Advice & Support: Professional Finder

This resource includes information about physicians, complementary care providers, surrogacy, egg donation and sperm donation agencies, adoption agencies, lawyers, pharmacists and other professionals committed to assisting you.


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Bob Bamman, L.C.S.W.

Bob Bamman, L.C.S.W.

Bob Bamman L.C.S.W.
19 West 34th Street Penthouse Floor
New York, New York 10128
(646) 872-9032

Biography

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. 

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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.

Bradford A. Kolb, M.D. - Pasadena

Bradford A. Kolb, M.D. - Pasadena

HRC Fertility (formerly Huntington Reproductive Center)
333 S. Arroyo Parkway, 3rd Floor
Pasadena, California 91105
(626) 440-9161

Biography

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.

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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.   

Brenda S. Houmard, M.D., Ph.D.

Brenda S. Houmard, M.D., Ph.D.

Seattle Reproductive Medicine
15920 E. Indiana Avenue, Suite 200
Spokane, Washington 99216
(509) 321-5660

Biography

Brenda Houmard, M.D., Ph.D., brings over twenty years of award-winning experience to SRM Spokane. Prior to joining SRM, Dr. Houmard spent 15 years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, where her focus on patient and physician education resulted in leadership roles in patient safety and electronic medical records adaptation. She is committed to fostering stronger understanding by patients and specialists of fertility issues, evaluations, and treatments.

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Dr. Houmard completed her REI fellowship training under SRM founding partners, Dr. Michael Soules and Dr. Nancy Klein. Dr. Houmard’s research recognitions include the ASRM/Ortho-McNeil Award and the NIH-NICHD and Wyeth-Ayerst Reproductive Scientist Development Program. Her academic and teaching careers garnered numerous local and national educational awards, and she was named a Seattle Top Doc in both 2011 and 2012. She is board-certified in OB-GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Dr. Houmard’s work is highly published in professional journals including Fertility & Sterility, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the Biology of Reproduction, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Molecular Human Reproduction, Endocrinology and others. She has also contributed chapters to four professional-level books focusing on female reproduction issues.

In addition to being a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and the Society for the Study of Reproduction, Dr. Houmard is an Officer in the Seattle Gynecologic Society, fostering quality care and professional development in the region’s gynecologists. Prior to her postgraduate Fellowship in REI at the University of Washington, Dr. Houmard completed her undergraduate Biology work and received both a Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology and M.D. degrees from The Ohio State University.

 

Brian R. Kaplan, M.D. - Chicago

Brian R. Kaplan, M.D. - Chicago

Fertility Centers of Illinois
River North Center, 900 N. Kingsbury, Suite RW6
Chicago, Illinois 60610
(877) 324-4483

Biography

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 Connelly on the list of “Best Doctors” in Chicago and America. Dr. Kaplan’s expertise and passion is in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Preimplantation Genetic Screening, Egg Donation, Gestational Surrogacy and Egg Freezing in the global market place. Dr. Kaplan has one of the largest and most successful practices worldwide, including a large international patient base.

 

Brian R. Kaplan, M.D. - Highland Park

Brian R. Kaplan, M.D. - Highland Park

Fertility Centers of Illinois
767 Park Avenue West, Suite 190
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
(877) 324-4483

Biography

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 Connelly on the list of “Best Doctors” in Chicago and America. Dr. Kaplan’s expertise and passion is in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Preimplantation Genetic Screening, Egg Donation, Gestational Surrogacy and Egg Freezing in the global market place. Dr. Kaplan has one of the largest and most successful practices worldwide, including a large international patient base.

 

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