Shvetha Zarek, MD, FACOG
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Awards & Accomplishments
- Fertility and Sterility Editorial Board
- Numerous Publications on Ovarian Reserve and Pregnancy Loss
- ASRM Award for Research
- NIH/NICHD Intramural Research Grant
- SRI President’s Presenter Research Award
- APGO Excellence in Teaching Award
- Voluntary Faculty Teaching Award
- Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Board Eligible in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
“Dr. Zarek is a jewel! I enjoyed her warmth and sincerity and was particularly impressed with the small details she remembered at each visit. She “moved mountains” for me and was extremely supportive and very thorough in explaining my health choices. Overall, I felt I was in the best care possible from both a personal and health standpoint.”
“We couldn’t have asked for a better doctor through this experience. It’s wonderful and caring doctors like her that make all the difference.”
Special Interests and Expertise
- In Vitro Fertilization
- Minimal Stimulation IVF
- Intrauterine Insemination
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
- Diminished Ovarian Reserve
- Reproductive Immunology
- Clinical Fellowship: National Institutes of Health; Bethesda, MD
- Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology: The George Washington University; Washington, DC
- Doctorate: University of Virginia School of Medicine; Charlottesville, VA
About Dr. Zarek
Dr. Zarek completed her Reproductive Endocrinology fellowship at the prestigious National Institutes of Health. Previously, she was an assistant professor at the George Washington University.
Dr. Zarek has received numerous clinical, research, and teaching awards. She is passionate about supporting the cause of fertility medicine.
Dr. Zarek is committed to providing compassionate care that encompasses both the emotional and medical aspects of fertility.
Q&A With Dr. Shvetha Zarek from SIRM St. Louis
Shvetha Zarek, MD, FACOG just recently joined the practice at SIRM St. Louis. She took some time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions to help patients get to know her a little better:
Why did you become a doctor?
Having grown up in a medical family, I was instilled with two fundamental tenets: the importance of service to others and the love of science. Practicing medicine fulfills both passions.
Why did you choose reproductive medicine?
I fell in love with the idea of helping families in such a profound manner by being part of the journey to have a child.
What excites/challenges you about this field?
The field is so new and we are learning more and more every day. There are not many fields of medicine that can say that!
What do you think is the most significant trend in reproductive medicine to follow in the next few years?
Unfortunately, pregnancy loss still affects up to 25% of families. That is a statistic that I am committed to improving. The ability to differentiate normal embryos will enhance our ability to decrease the chance of pregnancy loss.
What is the biggest challenge/most difficult aspect of the job?
I am acutely aware of the emotional and financial burden of the fertility process and I work very hard to mitigate these burdens for my patients.
What is the most rewarding?
Getting to meet the newest members of a family that we helped… it never gets old and is a ray of sunshine every time!
Why did you join the SIRM Fertility/Dr. Dayal?
I joined the SIRM family because all of the doctors work very hard to provide the trifecta of reproductive medical care: a compassionate environment, cutting edge research, and an outstanding reputation of success. It helps that Dr. Dayal has been a mentor of mine for over 10 years!
How does being a mother impact how you interact with patients?
Being a parent and a specialist in reproductive medicine creates an amazing synergy that enhances every interaction with patients. I work very hard for my patients so they have the opportunity to experience the wonderful gift of parenthood. I work very hard at home for my children, not only to provide for them, but also to show them that they should be the best they can be to contribute to the world.
Dr. Zarek’s Blog: St. Louis Fertility Focus
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