SGF Atlanta Earns Three Best-Of Awards: Best Fertility Specialist Practice, Top Fertility Specialist, and Top Reproductive Endocrinologist

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SGF Atlanta, formerly Georgia Reproductive Specialists—the third largest IVF practice in the Atlanta-metro region—has earned three top honors by the patient and physician communities of Greater Atlanta.

SGF Atlanta, formerly Georgia Reproductive Specialists

Many people wait to see a fertility specialist thinking it will happen on their own. What most people don’t realize is that early intervention is key.

SGF Atlanta recently earned the top spot and was named Best Self Atlanta Magazine’s Best Fertility Specialist Practice, as voted on by their reader community. SGF Atlanta offers patients individualized care and advanced, innovative, high quality fertility treatment in a nurturing and supportive environment. Each physician is highly trained and brings equal parts clinical expertise and human compassion to their role in helping to build families. Drs. McCarthy-Keith, Namnoum, and Perloe and are among the most accomplished in the field of reproductive medicine, showing a demonstrated commitment to advancing science, education, and advocacy.

Other honorable accolades in 2017 include Desireé McCarthy-Keith, M.D., MPH, who was named a top fertility specialist by Atlanta Parent Magazine.

“I am honored to receive this recognition and feel very proud that I get to help make people’s dreams of a family come true. I feel privileged to work at a practice that strives for innovation and advanced fertility solutions, but always stands behind their promise of doing what is best for the patient,” comments Dr. McCarthy-Keith.

In addition, Dr. Mark Perloe, founder of Georgia Reproductive Specialists in 2000 and recent recipient of the 2017 Ricardo Azziz PCOS Challenge Advocacy Leadership Award, was voted top Reproductive Endocrinologist in Georgia by HealthTap, a global health practice that provides immediate access to top doctors via video, text, or audio. This award recognizes Dr. Perloe for providing education and resources to engaged users on the app and represents the highest distinction for his area of expertise.

“When you’re not getting pregnant, a lot of questions can arise. Many people wait to see a fertility specialist thinking it will happen on their own. What most people don’t realize is that early intervention is key. By educating people about infertility and the different treatment options that are now available, it is my hope that we will be able to help more people build their families,” says Perloe.

SGF Atlanta was formed this past July when Georgia Reproductive Specialists and Shady Grove Fertility announced their merger. By combining the successful clinical, scientific, and operational approaches under the brand "SGF Atlanta," the merger offered an exceptional opportunity to provide enhanced fertility services and unique financial programs, such as SGF’s signature Shared Risk 100% Refund Program for IVF and Donor Egg, to more patients in Atlanta and surrounding areas.

About SGF Atlanta
SGF Atlanta, formerly Georgia Reproductive Specialists (GRS), is part of the Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) international network of state-of-the-art infertility care and IVF centers, offering patients individualized care, innovative financial options, and pregnancy rates among the highest in the United States. SGF Atlanta offers a full range of reproductive medicine and fertility treatments, including diagnostic testing and treatment options from simple drug therapy and surgical procedures to assisted reproductive technologies (ART), for both men and women. The board certified physicians of SGF Atlanta offer more than 100 years of combined experience in reproductive medicine and infertility treatment and are experts in female and male reproductive disorders. The staff of over 40 includes skilled and experienced clinical and technical professionals, embryologists, counselors, and administrators who care for patients in Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, and Atlanta, GA. In addition, the renowned clinical laboratory staff of scientists is credited with developing cutting-edge techniques used by infertility specialists around the world. The SGF Atlanta on-site diagnostic laboratory is fully accredited and features the most advanced technology used in in vitro fertilization, thorough semen and hormone analysis, sperm preparation, and the assisted reproductive technologies. A personalized medical team, led by a board certified reproductive endocrinologist, ensures that patients receive the highest possible medical care, specialized support programs, educational resources, and financial management options. For more information about SGF Atlanta or to schedule an appointment with an SGF Atlanta physician, call 404-843-2229 or visit For more information about Shady Grove Fertility, call 1-888-761-1967 or visit

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