About Dr. Erin Wolff

Dr. Erin Wolff

It is not a stretch to say that Erin is one of the most accomplished researchers in the field of fertility medicine. From basic science experiments utilizing stem cells, to translating these research advances at NIH and Yale, to assessing how new techniques fare in the world of clinical medicine, Erin has done it all. She has presented her research at the most prestigious international meetings and published in the most reputable journals. In addition, she has helped thousands of women achieve their fertility goals through her outstanding clinical decision-making, counseling and surgical skills at both NIH and Shady Grove Fertility. Due to her experiences at the nexus of cutting edge science and her clinical acumen, she was recruited to be Chief Medical Officer of Celmatix – a leading technology company specializing in the genomics of fertility.

She left that company in part to pursue her own fertility goals. Her current practice is a result of all of these experiences which have led her to the realization that individuals going through fertility treatment are often underserved and overwhelmed – and that she is uniquely positioned to help them.

Personal Background

Erin Wolff’s father grew up as one of eight kids, and her mom was the oldest of five. Erin was the oldest of the cousins in her generation, so “there were always a lot of babies around. Births were a big deal in my family,” she recalled. “I think that finding out you’re pregnant is one of life’s greatest moments.”

After growing up on a 37-acre farm near Columbus, Ohio, and completing her undergraduate degree, Erin entered medical school and eventually settled on the fertility field.

“It’s a fascinating aspect of medicine,” she explained. “I love the genetics of reproduction and was attracted to laparoscopic surgery as well as the physiology of the reproductive system. Plus it’s on the cutting edge of science, ethics and law.”

Ironically, Erin experienced secondary infertility years later. “I tried IVF, but it was unsuccessful. Luckily, we had two kids while my husband and I were both in residency and fellowship. But we wanted more. It wasn’t to be, I guess.”

“My brother is in medicine also. He got married in Massachusetts after it became legal for him to marry his partner. They went through assisted reproduction (egg donor and gestational carrier process). I also helped cousins and friends through assisted fertility processes. I started this practice because I know how important it is to have expert guidance,” she said.

Professional Experience

  • Celmatix, Chief Medical Officer
  • National Institutes of Health, Primary Investigator
    • Head, Unit on Reproductive and Regenerative Medicine, (Dual Appointment)
      • Reproductive Endocrinology and Gynecology Group; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
      • Molecular and Clinical Hematology Branch; National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
    • Fellowship Program Associate Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
    • Research Liaison to Shady Grove Fertility Center
  • Shady Grove Fertility Center, Attending Physician, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • National Institutes of Health, Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Yale University School of Medicine, Post-Doctoral Basic Science Research Fellowship
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Washington University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Denison University, Bachelor of Science in Biology; Summa cum Laude