Dr. Rita Sneeringer is a reproductive endocrinologist at Boston IVF and a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School. She specializes in all aspects of fertility care.
Dr. Sneeringer is double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology/Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
She specializes in all aspects of infertility care.
In addition to her role at Boston IVF, she is a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School, where she teaches the next generation of fertility experts
Her clinical interests include polycystic ovarian syndrome, amenorrhea, premature ovarian failure, hyperprolactinemia, and the medical and surgical treatment of fibroids and endometriosis.
Dr. Sneeringer has published research studies on various topics, including ovarian factors that are associated with fertility and comparative rates of success for various fertility treatments. She has presented her research nationally and continues to be involved in clinical studies at Boston IVF.
She graduated with honors from Georgetown University School of Medicine, completed an internship and residency in OB/GYN at the Harvard affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Boston IVF and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
She is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, among others.
Why Did You Become a Fertility Expert?
I first decided to go into Reproductive Endocrinology because the specialty offers a nice mix of medicine and surgery that really complemented my skills. But more importantly, I love the privilege of being part of one of the most transformative aspects of many people’s lives, becoming parents.
What About Boston IVF Makes You Proud?
Boston IVF offers our patients access to the most important advances in infertility treatments. We also participate in many research projects that include large clinical trials which help to advance knowledge in this field. I have a special interest in research and serve as a site investigator in most of these studies. I am proud to be on the cutting-edge of infertility care that surely benefits my patients. I have been at Boston IVF for my entire infertility career including my fellowship training and love the people I work with. We have a common goal of helping patients through the challenges of treatment.
What is Your Approach to Patient Care?
Many patients struggle with the ups and downs of fertility treatment. It’s sometimes tricky to immediately pinpoint where they need help. My usual approach is to be as available as possible to my patients and take the time to truly listen to them. Although this may seem simple, asking and listening is crucial. Then, with the help of my clinical team and psychology colleagues, I can typically assist patients to receive the care they deserve.
Have Any Patients Truly Inspired You?
Patients inspire me every day with their grace under pressure. Despite the difficulty of infertility treatments, so many patients are kind and selfless throughout the process. Their positive attitude inspires me to continue to work harder to help them achieve their goals of parenthood.
What Makes Working at Boston IVF Great?
I have been at Boston IVF for my entire infertility career including my fellowship training. I love the people I work with the best. We have a common goal of helping patients and providing a good experience through the challenges of treatment.
How Do You Spend Your Free Time?
I spend my free time with my family. I have two children that light up my life. We love to hike, bike, and play soccer together which is a lot of fun even if I’m not much of a soccer player.
Where is The One Place You'd Like to Travel?
I absolutely love to travel and there are so many places on "my list". I would love to tour each of the larger National Parks.
Which Music Do You Enjoy Listening To?
My favorite is alternative rock.
How Would You Describe Your Personality?
Good sense of humor, friendly, humble and compassionate. I grew in a small town in Pennsylvania, so I’d say my personality is one of a small town girl in the big city.
What’s the Most Recent Book You’ve Read?
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
We look forward to speaking with you, and will be in touch as soon as possible!