Advice & Support: Professional Finder

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.


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Mick Abae, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Mick Abae, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Fertility & Genetics
201 N. Pine Island Road
Plantation, Florida 33324
(954) 584-2273

Biography

Dr. Mick Abaé is a Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist who completed medical school at New York Medical College, followed by residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at St. Vincent’s Hospital, NY, and a three-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of Vermont.

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After spending 2 years as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of Miami School of Medicine, he left in 1993 to create the Center for Advance Reproductive Endocrinology (CARE) in Plantation, and to establish the standard for personalized patient care in the South Florida infertility community. In August 1998, he founded the Laboratory for Implantation, Fertilization, & Embryology (L.I.F.E.) in order to provide the highest quality of Andrology & Embryology services to his patients.

Dr. Abaé is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), and the Florida Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists. He has continued to maintain an active research program in areas such as endometriosis, laparoscopic surgery, in vitro fertilization and male factor infertility. On several occasions, he has been selected to present the results of this work at the annual conferences of the ASRM, ESHRE, and the International Endometriosis Society, among others. Dr. Abaé remains committed to providing his patients with the latest developments in clinical and laboratory services in a caring and compassionate environment.

Mickey S. Coffler, M.D. - Oceanside

Mickey S. Coffler, M.D. - Oceanside

HRC Fertility (formerly Huntington Reproductive Center)
3230 Waring Court, Suite D
Oceanside, California 92056
(760) 758-2034

Biography

Dr. Mickey S. Coffler is a Physician at HRC Fertility, specializing in Reproductive Endocrinology.  He graduated Suma Cum Laude with a B.S. and Cum Laude with an M.D. from the Israel Institute of Technology/The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel. He conducted his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Israel and Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Clinic foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. 

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He went on to complete his Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of California San Diego.

As a multi-year recipient of several academic awards, Dr. Coffler was honored with the President’s Award for Excellence in Medical Studies, Technion Israel Institute of Technology (1985 – 1988); Department of OB/GYN Award for Excellence in Academics, Metrohealth Medical Center (2002 – 2004), and the Mortimer Rosen Award, Cleveland OB/GYN Society (2003 – 2004). 

After completing his fellowship in 2007, Dr. Coffler joined HRC Fertility as a practicing physician.  In addition to his practice, Dr. Coffler has held numerous teaching positions in prestigious academic institutions, including University of California San Diego, Rambam Medical Center, MetroHealth Medical Center.  He currently holds the position of Clinical Instructor, University of California San Diego.

A highly-trained reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Coffler has published various articles in top medical journals, abstracts and book chapters.  Most recently, he contributed to an article published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Dr. Coffler is active in well-known professional organizations, including the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Milena D. O'Hara Esq.

Milena D. O'Hara Esq.

Meyers & O'Hara, LLP
13527 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, California 91423
(818) 783-1111

Biography

Milena D. O’Hara is a California attorney who started working full time on surrogacy and egg donation arrangements in 1997. Milena feels that organized planning and structure is the basis for a stress-free arrangement. Milena has extensive experience working with international clients, and speaks fluent French. Milena feels strongly in securing every legal right for her clients, while respecting the non-adversarial nature of these relationships.

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Lori Meyers and Milena O'Hara of Meyers & O'Hara have experience handling hundreds of surrogacy and egg donor matters, involving a variety of genetic arrangements, agencies and medical facilities. Today’s technology has advanced to an extremely high level, with success rates higher and more encouraging than ever. Our expertise with respect to the intricate nature of in vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, donor egg and sperm, and embryo adoption technologies has been relied upon by countless couples to understand their legal rights and obligation as medical procedures begin. A major factor in the success of reproductive law arrangements is a strong legal contract outlining these legal rights so that all parties can rely on each others' commitments and parental rights may be finalized well in advance of the birth of a child. It is important to us that all parties feel positive about the agreements they sign and the babies they are working hard to create. Meyers & O'Hara, LLP represents clients from all over the world involved in surrogacy, as well as egg, sperm and embryo donations. The firm drafts contracts prior to medical procedures, and finalizes parental rights in California so the Intended Parents' names are placed on the birth certificates. Meyers & O'Hara, LLP works with a variety of professionals, including agencies, counselors and doctors, to help you in your arrangement.

Mousa Shamonki, M.D.

Mousa Shamonki, M.D.

Fertility & Surgical Associates of California
5400 Balboa Blvd., Suite Suite 312
Encino, California 91316
(818) 461-1610

Biography

Dr. Shamonki is board certified in reproductive endocrinology and obstetrics and gynecology, and serves as Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA. He received his medical degree and OB/GYN residency at the University of Vermont. He completed his reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship at Cornell University, considered by many in the field as the premier fellowship in the country.

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After fellowship, Dr. Shamonki spent one year perfecting his skills at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey, where he performed thousands of ultrasounds and procedures, providing him unique and high-volume training thereby giving him experience rivaling any clinician in the country. In 2006 Dr. Shamonki joined his alma mater UCLA and, as Director of In-Vitro Fertilization and Assisted Reproduction, quickly developed the IVF Program at UCLA into a center of excellence. He has published numerous papers and has won several awards, including the Carbee Award for excellence in OB/GYN, the Patients’ Choice Award and America’s Top Doctors Award. In his words, “I had the great fortune of growing up learning about reproductive medicine through the eyes of my father, Dr. Issa Shamonki, who was one of the pioneers in the field. I hope to continue his legacy by providing care of the highest quality, with great compassion and consideration.”

Mousa Shamonki, M.D.

Mousa Shamonki, M.D.

Fertility & Surgical Associates of California
325 Rolling Oaks Drive, Suite 110
Westlake Village, California 91361
(805) 778-1122

Biography

Dr. Shamonki is board certified in reproductive endocrinology and obstetrics and gynecology, and serves as Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA. He received his medical degree and OB/GYN residency at the University of Vermont. He completed his reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship at Cornell University, considered by many in the field as the premier fellowship in the country.

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After fellowship, Dr. Shamonki spent one year perfecting his skills at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey, where he performed thousands of ultrasounds and procedures, providing him unique and high-volume training thereby giving him experience rivaling any clinician in the country. In 2006 Dr. Shamonki joined his alma mater UCLA and, as Director of In-Vitro Fertilization and Assisted Reproduction, quickly developed the IVF Program at UCLA into a center of excellence. He has published numerous papers and has won several awards, including the Carbee Award for excellence in OB/GYN, the Patients’ Choice Award and America’s Top Doctors Award. In his words, “I had the great fortune of growing up learning about reproductive medicine through the eyes of my father, Dr. Issa Shamonki, who was one of the pioneers in the field. I hope to continue his legacy by providing care of the highest quality, with great compassion and consideration.”

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