Advice & Support: Professional Finder

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Michael Traub, M.D.

Michael Traub, M.D.

Island Reproductive Services
1110 South Avenue, Suite 305
Staten Island, New York 10314
(718) 761-6000

Biography

Dr. Michael Traub is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology along with Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He completed his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, where he additionally served as an Instructor until 2009.

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Dr. Traub is currently an Assistant Professor in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, New York.

Dr. Traub completed Medical School at St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri with distinction in research and his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. He was also selected to serve as Chief Resident at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Additionally, he received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has received research awards and has published and presented on various subjects.

Michael Traub, M.D.

Michael Traub, M.D.

Island Reproductive Services
3000 Hadley Road, Suite 2C
South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080
(908) 412-9909

Biography

Dr. Michael Traub is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology along with Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He completed his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, where he additionally served as an Instructor until 2009.

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Dr. Traub is currently an Assistant Professor in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, New York.

Dr. Traub completed Medical School at St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri with distinction in research and his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. He was also selected to serve as Chief Resident at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Additionally, he received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has received research awards and has published and presented on various subjects.

Michael Zinger, M.D.

Michael Zinger, M.D.

Long Island IVF
1725 East 12th Street, Suite 401
Brooklyn, New York 11229
(718) 375 6400

Biography

Dr. Zinger earned a B.A. with honors from Brandeis University. He then went on to receive an M.D. with Special Distinction for Research in Reproductive Endocrinology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Zinger completed residency in Ob/Gyn at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset followed by fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Cincinnati under Dr. Robert Rebar, the Director of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

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In 2002, Dr. Zinger was awarded the Senior Fellow’s Award for outstanding research by the Endocrine Society. He headed the IVF program at Edward Hospital for six years before joining East Coast Fertility. Dr. Zinger is board-certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as well as Ob/Gyn.

Michele L. Cole, LCSW

Michele L. Cole, LCSW

The Family Building Support Center, LLC
519 Westfield Avenue
Westfield, New Jersey 07090
(908) 232-7277

Biography

Michele L. Cole, LCSW- NY, NJ, Founder and Director of The Family Building Support Center, LLC., is a clinical social worker with over twelve years of experience in the field of mental health as a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and associate clinical director, in private and community practice.  She works with adults, children, adolescents, couples and families. Ms. Cole is a current member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s Mental Health Professional Group, RESOLVE, The National Infertility Association, Concerned Persons for Adoption and The New Jersey Association of Women Therapists. She has received continuing education on contemporary family building at The National Institute for the Psychotherapies’ ongoing professional training series, “Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Adoption, Infertility and Contemporary Family-Making,” adoption issues at Rutgers University’s Institute for Families and on telemedicine ethics and practices at The Telemental Health Institute.

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In addition to working with prospective parents around infertility, assisted and third party reproduction, adoption and family life issues, other areas of clinical focus include the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, women’s issues, trauma and working with grief, bereavement and attachment issues.

Ms. Cole currently serves as Compliance Officer at The Fifth Avenue Counseling Center, Inc., a community mental health center in New York City where she has held the positions of Associate Clinical Director, Clinical Supervisor and Psychotherapist.  She has also worked as an individual and group counselor for survivors of The September 11th tragedy and as a child and family social worker for Headstart.

Ms. Cole received her Masters of Social Work degree from City University of New York’s Hunter College.  Prior to her work in the mental health field, she was a broadcast news journalist and adjunct professor of television production and writing. She was also President and Founder of Careers On Site, Inc., a career education and mentoring program for teens.

 

Michele Zavos, Esq.

Michele Zavos, Esq.

Zavos Juncker Law Group, PLLC
8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1500
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
(301) 562-8220

Biography

Michele works primarily in the areas of adoption, assisted reproductive technology (ART), and parenting. Her practice is particularly focused on developing legal protections for families, including families headed by same-sex couples.

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Michele has successfully represented over 600 clients, hundreds of them same-sex couples, in transactions including adoptions, international adoptions, surrogacy, and egg and sperm donation. In Washington, DC, and Maryland, Michele is one of the attorneys who first established laws that enable both same-sex partners to be legal parents to their child.  Michele is an expert on state laws governing surrogacy and same-sex parentage. 

Michele is an active member of the Bars of the District of Columbia and Maryland.  She received her J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in 1979, and her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1974.

Michele has been elected to the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys and to the American Association of Adoption Attorneys.  She served on the District of Columbia Federal Judicial Nominating Commission for more than 8 years by appointment of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.  She also served on the Adoption Rules Committee for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and worked with Equality Maryland on a review of the Maryland Constitution and Code for discrimination against same-sex couples.  In addition, Michele was the founder of the first "Maybe Baby" group in Washington DC.  Maybe Baby is an educational program for same-sex couples considering family building options.  Michele also served on the first Board of Directors for the Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer.  Currently, she sits on the Board of Rainbow Families D.C. and is on the National Center for Lesbian Rights National Family Law Advisory Council.  She also was appointed to the D.C. Child Support Guidelines Commission by the D.C. City Council, and selected to the Friends of the Superior Court.

Michele has taught courses in Sexual Orientation and the Law, and AIDS and the Law at The George Washington University and The Washington College of Law at American University, where she was named Outstanding Adjunct Professor in 1999.

Michele has been given numerous awards for community service from LGBT organizations in the Washington area, including the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, the Whitman-Walker Clinic, Women in the Life, and the Capitol Pride Director’s Award for Family.

 

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