The authors of the articles at All About Fertility are leading fertility experts and include doctors, nurses, academics, scientists, psychologists and patients. All of them with their specific knowledge within fertility and infertility. Our authors have one common goal; sharing knowledge and creating awareness about fertility.
Here you can read more about All About Fertility’s authors:
Allan is Professor of Andrology in the Department of Oncology and Metabolism at the University of Sheffield. His research interests include aspects of male fertility and has published over 200 research papers, book chapters and review articles on the topic. He is a former Secretary (2005-2010) and Chairman (2012-2015) of the British Fertility Society as well as the current Editor in Chief of the BFS journal Human Fertility.
Angela K. Lawson
Dr. Angela Lawson is a clinical psychologist and Associate Clinical Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology & Psychiatry at Northwestern University. She is a past Chair of the national Mental Health professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Anne Judge, DNP, ARNP has worked in reproductive medicine for 12 years with a special interest in male infertility and fertility preservation cycles. She has a degree in Human Biology from Stanford University, Nursing degree from the University of Washington, and a Masters and Doctorate degree from Frontier Nursing University as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.
Anya has worked in the field of Infertility for over 13 years now including 6 at the London Womens clinic before joining the Fertility
network. She has written a book entitled Fertile thinking and helped establish several courses for those facing infertility
She is often in the media as a champion for the patient perspective on facing Infertility and is currently busy lobbying MPs and speaking in Parliament regarding Fair provision of IVF for all. She has worked for three MPs and is currently office staff for David Lammy MP She has two children from IVF one from adoption and is a Champion for both the Saying Good bye and Home for good.
China Harrison, PhD, is a psychologist and research associate at Cardiff University, Cardiff Fertility Studies Research Group. China’s research focuses on all aspects of childbearing and fertility but she has a particular interest in the male perspective.
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Claus Højbjerg Gravholt
Claus is a consultant and professor at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, Department of endocrinology and Internal Medicine, and the Department of Molecular Medicine. He has worked clinically and scientifically with rare sex chromosome abnormalities for the last 30 years including Turner and Klinefelter syndrome, having published more than 200 papers on the endocrinology of rare syndromes, focusing on GH, IGFs, androgens and estrogens, and on diabetes and metabolism, epidemiology, cardiology, and genomics.
Danielle A. Kaplan, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in New York City. She specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy and reproductive and perinatal mental health. Dr. Kaplan writes and lectures on topics related to clinical supervision, pregnancy loss, and support for patients and families experiencing infertility.
Dawn Davenport is the Executive Director for Creating a Family, which in the US is the national infertility, adoption, & foster care education and support nonprofit organization.
Esther H. Chung
Esther H. Chung is a OB/GYN resident at Duke. She concentrated in Neurobiology at Harvard College and obtained her medical degree at Harvard Medical School in 2018. Since then, she has made her first foray down south to North Carolina where she is absorbing all she can as she trains to care for women. She hopes to pursue a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility after residency.
Dr. Fatima Husain is a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and Reproductive Medicine Lead at Wexham Park Hospital , Frimley Health and Thames Valley Fertility IVF unit. She has an interest in societal factors affecting people with fertility issues and advocates to address disparities through education and engagement.
Giuliana Baccino is a Psychologist and leading expert in the health and fertility field with more than 15 year of experience. She is an international advisor for Europe and Latin America in public and private sectors, and lecturers at several Universities. Dr. Baccino is the Coordinator of the Psychology and Counselling group of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).
Mr. Harish Bhandari MBBS, MD, MRCOG is a Consultant Gynaecologist and accredited Sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Leeds Fertility, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Helen Clark has over 20 years’ experience in clinical embryology, specialising in quality management, sperm donor recruitment and service development. Clinical experience is supported by a strong background in biomedical research.
Jacqui McMillian-Bohler is a certified nurse-midwife and provided full scope women’s health care in Charleston South Carolina, Nashville, Tennessee, and Louisville, Kentucky. Currently she is an assistant clinical professor at Duke University School of Nursing.
Jonathan Ramsay is a Consultant Urologist at Hammersmith, Charing Cross and Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals since 1988, where he specialises in male fertility investigation and treatment.
Dr. Woodward is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Obstetrics & Gynecology in the Duke University Health System and directs the Patient Support Program at the Duke Fertility Center. She trains Clinical Psychology Interns and PhD students, serves on the Executive Council for the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), and lectures internationally on the psychosocial aspects of reproductive medicine and later-life parenting.
Justin is currently a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (Sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery) in a busy tertiary level teaching hospital. Justin leads the Tommy’s Recurrent Miscarriage Service as well as the male azoospermia fertility pathway. He holds an honorary contract with the University of Birmingham as a Senior Lecturer.
In research, Justin has published extensively in the fields of miscarriage and fertility and has written a number of books and book chapters.
Dr. Karen Baker is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Duke University, Durham NC where she provides comprehensive medical and surgical care to couples confronting male infertility. She completed her Fertility Fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic and completed 24 years of military service before joining the Duke faculty.
Kate Brian is Women’s Voices Lead at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and author of The Complete Guide to IVF and Precious Babies – Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting after Infertility.
Kelly Lynch, MD is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate, and is Medical Director of the IVF and Donor Egg Programs at Baystate Reproductive Medicine. Her interests include Polycystic Ovary syndrome, Turner Syndrome and patient education. She is currently serving as the Electronic Communications Committee Chair for the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology.
Kelly S. Acharya is an Assistant Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Duke. She is the director of the female Duke Fertility Preservation Program and has special interest in the fertility preservation and reproductive needs of medically complex patients.
Kirby Adlam is a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is currently focusing her research on women’s reproductive health and fertility options. She has worked as a certified nurse midwife for ten years.
Dr. Lauren Berman is a clinical psychologist in private practice for more than 30 years and she is the current chair of the Mental Health Professional Group of ASRM. She works with individuals and couples who build their families in a variety of ways including egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation and gestational surrogacy. She is a founding board member of the Jewish Fertility Foundation and the Atlanta Fertility Mental Health Coalition.
Linda C. Giudice
Dr. Giudice is Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. She is a reproductive endocrinologist who cares mainly for women with endometriosis and individuals with infertility. She is a biochemist whose lab studies human endometrium in health and disease. She is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and is current President of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS).
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Dr Lucy Frith is a reader in bioethics and social science at the University of Liverpool and her research focuses on the social and ethical aspects of health-care decision-making, policy and regulation, with a particular interest in empirical ethics and socio-legal approaches.
Marc Lucky MBChb(hons), FRCS(Urol), PGCE (Dundee) is a fellowship trained Urologist and Andrological surgeon with particular experience in male infertility and genital reconstruction.
Marilyn Crawshaw, PhD, MA, CQSW, BSc(Soc), are an Honorary fellow at the University of York UK and have many years of practice, research and policy experience in psychosocial aspects of donor conception, surrogacy, cancer-related fertility and adoption.
Matt Prior is an NHS Consultant in Newcastle with over ten years of experience. His PhD research into subfertility and miscarriage involved developing a clinical trial and patient engagement.
Dr. Choudhary is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Sub Specialist in Reproductive Medicine at Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life, and is the Lead for the new mitochondrial donor program for mitochondrial replacement techniques.
Morine Cebert Gaitors
Dr. Morine C. Gaitors is a post-doctoral fellow through the National Clinician Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania and is funded by the Veterans Affairs Administration. She is a nurse, scholar, and advocate committed to reducing disparities and inequities experienced by African American women as they face challenges building their families.
Mostafa Metwally is a Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield. He has a wide range of experience in the management of fertility problems including Fertility surgery and IVF. He also manages a large National Portfolio of Reproductive Medicine research and is the Chair of the British Fertility Society Training committee.
Nicky Hudson is Professor of Medical Sociology and leads to the Centre for Reproduction Research at De Montfort University in the UK. Her research considers the social, political and economic aspects of reproduction. She is currently leading a large-scale study of the experiences of egg donors in the UK, Spain and Belgium.
Patricia E. Hershberger
Dr. Patricia E. Hershberger is an Associate Professor of Nursing and an Affiliate Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has conducted multiple studies in the field of medical and assisted reproduction to improve the health and healthcare of patients and families.
Raj is a fertility expert who works in the NHS and private sector in Manchester, and has more than 20 years experience of working with couples and individuals undergoing fertility treatment.
Rhonda Zwingerman is a fertility specialist, and the medical director and co-founder of Twig Fertility (coming soon!). After graduating medical school at Queen’s University and residency training in OBGYN at the University of Alberta, she moved back to Toronto where she completed her Master’s degree in Health Services Research and her fellowship training in REI at the University of Toronto. She was a staff physician at Mount Sinai Fertility before she left to start her own clinic. Her research interests include pre-implantation genetic testing, early pregnancy care of fertility patients, and pregnancy outcomes after ART.
Richard Clothier is motivated by personal experiences of fertility treatment inequality and the lack of support available for men, Richard Clothier campaigns to end the UK’s NHS IVF postcode lottery. Doing so has enabled him to talk openly about his own infertility experiences, how they affected him and what he did to mitigate the emotional strain.
Dr. Richard Quinton is an Endocrinology working in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. He has a long-standing special interest in Reproductive Endocrinology and, specifically, in the hormonal induction of sperm production in men having impairments of the pituitary gland or hypothalamus. He is a strong advocate for the positive role of “expert patients” in guiding patients with rare diseases towards receiving high-quality specialist care.
Professor Richard Sharpe is based in the MRC/University Centre for Reproductive Health in Edinburgh where he led a research programme on male reproductive health. His research career spans more than 40 years.
Dr. Klipstein is a clinician specializing in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She practices at InVia Fertility Specialists in Chicago. She completed her residency and fellowship at Harvard University. During this time she also completed a fellowship in medical ethics at the Harvard center for bioethics. In addition to running a clinical practice, she writes and lectures on reproductive ethics. She formerly chaired the ACOG Committee on Ethics, and is currently the Chair of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine ethics committee. She is involved in medical student and resident education in her role as assistant professor at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
Dr. Jain is a board-certified fertility specialist and an Associate Professor / Medical Director at Northwestern Medicine Center for Fertility & Reproductive Medicine. He completed his fellowship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School, has over 19 years of clinical ART experience in both a private and academic setting, and is annually recognized as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly.
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William W. Hurd, MD, MSc, MPH is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Alabama School of Medicine and Professor Emeritus at Duke University. Dr. Hurd maintains an active clinical practice, focusing on infertility, reproductive surgery and polycystic ovary syndrome. He has published over 170 scholarly articles and chapters, and is the co-editor of the textbook, Clinical Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. He has served as president of the Society of Reproductive Surgeons and the Council for Gynecologic Excellence, as well as Chief Medical Officer of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.