"We spoke to Althea O'Shaughnessy, MD, a practicing Fertility Specialist at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, about her professional passions, exciting new research and what she does to stay healthy.
What are you most passionate about when it comes to your job?
Women’s healthcare was always my passion, even in medical school. I knew I would be in a field that would allow me to educate and teach women about their health.
The field I ultimately chose, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, is such a dynamic subspecialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Making sure women are educated regarding their reproductive health is my top priority. There have been so many changes in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology making it difficult for women to understand their choices in terms of treatment options. My goal is to help them fully comprehend fertility testing and treatment so that they are comfortable and confident when navigating fertility treatment, which can be an overwhelming and painful process."