Denver, COLittleton, CO
Dr. Althea O'Shaughnessy, a distinguished fertility specialist, is known for her straightforward and compassionate approach to patient care. Dr. O'Shaughnessy believes in honesty and education. She ensures that her patients are well-informed and confident in their decisions throughout their fertility journey. Her philosophy centers on alleviating fears through truth and open communication about their reproductive health.
Originating from New York, Dr. O'Shaughnessy's passion for science and medicine was ignited during her high school years. This early inspiration led her to pursue her undergraduate degree at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, followed by her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. She completed her OBGYN residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center and further specialized in Reproductive Endocrinology at Downstate Medical Center in New York.
Dr. O'Shaughnessy has an extensive career in reproductive medicine, with positions held at renowned institutions such as Mount Sinai Hospital, Cooper Center for IVF in New Jersey, and the Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine in New York. Her move to Colorado marked a significant step in her career as she joined Conceptions Reproductive Associates, now a part of the RMA network. At Conceptions, she is acclaimed for her tailored patient care approach, focusing on individualized treatment plans based on scientific evidence rather than generic protocols.
Dr. O'Shaughnessy's patient consultations focus on comfort and education. She believes in equipping her patients with knowledge, allowing them to steer their fertility journey confidently. Her approach has been integral to the success of Conceptions, where a cohesive team of specialists, including embryologists and IVF experts, work collaboratively to achieve the best patient outcomes.
Outside her professional life, Dr. O'Shaughnessy is an avid fan of Latin music and enjoys skiing and science fiction, reflecting her diverse interests and dynamic personality. Her childhood dream of becoming an astronaut exemplifies her adventurous spirit.
Dr. O'Shaughnessy's impact on her patients is profound, exemplified by her successful treatment of a patient with endometrial cancer, leading to a miraculous journey of motherhood. Her dedication and flexibility in patient care have been recognized by numerous awards, including the "Best In Medicine" by the American Health Council in 2019 and multiple Castle Connolly Top Doctor Awards.
In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. O'Shaughnessy leads the donor egg program at Conceptions. She emphasizes the importance of emotional and physical fitness in egg donors, ensuring a thoughtful and ethical approach to egg donation.
- "Best in Medicine - The American Health Council (2019)
- Castle Connolly Top Doctor Award (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017)
- Dr. O'Shaughnessy has published and presented reproductive medicine findings since 1986. She has more than 40 publications and papers to her credit.