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Shady Grove Fertility welcomes patients traveling from Canada. At our center, you will receive concierge-level care, unparalleled support, and an esteemed medical team and physicians, who are undoubtedly some of the most respected in the world.

We understand the stress of treatment, financially and emotionally. Throughout treatment, whether near or far, you will feel the warmth and kindness of our experienced staff. You deserve a team of supportive, knowledgeable, and empathetic individuals, all working toward the same goal—to help you achieve your dream of parenthood.

Let's get started together. Call us today to learn more about our program and discover the power of what's possible, 301-545-1322.

Access to World-Class Treatment with Local Care

Shady Grove Fertility has created a streamlined approach to treatment for those who dream of starting a family but may encounter geographical constraints to getting the help they need. Our goal is to provide the best care possible, while minimizing the amount of stress and travel in the process. With only two required patient visits to the U.S., Shady Grove Fertility offers Canadian patients the ability to co-manage their care with local centers in Canada. We will work directly with your local clinic to arrange any additional appointments you will need.

Financial Guarantee

Each year hundreds of patients from Canada travel to Shady Grove Fertility for donor egg treatment. A variety of discount programs and affordable financial options are available, including Shady Grove Fertility’s signature Shared Risk 100% Refund Program. Receive up to six cycles of treatment for one fixed fee and if you don’t take home a baby, you receive 100% of your money back (some exclusions apply).

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Complimentary Initial Phone and In-Person Consultation
All patients receive a complimentary phone consultation with Joseph Doyle, M.D., Shady Grove Fertility’s designated physician treating those traveling from Canada. During this consult, Dr. Doyle will go over a brief summary of our programs and the protocol/timeline, as well as your individual medical history. He will get a preliminary understanding of your particular situation, and how Shady Grove Fertility can assist you, prior to paying any expense. If you make the decision to come to our center, you will also receive a complimentary in-person consultation with Dr. Doyle.

Two Visits for Patients Undergoing Donor Egg Treatment
Since the stimulation monitoring is completed by the donor, whom is local to our center, you only need to visit our center on two occasions. The first of these visits is a recipient day visit to meet with Dr. Doyle (who you completed the phone consult with), a donor team nurse, a financial counselor, and our donor egg recipient liaison. Shady Grove Fertility patients, couples and individual patients alike, will also be required to undergo a mock embryo transfer, provide a sperm sample for freezing (if applicable), and complete any necessary pre-screening. The second visit will be for your embryo transfer. Any other additional screening would take place at a fertility center local to you.


We understand that patients are very anxious about affording care and about treatment that may not have a successful outcome on the first attempt, which is why Shady Grove Fertility has created a treatment guarantee program.

Shared Risk 100% Refund Program
Shady Grove Fertility created the Shared Risk 100% Refund Program for patients paying out of pocket for treatment, allowing them to pursue multiple treatments for one flat fee without the worry of cost versus chances of success, and without sacrificing high-quality medical care.

How Our Shared Risk 100% Refund Program Works:
The program entitles you to undergo up to six fresh cycles and unlimited frozen embryo transfers (FETs), and only pay the equivalent of two fresh cycles. When you have a successful delivery we have earned the fee. If you do not have a successful delivery, you will receive 100% refund. You are not obligated to pursue a specific number of cycles and can stop at any time and still receive a 100% refund. Ninety percent of our patients choose the Shared Risk Program and 82 percent of our patients in this program take home a baby.

Some costs not included in this program are:
• Normal prescreening tests
• Medication for the recipient
• Surgeries not related to IVF
• Recruitment or purchase fees for donor sperm or agency donor egg

We counsel our patients carefully about the pros and cons of this option, including the possibility that if you have a baby with your first transfer, you would have paid the equivalent of twice the usual single cycle fee. We understand this concern and there is no difference in the medical treatment provided based on whether patients pay a fee-for-service fee or a Shared Risk fee. The Shared Risk option simply allows us, at Shady Grove Fertility, to assume the bulk of the financial responsibility for your care.

Shared Donor Egg Program
The Shared Donor Egg Program was also developed to make treatment even more affordable for our patients. It can reduce the cost of donor egg treatment by up to 50 percent and can be combined with our Shared Risk 100% Refund Program for Donor Egg.

By sharing donated eggs with one or two other recipients, you can share the cost of the donor, the most expensive part of treatment. We are well practiced in synchronizing each recipients’ treatment cycle with the donor, without compromising our patients’ chances for success. An analysis of more than 2,000 donor egg cycles at Shady Grove Fertility clearly demonstrated that the majority of egg donors will produce enough eggs to share with more than one recipient.

Experience You Can Rely On

Largest Fertility Program in the United States
With more than 50,000 babies born, our center is the largest in the nation and, with size, comes a level of experience that our patients can rely on. In addition, we complete the largest number of egg donation cycles in the United States.

SGF’s Canadian Physician
As leaders in reproductive medicine, Shady Grove Fertility physicians are committed to providing exceptional fertility care at a practice that is at the forefront of cutting-edge fertility technology.

Meet Joseph Doyle, M.D., Canada
Joseph Doyle, M.D., earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston. Dr. Doyle then completed a 3-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Massachusetts General Hospital. During his training, Dr. Doyle received several teaching and clinical excellence awards. His research efforts focused on oocyte cryopreservation. He has presented numerous times at national and international meetings, and he has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals. He also has a specific interest in healthcare delivery, which he developed through seminars in conjunction with Harvard Business School. Dr. Doyle is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, for which he has developed education modules and served as an ad hoc reviewer, and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Doyle has been named one of Washingtonian's Top Doctors for Infertility in 2017, a recognition voted on by area physicians.

What Patients Are Saying about Dr. Doyle
“I recommend Dr. Doyle to everyone! I was at such a low point by the time I met him, and from our very first meeting, he made me hopeful, he made me feel understood, and he listened to me put all my ‘crazy’ out on the table. He responded to every concern I had, no matter how trivial. He is always patient, and took so much time with my husband and me. He went above and beyond.”

“My husband and I couldn’t have had a more pleasant experience during a difficult time in our lives. Dr. Doyle always took the time to explain every step of the process and made sure we felt comfortable with all decisions and all of our questions were answered. He is very caring and thorough. We, together with our newborn daughter give him our highest recommendation.”

Success Rates among the Highest in the Nation
With experience comes greater success—this can be seen in our program’s success rates reported with the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies.

No Wait for Egg Donors

Largest In-House Fresh Donor Registry in the Nation
There is no wait for donors as all of our donors have been medically prescreened and are ready to begin their donation cycle as soon as their cycles are synced with yours. The donor registry features lengthy donor profiles with information about the donors’ personal and family medical histories, photos, and essays explaining why they are interested in donating their eggs.

Fresh and Frozen Donor Egg Options
At Shady Grove Fertility, you will choose your donor from either our fresh or frozen donor registry. The fresh registry allows you to participate in the Shared Donor Egg Program where the frozen registry allows for a faster time to treatment as the donors have already cycled and their eggs are immediately available.

Ready to begin? Call us today to learn more about our donor program and discover the power of what's possible, 301-545-1322.

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