Today we’d like to introduce you to Rita Sneeringer.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Rita. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania. I left for college at Villanova University where I studied Chemistry and Psychology. I then went to Georgetown Medical School. I did my Obstetrics and Gynecology residency and Reproductive Endocrinology fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston IVF. I joined the medical practice at Boston IVF in 2009 after fellowship. It was a long journey from my small town. I learned a lot in those years about science, about patients and simply about life. All of these varied experiences helped me to become the type of doctor I am today. I strive to be a compassionate doctor offering the very best quality of care to patients going through the difficult challenge of infertility. Today, I learn so much from my patients and am always trying to find better ways to meet their needs.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
There are always obstacles in any journey worth taking. Early on, my obstacles were primarily financial. I worked to help pay for my education since I was 15 years old. This instilled in me a very strong work ethic. I also owe a lot of my success to several scholarships that I was fortunate enough to have during college and medical school. During my medical training, the rigorous academic schedule was difficult but also very intellectually rewarding. Now, probably the most challenging part of being an infertility specialist is finding balance. I have many responsibilities to patients, to my continued education and to my family. A work-life balance helps me to do my best in all of these important parts of my life.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Boston IVF story. Tell us more about the business.
Boston IVF is a world leader in infertility care. Boston IVF was established in 1986 based on the vision of providing comprehensive, patient-centered care for infertility. This is the same vision that attracted me to the fellowship (infertility specialist training) program and to join the practice after my fellowship. There have been many achievements including my favorite, over 75,000 babies born since 1986. And, Boston IVF continues to look forward with ever-changing scientific advances that improve the success rates for our patients.
If you had to start over, what would you have done differently?
I don’t think I would change any of the most significant choices I made.
- Address: Boston IVF 130 Second Avenue Waltham, MA 02451
- Website: www.bostonivf.com
- Phone: 781-434-6500
- Email: RSneeringer@BostonIVF.com