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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.
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
PAMF Fertility Physicians of Northern California
2581 Samaritan Drive, Suite 302 San Jose, California 95124
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.
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).
Mark Leondires, M.D.
Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut
1290 Summer Street, Suite 3200 Stamford, Connecticut 06905-5322
Dr. Leondires earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, which was followed by a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Leondires is board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinlogy and Infertility. His professional society memberships include the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Mark Perloe, M.D.
Georgia Reproductive Specialists
5445 Meridian Mark Road, Suite 270 Atlanta, Georgia 30327
Dr. Perloe earned his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University, Hershey Medical Center, and served his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Perloe completed his fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Minnesota and is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
As Medical Director of GRS, Dr. Perloe has expertise in treating conditions related to infertility including polycystic ovary syndrome, recurrent pregnancy loss, menstrual disorders, fibroids, male fertility problems and endocrine and other reproductive health problems. He also has extensive experience in in vitro fertilization, the use of donor eggs, donor sperm, and gestational surrogacy.
Dr. Perloe has served as principal investigator in numerous reproductive health research studies including innovative IVF treatments, ovulation induction, polycystic ovary syndrome as well as investigational medications for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction. He has published research in medical journals including Obstetrics & Gynecology, Southern Medical Journal, Human Reproduction and the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1986, he co-authored Miracle Babies and Other Happy Endings for Couples with Fertility Problems. Dr. Perloe is the creator of IVF.com and is a frequent speaker at community and professional educational seminars including interactive webinars at Medigogy.com. He blogs regularly on Facebook.com/GRSIVF.
He has served as consultant and a task force member to the Women's Initiative of the American International Health Association and was active in establishing the first approved endoscopy-training center in the former Soviet Union at the Russian National Institute of Women's Health. Dr. Perloe is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and serves on their Electronic Communication Committee. He also serves on the board of the Georgia GYN/OB Society and has served as an advisory board member for INCIID, OBGYN.net and the Endometriosis Association.
Martin Freedman, M.D.
Reproductive Medicine Associates of Philadelphia
735 Fitzwatertown Road, Suite 2 Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 19090
Dr. Freedman received his medical degree from Wayne State University and completed his post-graduate fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.
Dr. Freedman was responsible for the first cryopreserved embryo pregnancy in the mid Atlantic region. He is a cofounder and past president of the Philadelphia Area Reproductive Endocrine Society. Dr. Freedman is a reviewer for the journal Fertility and Sterility.