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Dr. Williams received both his undergraduate degree in biology and his medical degree from The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at King-Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles and completed his fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at UCLA/Cedars Sinai Medical Centers. Following his training, Dr. Williams joined the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine as an associate professor and the medical director of the IVF program. He then served as a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and the medical director for the Center for Reproductive Health at The University of Cincinnati School of Medicine.
Dr. Williams is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and has also been repeatedly named one of the Best Doctors in America. In 2009, Dr. Williams joined Houston Fertility Institute where he also serves as the Director of the Egg Donor Program. He is a fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as reproductive endocrinology-infertility.
Danica Thornberry, B.S., L.Ac.
The Seed Fertility Program | Well Women Acupuncture
11980 San Vicente Boulevard, Suite 112 Los Angeles, California 90049
One of the first acupuncturists in America to specialize in Women’s Health and Infertility, Danica Thornberry has helped over 1,000 women conceive healthy babies. Her first book, "Stick It To Me Baby," with a foreword written by IVF pioneer Dr. Richard Marrs, will be published in early 2015.
Since 2001, she has worked alongside the top fertility specialists in Los Angeles, has appeared on Lifetime TV’s Speaking of Women’s Health, and received an Award of Excellence in Family Building from Resolve Infertility, a nationally recognized infertility support group. She is the founder of Well Woman Acupuncture in Los Angeles and created The Seed Fertility Program, a successful online fertility course that teaches women very specific ways of thinking and eating differently to get to their healthy babies. Danica lives in Southern California with her two children, Kira and Jack, who were conceived naturally, despite all the odds being stacked against them.
Daniel B. Whitesides, M.D.
Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte/REACH
1524 East Morehead Street Charlotte, North Carolina 28207
Dr. Whitesides completed his medical degree, residency and fellowship at Duke University. He specializes in pre-pregnancy planning, infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, endometriosis, pelvic pain, advanced operative laparoscopy and hysteroscopy.
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 Path2Parenthood 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.