Leader in Medicine

Eric A. Widra


Dr. Eric A. Widra, Physician and Medical Director at Shady Grove Fertility, has been selected to join the Physician Board at the American Health Council. He will be sharing his knowledge and expertise in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Endocrinology.

Amassing two decades of experience in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Widra utilizes his expertise in his role as a Physician and Medical Director at Shady Grove Fertility. Recognized on as a world leader and respected pioneer in fertility treatment, Shady Grove Fertility was founded by Dr. Michael J. Levy and Arthur W. Sagoskin over twenty-six years ago to provide cutting edge fertility care in an environment that supported patients’ physical, emotional, and financial needs—and to make future business and clinical decisions based on what is in the best interest of the patients. Available in fifty states and thirty-five countries, Shady Grove Fertility is staffed with highly qualified healthcare professionals while incorporating the latest in medical technology and equipment to perform basic and advanced treatments.

In his current capacity as a Physician and Medical Director at Shady Grove Fertility since 2013, Dr. Widra’s day-to-day responsibilities include patient consults, research, the supervision of physicians, and ventures for his practice. He is board certified in Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Beyond serving as supervisor of the research program at Shady Grove Fertility, Dr. Widra serves is a site director for the Combined Federal Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in Metro Washington, DC, which is the largest fellowship program of its kind.

Following graduation with his medical degree from the Rutgers University in 1990, Dr. Widra pursued an internship (1991) and residency (1994) in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. In 1996, He completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at George Washington University Hospital.

As a testament to his success, Dr. Widra has been honored to be selected to Washingtonian’s Top Doctor’s List for Infertility (1994 – Present) and the Washington Consumers’ Checkbook Guide to Top Doctors (2015). Due to his consistent presentation at the annual American Society of Reproductive Medicine meetings, Dr. Widra has been a recipient of the ASRM Star Award. He has authored over sixty publications in fertility journals, such as Fertility and Sterility, Human Reproduction, and the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics.

To keep abreast of the latest in the industry, Dr. Widra maintains a membership with the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). He serves on the Board of Directors of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Organization.

Looking back, Dr. Widra attributes his success to luck, his strong work ethic and commitment to research which has led to the best possible treatments for patients. He is most proud to be part of a growing and successful practice assisting patients through infertility.
Considering the future, Dr. Widra hopes for the continued growth of his practice.

Shady Grove Fertility

Physician and Medical Director at Shady Grove Fertility

  • Shady Grove Fertility has become the largest fertility center in the nation because we are able to offer patients the best of both worlds—individualized care and consistently exceptional pregnancy rates.
  • At Shady Grove Fertility, we base our treatment recommendations on a variety of circumstances including your test results, age, medical history, previous fertility treatment, and personal preferences. With this many variables, it becomes clear why each treatment plan is customized to the unique needs of each patient.
  • The goal for us is to offer you the best chance of pregnancy while balancing the ability to offer the least expensive, least complex treatment possible.
Pubmed National Library of Medicine


  • Number of supernumerary vitrified blastocysts is positively correlated with implantation and live birth in single-blastocyst embryo transfers. 2013. PubMed
  • The simplified SART embryo scoring system is highly correlated to implantation and live birth in single blastocyst transfers.2013. PubMed
  • Conversion from assisted reproductive technology to intrauterine insemination in low responders: is it advantageous?2010. PubMed
  • Are good patient and embryo characteristics protective against the negative effect of elevated progesterone level on the day of oocyte maturation? 2015. PubMed
  • The prevalence of genuine empty follicle syndrome.2011. PubMed