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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Lisa A. Hasty, M.D. - Duluth

Lisa A. Hasty, M.D. - Duluth

Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine
6470 E Johns Crossing Suite 200
Duluth, Georgia 30097
(770) 928-2276

Biography

Lisa A. Hasty, M.D., a founding partner of Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine, received her undergraduate degree in Pre-Med from Davidson College. Upon graduation, she returned to her home state of Georgia in 1982 to study and earn her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine.

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In 1985 Dr. Hasty accepted a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. While in residency, her hard work and dedication earned her the Thomas R. Boggs, Jr. Clinical award, given to one resident for excellence in the Intensive Care Nursery. She also received the S. Leon Israel Award for her resident research work on simultaneous vaginal/abdominal sonographic evaluation of early pregnancy. Dr. Hasty served her final year of residency in the position of Chief Resident of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department and garnered much acclaim for her work and leadership as she was awarded the Thomas Zachary Award for excellence in residency training.

Following her residency in 1989, Dr. Hasty remained with the University of Pennsylvania Hospital System and began her fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. During her fellowship she was acknowledged for her completion of multiple research projects investigating the hormonal regulation of a secreted protein known as C3, and its effects on the endometrium. Dr. Hasty also received a Clinical Investigator Award through the National Institutes of Health to study the role of endometrial complement in human reproduction. This significant work focused on the role of C3 in patients with endometriosis and patients experiencing pregnancy loss. Dr. Hasty's scholarly excellence led her to receive a faculty appointment as well as a postdoctoral research fellowship at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine through 1992.

Dr. Hasty is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Her particular areas of interest include in vitro fertilization, treating uterine myomas and third party reproduction. Noted for excellence in her field, she provides clinical lectures across the country to educate regarding the diagnosis and treatment approaches for the infertile patient. She is also the esteemed Program Chairperson for ACRM's annual clinical Symposium, which presents the most current advancements in reproductive endocrinology and infertility to professionals around the Southeast each year. Dr. Hasty is an elected Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Atlanta OB/GYN Society, and the Atlanta Women's Medical Alliance.

Lisa Schuman L.C.S.W.

Lisa Schuman L.C.S.W.

Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York
635 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, New York 10022
(212) 756-5777

Biography

Lisa Schuman, LCSW is a psychotherapist who has been counseling individuals, couples and groups on a variety of issues and has specialized in reproductive medicine for over a decade. Ms. Schuman helps individuals through family building processes such as IUI and IVF, ovum and sperm donation, perinatal loss, single parent issues, gay and lesbian issues, oocyte cryopreservation, surrogacy and adoption.

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She leads two Drop-In Support Groups, one focused on infertility treatment concerns and the other focused on third party reproduction, for both ovum donation and sperm donation recipients. She is also founding director of Adoption Cooperative Consultants, an adoption consulting group. Ms. Schuman is a frequent speaker and consultant for seminars, symposiums and television programs.

Ms. Schuman earned her graduate degree at Yeshiva University and studied psychoanalysis at the Greenwich Institute in Manhattan. She is also a supervisor and on faculty at the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is a former board member and support group leader for the American Fertility Association and has been actively involved with many other infertility and adoption organizations. In addition, she is an active member of the Mental Health Professional Group for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and is Chair of the Oocyte Cryopreservation Task Force.

Lisa Schuman L.C.S.W.

Lisa Schuman L.C.S.W.

Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York
15 North Broadway, Garden Level Suite G
White Plains, New York 10601
(914) 997-6200

Biography

Lisa Schuman, LCSW is a psychotherapist who has been counseling individuals, couples and groups on a variety of issues and has specialized in reproductive medicine for over a decade. Ms. Schuman helps individuals through family building processes such as IUI and IVF, ovum and sperm donation, perinatal loss, single parent issues, gay and lesbian issues, oocyte cryopreservation, surrogacy and adoption.

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She leads two Drop-In Support Groups, one focused on infertility treatment concerns and the other focused on third party reproduction, for both ovum donation and sperm donation recipients. She is also founding director of Adoption Cooperative Consultants, an adoption consulting group. Ms. Schuman is a frequent speaker and consultant for seminars, symposiums and television programs.

Ms. Schuman earned her graduate degree at Yeshiva University and studied psychoanalysis at the Greenwich Institute in Manhattan. She is also a supervisor and on faculty at the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is a former board member and support group leader for the American Fertility Association and has been actively involved with many other infertility and adoption organizations. In addition, she is an active member of the Mental Health Professional Group for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and is Chair of the Oocyte Cryopreservation Task Force.

 

 

Liz Silverman Platt

Liz Silverman Platt

Baby Steps Fertility
9701 Oakmore Road
Los Angeles, California 90035
(310) 841-6118

Biography

Liz Silverman–Platt has over four years of personal experience in the field of infertility. Following her immense struggles to have a baby, Liz took her overwhelming compassion for the Intended Parents: her desire for their protection, and her deep knowledge of the infertility process and founded Baby Steps Fertility.

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Prior to Baby Steps Fertility, Liz worked in the music industry for more than 20 years. She marketed records and artists for such major labels as Warner Brother Records, Sony Music, and Lionsgate.

Through Baby Steps Fertility, Liz blends her wealth of business savvy, tenacity, and professionalism with her own personal experiences in infertility, to guide the Intended Parents through the emotional, physical and financial struggles of creating a family. You will be encouraged by Liz’s passion and strengthened by her commitment. Liz is the Intended Parents’ complete resource, from inception to conception, and for all the challenges in between.

Lois Nachamie, L.C.S.W.

Lois Nachamie, L.C.S.W.

Lois Nachamie, L.C.S.W.
275 Central Park, West Suite 1E
New York, New York 10024
(212) 866 5620

Biography

Lois Nachamie, MFA, LCSW, is a board-certified psychotherapist, couples counselor, and group leader in private practice in New York City, specializing in family and parenting issues. She treats a wide variety of individual interpersonal and work-related concerns, including relationships, anxiety, depression, and weight-related difficulties.

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A Parents Choice Award-winning author, her two most recent books are So Glad We Waited: A Hand-Holding Guide for Over-35 Parents, with a foreword by Debra Winger and Big Lessons for Little People: Teaching Our Kids Right from Wrong While Keeping Them Healthy, Safe and Happy.

A parent educator for twenty years, she is the founder and director of the So-Glad-We-Waited Network, which offers support and parent education to over-35 parents. Ms. Nachamie lectures nationally and locally and has been featured on television, radio and in print, including The Today Show, NPR, Health Magazine, and Newsweek.

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