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NPC Member Spotlight: Main Line Fertility

We’re exited to continue our new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post, to oncofertility@northwestern.edu.  If you are interested in learning more about how to join the NPC, contact Brigid Smith at brigid.smith@northwestern.edu or (312)503-2506.

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In 2012 Main Line Fertility Center joined the Oncofertility Consortium at Northwestern University and launched an official Fertility Preservation Program. This program was created to educate recently diagnosed cancer patients about their options and to increase access to fertility preservation procedures during the small window of opportunity between diagnosis and treatment.

We offer egg, sperm and embryo freezing prior to chemotherapy or other medical/surgical treatments. We are available 24 hours a day via email: oncofertility@mainlinefertility.com. All patients will be given an appointment with one of our physicians within 24 hours of initial contact. Patients are assigned a Nurse Coordinator who will walk them through the process every step of the way. Drs. Glassner and Orris have greatly reduced the usual cost of IVF and in conjunction with select pharmaceutical companies are able to provide Oncofertility patients free fertility medications.

Patients are treated with the utmost care as we facilitate their fertility preservation treatment assuring that their cancer treatment is not delayed.  Our team is committed to being there for our patients “every step of the way”.

Females desiring Egg or Embryo Freezing:

Call Anne Wendel, Oncofertility Coordinator, at 484.380.4879 or email oncofertility@mainlinefertility.com

At the initial appointment patients will be seen by one of the Main Line Fertility physicians, have bloods drawn, and meet with IVF nurses to discuss an IVF cycle from start to finish. Patient’s partners will also require blood work and semen analysis, if applicable.

Please bring photo ID and insurance cards.

Males desiring Sperm Freezing:

Call the Andrology Lab for an appointment: 484.380.4863. Identify yourself as an oncology patient and ask to speak with laboratory staff.

Specimens are routinely collected at the Center Monday through Friday prior to 12:00 noon. Weekend hours are available on an emergency basis.

Bring an andrology request form or prescription with your doctor’s signature to your collection appointment.

Photo ID is required. If the patient is a minor, the legal guardian must accompany the patient.

Ideally, the sperm specimen should be collected at the clinic in one of our private collection rooms. However, arrangements can be made for off-site collection if circumstances warrant.

Meet our Team

MichaelGlassner2013-121x155Michael J. Glassner, MD

Dr. Glassner is a founding partner and the medical director at Main Line Fertility and Reproductive Medicine. He also is a clinical professor at Drexel School of Medicine and clinical educator at Jefferson Medical School. He is also the founding Director of the Center for Reproductive Medicine at Bryn Mawr Hospital and under his tutelage has become a leading IVF center in the area.

 

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Dr. John Orris is a partner at Main Line Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, and he is the Division Head of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility for Main Line Health System. Dr. Orris is an Associate Professor at the Drexel University College of Medicine, and he is Fellowship Director for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility for Drexel University College of Medicine and Main Line Fertility. He joined Main Line Fertility in July 2003 and has focused his time and efforts serving patients in the western suburbs of Philadelphia.

deanna-121x155Deanna Brasile, DO

Dr. Deanna Brasile joined Main Line Fertility in October 2012, and she sees patients in our West Chester and Paoli offices. She joined us with over eight years of experience in the infertility field.

Dr. Brasile grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology at Duke University. She completed medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and also did an internship there. Her residency and training in obstetrics and gynecology was completed at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine in Camden/ Cooper University Medical Center.

SharonAnderson2014Sharon H. Anderson, PhD, ELD, HCLD

Dr. Anderson is the Laboratory Director and Scientific Director Main Line Fertility Center. She directs the embryology, IVF, andrology, and endocrinology laboratories. She is an adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of OB/GYN at Drexel University School of Medicine, and she serves on the Research Committee. In addition, Dr. Anderson is responsible for marketing and strategic planning for the practice. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Animal Bioscience from Pennsylvania State University. Her research focused on the interaction between gametes/embryos and the oviduct. Subsequently, she received her Ph.D. in Physiology from Penn State University. While completing a post-doctoral scholarship in microbiology, she also taught Human Physiology at Juniata College.

Phone: (484) 380-4884, email: andersons@mainlinefertility.com

AnneAnne Wendel, RN, BSN

Anne joined Main Line Fertility Center in 1998. She is the Clinical Director and Oncofertility Coordinator.

Phone: 484.380.4879, email: wendela@mainlinefertility.com

 

NPC Member Spotlight: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

We’re exited to continue our new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post, to oncofertility@northwestern.edu.  If you are interested in learning more about how to join the NPC, contact Brigid Smith at brigid.smith@northwestern.edu or (312)503-2506.

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The core goals of the Fertility Preservation Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) focus on clinical service, education (family and provider) and research. Goals include:

  • Providing a clinical consultation service for health care providers as well as direct counseling for patients at risk for infertility due to their medical condition and/or its treatment
  • Facilitating timely referrals for fertility preservation methods considered standard clinical care (sperm banking, oocyte/embryo freezing, ovarian transposition)
  • Offering cutting edge, experimental options for fertility preservation (testicular and ovarian tissue cryopreservation) within the context of organized research protocols
  • Working with laboratory experts to expand and refine the current scientific knowledge needed to transform the state of reproductive medicine in this area

In January 2009, Fertile Hope named CHOP as a Center of Excellence for its commitment to inform all cancer patients and their families of the infertility risk of cancer treatment and to offer potential ways to preserve fertility. We are the first children’s hospital to achieve this distinction and we continue to provide leadership in the area of fertility preservation, both nationally and abroad.

We are pleased to be able to offer fertility preservation options to both prepubertal and pubertal males and females.

OPTIONS FOR MALES

  • Sperm Banking
  • Testicular Tissue Cryopreservation (via participation in a research protocol)

OPTIONS FOR FEMALES

  • Oocyte Freezing
  • Embryo Freezing
  • Ovarian Transposition
  • Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation (via participation in a research protocol)

MEET OUR TEAM

Jill P. Ginsberg, MD, is a pediatric oncologist and director of the Cancer Survivorship Program at CHOP’s Cancer Center. She is also the director of CHOP’s Fertility Preservation Program.

Thomas F. Kolon, MD, is an attending pediatric urologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He provides surgical expertise for our testicular tissue procedures.

Peter Mattei, MD, FACS, FAAP, is an attending pediatric surgeon at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He provides surgical expertise for our ovarian tissue procedures.

Clarisa R. Gracia, MD, MSCE, Director, Fertility Preservation, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gracia is a leading fertility preservation expert and provides counseling, oocyte retrieval/cryopreservation, and surgical services for our female patients.

Christine Hill-Kayser, MD is the chief of the Pediatric Service for the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael J. Glassner, MD, Director at Main Line Fertility and Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Glassner is our local partner for sperm banking as well as oocyte/embryo freezing.

Sue Ogle, RN, MSN, CRNP

Wendy Hobbie, RN, MSN, CRNP, FAAN

Claire A. Carlson, BSN, RN, Nurse Coordinator

Maureen Prewitt, BA, BSN, RNC, Director of Clinical Research Support, Oncofertility, Women’s Health Clinical Research Center, Penn Fertility Care

LABORATORY PARTNERS

Ralph L. Brinster, V.M.D., Ph.D. , Richard King Mellon Professor of Reproductive Physiology at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Sandra W. Ryeom, Ph.D. , Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology, University of Pennsylvania

 

PATIENT RESOURCES

This Is Awkward: A resource for boys considering sperm banking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYecwbPNkXE

Fertility Options for Young Female Cancer Patients

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ1PIg7dSPU

 

LEARN MORE

If you have questions or would like to discuss coming to CHOP for fertility preservation, feel free to contact Claire Carlson at 215-590-0432.

 

 

NPC Member Spotlight: Michigan Reproductive Medicine

We’re exited to continue our new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post, to oncofertility@northwestern.edu.  If you are interested in learning more about how to join the NPC, contact Brigid Smith at brigid.smith@northwestern.edu or (312)503-2506.

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Overview

Michigan Reproductive Medicine has been freezing eggs since 2008 and is the first fertility center in Michigan to successfully freeze eggs and have babies born from frozen eggs.

Our center is committed to providing patients with the most up-to date technology. Fertility preservation by egg freezing is a true game-changer by providing women the greatest opportunity to control their reproductive futures.

Fertility Preservation Services Offered

An egg or embryo freezing cycle requires quick decision-making and communication between the patient, the woman’s oncologist and Dr. Mersol-Barg. Working together as a team and educating the patient about her cancer therapy’s impact on her fertility empowers the patient to make the best decision regarding her fertility preservation.

We provide the following services to women:

Embryo Freezing 

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Egg Freezing 

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Contact Information

Please call Michigan Reproductive Medicine at (248) 593-6990 or visit our website at http://www.mireproductivemedicine.com/ to find out more about your fertility preservation options.

Michigan Reproductive Medicine

41000 Woodward Ave., Suite 100 East

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Phone: 248-593-6990

Fax: 248-593-5925

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Michael S. Mersol-Barg, MD, Director, Michigan Reproductive Medicine

Email: Oncofertility@mireproductivemedicine.com

 

 

 

 

NPC Member Spotlight: Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

We’re exited to continue our new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post, to oncofertility@northwestern.edu.  If you are interested in learning more about how to join the NPC, contact Brigid Smith at brigid.smith@northwestern.edu or (312)503-2506.

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Today, improved treatments of cancer and other diseases give patients the hope of long term survival. However, many of the treatments that increase survival may cause loss of fertility. New technologies in reproductive medicine are providing possibilities for preserving fertility.

Lurie Children’s is dedicated to working with families, patients and healthcare providers to guide them in deciding if fertility preservation is appropriate for their child.

As a member of the National Physicians Cooperative of the Oncofertility Consortium, Lurie Children’s Fertility Preservation Program offers services to pediatric, adolescent and young adult patients. This consortium of fertility experts, oncologists, surgeons, urologists, endocrinologists and researchers are working together to provide fertility preservation options to patients who are seeking to preserve fertility due to cancer treatment, surgery, or a congenital condition.

Fertility preservation options

We have a comprehensive range of services for pre- and post-pubertal patients. These include:

For Males

Testis shielding

Sperm cryopreservation

Testicular sperm extraction (TESE)

Testicular tissue freezing (experimental)

For Females

Ovarian shielding

Oophoropexy/ovarian transposition

Oocyte or embryo freezing

Ovarian tissue freezing (experimental)

Gonadotropin analogues (experimental)

The treatment team will work with you to determine the best options to suit your needs.

Each patient is unique, so fertility preservation must be tailored and carefully integrated with a patient’s treatment. Appropriate fertility preservation options depend on the age of the patient, as well as the treatment the patient is to receive. If treatment has been completed and there is a concern about the patient’s ability to have children, families are encouraged to seek a consultation with a fertility expert.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Barbara Lockart, DNP, APN/CNP, CPON, at Lurie Children’s at

312.227.4901.

oncofertility@luriechildrens.org

Multidisciplinary team of specialists

Our multidisciplinary team works together to ensure that every patient receives the best fertility preservation care available. This team consists of:

Oncology

Yasmin Gosiengfiao, MD

Attending Physician, Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Barbara Lockart, DNP, APN/CNP, CPON

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant; Patient Navigator for Fertility Preservation, Lurie Children’s Hospital

Pediatric Surgery

Marleta Reynolds, MD

Head, Pediatric Surgery; Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Erin Rowell, MD

Attending Physician, Pediatric Surgery; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Endocrinology

Wendy Brickman, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Courtney Finlayson, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology; Instructor in Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Jill Samis, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Reema Habiby, MD

Attending Physician, Endocrinology; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Urology

Earl Cheng, MD

Division Head, Urology; Professor of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Robert Brannigan, MD

Attending Physician, Urology,Northwestern Medicine; Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Emilie Johnson, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Urology; Assistant Professor of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Elizabeth Yerkes, MD

Attending Physician, Urology; Associate Professor of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Valerie Gillis, MMS, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Urology; Northwestern Medicine

Obstetrics and Gynecology/Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Mary Ellen Pavone, MD,

Attending Physician, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility; Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Kristin Smith

Patient Navigator for Fertility Preservation, Northwestern Medicine/Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center 

Research

Teresa Woodruff, PhD

Thomas J Watkins Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Feinberg School of Medicine; Chief of the Division of Fertility Preservation and Oncofertility Consortium

 

NPC Member Spotlight: University of Illinois at Chicago

We’re exited to continue our new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post, to oncofertility@northwestern.edu.  If you are interested in learning more about how to join the NPC, contact Brigid Smith at brigid.smith@northwestern.edu or (312)503-2506.

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UNIVERSITY of ILLINOIS at CHICAGO FERTILITY PRESERVATION PROGRAM

The University of Illinois Fertility Preservation Program offers a comprehensive team approach to help women faced with serious conditions which may impair futurefertility. Our team consists of reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, medical and surgical oncologists, rheumatologists, pathologists, embryologists, research and clinical nurses, social workers and clinical ethics consultants who are here to help. Please click here for more information on the UI Health Fertility Preservation Program.

We are members of the Oncofertility Consortium® National Physicians’ Cooperative and offer a wide range of options for patients who desire fertilitypreservation for medical and non-medical indications:

  • Embryo Freezing
  • Egg Freezing
  • Ovarian Tissue Freezing (Experimental)
  • Egg Donation

In addition, our Andrology Laboratory offers a patient (or Client Depositor) Sperm Bank service for long-term storage of an individual’s sperm for reasons such as reduction in fertility potential, prior to chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy for male oncology, or prior to vasectomy.  The Patient Sperm Bank is also used to store sperm extracted from the testes in the operating room, a procedure referred to as TESE (testicular sperm extraction).  Sperm from a TESE procedure can be stored short-term or long-term for subsequent use with the ICSI-IVF procedure for pregnancy attempts. Please click here for more information regarding the UIC Andrology Laboratory.

Our physicians at the University of Illinois Fertility Center are Board Certified specialists in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 1.49.43 PMBert Scoccia, MD

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Director of the University of Illinois Fertility Preservation Program

 

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Assistant Professor

Director of GYN Ultrasound Program

 

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Assistant Professor

Director of Residency Research Program

 

 

We will be happy to discuss our Fertility Preservation Program and any other issues with you during an office consultation:

1801 West Taylor Street, Suite 4A, Chicago, IL 60612

To make a new patient appointment, please call: UIC Call Center at 800-842-1002 or visit www.uicivf.org

Existing patients please call: UIC Fertility Center at 312-355-2740.

 

University of Illinois Andrology Laboratory

1801 West Taylor Street, Suite 4A, Chicago, IL 60612

To contact the Andrology Laboratory please call: (312) 996-7713

 

PATIENT RESOURCES

University of Illinois Fertility Preservation Program: http://www.uicivf.org

Oncofertility Consortium: http://www.oncofertility.northwestern.edu

Fertile Hope: http://www.fertilehope.org

Gilda’s Club Chicago: http://www.gildasclubchicago.org

 

 

NPC Member Spotlight: Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York

We’re exited to begin a new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post, to oncofertility@northwestern.edu.  If you are interested in learning more about how to join the NPC, contact Brigid Smith at brigid.smith@northwestern.edu or (312)503-2506.

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Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York

The Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility of Mount Sinai at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York is committed to preserving the dream of family building for reproductive age men and women who are diagnosed with cancer.  Our oncofertility program has been established to work quickly and closely with oncologists to meet the needs of our patients.  All patients who request fertility preservation are seen within 48 hours of their call, and in many cases, patients can start fertility preservation treatment within days.

Although chemotherapy, radiation and surgery are lifesaving, the treatment may compromise sperm and egg function.  Our male and female fertility preservation programs are designed to cryopreserve eggs, embryos or sperm before reproductive cells are lost.

RMA of New York uses the most advanced freezing technology to preserve reproductive cells. Vitrification (ultra-rapid-freezing) of oocytes (eggs) and embryos results in extremely high survival rates of cells.   Once frozen, the reproductive cells can be stored indefinitely and can be saved until family building is desired.

The RMA of New York Oncofertility Center of Excellence provides expert quality care, offers patients concierge services, and integrates care with medical and surgical oncologists. Patients undergoing cancer treatment typically have to coordinate care with multiple medical specialists, but the fertility care should not be challenging.  RMA of New York physicians serve on the faculty of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and are involved in extensive clinical research to further the science and hopes of reproductive medicine.

For more information, visit www.rmany.com or call 212.756.5777 to speak with a dedicated oncofertility specialist.

NPC Member Spotlight: Fertility Associates of Memphis

We’re exited to begin a new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post, to oncofertility@northwestern.edu.  If you are interested in learning more about how to join the NPC, contact Brigid Smith at brigid.smith@northwestern.edu or (312)503-2506.

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A major focus for our practice is to provide fertility preservation for those diagnosed with cancer. We offer patients struggling with cancer all options medically possible for the preservation and optimization of future fertility. These tools include in vitro fertilization with egg and embryo freezing, sperm freezing, radiation field minimizing surgery, and ovarian tissue freezing. Because this is a central part of our practice, we have considerable experience in all aspects of these technologies and work with some of the most respected institutions in the country, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to facilitate the best care for our patients.

Pediatric Fertility Preservation

As the functional Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility division for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, we facilitate a wide range of fertility preservation strategies for children suffering with a cancer diagnosis. Our physicians all hold academic appointments at St. Jude and we conduct an onsite clinic in this facility to facilitate maximal accessibility. From our long established sperm freezing program for boys to our cutting edge egg freezing protocols for girls, we are helping children throughout our region and the world preserve hope for having family after cancer is a distant memory.

Adult Fertility Preservation

For the past several decades, Fertility Associates of Memphis has set the standard in the Mid-South region for offering the best available fertility preservation options for women and men with a cancer diagnosis. With the perfection and increased utilization of our egg freezing protocols, women with cancer are now routinely offered IVF with egg or embryo freezing prior to the initiation of chemotherapy or radiation, even in the setting of estrogen/progesterone positive breast cancer.

Our Physicians

Our physicians are experts in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility, trained at some of the world’s most respected institutions including The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Harvard University School of Medicine. In addition, our physicians regularly publish academic research give academic talks that help train other physicians from around the country and world how to best care for patients suffering with fertility related problems.

To make an appointment with any of the physicians at Fertility Associates of Memphis, please contact our office at 901-747-2229. We would be happy to help evaluate your fertility and explore steps you can take to maximize your chances of achieving pregnancy.

 

 

NPC Member Spotlight: Oregon Health & Science University

We’re exited to begin a new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post, to oncofertility@northwestern.edu.  If you are interested in learning more about how to join the NPC, contact Brigid Smith at brigid.smith@northwestern.edu or (312)503-2506.

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Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is a national leader in fertility patient care and research. The OHSU Fertility Consults provide a variety of options for cancer patients facing potential reproductive risks caused by their cancer therapy, including:

  • initial consultation
  • oocyte freezing
  • embryo banking
  • hormonal supression with Lupron
  • ovarian tissue banking
  • ovarian pexy for women and sperm banking (post-pubertal) for men

Consultations for hormonal management of bleeding during chemotherapy are also available. Learn more about oncofertility services at OHSU Fertility Consultants.

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program (AYA) offers services unique to young people undergoing cancer treatment, including fertility preservation, support groups and activities specific to ages 15-39. Learn more about how the AYA program supports fertility options.

The OHSU Division of Reproductive and Developmental Sciences (DRDS) at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) conducts basic and applied research on non-human primates (primarily macaque species) to increase our understanding of primate reproduction and embryonic/fetal development, and to use this knowledge to control reproductive disorders, fertility and neonatal health.

OHSU research training programs are available for individuals entering science-oriented careers (pre-and post-doctoral fellows) and a research-oriented knowledge base in primate reproduction and development for others (K-12, high school teachers, college undergraduates, and the local public) in collaboration with local programs.

DRDS serves as a regional, national and international resource, especially as it relates to NHP models and research.  Learn more about the OHSU ONPRC Division of Reproductive and Developmental Sciences.

NPC Member Spotlight: Children’s National Medical Center

We’re exited to begin a new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post, to oncofertility@northwestern.edu.  If you are interested in learning more about how to join the NPC, contact Brigid Smith at brigid.smith@northwestern.edu or (312)503-2506.

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Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Children’s National is the only hospital in the Washington, DC, area participating in the Oncofertility Consortium, an interdisciplinary research network of doctors, scientists, and scholars with a shared goal to preserve fertility options for cancer survivors. We are one of the hospitals nationwide with an Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved process for ovarian tissue freezing (cryopreservation), an experimental fertility preservation option for young women.

Working closely with the Oncology team, the pediatric gynecology team offers full counseling for patients, educating and empowering families to make informed decisions about treatment. Children’s doctors explain the age-appropriate options for fertility preservation for girls and young women so we can help protect patient choices about starting a family in the future. We offer ovarian tissue freezing, gonadopexy (moving the ovaries away from the planned radiation field) as well as conservative surgery for ovarian and pelvic tumors.

Contact:

Veronica Gomez-Lobo, MD
Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology/Fertility Preservation Program for Young Girls
Veronica.gomez-lobo@medstar.net
202-877-4099

 

The Clinic for Adolescent and Adult Pediatric-Onset Urology (CAPITUL)

Through the Clinic for Adolescent and Adult Pediatric-Onset Urology (CAPITUL), headed by Dr. Michael Hsieh, Children’s National will soon be the only hospital in the Washington, DC, area participating in testicular tissue freezing (cryopreservation) as part of the Oncofertility Consortium. We will soon be  one of the few hospitals nationwide with an ethics board-approved process for testicular tissue freezing (cryopreservation), an experimental fertility preservation option for young men.

Working closely with the Oncology team, the CAPITUL team offers full counseling for patients, educating and empowering families to make informed decisions about treatment. Children’s doctors explain the age-appropriate options for fertility preservation so we can help protect patient choices about starting a family in the future. We will soon offer testicular tissue freezing for boys about to undergo chemotherapy and radiation therapy that may impact their fertility.

Contact:

Michael H. Hsieh, MD, PhD
Director, Clinic for Adolescent and Adult PedIatric OnseT UroLogy (CAPITUL), Children’s National Health System
mhsieh@cnmc.org
202-476-5042

 

 

NPC Member Spotlight: University of Pittsburgh

We’re exited to begin a new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post, to oncofertility@northwestern.edu.  If you are interested in learning more about how to join the NPC, contact Brigid Smith at brigid.smith@northwestern.edu or (312)503-2506.

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The Fertility Preservation Program of Pittsburgh was established at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2009. Our multidisciplinary working group includes key stake holders at Magee-Womens Research InstituteMagee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The program is committed to

  1. Educating patients and their physicians about the reproductive consequences of chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer or other conditions
  2. Providing state of the art reproductive technologies to preserve fertility for women, men, girls, and boys
  3. Responsibly translating new reproductive technologies from the laboratory to the clinic

We provide the following services for our patients:

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Please call our dedicated fertility preservation phone line at (412)641-7475 to speak to a nurse or visit our website to learn more about the options for preserving your fertility.

Contact Details:

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 8.21.56 AMKyle E. Orwig, PhD, Director, Fertility Preservation Program, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation

Email: orwigke@upmc.edu  

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 8.22.08 AMKathrin Gassei, PhD, Program Coordinator

Email: gasseik@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-641-2700

Julie Seifert, CRNP, Nurse Coordinator

Email: lenaja@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-641-7475

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 8.17.27 AMJoe Sanfilippo, MD, Director, Center for Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC 

 

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 8.17.37 AMPeter Shaw, MD, Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

 

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 8.17.48 AMScott Kauma, MD, Clinical Director, Fertility Preservation Program, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

 

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 8.17.55 AMShweta Nayak, MD, Director of Outreach, Fertility Preservation Program, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

 

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 8.18.01 AMGlenn Cannon, MD, Pediatric Urology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

 

 

Website:  http://www.mwrif.org/220

 

 

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