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.


Susan Strellec, MBA, MPAS, PA-C, is a board-certified Physician Assistant through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She completed her graduate studies at Chatham University, where she also graduated Summa Cum Laude with her bachelor’s in biochemistry.   

She started her career in women’s health at an OB/GYN practice in Northern Virginia, where she later joined Shady Grove Fertility in 2017. 

Susan received the 2022 Outstanding PA in Women’s Health Award from the Association of Physician Associates in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Association of Reproductive Managers. Her interests include preconception counseling and fertility preservation. She enjoys teaching and was previously a guest lecturer at the George Washington University PA Program for several years, covering topics including ovarian disorders, infertility, and obstetrics. 

At SGF her responsibilities include counseling patients on various fertility treatments, performing monitoring and baseline ultrasounds, completing intrauterine inseminations (IUI), endometrial biopsies, mock embryo transfers, and more.  

Susan currently cares for patients as a Physician Assistant at SGF’s Wexford, Pennsylvania, location. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling. 


  • Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
  • Master of Business Administration, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio 
  • New patient consultations for infertility and elective egg freezing 
  • 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   
  • 2022 Outstanding PA in Women’s Health Award, Association of Physician Associates in Obstetrics and Gynecology 
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine 
  • Association of Physician Associates in OBGYN 
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants 
  • The Association of Reproductive Managers 
  • Basu, D., Lettan, R., Damodaran, K., Strellec, S., Reyes-Mugica, M., & Rebbaa, A. (2014). Identification, mechanism of action, and antitumor activity of a small molecule inhibitor of hippo, TGF-β, and Wnt signaling pathways. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, 13(6), 1457-1467. 


I’ve always wanted to work in OB/GYN even before becoming a PA. I started my career working at a private OB/GYN practice and managed patients that were either struggling to conceive or had undergone fertility treatment in the past. I found reproductive endocrinology to be incredibly fascinating, and I was fortunate enough to be able to join Shady Grove Fertility and learn from the best. Being able to help patients through such a difficult and vulnerable journey is immensely rewarding.

I love spending time with my family. I also enjoy reading, cooking, traveling.

I was a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange student with the American Field Service. I lived in Schönberg, Germany with my host family for one year and graduated from Realschule before returning to the states for college.