medical advisory council

Natan Bar-Chama
M.D.
Director, Center of Male Reproductive Health at RMA of NY.
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Dr. Natan Bar-Chama, board certified in urology, is Director of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital and is an associated professor of urology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He serves the role of Director of the Center of Male Reproductive Health at RMA of New York. He received his medical degree with special distinction for research in male infertility and also continued his urology residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Bar-Chama was awarded the prestigious New York Academy of Medicine F.C. Valentine Fellowship and received subspecialty training in male reproductive medicine and surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine. In 1998, Dr. Bar-Chama received the Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award for leadership, innovation, and outstanding achievement in urological science.

Dr. Bar-Chama serves on the Board of Directors of the American Fertility Association and was awarded the American Fertility Association Family Building Award in 2000. He currently serves on the board of directors of American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Society of Male Reproductive Urology (SMRU).

Dr. Bar-Chama was the medical honoree at the 2007 Puah dinner.
Snunit Ben-Ozer
M.D., FACOG
Founding Partner, TLC Fertility.
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Dr. Ben-Ozer was born in Israel and raised in Michigan. She is Board Certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility (REI) and Obstetrics/Gynecolgy. She completed her Infertility sub-specialty training at UC San Diego with Dr. Samuel Yen. She founded the Tree of Life Center (TLC) and is in private practice in Tarzana and Beverly Hills. She is also an Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA Geffen School of Medicine and received a teaching award in 2007.

Dr. Ben-Ozer is married to Jeff Gold and is the mother of 4 year old Liam. Although the doctor considered entering into several surgical specialties, she says that she found herself especially drawn to the emotional aspect of Infertility and OB/GYN. She has been responsible for many "almost impossible" successful pregnancies. Recipient of the Gift of Life Award
Jeffrey J. Braverman
M.D.
Founder and Medical Director at  Braverman IVF & Reproductive Immunology
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Dr. Braverman is the founder and Medical Director at  Braverman IVF & Reproductive Immunology  with offices in Long Island and Manhattan.

Dr. Braverman was honored as the youngest graduate at New York University where he was accepted at the age of 14. He went on to attend Medical School at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan and completed his internship and residency at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York.

After completing his residency Dr. Braverman established a private medical practice in Long Island New York. For more than 25 years, Dr. Braverman has been treating patients with all complications related to Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and has become one of the nation's leading authorities in the field of Reproductive Immunology. He has managed thousands of cycles of IUI and IVF with a large majority of his patients suffering from Recurrent Pregnancy Loss. He has consistently maintained one of the highest success rates despite the complexity of his case load.

Dr. Braverman has gained unequaled experience managing as well as delivering this High Risk group of patients. In fact Dr. Braverman has delivered well over 5000 babies in his career. He has been featured with his RPL autoimmune patients on Discovery Channels Baby Story, local TV news stations, and has hosted numerous radio shows on reproductive immunology and fertility.

He assists and consults with patients from around the world with problems related to RPL. He has designed the most complete panel for the diagnosis and management of immune related pregnancy complications, as well as one of the most comprehensive thrombophilia (blood clotting) panels available.

His current office staff has all been part of this practice for at least 20 years and most, longer than that. This has also been one of the most important elements in maintaining our consistency. You will always get someone knowledgeable when you call the office. Dr. Braverman performs all his own consults and sonograms. You will never get a "fill in "when you call for a consult or come in for a visit. He manages every case from start to finish. . Many of Dr. Braverman's patients from around the country learn about him in numerous immunology and fertility chat rooms on the internet, where he has developed a loyal following.

Dr. Braverman is a member in good standing with the American Society of Reproductive Immunology, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the European Society of Reproductive Immunology, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the New York State Medical Society, the Nassau County Medical Society and is actively Board Certified from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Braverman consults with and has been invited to lecture at many IVF centers around the world on the topics of reproductive immunology and recurrent pregnancy loss. He has served as co-chairman of the American Society of Reproductive Immunology meeting held in New York in 2015
Scott Chudnoff
MD, MSc, FACOG
Chair of the Hugh K. Miller, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Stanford Health
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Dr. Chudnoff is Stamford Health's new Chair of the Hugh K. Miller, MD, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OBGYN). He is responsible for the overall direction of obstetrics, gynecologic oncology, maternal/fetal medicine and reproductive endocrinology, as well as advancing the Women's Health programs at the Hospital and Tully Health Center. Board- certified in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Chudnoff specializes in women's health, gynecology, minimally invasive surgery, medical technology and medical education, and is certified as a sexuality counselor by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).

Prior to joining Stamford Health, Dr. Chudnoff was Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, Associate Residency Director at Einstein/Montefiore and the Director of Gynecology at Montefiore. A graduate of Yeshiva University, he received his medical degree from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey.
He completed his Master of Science degree, residencies in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health and a fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Alan B. Copperman
M.D.
Medical Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, RMA of NY
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Dr. Alan B. Copperman is Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as well as the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Copperman is a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and also serves as Medical Director of RMA of New York. He is an experienced and respected clinician, has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters on reproductive medicine, and has co-authored hundreds of scientific abstracts on infertility, in vitro fertilization, egg freezing, ovum donation and genetics.

Dr. Copperman is frequently quoted in print and digital media (Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times, Daily News, WebMD, SELF, Health.com, Parenting magazine, Parents.com, Refinery29) and is featured on local and nationally-televised news shows including Fox 5 NY Live, CBS This Morning, Huffington Post Live, Anderson Cooper 360 and 20/20. Dr. Copperman has been named to New York magazine's list of Best Doctors sixteen years in a row, and Castle Connolly and SuperDocs have annually recognized Dr. Copperman as one of the top fertility doctors.
Michael Dahan
M.D. FACOG, FRCSC
Obstetrician Gynecologist & Fertility Specialist, McGill University Health Centre
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Dr. Dahan is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, Obstetrics and Gynecology Division. He is American board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology as well as in Infertility, and serves as assistant professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University.

Dr. Dahan graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in medicine and then completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Long Island College Hospital campus of the State University of New York at Down State. He also completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California in San Diego with Samuel Yen and Jeffrey Chang.  After completing his fellowship, Dr. Dahan was on faculty at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and Stanford University in California, before joining McGill University.

Dr. Dahan has authored over 120 peer-reviewed publications and 130 abstracts and has been awarded over $1.3 million in research grants. He was Chair of the Associate committee of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility from 2003 to 2005. He is currently or has been in the past on the editorial board of 35 peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Dahan was thrice chosen as one of the best Obstetricians/Gynecologists in America by the Consumers' Research Council and was the 2008 recipient of the R. Howard Webster award given by the Research Institute of McGill University. He was selected for Inclusion in Marquis Who is Who in Medicine. The name Dahan's syndrome has been applied to pituitary injury due to vasospasm, which he first described in the medical literature.

Dr. Dahan's areas of expertise include in vitro fertilization, in vitro maturation of eggs, egg freezing, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, male infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss. He also specializes in fertility preservation for cancer patients, tubal factor infertility, ovulation induction and sperm insemination, egg donors and factors affecting menstrual periods.

He first developed and published some of the techniques used for ovulation delay in Orthodox Jewish women with Nidah Issues including; early follicular use of estrogen and GnRH-antagonists for women with medical contraindications to estrogen use.
Michael Feinman
MD., F.A.C.O.G.
Founding Partner of HRC Fertility, CA.
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Doctor Michael Feinman graduated UCLA School of Medicine in 1980. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Sloane Hospital for Women, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital of New York, in 1984 and his fellowship in REI at the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. Dr. Feinman went on to help establish the IVF program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NY. His team performed the first vaginal ultrasound guided egg retrieval in New York and created one of the first successful egg donor programs in the world.

Dr. Feinman is active in well-known professional organizations, including Association of Private Assisted Reproductive Technology, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, as well as the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists.

Dr. Feinman's areas of interest include third-party parenting with local and national patients, minimal-stimulation and natural cycle IVF for poor prognosis patients, and strategies for minimizing multiple pregnancies.

In addition to his high success rates, Dr. Feinman's patients recognize him as compassionate, dedicated and knowledgeable.
Eric Flisser
M.D.
Fertility Specialist, RMA of NY
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An honors graduate of Yale University, Dr. Flisser earned his medical doctorate at the New York University School of Medicine and completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Columbia campus of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Flisser completed his subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the New York University School of Medicine.

While at Yale, Dr. Flisser was President of the Morse College Council and received the Andrew Patterson Award for Leadership. Dr. Flisser was a recipient of a Berlex Junior Faculty Development Training Award while a Fellow at NYU, and during his Fellowship, established the Bellevue Gynecologic Endocrinology Clinic.

Dr. Flisser is a peer reviewer for the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics and Fertility and Sterility and has an extensive bibliography of publications and presentations, including critical evaluations of IVF treatment techniques and the use of ultrasonography in IVF. Dr. Flisser has lectured extensively, including topics such as Twinning in IVF and the advantages of extended embryo culture.

Dr. Flisser is Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility and in Obstetrics & Gynecology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI). He is also a member of the New York- Metropolitan Embryologist Society. His professional interests include reproductive surgery, in vitro fertilization and oocyte donation. He sees patients in the New York Eastside office. Dr. Flisser is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at the Icahn School of Medicine of the Mount Sinai Medical Center and also has admitting privileges at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan and Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York.
Eric Forman
M.D. HCLD
Medical and Laboratory Director, Columbia University Medical Center
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As the Medical and Laboratory Director at Columbia University Fertility Center, Eric Forman, MD, HCLD, oversees the medical practice as well as the IVF embryology and andrology laboratories. He also actively sees patients with infertility and those seeking to preserve their fertility. Dr. Forman has extensive clinical and laboratory research experience. He has published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals on a wide range of topics in assisted reproductive technology (ART).

He has a special interest in using preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) to optimize IVF and improve selection for elective single embryo transfer (eSET). A randomized controlled trial he led demonstrated, for the first time, that transferring a single chromosomally-normal embryo can achieve the same live birth rates as transferring two untested embryos. After publication of this paper, eSET rates skyrocketed and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine references Dr. Forman's study in its guideline on the number of embryos to transfer in IVF. He also has an interest in fertility preservation, and a study he led proved that egg freezing using the rapid vitrification technology does not increase the risk of genetic abnormalities in the resulting embryos. This study was cited as a "watershed in ART" by one of the world's leading experts on cryopreservation.

Dr. Forman specializes in providing individualized patient care to solve each unique couple's challenge. He is active on social media where he frequently writes blogs and commentaries on important topics in reproductive medicine and the patient/physician experience. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

When not working, Dr. Forman enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, running (including completing the 2016 NYC Marathon with Team Every Mother Counts), learning how to play ice hockey and rooting on his favorite sports teams, the Mets, Knicks, Rangers and Duke Blue Devils.
Michael J.Glassner
M.D.
Founding Partner, Main Line Fertility and Reproductive Medicine
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Dr. Glassner is a founding partner of Main Line Fertility and Reproductive Medicine. He is also the founding Director of the Center for Reproductive Medicine at Bryn Mawr Hospital and under his tutelage it has become a leading IVF Center in the area.

He graduated from Albany Medical College after completing both medical school and college in six years. Dr. Glassner served his residency at The Medical College of Pennsylvania and performed his fellowship in Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has been in private practice treating infertility patients for almost 15 years.

Dr. Glassner has authored numerous publications in his field, is a member of the leading professional organizations, and serves on the professional advisory board of a number of organizations. He has had the opportunity to provide care to patients locally, nationally and internationally.

Dr. Glassner has been repeatedly recognized as a "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia Magazine and by Main Line Today . He was recognized as one of the best infertility physicians in the Delaware Valley by the nationally recognized Consumers Checkbook , as well as by Castle Connolly in America's Top Doctors. He has been featured as a medical expert on ABC's 20/20, as well as The Discovery Health Network and CN8.
Dan Goldschlag
M.D.
Obstetrician Gynecologist & Fertility Specialist, New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center
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Dr. Dan Goldschlag is a specialist in reproductive surgery and the treatment of infertility. He is trained in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and is currently an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital -Weill Medical College of Cornell University Of particular interest to Dr. Goldschlag is treating couples that are facing unique challenges presented to them secondary to cancer threrapies.

Dr. Goldschlag received a M.D. degree from the Wayne State University in 1992, completed his residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine 1997, and went on to the New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical College where he completed a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. He is a member or fellow of numerous medical associations including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist. He has authored articles and given numerous presentations covering various medical topics. Dr. Goldschlag lectures both nationally and internationally on a wide range of topics in reproductive health.
Marc Goldstein
M.D., F.A.C.S.
Director of the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center
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Marc Goldstein, MD, DSc (hon), FACS is the Matthew P. Hardy Distinguished Professor of Reproductive Medicine, and Urology at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University; Surgeon-in-Chief, Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery; and Director of the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is Adjunct Senior Scientist with the Population Council's Center for Biomedical Research, located on the campus of Rockefeller University.

A summa cum laude graduate of the College of Medicine, State University of New York – Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Goldstein worked as a resident in general surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York. After three years overseas in the U.S. Air Force, attaining the rank of Major and flying in F4 Phantom aircraft as a Flight Surgeon, Dr. Goldstein was trained in urology at Downstate Medical Center. He continued his post-graduate training in reproductive physiology as an AUA scholar at the Population Council, Center for Biomedical Research, located on the campus of Rockefeller University, and at the Rockefeller University Hospital

Dr. Goldstein is internationally renowned for his pioneering work in vasectomy reversals and microsurgical repair of varicoceles and blockages. He has performed over 1,000 microsurgical vaso-vasostomies and vaso-epididymostomies. His technique of microsurgical vasectomy reversal, as published in a peer-reviewed journal, yields the highest reported sperm return and pregnancy rates. He developed a microsurgical technique of varicocelectomy in 1984 and has performed over 3,500 cases with the lowest reported failure and complication rates. He was the first American surgeon to be trained in, and perform, the Chinese method of No-Scalpel Vasectomy. He has introduced the microsurgically assisted inguinal hernia repair which significantly reduces complications and failures.

Dr. Goldstein has authored or co-authored over 300 journal articles and book chapters. He is the author of Surgery of Male Infertility, the first textbook on the subject. He is co-author of The Couple's Guide to Fertility(Broadway/Random House 2001, 3rd edition), The Vasectomy Book (Houghton Mifflin), Reproductive Medicine Secrets (Hanley & Belfus, 2004), A Baby at Last (Simon & Schuster 2010), and with Peter Schlegel the new Male Infertility (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He is on the editorial board of the medical journals Microsurgery andFertility and Sterility. He has also been featured in interviews on numerous major media outlets including NBC's The Today Show, ABC's Good Morning America, ABC's Eyewitness News, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
Richard V. Grazi
M.D., FACOG
Founder partner, GENESIS Fertility. Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at Maimonides Medical Center
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Dr. Richard V. Grazi is the Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Maimonides Medical Center and the founder of Genesis Fertility & Reproductive Medicine. His first book, Be Fruitful and Multiply: Fertility Therapy and the Jewish Tradition, has been acclaimed internationally.

Dr. Grazi has published and lectured extensively on clinical and ethical issues related to reproductive medicine. He is currently a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons. Dr. Grazi was the medical honoree at the 2007 Puah dinner.
Lawrence Grunfeld
M.D.
Fertility specialist, Partner and Co-director of RMA of NY.
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Dr. Lawrence Grunfeld is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist. He is a clinical associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and co-director of Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York. Dr. Grunfeld received his medical degree at Mount Sinai and his OB/GYN training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also completed fellowships in reproductive medicine at both the Albert Einstein Medical College and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Grunfeld served as Director of Fellowship Training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, where he has been performing IVF procedures since 1986.

Dr. Grunfeld is well known in the field of infertility for his expertise in sonography, reproductive surgery, and in vitro fertilization. He has authored dozens of significant articles in these fields and lectures extensively on infertility. Dr. Grunfeld is recognized for achieving high success rates with IVF, ICSI, ovum donation, and other Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). New York Magazine has championed him as being one of the Best Doctors in New York every year from 2003 to 2008, and SuperDocs has selected him to appear in their 2008 New York Edition.
Joshua Klein
M.D. FACOG
Chief Medical Officer and Reproductive Endocrinologist, Extend Fertility, Expect Fertility
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Dr. Joshua U. Klein, co-founder of Extend Fertility, is the chief medical officer of Extend Fertility Medical Practice as well as the chief clinical officer and medical director, embryology lab, of Extend Fertility LLC.

Dr. Klein is an accomplished board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and assistant professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He earned his medical degree at Harvard University, completing his residency in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Massachusetts General and Brigham & Women's Hospitals. He did his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Columbia University and is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Before leading the Extend Fertility Medical Practice, Dr. Klein practiced for several years at one of the largest academic IVF programs in the US, where he served as medical director for Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York in Brooklyn. Dr. Klein has authored and co- authored publications in leading peer-reviewed academic journals such as Science, Fertility and Sterility, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has also written numerous chapters for medical textbooks and has presented research at national conferences including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Dr. Klein sits on the medical board of several fertility advocacy organizations and regularly gives lectures and presentations to community groups on infertility and fertility preservation.

Dr. Klein's extensive professional experience has made clear to him that despite the miraculous advances that have been made in infertility treatment, women in the 21st century continue to struggle to reconcile the biological realities of reproductive aging with the social and economic realities they face every day. As such, he is passionate about helping women understand their fertility and make smart, informed, and individualized decisions about their options for planning a family, and he is excited to help lead Extend Fertility's team in realizing that vision.
Brian Levine
M.D., M.S., FACOG
Founding partner and practice director of CCRM New York
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Brian A. Levine, M.D., is the founding partner and practice director of CCRM New York. He is board-certified in both reproductive endocrinology and infertility and obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Levine attended New York University School of Medicine where he currently serves as a member of NYU's Board of Trustees, completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia University Medical Center and then completed his fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical College.

Dr. Levine has over 50 publications and was recently awarded the highest prize by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine for his assisted reproductive technology (ART) video submission on three-dimensional sperm imaging techniques. He has also received multiple honors and teaching awards and continues to mentor students, residents, and fellows on both basic science and clinical research.

Dr. Levine is a member of the New York Surgical Society, the New York Medical Society, the New York Society of Reproductive Medicine, the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

In addition to his clinical expertise and ongoing research, Dr. Levine is currently the technology editor of Contemporary Ob/Gyn magazine and has lectured nationwide on how physicians and laboratory personnel can adopt common technologies to improve clinical efficiency.

In 2017, Dr. Levine was honored with the Doctors of Distinction award in Westchester County and was also named a Rising Star by Super Doctors in 2017 and 2018.
Clifford L. Librach
M.D., FRCS, FACOG
Founder and Director of the CReATe Fertility Centre, Toronto.
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Dr. Clifford Librach is the founder and Director of the CReATe Fertility Centre (Toronto, Ontario). He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto, and holds cross-appointments with the Department of Physiology and Institute of Medical Sciences.

Dr. Librach played an integral role in the establishment of the reproductive biology clinical and research programs at Women's College Hospital and in 1991 and later Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, and since then has made significant contributions to current fertility practice in Canada. He served as Division Head of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Women's College Hospital for 23 years. Dr. Librach also served on the committees for development of standards for the Canadian Royal College REI fellowship and for development of CPSO standards for REI practice in Ontario. Dr. Librach was the Chair of Ontario Medical Association Reproductive Biology from 2004 to 2016. He co-founded the CFAS IVF Improvement Committee in 2004 and has presented analysis of clinic specific data at the IVF directors meeting for the past 12 years.

Dr. Librach was also involved in development and reporting of the Canadian Reproductive Technologies Registry (CARTR) and more recently served on the committee for development of the CARTR plus BORN ART database. He has spoken to a government committee regarding the prioritization of funding for ART in Ontario, and presented at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health regarding the Assisted Human Reproduction Act. He has served on a committee to implement funding for IVF in Ontario and is currently on a committee to set standards for IVF in Ontario. He has been interviewed extensively on ART-related topics in the national and international media.

Dr. Librach is also a leader in the field of obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive medicine research, both clinical and basic. Some of his major contributions include identifying the role of HLA-G in early pregnancy, IVF and preeclampsia, uncovering important factors indicative of embryo quality, improving andrology diagnostic testing, and the isolation of a novel multipotent stem cell from umbilical cord perivascular tissue. Ongoing research interests are targeted at increasing our understanding of male and female infertility, third party reproduction, improving ART outcomes, predicting risk of preeclampsia, and advancing umbilical cord stem cell research applications in Cardiac and Neurological diseases. He has published over 65 peer-reviewed original publications, 4 book chapters and over 240 abstracts, a significant number of which have been presented nationally at CFAS and also internationally. He recently was awarded the Chair's Award for Sustained Excellence in Research in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto. He currently holds several peer reviewed research grants together with collaborators in Canada and internationally. Importantly, Dr. Librach has been a strong supporter of CFAS for many years, sending a large contingent of his clinical and research personnel to attend and present original research at annual meetings. He, together with the researchers in his laboratory, have won numerous awards at CFAS as well as at other meetings locally and internationally.

Dr Librach is proud to serve on the CFAS executive in order to enhance the society and help guide and improve reproductive health care across Canada.
Harry Lieman
M.D.
Practice Director, Montefiore's Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Health
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Dr. Harry J. Lieman, is the practice director of Montefiore's Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Health and assistant professor of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Lieman is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
Zalman Levine
M.D.
Co-Medical Director, Fertility Institute of New Jersey & New York
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Dr. Zalman Levine, Co-Director of our Institute, is a Board-certified specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). His clinical expertise encompasses all areas of assisted reproduction including ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), preimplantation genetic testing (PGD and PGS), and oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) for fertility preservation. Dr. Levine was recruited by the Fertility Institute in 2002 to provide our patients with the most advanced reproductive technologies. Prior to joining our team, he served as Clinical and Research Fellow at Harvard University alongside prominent leaders in the REI field, teaching reproductive medicine and surgery at Harvard Medical School and at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He has performed pioneering research, presented at national conferences, published in the medical literature, and received many academic awards for his research, teaching, and surgical skill. Before beginning his medical career, Dr. Levine studied at Yeshiva University's theological seminary and is an ordained rabbi who lectures widely on the interface between assisted reproduction and religion. Dr. Levine has been recognized by patients and colleagues for his caring and warmth, clinical innovation, attention to detail, ability to explain and communicate medical concepts in an understandable and sensitive way, and success in helping people become parents.

Through his years of educational and professional experience, Dr. Levine has developed a depth of knowledge and expertise in all aspects of reproductive endocrinology, as well as a deeply personal humanitarian approach to his patients.
Eliran Mor
M.D.
Founding Partner, California Center for Reproductive Health
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Doctor Mor received his medical degree from Tel Aviv University-Sackler School of Medicine in Israel. He completed a four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Subsequently, Dr. Mor completed a three-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Southern California. Doctor Mor is Board Certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Throughout his career Dr. Mor has researched many topics in infertility and human reproduction, including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS); emergency contraception; neuroendocrinology; insulin resistance; male factor infertility; donor sperm insemination; tubal factor infertility; IVF stimulation protocols; congenital uterine anomalies; tubal gamete/embryo transfer (GIFT/ZIFT/TET); pregnancy at advanced reproductive age; and hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and continues to do so today. He is a member, in excellent standing, of multiple prestigious medical societies, including the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society (PCRS), the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and remains a Clinical Instructor at USC. Doctor Mor is one fertility expert who is constantly striving to stay on the cutting-edge of fertility treatments and human reproduction. In addition to monthly Journal Club meetings/publication review sessions and educational seminars/lectures, Dr. Mor attends at least two major Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility meetings each year in an effort to present his patients with the latest in innovative reproductive care. Only interventions that have been tested and validated through multiple good studies are adopted in Dr. Mor's practice, in an effort to administer safe and effective treatments to achieve a healthy pregnancy. A true "patients' doctor," Dr. Mor is and will be your physician throughout your fertility journey! All consultations, after-hour inquiries, pelvic examinations, ultrasound examinations, diagnostic procedures, assisted reproductive procedures (egg retrievals, embryo transfers...), and surgical procedures, if needed, will be performed by Dr. Mor. Involvement in every aspect of your fertility care and complete micromanagement of your treatment makes Dr. Mor your ideal partner in your path to becoming pregnant.
Steve C. Presser
M.D.
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility,
Murrieta, CA
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Dr. Steven C. Presser received his undergraduate degree from USC and attended medical school at the University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School. He served his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Cedars-Sinia Medical Center and has been in practice since 1991. Dr. Presser was given a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at USC (Los Angelos County Women's and Children's Hospital). Dr. Presser has published many articles on the subject of fertility and has received numerous awards including the "Purvis Martin Research Award" from the Pacific Coast Fertility Society. He is associated with many fertility organizations including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society of Reproductive Surgeons and the European Society for Human Reproduction.
Zev Rosenwaks
M.D.
Director of The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, New York Weill Cornell
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Dr. Zev Rosenwaks, is the Director of The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, the world-renowned infertility clinic at New York Weill Cornell. He is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and was appointed an endowed professorship in 1994 - the Revlon Distinguished Professor of Reproductive Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Rosenwaks is a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and received his subspecialty certification in Reproductive Endocrinology in 1981. He is a noted world authority on reproductive endocrinology and infertility and one of the founding pioneers in the assisted reproductive technologies.

Throughout his career, Dr. Rosenwaks has been instrumental in developing new fertility-enhancing protocols and the study of advanced recombinant-derived gonadotropins to assist in producing mature, high quality sperm and eggs. The development of a highly successful egg donation program at New York Weill Cornell has made it possible to achieve pregnancies in women who have premature ovarian failure. Egg donation, first developed in the United States by Dr. Rosenwaks, has also made it possible to answer many key questions about human reproduction.
Benjamin Sandler
M.D.
Fertility specialist, Partner and Co-director of RMA of NY.
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Dr. Benjamin Sandler is an assistant clinical professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and attending physician in the division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He is co-director of Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York. Dr. Sandler completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, and a subspecialty fellowship in infertility and reproductive medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Dr. Sandler is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is well recognized for his role in creating and popularizing many current in vitro fertilization protocols.

Dr. Sandler has authored several book chapters and multiple scientific articles on infertility and has lectured at both national and international meetings. He was the co-author of prize-winning papers in the area of Assisted Reproductive Technologies at the prestigious American Society of Reproductive Medicine annual meetings in 1990, 1991, 1998, and 2005. Dr. Sandler was selected for inclusion in the NY Metro Guide: How to Find the Best Doctors, and was recognized by New York Woman Magazine in 1991 and the Better Living Magazine in 2004 as one of the best infertility specialists in New York. New York Magazine repeatedly has championed Dr. Sandler as one of the "Best Doctors" of New York in their annual editions since 2004. SuperDocs annually features him as a leading physician in their New York listing, and Latino Leaders Magazine featured him in its "New York's Finest" issue in 2006 and in a healthcare leaders article in 2011. He received the American Fertility Association Family Building Award in 2001 for his years of dedication and commitment to the treatment of couples experiencing infertility. Dr. Sandler is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a long- standing member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. He received the STAR Award from ASRM for his contributions to the society.

Dr. Sandler's practice concentrates on the diagnosis and management of difficult infertility cases, using state of the art assisted reproductive technologies.
Peter N. Schlegel
M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor and Chairman of Urology; Weill Medical College of Cornell University
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Dr. Schlegel is an internationally acclaimed expert in the treatment of male infertility, especially the interface of male factor treatment with assisted reproductive techniques. His work has also clarified the importance of genetic studies in the evaluation of men with infertility. He was awarded the 1996 Established Clinician Award by The European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology. Dr. Schlegel was awarded a fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons in 1992 for collaborative study with urologists in London, which he performed in 1993. He has been listed as an expert in nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy techniques as well as male infertility by Castle Connolly's "Best Doctors" Guide since 1999 as well as other national "Best Doctor" lists.

In over 190 published or submitted original manuscripts, as well as numerous book chapters and invited articles, Dr. Schlegel has described the characteristics of men who are candidates for sperm retrieval, designed and described novel techniques for the successful achievement of pregnancy after sperm retrieval. He has also published extensively on microsurgical treatment of infertile men as well as on genetic aspects of infertility. More importantly, the team of scientists, reproductive endocrinologists, nurses and technicians that Dr. Schlegel has worked with at Cornell has achieved one of the highest pregnancy rates in the world for treatment of couples using sperm that were retrieved by Dr. Schlegel.

Early in his career, Dr. Schlegel worked with pioneers in the field of urology and male reproductive function. With Dr. Fray Marshall and Dr. Patrick Walsh at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Schlegel worked as a resident in general surgery and urology. During that time, Dr. Schlegel established some of the anatomical basis that was necessary to develop the contemporary procedure of radical prostatectomy that is used to cure localized prostate cancer. Dr. Schlegel continues to be active in the surgical treatment of prostate cancer because of his advanced understanding of this anatomy.

Dr. Schlegel was granted a research scholarship from the American Foundation for Urological Disease/American Urological Association in 1989 and completed his fellowship in the area of male infertility and reproductive function with the guidance of Dr. Marc Goldstein ad Dr. Wayne Bardin at The Population Council, Center for Biomedical Research, and Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery, Department of Urology, The New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center in 1991.

His expertise in urology has been recognized by national and international authorities by invitations from the National Institutes of Health, The American Urologic Association, Austrian, Australian, Brazilian, British, Costa Rican, French, German, Hungarian, Irish, Israeli, Indonesian, Japanese, Jordanian, Mexican, Saudi Arabian, Turkish, and Venezuelan urologic or reproductive societies to speak on issues of male infertility treatment. He has been listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in Education, Who's Who in Healthcare and Medicine, and Who's Who in Science and Engineering.  He received the John K. Lattimer Award from the Kidney and Urology Foundation in 2010.

Dr. Schlegel is a former co-editor of the Journal of Andrology and has currently or previously served on editorial boards of the medical journals, AUA Update Series, British Journal of Urology-International, Fertility & Sterility, Journal of Urology (Investigative Section), Techniques in Urology, Journal of Andrology, and FertiliText.  He was the Edwin A. Beer Program award recipient of The New York Academy of Medicine, 1996- 98, and received a New Investigator Award from the American Foundation for Urologic Diseases, 1993-95. Dr. Schlegel serves or has served in a leadership role of several national infertility organizations, including as a Council member for the American Society of Andrology, on the Board of Directors, a former President of the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology, as well as former President of the Society for Reproductive Surgery and President of the Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, as well as servicing as Secretary, Vice President, and President of the Society for Study of Male Reproduction of the AUA.  He was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society and Chair of its Finance Committee.

Dr. Schlegel is the father of three children. He is an active sailor. He enjoys engaging in team sports and is an active sports fan, especially when his children are playing! Dr. Schlegel is a board-certified urologist who is a Trustee of the American Board of Urology. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in the state of New York, and graduated near the top of his class from The University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Richard T. Scott
M.D., FACOG, HCLD
Founding Partner, RMA of NJ
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Dr. Richard T. Scott first learned about IVF at about the time most people did, when the breakthrough procedure was first making headlines in 1977. In 1978, when the first IVF birth was announced, Dr. Scott was a first year medical student eagerly gathering any knowledge he could about what was then the hot new topic of the day.

"I was irresistibly curious about IVF, and knew I wanted to do embryology and research," he says. "I've now watched the field from its beginning and have seen it get better and better every year." As a founding partner and laboratory director for RMANJ, Dr. Scott says the shared quizzical mindset of his staff allows them to bring more technology to bear in less time, meaning faster answers for the patients they treat.

"We have very talented people in every position, a world class embryology lab and research center, and relationships that are unique to us," he says. "We are creating and validating technology before others even know it's out there, enabling us to offer outstanding, science- based clinical care, delivered compassionately."

Dr. Scott is proud to say that RMANJ sets the standard for cutting edge research and technology, combined with unsurpassed patient care. In addition to his staff of outstanding physicians, he says the unique clinical and laboratory training offered through the Jefferson- RMA REI Fellowship program is also attracting the best and brightest from around the country. Last year, 80 prospective fellows applied for one position.

Committed to advancing the field as a whole, Dr. Scott shares the latest developments out of RMANJ with medical professionals around the world. "I travel and teach all over the globe. We do unique things here, and when you do that, you share what you learn. You bring the rest of the world along," he says. "If you lead, lead from the front."

In addition to his work, Dr. Scott's passions include flying airplanes of any kind. The son of a test pilot, he says he could fly before he could drive, and has taken the controls in the cockpit of everything from a commercial jet to a high performance aerobatic plane.

Dr. Scott is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist, Obstetrician and Gynecologist who serves as Professor and Fellowship Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He is also board certified by the American Board of Bioanalysis as an embryologist, andrologist, and high complexity clinical laboratory director.

He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia Medical School, performed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and completed his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia.
Susan L. Treiser
M.D., PHD, FACOG
Fertility Specialist, RMA of NJ
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Dr. Treiser is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist, Obstetrician and Gynecologist who served as co-founder and Laboratory Director of IVF New Jersey for the past 25 years, before joining Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey's (RMANJ) team of accomplished physicians.

Dr. Treiser learned from her parents early on the importance of education. Both Holocaust survivors, after enduring the concentration camps in Czechoslovakia her parents moved to Montreal, Quebec Canada where they raised their family. "My parent's emphasized education is something that could not be taken from you," she shares. "They taught me that with hard work and perseverance I could accomplish anything I set my heart on."

Dr. Treiser received her Bachelor of Science from McGill University where she majored in Genetics. She then went on to attend Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. where she earned a PhD in pharmacology and a degree in medicine. "I entered Georgetown as a PhD student in Pharmacology" she says, "but soon realized I missed working with patients and the daily reward it brings." She was then accepted into a combined MD/PhD program at the University where she began her clinical rotations in OB/GYN. "Obstetrics and Gynecology was by far my favorite rotation," she says. "I loved being a part of the happiest moment in a family's life- the birth of their babies."

Dr. Treiser performed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. "My two most wonderful accomplishments during medical/graduate school was the birth of my two sons," she reminisces. "The joy I felt being a mother and helping other women accomplish that goal became my passion."

In 1990, Dr. Treiser co-founded IVF New Jersey with her colleague Dr. Michael Darder. Her caring, competent approach to reproductive medicine along with Dr. Darder's experience as Medical Director for the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) program at Columbia University quickly established IVF New Jersey as an advance New Jersey-based fertility practice.

Under her leadership as Laboratory Director, Dr. Treiser and the IVF New Jersey embryology team received "Accreditation with Distinction" status consecutively. She was recognized in 2008 as a "Top Doctor" in New York Magazine and is the co-recipient of the 2000 Zenith Award from RESOLVE's New Jersey chapter. Dr. Treiser is the author of "A Woman Doctor's Guide to Infertility", published author in Science Magazine, and is an invited speaker at the annual International Seminar of Reproductive Ethics Symposium.

Her areas of specialty include improving infertility diagnosis and treatment, particularly in the areas of third party reproduction, gestational surrogacy, egg donation, and reproductive ethics. In 2005, Dr. Treiser established the egg freezing program at IVF New Jersey where she helped young women preserver their fertility to ensure they could have a family when the time is right for them.

In her free time, Dr. Treiser enjoys spending time with her two young granddaughters. "Having these two young joys in my life," she says, "reminds me of how wonderful it is to have children and what a privilege it is for me to be a part of a profession that is so intimately involved in creating families." She also loves visiting Colorado with her family, skiing, golfing, hiking and spending time outdoors.
Ilan Tur-Kaspa
M.D.
President and Medical Director, Institute for Human Reproduction (IHR)
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Ilan Tur-Kaspa, MD, is the President and Medical Director of the Institute for Human Reproduction (IHR), and the Director of the Clinical IVF-PGD Program, at the Reproductive Genetics Institute (RGI), in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr Tur-Kaspa is an internationally known Specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Infertility. He is one of the worlds most experienced Reproductive Specialists involved in advanced IVF/ICSI treatment with Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD).

Dr Tur-Kaspa is the author and co-author of over 90 scientific publications and book chapters in prestigious scientific journals with regards to modern infertility treatments, reproductive imaging, and PGD. He is a co-Editor of the book on "Biotechnology of Human Reproduction", published in 2003.

Dr Tur-Kaspa graduated Medicine in 1980 from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He completed his residency and training in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine at Tel-Hashomer Hospital, Tel Aviv University, Israel and at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago. He is a Board Certified Ob/Gyn in Israel and in the USA who specializes in advanced Assisted Reproductive Technologies and infertility treatments. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG), a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, and the PGD International Society.

He served in 2002-2003 as Chair of the Reproductive Imaging Special Interest Group of the ASRM, in 1998-2006 as the Chair of the International Relation Committee of the Society of Reproductive Surgeons. Currently he is the President of the Chicago Association of Reproductive Endocrinologists.
Paul Turek
MD, FACS, FRSM
Director, The Turek Clinics: Men's Health and Fertility Urologist
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Paul J. Turek MD, FACS, FRSM is Director of The Turek Clinics ( www.TheTurekClinic.com ) men's health clinics in Beverly Hills and San Francisco. As a former Endowed Chair Professor at UCSF, he is a highly decorated teacher, mentor and internationally recognized authority on issues of men's sexual and reproductive health.

Dr. Turek attended Yale College, followed by Stanford Medical School. After a urology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Turek was fellowship trained at Baylor College of Medicine. His over 200 publications have advanced our knowledge of stem cells, fertility genetics, Sperm Mapping and the epidemiology of men's reproductive health. He is Past-President of the American Society of Andrology and the Society of Male Reproduction and Urology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Société Internationale d'Urologie and the Royal Society of Medicine (U.K). He has consistently been voted a "Top Doctor" by seven national accrediting agencies for the last decade.

Dr Tur-Kaspa is the author and co-author of over 90 scientific publications and book chapters in prestigious scientific journals with regards to modern infertility treatments, reproductive imaging, and PGD. He is a co-Editor of the book on "Biotechnology of Human Reproduction", published in 2003.

Dr. Turek has received an NIH grant to develop an artificial testicle. He is a consultant to Healthcare 2.0 organizations, is a board member of several non-profits, and regularly advises the NIH, the CDC and The White House. Dr Turek maintains an award-winning blog on men's health issues ( www.TurekonMensHealth.com ) and is syndicated contributor to WedMD.
Philip Werthman
MD, MMH, FACS
Founding Partner, Center for Male Reproductive Medicine
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Dr. Philip Werthman is one of the most recognized vasectomy reversal surgeons and male fertility specialists in the world, appearing on ABC's Extreme Makeover, in every major news media outlet, and listed as one of "America's Top Physicians" 2005-2013. He was the recipient of the 2008 American Fertility Association's Illuminations Award, given to the outstanding fertility doctor in the nation.

Dr. Werthman is a fellowship-trained andrologist, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Diplomate of the American Board of Urology and Director of the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine in Century City, Los Angeles. He is the past President of the Los Angeles Urologic Society, has served as former Chief of Urology at Century City Hospital, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology at The University of Southern California School of Medicine. As a male infertility specialist, Dr. Werthman has a keen understanding and perspective of the unique issues that confront men who are faced with this unfamiliar and unsettling situation.

Dr. Werthman's practice is limited exclusively to performing microsurgical vasectomy reversal, microsurgical varicocele repair, microsurgical sperm harvesting techniques, and the medical and surgical treatment of male reproductive disorders. He has performed thousands of microsurgical procedures and has conducted basic science and clinical research in the areas of gene therapy for which he was awarded the American Urological Association Western Section's highest resident award, the Proctor and Gamble First Prize Essay in 1995. He is also actively involved in designing and refining microsurgical instrumentation and suture materials used in male infertility treatments.

Dr. Werthman was the first fertility specialist to perform microsurgical epididymal sperm aspirations (MESA)in the office setting under local anesthesia, taking a 2-hour, in hospital surgery and making it a quick recovery, minor procedure. He is the developer of the mini-incision microsurgical vasoepididymostomy and the anesthesia irrigation technique that eliminates immediate post-operative discomfort after these types of procedures.

Dr. Werthman is the editor of a textbook on male infertility for the series: Infertility and Reproductive Medicine Clinics of North America" Published by WB Saunders. He serves as the male infertility expert on multiple web sites, advising thousands of couples. In addition, he is often called upon by the national media to comment on men's health issues, and lectures frequently on infertility to both doctor and patient audiences around the country. In addition, Dr. Werthman is the male fertility specialist on the advisory board of Conceive Magazine.

Dr. Werthman earned his medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he graduated as his class valedictorian (number one student in all four years). He won four academic scholarships in Medical school and was awarded the Medical Staff Award for Highest Attainment on the National Boards medical examination. He completed his urology residency and fellowship at UCLA. He was awarded a visiting fellowship in male infertility and microsurgery at The Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Dr. Werthman played college basketball at SUNY Binghamton and is an avid skier and cyclist. He practices traditional Shotokan Karate and holds a black belt as well as a master's degree in military history from Norwich University. Dr. Werthman is very active in the Los Angeles orthodox Jewish community and participates with organizations such as AISH HaTorah, LINK Kollel, and the Happy Minyan. He is a national and regional board member of Friends of the IDF.
Zev Williams
MD, PhD
Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Columbia University Medical Center
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Zev Williams, MD, PhD, is the Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and the Wendy D. Havens Associate Professor of Women's Health at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He is a nationally-recognized clinician and researcher in the area of recurrent pregnancy loss and infertility. Dr. Williams completed his MD and PhD training in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine before continuing to the Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. After completing his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Weill-Cornell, Dr. Williams then did a post-doctoral fellowship on RNA biology in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Tuschl at Rockefeller University. Dr. Williams comes to CUIMC from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and brings with him the Program for Early and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (PEARL) that he started. The PEARL program encompasses a clinical care site focused on integrating a multidisciplinary approach to preventing recurrent miscarriage as well as a basic/translational research program and focuses on public education surrounding pregnancy loss, including webinars, public lectures, online informational videos, and blog pieces. Dr. Williams has also achieved success in federally-funded research projects in several different areas of study, having received numerous NIH grants to support his work. Currently, as part of an NIH R01 grant, Dr. Williams is engaged with a research project intended to use placental RNA as a screening tool for diseases and complications of pregnancy, to enable early intervention, and to provide insights into disease pathogenesis. Dr. Williams has also taken a leading role as an educator, serving as a mentor and adviser to medical students, residents and fellows.

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