Patient Testimonial
Dr. Shah helped complete our family and answer our prayers. After his medical attention and direction, we now have a beautiful and healthy little boy.

Dr. Romanski filled us with so much hope when we needed it the most. Him and his team are absolutely amazing and hands on. I have never felt more cared for at a practice before. Highly recommend him for any fertility needs.

Dr. Barnard was wonderful to work with! I appreciated her care, patience, support, and calming demeanor. She was responsive, knowledgeable, and compassionate. While this process can be very intimidating and overwhelming, I felt better knowing that I had her on my side.

I began my own egg-freezing journey as an OB/GYN resident. Looking back 10 years later, now 38 years old, engaged, and ready to start my own family, I’m relieved to have frozen my eggs. At the same time, I feel obligated to give back and address the toll that surgical training has on women.

– Valerie Libby, M.D., M.P.H. | SGF Atlanta | Program Lead |

SGF in Alpharetta is fantastic. The office is beautiful and brand new. The office and clinical staff are friendly, they make you feel comfortable and they are very accommodating. I have never had to wait long for my appointment.

I have only wonderful things to say about Dr. Gay and his staff at the Alpharetta location. Knowledgeable, compassionate, and professional… I could not have asked for better care.


Ellie Andres, PA-C, earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Elon University in North Carolina. She then continued her studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and completed her Master of Medical Science in the Physician Assistant Program.    

Ellie comes to SGF with over a decade of experience as a Physician Assistant, including time spent in Medical Endocrinology and Reproductive Endocrine & Infertility. 

Since joining SGF in 2022, Ellie’s responsibilities include counseling patients on various fertility treatments, performing monitoring, baseline and saline ultrasounds, intrauterine inseminations (IUI), endometrial biopsies, mock embryo transfers, HSGs and more. 

Ellie currently cares for patients as a physician assistant at SGF Carolina’s Raleigh location.  


  • Bachelor of Science in Biology: Elon University North Carolina
  • Master of Science in Medical Science – Physician Assistant: Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 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   
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants 
  • Triangle Association of Physician Assistants


Having been a Physician Assistant for over a decade, I truly feel there is nothing more rewarding than helping families of all walks of life build their desired family. The connections made with patients during what is often a difficult and stressful journey are priceless. I am excited to continue my career in this field with Shady Grove Fertility.

I enjoy spending time with my family, outdoor activities and listening to true crime podcasts.

I am a Raleigh/Cary native and have an identical twin sister!