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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Madeline Licker Feingold, Ph.D.

Madeline Licker Feingold, Ph.D.

Madeline Licker Feingold, Ph.D.
5665 College Avenue, Suite 240-C
Oakland, California 94618
(510) 540-8715

Biography

Madeline Licker Feingold, Ph.D., Director of Psychological Services is a clinical psychologist with offices in Berkeley and Walnut Creek. She has over 25 years of experience treating adults, couples, and families and specializes in the psychological aspects of reproductive medicine, treatment of infertile couples, and alternative family building. She has been affiliated with the Alta Bates In Vitro Fertilization Program since 1992.

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Dr. Feingold provides infertility counseling to help our patients cope with the emotional strain of infertility and works collaboratively with our medical team to insure an integrated treatment approach. She incorporates principles of mindfulness, relaxation techniques, and lifestyle interventions to assist individuals and couples reduce stress and depression and enhance the quality of their lives. Dr. Feingold has completed the Mind/Body Infertility Professional Training Program with Alice Domar, Ph.D.

Dr. Feingold has expertise in the psychological and ethical issues associated with third party reproduction.  She provides the required psychological screening of our egg donors and surrogates and meets with intended parents who are considering building a family with the assistance of donor egg, donor sperm, donor embryo, or surrogacy. Dr. Feingold helps people develop an individualized family building plan which focuses on healthy child and family development.

A member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (and former chair of the Mental Health Professional Group), American Fertility Association, and Resolve, Dr. Feingold regularly speaks at conferences on infertility and publishes in the field.

Marcus W. Jurema, M.D. - New York

Marcus W. Jurema, M.D. - New York

IVF New Jersey
112 W. 34th Street
New York, New York 10120
800-483-6544

Biography

Dr. Jurema received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA and completed his residency at The New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY, NY. In 2003, he completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD.

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Dr. Jurema has published several research articles in leading academic journals.  He is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Member-Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American Medical Association.

Marcus W. Jurema, M.D. - Somerset

Marcus W. Jurema, M.D. - Somerset

IVF New Jersey
81 Veronica Avenue
Somerset, New Jersey 08873
732-220-9060

Biography

Dr. Jurema received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA and completed his residency at The New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY, NY. In 2003, he completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD.

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Dr. Jurema has published several research articles in leading academic journals.  He is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Member-Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American Medical Association.

Marie Davidson, Ph.D. - Glenview

Marie Davidson, Ph.D. - Glenview

Fertility Centers of Illinois
3703 West Lake Avenue, Suite 106
Glenview, Illinois 60026
(877) 324-4483

Biography

Marie Davidson, Ph.D. is currently on staff at Fertility Centers of Illinois®. She has been involved in counseling prospective surrogates, donors, and patients for over 20 years. Dr. Davidson is a licensed clinical psychologist, having earned her doctoral degree at the University of Illinois.

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For the last 10 years, she has concentrated on counseling individuals and couples who are coping with infertility. She facilitates patient education seminars on these topics, leads several support groups, is widely published in the fertility field and has been an invited speaker at many professional meetings.

Marina Gvakharia, MD, PhD, HCLD, ELD

Marina Gvakharia, MD, PhD, HCLD, ELD

PAMF Fertility Physicians of Northern California
2581 Samaritan Drive, Suite 302
San Jose, California 95124
(800) 597-2234

Biography

Dr. Gvakharia is a Board Certified High Complexity Laboratory Director in Human Embryology and Andrology and is Director of Laboratory Services, Quality Assurance and Research of the IVF Embryology Laboratory.   Dr. Gvakharia received her medical degree and endocrinology fellowship training, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Endocrinology and Clinical Immunology, from Tbilisi State Medical University in Georgia, part of the former Soviet Union. She then had additional post doctoral training in endocrinology/andrology and served on the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

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Under Dr. Gvakharia’s direction, the Embryology Laboratory passed the CAP/ASRM accreditation inspection in March 2013 with ZERO deficiencies, for the sixth time in a row!  Dr. Gvakharia publishes and lectures on sperm and egg interaction, micromanipulation of gametes and embryos, vitrification, and laboratory management and was elected by her peers to serve as President of the CRB/AAB (College of Reproductive Biology/American Association of Bioanalysts).

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