Physicians Council FeatureRESOLVE is proud to recognize leading physicians in the United States who value the work of RESOLVE and are deeply committed to our mission. These physicians have not only made a significant investment annually in ensuring RESOLVE has the resources to fulfill its mission, but they offer their advice, counsel, and leadership on RESOLVE’s Physicians Council.RESOLVE is proud to recognize leading physicians in the United States who value the work of RESOLVE and are deeply committed to our mission. These physicians have not only made a significant investment annually in ensuring RESOLVE has the resources to fulfill its mission, but they offer their advice, counsel, and leadership on RESOLVE’s Physicians Council.

To learn more about joining the Physicians Council, please contact Barbara Collura, President/CEO, 703.506.2011 or bcollura@resolve.org.

Membership on the Physicians Council should not in any way be considered an endorsement or recommendation, either express or implied, by RESOLVE.

Jason G. Bromer, MD, Shady Grove Fertility

Jason G Bromer PhotoWhy I Support RESOLVE: Infertility is a serious public health issue that affects 1 in 8 couples, and it is devastating for anyone trying to grow their family. RESOLVE has been absolutely vital in providing information, community support, financial resources, and advocacy to these vulnerable patients. I am very excited to partner with RESOLVE in its mission and look forward to more opportunities to pursue this vital work.

About Dr. Bromer: Jason G. Bromer, M.D., is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist. He received his medical degree at The George Washington University School of Medicine, where he graduated with distinction, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha and Kane-King-Dodek medical honor societies. He completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Georgetown University, where he served as administrative chief resident and won numerous awards for research and teaching. He then completed a 3-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Yale University in New Haven, CT, where he served as an instructor in the university’s school of medicine. Following his fellowship, he spent 2 years in practice at the Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey before joining Shady Grove Fertility.

He has been involved in cutting-edge research in fertility preservation for cancer patients, pregnancy implantation, and methods of embryo selection for in vitro fertilization. His work has been presented at national and international meetings, and he has authored more than 40 research papers and book chapters.

Marcelle Cedars, MD, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, Center for Reproductive Health

Marcelle Cedars PhotoWhy I Support RESOLVE: The process of infertility is trying – something that should be easy, is not – and frequently you feel you’re alone and as if there’s no one there to help. This is where RESOLVE steps in. For 40 years, RESOLVE has been offering patients and their families support, education and advocacy. I support RESOLVE because RESOLVE has been there for my patients and all those fighting the battle to build a family. As one of the strongest voices in support of reproductive rights to procreate, RESOLVE gets my support for all it does. This is a fight worth fighting and we need everyone’s help to allow all men and women who choose to have children to be able to do so.

About Dr. Cedars: Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Director, UCSF In Vitro Fertilization Program. Dr. Marcelle Cedars is the director of the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health, and is a clinical specialist in the fields of in vitro fertilization, perimenopause and polycystic ovarian ovary syndrome (PCOS). As director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, she coordinates the relationship between science and research being done at UCSF and personalized care for medical center patients.

Dr. Marcelle Cedars received her medical training at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, and fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at UCLA. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Her clinical and research interests include polycystic ovary syndrome, ovarian aging, and assisted reproduction. She is an NIH-funded researcher and has chaired the FDA panel on Obstetrical and Gynecological Devices and currently serves on the Editorial Board of Fertility and Sterility and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Alan Copperman, MD, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York

Alan Copperman PhotoWhy I Support RESOLVE: I support RESOLVE because of the organization’s long standing track record of raising awareness about infertility, the ongoing support provided to men and women who struggle with reproductive challenges, and the commitment to legislative change to protect reproductive rights. RESOLVE has a tremendous heart, and I am proud to be a supporter.

About Dr. Copperman: Dr. Alan 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. He is a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Copperman also serves as Medical Director of RMA of New York. He is an experienced and respected clinician and has published numerous award-winning papers and textbook chapters on egg freezing, infertility, in vitro fertilization, and pelvic surgery. In addition, he has presented research findings and scientific data at both national and international meetings.

Dr. Copperman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from New York Medical College. After earning his degree in medicine, Dr. Copperman completed residency in OB/GYN at Yale-New Haven Hospital, then continued his training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York as the Martin J. Clyman Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology. Dr. Copperman is board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility as well as in obstetrics and gynecology.

Joseph B Davis, DO, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York

Joe Davis ImageWhy do I support RESOLVE: The World Health Organization has defined infertility as a disease causing disability. This means it should have the same recognition as all other medical conditions and treatment should be available for every person who needs it irrespective of race, sexual orientation and identity, or socioeconomic status. RESOLVE has been fighting for this equal level of access to care and recognition of the importance of treating those with infertility for over 40 years. RESOLVE supports all persons impacted by infertility and pushes the legislation to make solid change to treat all who desire to have a child with human dignity. I can’t think of a better organization to support and am honored to be a part of such a great movement. 

About Dr. Davis: Dr. Joseph Davis obtained his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Ohio University. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Akron General Medical Center, where he received the Resident of the Year Award and the Laparoscopic Surgeon Award from the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. He completed his fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

After being granted a prestigious global health research position in Geneva, Switzerland, Dr. Davis became a member of the Guideline Development Group for the World Health Organization where he worked to develop human rights and ethics guidelines for infertility. Dr. Davis is also a member the American Society for Reproductive Medicine where he serves on the National Ethics Committee. He is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as well as the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.

Dr. Davis works with patients to address their medical, psychological, nutritional, and social needs as part of a holistic approach to care. He specializes in medical as well as surgical care for fertility including the Da Vinci robotic surgical system for the treatment of fibroids, endometriosis, and tubal damage.

Kevin Doody, MD, The Center for Assisted Reproduction

Kevin Doody PhotoWhy I Support RESOLVE: RESOLVE has earned my support as a result of a long history of effectively advocating for men and women dealing with the burden of infertility. RESOLVE continues to raise awareness both at grassroots local and federal levels. I am also delighted with recent efforts of the RESOLVE leadership to improve access to reproductive/fertility services.

About Dr. Doody: “Dr Kevin” attended the University of Texas at Austin majoring in Liberal Arts. Subsequent to this, he attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston both for medical school and for a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Following completion of his residency in 1987, Dr Kevin received sub-specialty training at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility in 1989. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and sub-specialty board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility. Dr. Kevin has repetitively been honored as one of Fort Worth’s Top Docs, one of Texas’ Super Doctors and one of the Best Doctors in America for the last several years. These awards remain current through 2015.

Richard V. Grazi, MD, Genesis Fertility

Richard Grazi PhotoWhy I Support RESOLVE: RESOLVE has been at the forefront of patient advocacy for more than 40 years, working hand in hand with professionals in our field. The organization’s accomplishments on the national, regional and local levels have been so instrumental in helping patients overcome infertility that it would be hard to imagine what the practice of reproductive medicine would look like without RESOLVE’s ongoing efforts. As a physician with an interest in helping patients not only in my own practice but also throughout our country, I support RESOLVE because doing so is, quite simply, the right thing to do.

About Dr. Grazi: Richard V. Grazi, M.D. is the founder of GENESIS and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Grazi received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his medical degree from the SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine. Dr. Grazi completed his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the New York University Bellevue Hospital Medical Center. He finished his postdoctoral fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at the UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School.

Dr. Grazi is an Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at SUNY Downstate School of Medicine. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and in reproductive endocrinology. A fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, Dr. Grazi has published and lectured extensively on clinical and ethical issues related to reproductive medicine.

Jason Griffith, MD, Houston Fertility Institute

Why I Support RESOLVE: Our patients need a caring advocate to support them through their infertility journey. I support RESOLVE because I’ve been so impressed to watch staff and volunteers work tirelessly on behalf of patients to improve access to care. I’m proud of RESOLVE and proud to be a member of the Physician’s Council.

About Dr. Griffith: Dr. Griffith completed his residency and fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He completed his undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University and he also earned a master’s degree in physical therapy from Baylor University. After serving six years in the U.S. Army Medical Specialist Corps, he returned to Texas to complete medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
During medical school, he earned the McNutt and Klein awards for academic achievement and was inducted to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He has published in peer-reviewed journals, as well as presented original research at national meetings. He is a fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as reproductive endocrinology-infertility. Dr. Griffith received the Hope Award for Advocacy from RESOLVE in 2015, and currently serves on RESOLVE’s Board of Directors.

Mark P. Leondires, MD, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut

Mark Leondires ImageWhy I Support RESOLVE: The desire to have a family is at the core of our being. Unfortunately, for too many couples and individuals, the pathway to filling this seemingly basic human need is not so easy. Thankfully, organizations like RESOLVE exist to make this process easier and better connect hopeful parents-to-be with the resources they need to achieve their family building dreams. RESOLVE and myself share a common passion and commitment to serving others and fighting to make family building more affordable and accessible for everyone. I am proud and honored to be on the Physicians Council and look forward to doing my part to help this tremendous organization.

About Dr. Leondires: Dr. Mark P. Leondires is the Founder, Medical Director and Partner in reproductive endocrinology at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) and Gay Parents To Be (GPTB). He is board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Along with numerous teaching and research activities, he has published numerous articles in professional medical journals, as well as abstracts, articles and book chapters. His research interests include IVF, Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS), egg donation, elective single embryo transfer (eSET) and reduction in higher-order multiple gestations.

Prior to joining RMACT, Dr. Leondires served as the Director of Assisted Reproductive Technologies at the Combined Federal Program for Reproductive Endocrinology. During this time he was an Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and clinical faculty for the Combined Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology. His professional society memberships include the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Dr. Leondires received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and history from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, which was followed by a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. After completion of his training, he fulfilled his military obligation by serving as the ART Director for the largest and most successful program in the military health care system at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Gilbert L. Mottla, MD, Shady Grove Fertility

Gilbert L Mottla PhotoWhy I Support RESOLVE: RESOLVE is an organization of talented individuals who care deeply about their mission of patient support and advocacy. I support RESOLVE for many reasons but in particular for their continued success at advocacy at both the state and federal levels resulting in significant and improved patient access to care.

About Dr. Mottla: Gilbert L. Mottla, M.D., received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, where he won the Dr. David Rothbaum award for superior academic achievement in obstetrics and gynecology. He was also recognized for his compassion and understanding toward patients. He completed his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Magee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Mottla completed a 2-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at The George Washington University School of Medicine. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology. Dr. Mottla is presently a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Georgetown University.

Dr. Mottla sees and consults with patients who need care in all areas of both infertility and reproductive endocrinology. His particular area of interest is in the evaluation and care of couples utilizing gestational surrogacy and egg donation.

Samantha M. Pfeifer, MD, The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine of Weill Cornell Medical College

Samantha Pfeifer ImageAbout Dr. Pfeifer: Dr. Pfeifer is an Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology and Clinical Reproductive Medicine at The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine of Weill Cornell Medical College. A board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and reproductive endocrinologist, her specialties include in vitro fertilization, ovulation induction and fertility preservation (egg freezing). She has a special interest in reproductive surgery, and is a noted expert on the surgical management of Müllerian anomalies.

Dr. Pfeifer graduated from Bryn Mawr College with an A.B. in Economics. She completed her medical degree, residency (Obstetrics & Gynecology) and fellowship (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility), all at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Pfeifer joined Penn’s faculty after her fellowship, and was an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of Reproductive Surgery before joining Weill Cornell Medical College in 2013.

Isaac E. Sasson, MD, PhD, Shady Grove Fertility

Isaac E Sasson PhotoWhy I Support RESOLVE: Patients entrust us with their care at such a vulnerable time in their lives and it’s our honor to get to know our patients on a personal level. The RESOLVE community promotes patient education and a sense of belonging. Going through infertility can often feel isolating and alone, but through RESOLVE we all feel connected to one another. RESOLVE helps our patients to feel they are not alone, to know their options, and feel empowered in their decisions. 

About Dr. Sasson: Isaac E. Sasson, M.D., Ph.D., FACOG, received his medical degree and doctorate in genetics from Yale Medical School. He went on to complete his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and his subspecialty training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

He has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, including in vitro fertilization, donor egg treatment, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, and preimplantation genetic diagnosis. He utilizes both his clinical experience and extensive background in genetics research to optimize patient pregnancy and live birth rates.

Dr. Sasson is currently associate residency director of ob-gyn residents at Lankenau Hospital outside of Philadelphia.

Peter N. Schlegel, MD, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Peter Schlegel ImageWhy I Support RESOLVE: RESOLVE is the organization with long-standing performance in the education and support of patients dealing with the struggle of having a family. Their broad-based provision of information and resources is critical, in my opinion, to our patients who are considering all options in forming their family – and a reason for my support of this organization.

About Dr. Schlegel: Dr. Schlegel is the James J. Colt Professor of Urology, a Professor of Reproductive Medicine, and Urologist-in-Chief for New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. His early training as a resident at Johns Hopkins led him to perform ground-breaking work in prostate cancer and male infertility. After a fellowship at Cornell and Rockefeller/The Population Council, he elected to stay on the faculty at Weill Cornell rather than returning to Baltimore, as planned.

Dr. Schlegel’s contributions to scientific literature are reflected in over 250 published manuscripts and several NIH research grants. He has made major contributions to the genetic and hormonal evaluation of infertility patients, as well as development of a surgical procedure to treat the most severe forms of male infertility, called “microTESE” or “The Schlegel procedure.” He has also developed new treatments for prostate cancer.

Christine Skiadas, MD, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates/Atrius Health

Christine Skiadas PhotoWhy I Support RESOLVE: I support RESOLVE, because RESOLVE is dedicated to helping build families when many forces may be stacked against this dream – forces such as the diagnosis of infertility, difficulties of treatment, and cost. I support RESOLVE because of their advocacy for access to treatment and insurance coverage for the (unfortunately) common medical condition that infertility represents. As a physician, I know that these barriers often deter patients who have an excellent chance of success. I support RESOLVE because their website, support groups and online resources have been a lifeline to many of my patients who would not have been able to get through treatment without the “cycle buddies” that they have met online or in groups. Finally, I support RESOLVE in honor of my grandmother. Without her perseverance through relatively primitive management options for infertility in the 1940s, I would not be here (quite literally).

About Dr. Skiadas: Christine Skiadas, MD is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and a subspecialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Dr. Skiadas received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from The University of Pennsylvania. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the combined residency program of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, and her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has recently served as President of the New England Fertility Society and has presented at RESOLVE of New England’s annual meeting for several years. She is also a published author on numerous topics including embryo selection and single embryo transfer. Dr. Skiadas’ clinical focus is all aspects of infertility care. She prioritizes the patient experience, delivering focused medical care with a personalized, caring approach to treatment

Eric A. Widra, MD, Shady Grove Fertility

Eric A Widra PhotoWhy I Support RESOLVE: RESOLVE is an important ally for patients and physicians in helping couples overcome infertility. Through their efforts—providing patients with a myriad of support resources, improving access to needed medical treatment by advocating for greater insurance coverage, or normalizing the diagnosis—I see the benefits of their tireless efforts every day.

About Dr. Widra: Eric A. Widra, M.D., is the medical director of Shady Grove Fertility in Metropolitan Washington, D.C.; Baltimore; and Philadelphia, and the associate director of the Combined Federal Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility—a post-graduate training program for future leaders in this subspecialty, operated through the National Institutes of Health, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and Shady Grove Fertility.

Dr. Widra received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He completed a reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship at The George Washington University. Dr. Widra is currently professor and director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Dr. Widra has produced numerous publications and presentations in the field of infertility and reproductive technologies. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and a fellow of the American Academy of Wilderness Medicine. Dr. Widra currently serves on the Board of Directors of RESOLVE.

Alison Zimon, MD, Boston IVF

Alison Zimon ImageDr. Alison Zimon is the Co-Founder and Co-Medical Director of CCRM Boston. She is Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

In addition to her role at CCRM Boston, Dr. Zimon is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and is a Staff Physician in OB/GYN at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Newton Wellesley Hospital.

She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Zimon completed her residency for Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Prior to co-founding CCRM Boston, Dr. Zimon served as a Reproductive Endocrinologist for 10 years at Boston IVF. Dr. Zimon has authored numerous publications for leading peer-reviewed journals, including Fertility and Sterility and Obstetrics and Gynecology, and has led several research ventures aimed at enhancing options for fertility patients via program initiatives and innovation.

She is on the Executive Board of the New England Fertility Society and defines national practice guidelines through serving on the Practice Bulletin Committee of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also an active member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Massachusetts Medical Society and Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.