Patient Testimonial
Dr. Shin has helped us so much in the 13 years we have known him. I’m happy he is doing what he loves in fertility.

Dr. Shin’s straightforward and honest approach was so refreshing as he grasped my personal situation. He was one of, if the not the most, professional and personable doctor I have ever seen.

Dr. Shin was very knowledgeable as well as extremely supportive and accommodating – everything anyone could hope for in a doctor.

I made an appointment with Dr. Shin at the referral of a urologist. During the visit, it was clear that he is a leading authority in the field of reproductive medicine and infertility.

After our last urologist experience I was nervous, but was put at ease immediately after meeting Dr. Shin. He was kind, easy to talk to, and did not rush us!

Dr. Shin did an exceptional job of taking the time to explain things to me in detail. It’s very nice to have that kind of encounter and not feel like you’re being rushed out for the next patient.

Dr. Shin was hands down one of the best doctors I’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Dr. Shin took the time to address all my concerns, and he did so with excellent bedside manner.

Biography

Paul R. Shin, M.D., is board certified in urology. As director of reproductive urology, Dr. Shin optimizes treatment outcomes for patients affected by male factor infertility.

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The uncompromising drive to do the best for each couple trying to build their family is at the central core of what we do.

Education

  • Residency: Urology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Fellowship: Male Infertility, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Glickman Urological Institute, Cleveland, OH
  • Washingtonian‘s Top Doctors List (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017-2019)
  • Co-authored Best Urology Video “Robotic Assisted Vasovasotomy (RAVV): A Pilot Study,” American Society for Reproductive Medicine (2003)
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine Traveling Fellowship Award (2001)
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • American Society of Andrology
  • American Urological Association
  • Sexual Medicine Society of North America
  • Society for Male Reproduction and Urology
  • Society for the Study of Male Reproduction

Coming soon.

Q&A

As a third year medical student at the University of Virginia, my first exposure to urology was a clinical rotation. I found an excellent mentor in Dr. William Steers. Urology seemed like an ideal mix of surgery, longitudinal patient care, and lifestyle. During my residency, I was attracted to the subspecialty of infertility and microsurgery. The surgical challenge of operating under a microscope was something I found myself suited for. Most of all, seeing the emotional impact of my intervention as we helped infertile couples attain their dreams was incredibly powerful.

A common condition I diagnose and treat is called azoospermia, or the lack of any sperm in the ejaculate. I vividly remember several patients where I walked them through the entire process, from diagnosis, to planning, to treatment, and ultimately to pregnancy. The emotional rollercoaster ride and the ultimate payoff of our team efforts to defy the odds and start their families is what I enjoy most.

The collaborative spirit at SGF is incredible. Everyone has an element of pride in their work that separates us from other places. Hopefully, the skill and care I can offer to our male patients will further enhance our abilities to help couples build their families.

I draw a lot of personal strength and peace from my family. I don’t have a particular celebrity or athlete whom I look up to. Rather, I am inspired to come to work each day by my colleagues at Shady Grove Fertility. The uncompromising drive to do the best for each couple trying to build their family is at the central core of what we do, and every day I am professionally rejuvenated. Ironically, this focus on each patient has been the driving force behind our success and growth yet remains as the central pillar of our practice philosophy. This collaborative environment makes it very easy to go to work in the morning.

My family and I love the outdoors. Whether it is skiing powder out west, rock climbing, or camping, we like to get out and enjoy being outside. We are also fairly serious age-group triathletes participating in a number of triathlons, road races, and long-distance bicycle races each year as part of our triathlon team. So, “date night” is an 80 mile bike ride on a Sunday morning. That being said, I also immensely enjoy cooking, food, and wine. I love hosting and feeding friends.

I spent part of my childhood living in Nigeria. The first time I lived there, in 1982, I caught typhoid fever.

Multifaceted and inquisitive. I enjoy meeting a variety of people and finding connections with them. The diversity of our lives makes every story unique and it is fascinating to me to learn about the fabric of a couple’s relationship as we help them through this very difficult time.

Helicopter skiing in the Canadian Rockies, visiting Korea (I was born and raised in the U.S.), finishing an Ironman distance triathlon, and learning how to bake the perfect baguette.

I try to insert myself into their situation and understand their fears and concerns. Sometimes the fears that patients have about infertility and its associated treatment extend beyond simply getting pregnant. Questions like, “Will we go broke doing a fertility treatment?” and “How do my partner and I make it through the crisis of infertility?” are all things I try to help patients and couples with.

Public events & seminars

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October 21, 2021

12:00 p.m.

October 25, 2021

6:30 p.m.