fertility for future family building options. She sees patients in SGF’s Philadelphia and Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania, offices.

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I let patients know that I am here for them and that they are understood. My first step is to talk to them to come up with a plan. In my own life, having a plan helps look toward the future and feel like I know where I’m going. Whether it’s trying again, moving to a different treatment, or deciding that a couple wants to take a break to breathe and reassess – I’m here to help guide them through the process of reaching their goal.

Education

  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Massachusetts
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of North Carolina
  • ASRM Early Pregnancy Special Interest Group Prize Paper, 2018
  • Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Research Scholarship for 2016 Annual Meeting, 2016
  • UMass Memorial Ob/Gyn Residency Teaching Award, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • MA-ACOF Annual Meeting and Educational Program Best Oral Research Presentation, 2014
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • In-Training Member of Society for Gynecologic Investigation
  • New England Fertility Society
  • Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
  • Lyttle Schumacher B, Jukic AZ, Steiner AZ. Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) as a risk factor for miscarriage in naturally conceived pregnancies. (Accepted January 2018 to Fertil Steril).
  • Lyttle Schumacher B, Mersereau JE, Steiner AZ. Cycle day, estrogen level and lead follicle size: Analysis of 27, 790 IVF cycles to determine optimal start criterion for GnRH antagonist. Fertility and Sterility, April 2018; 109(4):633-637.
  • Lyttle BM, Grover N, Mesen TB, Steiner AZ, Mersereau JE. Cost Effectiveness of Oocyte Cryopreservation in Cancer Patients Undergoing Treatment with High Risk and Low Risk Gonadotoxic Therapy. Hum Reprod. 2017 Oct 1;32(10):2049-2055.
  • Lyttle BJohnson JV. Chronic Actinomyces Infection Caused by Retained Cervical Cerclage: A Case Report .J Reprod Med. 2016 Mar-Apr;61(3-4):179-81.
  • Pavone ME, Lyttle BM. Endometriosis and Ovarian Cancer: Links, Risks and Challenges Faced – Review Article. Int J of Womens Health 2015; 7:663-72. PMCID: PMC4494101
  • Lyttle BM, Bernardi LA, Pavone ME. Endometriosis and Ovarian Cancer: Clinical and Molecular Aspects – Review Article. Minerva Ginecol 2014; 66:155-64. PMCID: PMC5312665
  • Lyttle BM, Robins J. Infertility. In: Domino F, Badlor, RA, Golding J, Grimes JA, Taylor JS eds. The 5-Minute Clinical Consult, 2013 Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013.
  • Lyttle BM, Tasillo D. Female Condom; Gonorrhea in Pregnancy; Chlamydia in Pregnancy. In: Sexually Transmitted Disease: An Encyclopedia of Disease, Causes, and Treatments from AIDS to Zovirax. 2012.
  • Lyttle B, Chai J, Gonzalez JM, Xu H, Sammel M, Elovitz MA. The Negative Regulators of the Host Immune Response: An Unexplored Pathway in Preterm Birth. Am J Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2009: 201(3): 284.e1-7.
  • Lyttle BM, Li J, Krishnamurthy M, Fellows F, Wheeler MB, Goodyer CG, Wang R.Transcription Factor Expression in the Developing Human Fetal Endocrine Pancreas. Diabetologia 2007; 51(7):1169-80. PMCID: PMC2741503

Q&A

Everyone deserves to be a parent and have the family they have always wanted. I went to medical school so I could help people overcome the medical barriers that prevent them from fulfilling this dream. I wake up every morning excited to start each day – so happy that it is likely going to involve helping at least one more person realize their dream of parenthood.

I am inspired by little people and small things. When my 4 year old says he is a “friend to everyone” and my daughter gives her “blankie” to her younger brother. The person who held the door, wrote a thank you note and paid it forward at the coffee shop – these people inspire me to work harder, love more and take time for those who need it most.

My free time is spent outside looking for tadpoles and chasing water bugs (with my kids). I follow my husband to breweries and hot yoga – and then I drag him to new restaurants and Canada (I’m Canadian) :)). I LOVE the cold and snow storms give me energy. I am an avid tea drinker and warm rain combined with puddle jumping is one of my favorite past times.

I went to medical school because I wanted to look after people. At Shady Grove – every decision comes back to the patient. In almost every difficult situation we ask – what would I want if I were this patient? That’s why I love Shady Grove and it is what makes me so excited to be joining the SGF team.

An African Safari, taking the kids to Alberta to see their cousins, a Yoga retreat in Greece and experiencing another huge snowstorm on Christmas Day.

I let patients know that I am here for them and that they are understood. My first step is to talk to the couple to come up with a plan. In my own life, having a plan helps look toward the future and feel like I know where I’m going. Whether it’s trying again, moving to a different treatment, or deciding that a couple wants to take a break to breathe and reassess – I’m here to help guide them through the process of reaching their goal.

Curious, enthusiastic, and positive. I like making connections with people, finding common ground and making people laugh.

Public events & seminars

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October 21, 2021

12:00 p.m.

October 25, 2021

6:30 p.m.