We believe that every person with ovaries deserves neutral, clinically sound reproductive health information and care. Over the years, we’ve brought together a group of some of the top reproductive endocrinologists, OB-GYNs, and fertility researchers from around the country. Our trusted medical team advises us on everything from product development to the content you read on our blog.
All of our research is also carried out in close collaboration with our medical advisors. This includes our Modern State of Fertility reports (found here, here, and here) as well research published in peer-reviewed journals on topics ranging from fertility knowledge gaps and healthcare providers as fertility information sources to finger-prick fertility hormone testing versus lab testing and LGBTQ+ individuals’ perceptions of at-home hormone testing
We’re so grateful this group of doctors is as passionate about making personalized fertility information more accessible as we are!
Modern Fertility medical advisors
Nataki Douglas, MD, PhD, Chair of the Modern Fertility Medical Advisory Board
Dr. Nataki Douglas, MD, PhD received both her MD and PhD degrees from Yale University School of Medicine. She is a NIH-funded practicing reproductive endocrinologist and scientist. Dr. Douglas was at Columbia University for over 15 years and, in 2018, she was recruited to join Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School as Director of Translational Research for the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Health. Dr. Douglas’s translational research seeks to define the uterine microenvironment that supports embryo implantation and healthy pregnancy outcomes. She has a long-standing interest in the practical applications of ovarian reserve testing with reproductive hormones, such as AMH. She is nationally known for her work in the field of reproductive biology.
Julie Lamb, MD, FACOG
Dr. Julie Lamb, MD, FACOG is a board certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at Pacific NW Fertility in Seattle and serves as clinical faculty at the University of Washington. She was a Fulbright Scholar studying international women’s health in Harare, Zimbabwe. Dr. Lamb graduated at the top of her class from Northwestern University Fienberg School of Medicine in Chicago. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington in Seattle, and did her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at University of California, San Francisco. As clinical faculty at the University of Washington she directs the REI training of Ob/Gyn resident physicians and is the Director of the Center for Fertility Preservation at Pacific NW Fertility. Lamb has published over 50 peer-reviewed research projects at national meetings and is active member of the ASRM patient education committee and embryo transfer committee, Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, and Creating a Family. She is also currently serving as the president of Seattle Gynecologic Society. Dr Lamb is dedicated to changing the conversation surrounding fertility care and strives to empower women to learn about their fertility as they plan for their future families. Follow her on Instagram.
Jane van Dis, MD, FACOG
Dr. Jane van Dis, MD, FACOG is a practicing OB-GYN, volunteer clinical faculty at USC Keck School of Medicine where she serves on the Gender Equity in Medicine and Science Committee, CEO of Equity Quotient, co-founder of OB Best Practice, and co-founder of TIME'S UP Healthcare. A national expert and speaker on gender equity in the workplace, she has published on the topic in the NEJM, Slate, and Harvard Business Review. She advises four health care startups, and Co-Admins a Facebook group of 4600+ OB-GYNs. She has written for or been quoted in the New York Times, NPR, the Today Show, Washington Post, TIME, US News, CNBC, Forbes, and multiple medical publications. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
Jennifer Conti, MD, MS, MSc, FACOG
Dr. Jennifer Conti, MD, MS, MSc, FACOG is an internationally recognized health expert, medical journalist, and OB-GYN. She received her MD from the University of California San Francisco and completed residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland, and a fellowship in Family Planning at Stanford University. She also serves as an adjunct clinical assistant professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. She holds Master's degrees in both Journalism from the Columbia Journalism School, and Epidemiology & Clinical Research from Stanford University. She is the co-author of The Vagina Book: an owner’s manual for taking care of your down there, and co-host of The V Word Podcast, which was featured on the iTunes New & Noteworthy podcasts list. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
Temeka Zore, MD, FACOG
Dr. Temeka Zore, MD, FACOG is a fellowship-trained reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist and board-certified OB-GYN at Spring Fertility in San Francisco. Dr. Zore graduated with honors from the University of Texas, where she majored in biology. While at Texas, she was a NCAA All American in track and field. She received a full merit scholarship to Indiana University School of Medicine. She went on to complete her OBGYN residency at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital in Indianapolis and her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at UCLA. Dr. Zore has contributed to several peer-reviewed articles related to topics including PCOS, pre- implantation genetic testing of embryos and disparities in reproductive care. She is passionate about educating women about their reproductive health and fertility preservation. Follow her on Instagram.
Scott M. Nelson, PhD, MRCOG
Scott Nelson is the Muirhead Chair in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Glasgow. Scott’s additional roles include Scientific Director of The Fertility Partnership, Medical Director of Access Fertility and visiting Professor at the University of Bristol. His research covers use of biomarkers to individualise care and epidemiology including e-health records and data linkage.
Safedin Sajo Beqaj, PhD, HCLD, CC (ABB)
Dr. Sajo Beqaj is board certified in molecular pathology and genetics and licensed as a Bioanalyst and High Complexity Laboratory Director. He’s been practicing as a laboratory director since 2005. Doctor Beqaj served as a technical director and was part of the initial management team for several well-known laboratories in the clinical lab industry, including PathGroup, Nashville, TN; DCL Medical Laboratories, Indianapolis, IN, and Pathology, Inc, Torrance, CA. He is currently serving as off-side CLIA laboratory director for BioCorp Clinical Laboratory, Whittier, CA, UltimateDx Los Angeles, CA and PromisDx Pasadena, CA. Dr. Baqaj received his Ph.D. in Pathology from Wayne State University Medical School in Detroit. He performed his post-doctoral fellowship at Abbott Laboratories from 2001-2003 and with Children’s Hospital and Northwestern University from 2003-2005. Dr. Beqaj has taught in several academic institutions and has published numerous medical textbook chapters and journal articles. He’s served as a principal investigator in clinical trials for several well-known pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies and has presented various scientific clinical abstracts and presentations. He is a member of several medical and scientific associations including the Association of Molecular Pathology, American Association of Clinical Chemistry, and the Pan Am Society for Clinical Virology. He has served on a number of clinical laboratory regulatory and scientific committees, and has assisted several laboratories and physicians as a Clinical Laboratory Consultant.
Amber K. Worthington, PhD
Dr. Amber K. Worthington is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her research focuses on health communication across the lifespan, specifically message design and information sharing.
Doctors we collaborate with
The following doctors contribute content to our blog and social media channels, and answer your Qs during Modern Community discussions.
Eva Luo, MD, MBA
Dr. Eva Luo, MD, MBA is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. She received her MD at the University of Michigan and completed her MBA at Harvard Business School, where she worked on several projects studying health care systems and health care delivery innovation. Her primary area of focus is on pregnancy care redesign and understanding how innovative models of care that arise from the entrepreneurship space can impact overall policy and systems of care. Her leadership and academic work in health systems are highlighted by working as Special Assistant to Dr. Donald Berwick, then CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, spending time in Ghana researching the impact of obstetricians on the management of rural district hospitals as a William Davidson Institute Global Impact Fellow, research projects looking at Time-Driven Activity Based Costing at Partners in Health in Haiti, and leading efforts behind "Project Joy: Redesigning the Pregnancy Experience" — an initiative to use human centered design to improve prenatal care.