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American Health Council Names Eric A. Widra, M.D. to Physician Board

NEW YORK, July 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Eric 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 as 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 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.

About the American Health Council:

The American Health Council is the nation’s only organization with a constituency representative of all sectors of the healthcare industry. From the coasts to the heartland, the American Health Council has drawn Affiliates from major metropolitan hubs and small communities. These Affiliates span generations and have reached different stages of their careers — from recent graduates to retirees. More information about the American Health Council and its mission can be found at:

Additionally, the American Health Council strives to provide recognition and support for those individuals and institutions making the difference in patients’ lives day in and day out. Throughout 2017, the AHC is honoring “America’s Best Doctors and Nurses,” as well as the nation’s best medical universities and hospitals. The American Health Council’s “Best in Medicine” and “Best in Nursing” awards programs honor the individuals and institutions that have contributed significantly to medicine and nursing, as well as the training and education of physicians and nurses. The most current selections for these honors may be viewed here: and

For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Moore
American Health Council
Hauppauge, NY United States
Phone: 1-212-390-0214

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