International Donor Egg Medical Team

Michael Levy, MD – Program Director – England

Dr. Michael Levy is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist and co-founder of Shady Grove Fertility. In 1993, Dr. Levy pioneered the revolutionary IVF Shared Risk 100% Refund program with the goal of helping more couples afford the treatment they needed by guaranteeing treatment success or their money back. In 2006, he tackled the challenge of making donor egg treatment more affordable to more people by creating the unique Shared Donor Program reducing the cost treatment by 50% without compromising success rates and providing immediate access to donor eggs. In 2007, Dr. Levy started the International Donor Egg Program at Shady Grove Fertility to provide a simple, streamlined and affordable option to patients outside the U.S. who required donor egg treatment. Since the program began, over 150 patients have traveled from the UK to Shady Grove Fertility to help build their families.

Robert Stillman, MD – Program Director – Canada

Dr. Robert Stillman is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist and Medical Director of Shady Grove Fertility Center in Rockville, Maryland, the nations largest fertility center. Dr. Stillman is a Clinical Professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine which is also where he earned his medical degree. He did his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University and completed his Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at Harvard University. Dr. Stillman is a member of and served on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and serves on the National Medical Advisory Board of RESOLVE. Prior to joining Shady Grove Fertility, Dr. Stillman was Professor and Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility & IVF Programs at The George Washington University.

Gilbert Mottla, MD – Program Director – Ireland

Dr. Gilbert Mottla is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist who has a special interest in the evaluation and care of couples utilizing gestational surrogacy for medical reasons. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, where he won the Dr. David Rothbaum award for supeior academic achievement in Obstetrics and Gynecology along with compassion and understaing toward patients. He completed his internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Mottla completed a two-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility at George Washington School of Medicine. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology. Dr. Mottla is presently a Clinical Assistant Professor in The George Washington University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Ricardo Yazigi, MD – Program Director – Chile

Dr. Ricard Yazigi is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist with nearly twenty years of clinical experience. Dr. Yazigi received his medical degree from University of Chile, Magna Cum Laude in 1978. He had his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sotero del Rio Hospital, Chile and at State University of New York at Nassau County Medical Center, NY. He pursued a Research Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, CT. and a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO. Dr. Yazigi was Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Temple University School of Medicine, PA from 1991 to 1996 and joined the GBMC Fertility Center, Baltimore, MD in 1997. He is currently Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Yazigi has published numerous scientific papers and has lectured both in the country and abroad.

Michele Purcell, RN, Donor Program Supervisor

Michele Purcell is the supervisor of the donor egg and gestational carrier program at Shady Grove Fertility. As the supervisor of the largest and most experienced donor egg and gestational carrier program in the U.S., Michele is responsible for overseeing the many aspects of a program that does over 650 donor egg and gestational carrier cycles per year. In addition to the very successful U.S. program, Michele has played a pivotal role in the development of the international program and co-management arrangement with international fertility programs. She received her nursing degree from The Catholic University of America, and has been with Shady Grove Fertility Center for 11 years.

Amanda Segal, International Patient Liaison

Amanda Segal has been with Shady Grove Fertility since its inception in 1991, and has been involved in many aspects of the practice from Patient Service Representative to Financial Billing Coordinator. As Shady Grove Fertility’s International Patient Liaison, Amanda assists prospective patients with every aspect of their treatment protocol. Amanda is there every step of the way, from the initial phone inquiry to scheduling a patient’s visit to Shady Grove Fertility to chaperoning them through their appointment and treatment schedule to providing recommendations for travel and accomodations. A former fertility patient herself, Amanda also provides first-hand insight and support to each patient she assists in the program. Amanda has worked with hundreds of patients from several different countries and has been instrumental in the growth and success of our international program.

Lisa Schap, International Patient Liaison

Lisa Schap joined Shady Grove Fertility in September of 2010 as a patient liaison assisting local patients with information and scheduling options. Lisa came to Shady Grove Fertility as a former successful patient expressing a strong desire to help others navigate through their fertility journey. Lisa was promoted to a International Patient Liaison dedicated to working with Dr. Stillman and Canadian patients interested in our Donor Egg and Shared Risk programs.

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