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Dr. Gocial earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Dr. Gocial is an active member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). He served as a board member and committee chair of the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART), and is cofounder and past president of the Philadelphia Area Reproductive Endocrine Society. He is a reviewer for the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists and is the newly appointed Chair of the Department of Gynecology of Chestnut Hill Hospital.
Benjamin Sandler, M.D.
Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York
635 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor New York, New York 10022
Dr. Sandler completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. He completed his subspecialty fellowship training in infertility and reproductive medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
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. Benjamin Sandler is an assistant clinical professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and attending physician at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.
Bob Bamman, L.C.S.W.
Bob Bamman L.C.S.W.
19 West 34th Street Penthouse Floor New York, New York 10128
Bob Bamman, LCSW, is a clinical social worker and a longstanding professional member of the American Fertility Association-Mental Health Group. In that capacity he has helped develop the national phone coaching group program and has facilitated workshops and coaching groups addressing the emotional challenges of infertility, assisted/donor reproduction, and adoption.
Specialized clinical training includes infertility/adoption training at the Karen Horney Institute, the Center for Family Connections (Cambridge), and the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy. A veteran of the infertility experience and an adoptive parent, Bob maintains a private practice located in mid-Manhattan working with couples, men, and women experiencing family building challenges. Bob also provides adoption consultation services and New York State mandated pre-adoption Homestudy services.
Doctor Kolb received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of California, Irvine, after which, he completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at the University of Southern California, receiving board certification in both fields.
He currently holds the position of Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, and is a physician specializing in the care of complex fertility problems at HRC Fertility where he serves as its medical director. Under his guidance, he has helped improve HRC’s donor pregnancy rate to over 70% per embryo transfer in 2010.
He is internationally known for his expertise in complex reproductive matters and is one of the largest providers of egg donation and surrogacy in the United States with patients traveling from over 20 countries in 2010 alone. His practice is known for helping to develop and implementing cutting edge technologies in the genetic screening of embryos, the development of new laboratory technologies and the development of highly efficient treatment protocols. Dr. Kolb and his co-authors recently published the largest clinically relevant IVF study. He is in demand to share his expertise internationally and has given over 100 talks in 5 continents. What impresses us most is Doctor Kolb's passion for treating each patient personally throughout their entire course of treatment. In addition to his high success rates, patients are impressed with his warm beside manner, compassion and his dedication.
Brian R. Kaplan, M.D. - Chicago
Fertility Centers of Illinois
River North Center, 900 N. Kingsbury, Suite RW6 Chicago, Illinois 60610
Dr. Kaplan completed both his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a two-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in Chicago. He has numerous published articles and has presented topics, nationally and internationally, in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). He has been honored every year since 1999 by Castle Connolly on the list of "Best Doctors" in Chicago and America. Dr. Kaplan's expertise and passion is in IVF, preimplantation genetic screening, egg donation, gestational surrogacy and egg freezing in the global marketplace. His treatment philosophy emphasizes an individualized approach which provides patients all of the options available with expertise, experience, and state-of-the-art technology. Dr. Kaplan's passion and personal approach has characterized his reputation for over 20 years.