Medical Advisory Committee
Dr. Bromer is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist with Shady Grove Fertility. He received his medical degree at The George Washington University School of Medicine, where he graduated with distinction, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha and Kane-King-Dodek medical honor societies. He completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Georgetown University, where he served as administrative chief resident and won numerous awards for research and teaching. He then completed a 3-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Yale University in New Haven, CT, where he served as an instructor in the university’s school of medicine. Following his fellowship, he spent 2 years in practice at the Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey before joining Shady Grove Fertility. He has been involved in cutting-edge research in fertility preservation for cancer patients, pregnancy implantation, and methods of embryo selection for in vitro fertilization. His work has been presented at national and international meetings, and he has authored more than 40 research papers and book chapters. Dr. Bromer is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and the International Society for Fertility Preservation. He is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and is a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Andrea Mechanick Braverman, MS, MA, PhD is the Associate Director of the Educational Core, Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Braverman received both her both Masters and Doctorate degrees in Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, she earned a Masters in English literature and completed an internship in clinical psychology at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. She is a licensed psychologist practicing in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Dr. Braverman is Past Chair of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Past President of the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her professional memberships include the American Psychological Association, the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, where she has chaired various task forces and committees.
Dr. Hickman is the Medical Director and Co-Founder of Houston IVF. He holds Clinical Associate Professor Appointments at the Weill Cornell Medical College, the University of Texas Medical School-Houston, and Baylor College of Medicine. He is a Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and served on the Executive Board of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology from 2001 – 2011. Additionally, Dr. Hickman has been named a “Top Doctor in Reproductive Endocrinology” by U.S. News and World Report, a “Top Doctor” and “Top Doctor for Women” by H-Texas Magazine and a “Texas Super Doc” by Texas Monthly Magazine.
Dr. Marcy Maguire is a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey. Dr. Maguire graduated with honors from Princeton University in 2000. She majored in Molecular Biology and was inducted into the Sigma Chi Research Society upon graduation. Dr. Maguire subsequently attended the Medical College of Virginia and then completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Maguire completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health, where she performed research in FSH receptor signal transduction and oocyte aging in a mouse model. Dr. Maguire is currently an RE at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey. Her special interests include ovarian aging and embryonic screening for aneuploidy as well as specific genetic disorders.
Dr. Joe Massey is a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist since 1983 and co-founder of the Servy Massey Fertility Institute in Georgia. Dr. Massy is a national leader in infertility and helped pioneer the first ICSI pregnancy in the US, the first US egg freezing and the world’s first successful assisted hatching procedures. His focus now is on making infertility treatment affordable.
Dr. Michelle Ottey received her BA in Biology from Rosemont College in 1997 and then received her PhD in Genetics from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia in 2003. In 2003 she began a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Her graduate and post graduate work was in cancer research using cell and molecular biology techniques. She joined Fairfax Cryobank in June of 2006 at the Philadelphia site as Site Manager/Laboratory Supervisor, a position in which she could make a more immediate impact on bettering lives by helping women and couples build their families. She received her HCLD certification from AAB in 2011 and moved into the position of Laboratory Director for the Cryobank. As Director she oversees the Sperm Donor Program, patient sperm banking, and all laboratory processes.
Dr. Daniel Potter serves as the Medical Director of HRC Fertility, the largest fertility practice in the western United States, as well as the Laboratory Director for Natera, Inc., a genetics testing company. Dr. Potter is the author or co-author of dozens of peer-reviewed scientific articles and serves as chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for the American Fertility Association. Dr. Potter studied extensively to become an expert in reproductive sciences. He attended USC for undergraduate and medical school. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Women’s Hospital. His fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility was completed at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Shortly after that, he was board-certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Angela C. Thyer is a founding partner of Seattle Reproductive Medicine. She graduated from Duke University on the Dean’s list with distinction and earned Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honors from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Oregon Health Sciences University and her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Following her fellowship, she was on the faculty at the University of Washington. She received an award at the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society in 2015 for looking at the cost effectiveness of PGS, an Award for Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the Cincinnati OBGYN Society, The Gynecologic Laparoscopy Award from the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, and The Resident Research Award from the Oregon American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She was awarded a Seattle Best Doctor from Seattle Magazine in 2013. She is board certified in both OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Thyer is highly regarded for her expertise in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS. She is an expert in guiding patients through both low-tech and high-tech fertility treatments including individualized stimulation protocols, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS), and fertility preservation.
Frank D. Yelian, M.D., Ph.D., is the founder and Medical Director of Life IVF Center. He is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist who received special fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Yelian has over 30 years experience in the field of reproductive medicine and women’s health. Dr. Yelian graduated from Zhejiang University School of Medicine in 1983. He then received Obstetrics and Gynecology training and received a Master Degree at the same institution in 1986. He came to the United States in 1987 and worked with Dr. W. Richard Dukelow at the Endocrine Research Center at Michigan State University and earned a Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology in 1991. Subsequently, he received additional OB/GYN residency and REI fellowship training at the Wayne state University. Dr. Yelian has over 100 publications, and has been awarded numerous national and international awards.