Patient Testimonial
Dr. Healy is so kind and selfless she is one of the kindest people that I’ve ever met. I definitely recommend her for any fertility treatments that people may need. We would never choose anyone else to handle our care. If you were looking for a fertility doctor, she is, hands-down, the best.

Dr. Mitchell and her team are dedicated to their patients in their journey to getting pregnant. She is so kind and always makes sure you are comfortable and understand what’s going on and next steps. She communicates so well with her team and patients and I cannot be more happy with my experience.

10 out of 10 recommend! From the first day we stepped foot in Dr. Shah’s office we could feel the amount of love and care him and his team give to their patients. Our fertility journey wasn’t easy but this clinic went above and beyond to make sure it was successful.

I switched to SGF because of our first visit with Dr. Shah. He has great bedside manner, clear communication, manages expectations, and has a great staff. He is very proactive with your healthcare and makes you feel cared for. 

Dr. Shah embodies the epitome of excellence in IVF treatment. From the moment you step into their clinic, you’re greeted with warmth and empathy, setting the tone for the transformative journey ahead.

During the vulnerable and challenging experience of going through infertility treatment, Dr. O’Hern was caring, honest, and supportive. She listened to our concerns and questions with care. She was approachable while speaking to the research in backing her treatment plan.

Biography

Susan Strellec, MBA, MPAS, PA-C, is a board-certified Physician Assistant through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She completed her graduate studies at Chatham University, where she also graduated Summa Cum Laude with her bachelor’s in biochemistry.   

She started her career in women’s health at an OB/GYN practice in Northern Virginia, where she later joined Shady Grove Fertility in 2017. 

Susan received the 2022 Outstanding PA in Women’s Health Award from the Association of Physician Associates in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Association of Reproductive Managers. Her interests include preconception counseling and fertility preservation. She enjoys teaching and was previously a guest lecturer at the George Washington University PA Program for several years, covering topics including ovarian disorders, infertility, and obstetrics. 

At SGF her responsibilities include counseling patients on various fertility treatments, performing monitoring and baseline ultrasounds, completing intrauterine inseminations (IUI), endometrial biopsies, mock embryo transfers, and more.  

Susan currently cares for patients as a Physician Assistant at SGF’s Wexford, Pennsylvania, location. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling. 

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
  • Master of Business Administration, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio 
  • New patient consultations for infertility and elective egg freezing 
  • Perform ultrasounds including baseline, monitoring, and obstetrical    
  • Perform intrauterine inseminations (IUI)   
  • Perform hysterosalpingograms (HSGs)   
  • Perform saline sonograms/mock embryo transfers (SIS/MET)   
  • Perform urgent care evaluations for pain and/or bleeding   
  • Perform gynecological procedures such as endometrial biopsies    
  • Perform physical exams    
  • Review lab results and assist in clinical decision making for patients   
  • 2022 Outstanding PA in Women’s Health Award, Association of Physician Associates in Obstetrics and Gynecology 
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine 
  • Association of Physician Associates in OBGYN 
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants 
  • The Association of Reproductive Managers 
  • Basu, D., Lettan, R., Damodaran, K., Strellec, S., Reyes-Mugica, M., & Rebbaa, A. (2014). Identification, mechanism of action, and antitumor activity of a small molecule inhibitor of hippo, TGF-β, and Wnt signaling pathways. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, 13(6), 1457-1467. 

Q&A

I’ve always wanted to work in OB/GYN even before becoming a PA. I started my career working at a private OB/GYN practice and managed patients that were either struggling to conceive or had undergone fertility treatment in the past. I found reproductive endocrinology to be incredibly fascinating, and I was fortunate enough to be able to join Shady Grove Fertility and learn from the best. Being able to help patients through such a difficult and vulnerable journey is immensely rewarding.

I love spending time with my family. I also enjoy reading, cooking, traveling.

I was a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange student with the American Field Service. I lived in Schönberg, Germany with my host family for one year and graduated from Realschule before returning to the states for college.