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Nancy Kaufman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Psychoanalyst with more than 25 years of clinical experience. She leads The Third Party Parenting Network (TPPN), a monthly support group for people pursuing or who have already formed their families using egg donation, sperm donation and/or surrogacy. She specializes in issues related to Disclosure in Third Party Reproduction.
Dr. Teaff received her undergraduate degree at Princeton University and medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; she then completed her residency and fellowship training at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Teaff is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and, as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility. At REACH, she specializes in IVF, endometriosis, premature ovarian failure, advanced operative laparoscopy and hysteroscopy.
Dr. Bar-Chama is a board certified urologist who received his medical degree with special distinction for research in male infertility and also completed his urology residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 1993, Dr. Bar-Chama was awarded the prestigious New York Academy of Medicine F.C. Valentine Fellowship and received subspecialty training in male reproductive medicine and surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Bar-Chama is the Director of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Urology, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His subspecialty clinical practice is exclusively dedicated to male reproductive medicine and microsurgical reconstruction for the treatment of male-factor infertility (vasectomy reversal, varicocelectomy, testicular and epididymal sperm retrieval, and vasectomy).
Dr. Bar-Chama's research (over $3 million in grants) and publications have focused on male infertility and erectile dysfunction. In 1998, he received the Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award for leadership, innovation, and outstanding achievement in urological science. Since 2005, Dr. Bar-Chama has been listed each year as one of the "Best Doctors in New York" by New York Magazine. Dr. Bar-Chama serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology (SMRU), of the American Urological Association (AUA) (to be president in 2012), The Society of Male Reproductive Urology (SMRU) of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and The American Fertility Association.