This resource includes information about physicians, complementary care providers, surrogacy, egg donation and sperm donation agencies, adoption agencies, lawyers, pharmacists and other professionals committed to assisting you.
Dr. Daniel A. Potter graduated from the University of Southern California with both a B.S. in 1987 and M.D. in 1991. He completed his residency at LAC/USC Women’s Hospital in 1995 and fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in 1997. Dr. Potter is Board Certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility and Obstetrics/Gynecology.
In 1997 Dr. Potter began practicing in Orange County, California. His practice is devoted solely to helping couples conquer infertility and other reproductive problems. In addition to serving as Partner and Medical Director of HRC Fertility, Dr. Potter is also Medical Director of MicroSort West, the world’s second preconception gender determination laboratory, laboratory Director for Gene Security Network and Medical Director at California Stem Cell.
Dr. Potter actively conducts research and publishes scientific articles on various aspects of reproductive medicine and has presented his research throughout the United States and Europe. His current research involves the development of microarray-based pre-implantation genetic diagnosis to improve IVF outcomes. He has recently been sought out as an expert by several media outlets including the CBS Evening News and 48 Hours. Dr. potter is also co-author of the popular book What To Do When You Can't Get Pregnant.
Distinguished professional organizations have also recognized Dr. Potter for his talent as a fertility specialist. Since 2005, he has been included in the Consumer Research Council of America’s list of Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists in America. Dr. Potter’s honors also include the American Fertility Association Family Builder Award 2006; the Orange County Medical Association’s Physician of Excellence Award 2009; Top Doctor, Orange Coast Magazine 2010; Top Doctor, Los Angeles Magazine 2011 and Superdoctors.com 2011 Superdoctor Award.
Dara Godfrey, M.S., R.D.
Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York
635 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor New York, New York 10022
Dara Godfrey is a Registered Dietitian whose strong clinical experience has allowed her to guide a spectrum of individuals from variant backgrounds. Dara's lifestyle-driven approach has encouraged individuals to understand what is realistic and has provided them with a flexible set of tools to achieve sustainable goals of health and happiness.
Dara supports patients' nutritional goals at every stage of infertility treatment and pregnancy, including pre-treatment health and weight loss, prenatal nutrition and pregnancy nutrition during each trimester.
Dara, a Toronto, Canada native, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Food & Nutrition at The University of Western Ontario and obtained her RD and Masters in Nutrition at New York University. Dara spent several years at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan where she led a Weight Management Support Group and was involved in counseling patients in such specialties as prenatal, bariatric and gastrointestinal nutrition. Dara has recently been featured in the Daily News as well the blog, Fitness NYC.
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
716 Mt. Airyshire Blvd., Suite 100 Columbus, Ohio 43235
At the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, we believe that we have a responsibility to be the voice of foster care adoption, so that every child finds a family. We exist to find homes for children who are waiting to be adopted from foster care in North America. In the process, we work to inform adults who may have misperceptions about foster care adoption that keep them from getting involved. Through the money we raise, we are able to provide free educational resources, promote awareness, assist policymakers and employers, and support adoption professionals and agencies throughout the United States and Canada to ensure that every child finds a forever home.
David Adamson, M.D., FACOG, FACS - San Jose
PAMF Fertility Physicians of Northern California
2581 Samaritan Drive, Suite 302 San Jose, California 95124
Dr. Adamson received his M.D. degree from the University of Toronto in Canada, and his reproductive endocrinology fellowship training at Stanford University. Dr. Adamson is a Board Certified specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is Director of Fertility Physicians of Northern California and the Fertility and Reproductive Health Institute, a Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Associate Clinical Professor at U.C. San Francisco School of Medicine.
Dr. Adamson is a charter member of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons. He has served as President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, and on committees at the Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, and Centers for Disease Control.
David B. Smotrich, M.D.
La Jolla IVF
9850 Genesee Avenue, Suite 610 La Jolla, California 92037
Dr. Smotrich earned his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, University of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel. He completed his Post-Graduate Residency studies and Fellowship training in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany, N.Y.
Dr. Smotrich is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology specializing in Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility. He has lectured throughout the world on advanced diagnostic and treatment methods for infertility, is widely published on the clinical care and treatment of, and basic research in, infertility in both American and international medical journals.