Mark Payson, MD

Dr. Payson is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and Practice Director at CCRM Northern Virginia, a participating provider in the WINFertility Network.

Education and Certification

Dr. Payson received his medical degree from the Dartmouth-Brown Program in Medicine at Brown University.  He completed his residency with the Navy at Walter Reed Bethesda and fellowship training at the National Institutes of Health.  He is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.


Dr. Payson served as director of the IVF program at Walter Reed until 2012.  He then worked in private practice in the Washington, D.C. metro area before founding CCRM Northern Virginia with Dr. William Schoolcraft, founder of CCRM and world-renowned fertility expert.  Dr. Payson has extensive experience in several different treatments and IVF protocols, including Natural Cycle IVF.  He has been involved in IVF research and has had numerous research articles published in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Payson teaches medical students and residents and has received “Best Teacher” awards, as well as accolades from his patients.  He was named a 2018 Castle Connolly Top Doctor.  Dedicated to making fertility treatment as straightforward and stress-free as possible, Dr. Payson works with his patients to find the best treatments to help them build a family.

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