Medical Advisory Council Members
Medical Advisory Council
Dr. Daniel Potter is a board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologist at Huntington Reproductive Center in California. Doctor Potter’s active research interests include gender selection, ovarian reserve testing, endometrial preparation for IVF with donor egg, embryo cryopreservation and frozen embryo transfer. Dr. Potter is also author of the book: What to Do When You Can't Get Pregnant: The Complete Guide to All the Technologies for Couples Facing Fertility Problems.
Education Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology Sloane Hospital for Women, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York City Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Board Certification Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Obstetrics and Gynecology Academic Appointments Associate Clinical Professor, UCLA Hospital Affiliations Los Robles Medical Center Providence Tarzana Medical Center Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital Professional Organizations American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists American Society for Reproductive Medicine Association of Private Assisted Reproductive Technology Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists Groundbreaking Work Performed one of the first transvaginal ultrasound guided egg retrievals in America and the first in New York Developed one of the first anonymous egg donor programs in the world, at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in 1987, featured on the cover of the New York Times and ABC Evening News. Areas of Interest and Research Third-Party Parenting, with local and national patients Minimal-Stimulation and natural cycle IVF for poor prognosis patients Strategies for minimizing multiple pregnancies
Dr. Gutmann received her medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine, and completed her residency and fellowship in Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at the Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she received the Irving Friedman Award for Excellence in Patient Care and was also named a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. She currently serves on the medical advisory board of the American Fertility Association (AFA). She has been featured on The Learning Channel and in Philadelphia Magazine.
Peter N. Schlegel, M.D., F.A.C.S. is Professor and Chairman of Urology and Professor of Urology; as well as Professor of Reproductive Medicine at The Weill Medical College of Cornell University; a Staff Scientist at The Population Council, Center for Biomedical Research; and a Visiting Associate Physician at The Rockefeller University Hospital. He is Urologist-in-Chief and an Attending Urologist at The New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Schlegel is an internationally acclaimed expert in the treatment of male infertility, especially the interface of male factor treatment with assisted reproductive techniques. His work has also clarified the importance of genetic studies in the evaluation of men with infertility. He was awarded the 1996 Established Clinician Award by The European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology. Dr. Schlegel was awarded a fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons in 1992 for collaborative study with urologists in London, which he performed in 1993. He has been listed as an expert in nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy techniques as well as male infertility by Castle Connolly's "Best Doctors" Guide since 1999 as well as other national "Best Doctor" lists.
Dr Spitz is a Board Certified Urologist with Orange County Urology Associates. From enlarged prostate to kidney stones to urinating disorders, he provides the most up to date, minimally invasive, nutrition sensitive interventions Dr Spitz also has specific training and interest in male reproductive medicine. He is highly skilled at performing microsurgical vasectomy reversals. He performs both vaso-vasostomy and vaso-epididymostomy, and he has extensive experience with salvaging previously failed vasectomy reversals. Dr Spitz performs microsurgical varicocele surgery, and he performs sperm retrieval surgery for in-vitro fertility. Even the most severe cases where there are no sperm, such as Klinefelter's syndrome, may be treated. Dr Spitz is also a nationally recognized expert on vasectomy. He performs no-needle no-scalpel vasectomy, employing the most modern and minimally invasive techniques for male birth control. He is also a recognized expert in the area of male hormone replacement and sexual dysfunction. He provides expert treatment for men suffering from low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, and Peyronie's disease.
Mark P. Trolice, M.D., FACOG, FACS, FACE is the Director of Fertility C.A.R.E. (Center of Assisted Reproduction & Endocrinology) as well as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of OB/GYN at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida State University, and the University of Central Florida and has been the President of the Florida Society of REI from 2008-09. He is past Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI), at Orlando Health in Florida, responsible for the medical education of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) resident physicians and third/fourth year medical students in REI. Dr. Trolice is double Board-certified in REI and OB/GYN, maintains annual voluntary recertification in these specialties and has been awarded the American Medical Association’s “Physicians’ Recognition Award” annually. In May 2005, Dr. Trolice was inducted into the prestigious American College of Endocrinology adding to his unique distinction of also being a fellow in the American College of OB/GYN and the American College of Surgeons. His fellow physicians select him for Best Doctors in America® annually since 2007, honoring him as one among the top 5% of doctors in the U.S., and named him “RE of the month” by the national organization www.FertilityAuthority.com . Dr. Trolice has authored research studies and published in several leading medical journals and a textbook. He has lectured at numerous physician conferences and patient seminars around the country. In addition to participating regularly on numerous TV news/talk shows, radio, the internet and in the newspaper for ‘expert’ interviews on reproductive health topics, Dr. Trolice is on the Editorial Boards of The Female Patient and OBG Management as well as Advisory Board of Conceive Magazine. Having written the Foreword to recent book “I am More Than My Fertility,” he is currently writing “A Family Dream – Finding Your Place in Fertility.” In 2004, he founded Fertile Dreams, Inc. a non-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing fertility awareness and granting scholarships for those unable to afford fertility treatment by sponsoring an annual Paths 2 Parenthood Patient Conference and Embracing Hope Gala in Orlando, FL. As part of this commitment toward family building, he and his wife, Andrea, fulfilled a long awaited dream by opening their Angels Among Us adoption agency in 2009.