Real Talk Series
Our Advisory Panel
An Advisory Panel of expert thought leaders were consulted by pregnantish to make sure the Relationship Guidelines Report and supporting Real Talk Series Workshop Program were executed in a way that will be welcomed by healthcare providers and provide truly relevant and useful information that can be practically applied in clinics.
Dr. Serena H. Chen
Dr. Serena H. Chen graduated from Brown University, and Duke University School of Medicine, trained in Gynecology, Obstetrics, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and now serves as Director for the Division of Reproductive Medicine at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas, as well as Clinical Associate Professor at the Rutgers Medical Schools. She’s been voted as a Top Doctor in reproductive medicine by publications including US News and World Report, Inside Jersey Magazine, NJ Monthly and NY Magazine.
Dr. Chen feels privileged to be trusted with the reproductive health of so many people in many different situations – infertile couples, LGBTQ and single people who want to conceive, women wrestling with PCOS, endometriosis, or recurrent miscarriage and patients with cancer who want to preserve their fertility or women concerned about their reproductive options who want to freeze their eggs. She strongly supports her patients’ right to be informed and involved in their own care. Please join her in raising awareness and education and in advocating for reproductive health for all on Instagram and Twitter @DrSerenaHChen or www.sbivf.com and www.DrSerenaHChen.com
Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh
Dr. Aimee, also known as the “Egg Whisperer” is one of America’s most well known Fertility Doctors. She is a Harvard-educated board certified OBGYN, specializing in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility; but it’s her “Egg Freezing Parties” that put her in the limelight. Her belief is that true family planning should include knowledge about your fertile potential regardless of where you are in your timeline of starting a family. Her goal is to teach everyone how to become fertility aware and how to “Get Ahead Of Infertility.” Be sure to catch her Egg Whisperer Show.
Eric Forman, MD
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. Jason Griffith
Dr. Jason S. Griffith is a reproductive endocrinologist and serves as the practice director for Houston Fertility Institute. Jason earned his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University. Upon graduation, he received his commission in the United States Army Medical Specialists Corps. He served six years as an army officer with assignments in Washington, D.C., and overseas. After completion of his military service, he enrolled in medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He stayed on to complete a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, twice winning the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award. He continued fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility before moving home to Houston and joining his current practice.
Jason has been an active participant in RESOLVE’s legislative efforts, attending Advocacy Day events and working on Capital Hill with pharmaceutical companies and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine to advance the group’s legislative agenda. He was recognized for these efforts by being awarded the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Hope Award for Advocacy by RESOLVE in 2015. He is passionate about improving access to quality reproductive health care and patient choice in fertility treatment. Jason was elected to the RESOLVE Board of Directors in 2016.
Dr. Julie Lamb
Julie Lamb, MD, is a board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist at Pacific NW Fertility and IVF Specialists in Seattle. She graduated at the top of her medical school class at Northwestern University, and served as a Fulbright Scholar in Women’s Health in Harare, Zimbabwe. She completed her residency in ObGYN at the University of Washington, where she currently serves as clinical faculty. Her fellowship training in REI was completed at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Lamb has published over 40 peer-reviewed research projects at national meetings and is an active member board member of ASRM patient education committee and embryo transfer committee, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, and Creating a Family. She is also currently serving as president of Seattle Gynecologic Society. Dr. Lamb is dedicated to changing the conversation surrounding fertility care and strives to empower women to learn about their fertility options, follow her on Instagram @JulieLambMD.