Meet Our Clinical Team
Dr. Lynn Westphal
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Lynn Marie Westphal, M.D., FACOG, graduated summa cum laude from Lawrence University, earned her M.D. degree at Stanford University, and did her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at UCLA and Stanford University. She did a fellowship in molecular biology at Stanford University and completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) at UCSF. Dr. Westphal joined the full-time faculty at Stanford University in 1998 and was a Professor in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Director of the Fertility Preservation Program, Director of the Third Party Reproduction Program, and Director of the REI Fellowship. Her interest in fertility preservation for cancer survivors led her to set up one of the first oocyte cryopreservation programs in the country. She has held numerous national leadership positions and was the President of the Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine from 2008-2009. She was the Director of Women’s Health at Stanford from 2005-2012. In 2012, she co-founded the Stanford Center for Health Research on Women and Sex Differences in Medicine (WSDM) and served as co-director of the program for two years.
Dr. Fahimeh Sassan
Dr. Fahimeh Sasan is a renowned obstetrician-gynecologist in New York and passionate about reinventing women’s health. She is rated one of NY Times Top Doctors in 2016 and 2017. She did her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC and has been practicing and delivering clinical excellence for 12 years.
Dr. Nicole Browne
Hyacinth Nicole Browne, MD is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist. She majored in Chemistry at Dartmouth College and graduated cum laude. She graduated from Yale University School of Medicine in 2002, and she completed her reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Browne specializes in compassionate and personalized infertility care and she is devoted to helping couples achieve their dreams of having a family.
She has authored numerous publications and is the recipient of various awards in medicine, research, and academics. Her areas of expertise include: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and infertility, diminished ovarian reserve, third party reproduction (egg donation and surrogacy), recurrent pregnancy loss, endometriosis, male infertility and fertility preservation.
Timothy Smith, Ph.D., H.C.L.D.
High Complexity Lab Director
Tim Smith is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD) in embryology and andrology, and as a Senior Embryologist by the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology. He received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Hawaii, and did his postdoctoral fellowship at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology. He worked with Ryuzo Yanagimachi, a pioneer in IVF and assisted reproductive technologies, and M.C. Chang, the co-inventor of the birth control pill. He has authored many scientific publications in reproductive biology and assisted reproductive technologies.
Clinical Quality Advisor
Jacques Cohen is a renowned embryologist and laboratory director. He is one of the founders of Reprogenetics and the Scientific Director of IVF-online. He was an embryologist at Bourn Hall Clinic, the world’s first IVF clinic. He has authored more than 200 publications and several textbooks, and has developed novel techniques used in IVF laboratories around the world. He is the senior editor of Reproductive Biomedicine Online and the North-American editor of Zygote. He was the founder of Alpha – Scientists in Reproductive Medicine and one of the founders of the Preimplantation Genetics Diagnosis International Society.
George Rozis, PhD
George Rozis has a certificate in Embryology from the Association of Clinical Embryologyists and is registered as a Clinical Scientist from the Health and Care Professions Counsel. He was previously a Senior Clinical Embryologist at Lister Fertility Clinic and an Embryologist and Sperm Washing Program Andrologist in the Assisted Conception Unit at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. He received an MSc in Human Reproductive Medicine from the Imperial College of London and received honors in cell and molecular biology from the University of Essex.
Our fertility assessment is the first step of the egg freezing or IVF process, or just a way to get more informed. It includes a blood test for fertility hormones, an ultrasound of your ovaries, and a personalized plan for your next steps.
One egg freezing “cycle” takes around two weeks from the day you start medication to your egg retrieval. The cycle cost includes the fertility assessment, ovarian stimulation monitoring, egg retrieval procedure, and one year of storage.
An IVF cycle takes about one month from the day you start medication to your pregnancy test. The cycle cost includes the fertility assessment, semen preparation, ovarian stimulation monitoring, egg retrieval procedure, fertilization and culture of the eggs, and embryo transfer procedure.
Includes the full fertility assessment, semen preparation, ovarian stimulation monitoring, egg retrieval procedure, fertilization and culture of the eggs, embryo freezing, and one year of embryo storage.
This includes all the services to prepare the frozen embryo for transfer and the transfer itself. Prices do not include cost of medications.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) involves directly placing sperm inside the uterus. This includes ovarian stimulation (if needed), monitoring, and the IUI procedure.
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