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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Nichole Barker, D.O.

Nichole Barker, D.O.

Seattle Reproductive Medicine
1505 Westlake Avenue North, Suite 400
Seattle, Washington 98109
(206) 301-5000

Biography

Dr. Nichole Barker, DO, relocated to the Seattle area from Ohio to join the Seattle Reproductive Medicine team in August 2012. 

Dr. Barker has special interests in assisted reproductive techniques, polycystic ovarian syndrome, recurrent pregnancy loss, fibroids, as well as received extensive post-graduate training in minimally invasive and robotic surgery to enhance reproductive outcomes. 

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Dr. Barker was a magna cum laude graduate from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, with a degree in chemistry, followed by medical school at Ohio University.  She completed both OB/GYN residency and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility fellowship training at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, where she also served as executive chief resident and clinical instructor for Case Western Reserve University.

She was the recipient of several awards during her training including the Wulf H. Utian Award for Surgical Excellence, Resident for Special Endoscopic Procedures, as well as the Bayer Health Care Best Teaching Junior Resident Award.   She has published in several journals on topics including fibroids, endometriosis, and minimally invasive surgery and robotics, as well as presented at national meetings on ovulation induction, fibroids, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and shared oocyte donation.  She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 

Dr. Barker is dedicated to helping patients achieve their family building goals by working closely with them to individualize care and moving at the pace they feel the most comfortable. 

Pamela Callum M.S.,C.G.C.

Pamela Callum M.S.,C.G.C.

Genetic Counseling Services - California Cryobank
11915 La Grange Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90025
(877) 943-6384

Biography

CCB Genetic Counseling Services offers individual genetic consultations to help prospective parents identify medical risks to their future offspring based on their ages, ethnicities, and family histories.  A genetic counselor explains the inheritance pattern for any concerns identified and the options available for managing these risks, and supports each client with making decisions that are best for their own families.

Patricia Mendell, L.C.S.W.

Patricia Mendell, L.C.S.W.

Patricia Mendell, L.C.S.W., B.C.D.
902 Broadway, 13th Floor
New York, New York 10010
(212) 819-1778

Biography

Patricia Mendell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Certified Diplomat. She is the facilitator of the AFA Ovum Donor Seminar Series. Patricia has served as Co-Chair of the AFA since 2006. She is a member of the AFA Mental Health Advisory Board. Patricia is co-author of the fact sheet for AFA on “Talking to Children about Ovum Donation” reissued in 2009. In 2003 Patricia was a recipient of the AFA Family Building Award and is a founding board member of the organization. 

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Patricia has written and spoken extensively on numerous topics regarding fertility, third party reproduction and disclosure, parenting after fertility, multi-fetal reduction, and pregnancy loss and adoption. As an infertility and pregnancy loss survivor, she is well aware of the impact decision making choices on people’s lives. In her role as therapist and consumer advocate, she gives those seeking her help both practical and therapeutic advice on how to cope better with stress, resolve marital tensions and explore and select solutions to their family building dilemmas.

 

Patricia holds a BA from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and an M.S. from Columbia University School of Social Work. She is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s Mental Health Professional Group and a MHPG mentor.  Patricia is married and is the proud mother of two sons David and Michael Singer. She and her husband have practices in New York City and reside in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Patricia Mendell, L.C.S.W.

Patricia Mendell, L.C.S.W.

Patricia Mendell, L.C.S.W., B.C.D.
90 Eighth Avenue Suite 8A
Brooklyn, New York 11215
(718) 230-9383

Biography

Patricia Mendell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Certified Diplomat. She is the facilitator of the AFA Ovum Donor Seminar Series. Patricia has served as Co-Chair of the AFA since 2006. She is a member of the AFA Mental Health Advisory Board. Patricia is co-author of the fact sheet for AFA on “Talking to Children about Ovum Donation” reissued in 2009. In 2003 Patricia was a recipient of the AFA Family Building Award and is a founding board member of the organization.

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Patricia has written and spoken extensively on numerous topics regarding fertility, third party reproduction and disclosure, parenting after fertility, multi-fetal reduction, and pregnancy loss and adoption. As an infertility and pregnancy loss survivor, she is well aware of the impact decision making choices on people’s lives. In her role as therapist and consumer advocate, she gives those seeking her help both practical and therapeutic advice on how to cope better with stress, resolve marital tensions and explore and select solutions to their family building dilemmas.

 

Patricia holds a BA from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and an M.S. from Columbia University School of Social Work. She is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s Mental Health Professional Group and a MHPG mentor.  Patricia is married and is the proud mother of two sons David and Michael Singer. She and her husband have practices in New York City and reside in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Paul C. Lin, M.D.

Paul C. Lin, M.D.

Seattle Reproductive Medicine
1505 Westlake Avenue North, Suite 400
Seattle, Washington 98109
206-301-5000

Biography

Paul C. Lin, MD brings to Seattle Reproductive Medicine a unique expertise in reproductive surgery. His extensive surgical background combined with board certification in both OB-GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility have garnered Dr. Lin recognition by his peers and patients alike, particularly for experience with laparoscopic fibroid removal, surgical management of endometriosis, and tubal repair surgery. In addition to his surgery focus, he specializes in IVF in women with fibroid and/or endometriosis and uterine anomalies. He is the only fertility subspecialist in the state that performs robotically-assisted laparoscopic surgery.

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Prior to becoming a founding partner of Seattle Reproductive Medicine, Dr. Lin served at the University of Washington Fertility and Endocrine Center. During his subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University Of Louisville School Of Medicine, he conducted research in the role of fibroids and endometriosis in relation to infertility, the effect of infections on IVF outcome, reproductive impact of uterine anomalies and optimal uterine evaluation for infertile couples.

Dr. Lin is an award recipient, having earned the 2nd Prize Video Award for "Transvaginal Ultrasound-Guided Embyro Transfer", presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in 2002. Paul Lin, MD has also received accolades as Outstanding Teaching Fellow from the University of Louisville Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, awarded "Special Excellence in Endoscopic Procedure" by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, and Outstanding Resident Surgeon by the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. He was also recognized as Seattle Top Docs in 2011.

He is a graduate of Albany Medical College, completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts University Baystate Medical Center, followed by his REI Fellowship from University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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