Posted on: January 11, 2021
Reproductive endocrinologist Jennifer Hsu, MD ’13, has joined Shady Grove Fertility at the practice’s Woodbridge, Va., location. As a University of Virginia alumna, Hsu is proud to return to the state where her medical journey began.
Hsu earned a full undergraduate merit scholarship from UVA, where she continued her graduate studies and earned a medical degree. As a medical student, Hsu extended her research efforts abroad in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, and was ultimately honored with the UVA Medical Alumni Association’s Outstanding Medical Student Award. Her time in Central America allowed her to exercise her fluency in Spanish.
She then completed her residency at Columbia University Medical Center, followed by a move to Boston where Hsu completed her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Massachusetts General Hospital. Today, she is board eligible in obstetrics and gynecology as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
“When patients are hurting, my vow is to stay by their side and help them through it,” she says. “Whether they need someone to listen, grieve with, or help them make a plan, I will be there. The journey to parenthood can be difficult, but I hope my patients never feel that they are alone.”
Hsu is very active in the medical community. She is an experienced lecturer and oral examiner at Harvard Medical School and has spent time in Appalachia providing free medical and women’s health services to residents. Additionally, Hsu is an accomplished researcher, having contributed to more than 15 presentations across the country on topics including intrauterine insemination (IUI), anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH), and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She has also served as a peer-reviewer for several publications including the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics.