The Nation's Leading Fertility Center
Affiliated Service Providers
To provide our patients a convenient one-stop treatment experience, CHR has teamed up with independent contractors with expertise related to the treatment of infertility, including anesthesiology, urology, psychology, genetics and acupuncture. In addition, to accommodate our growing patient population from overseas, CHR is actively seeking to partner with independent physicians of infertility in various countries. As we expand our network of medical service providers, this listing will expand in the near future. Detailed bios of our physicians, Dr. Gleicher and Dr. Barad, are separately listed on this page, and our clinical, laboratory and administrative staff members are listed here.
Physician Affiliates - International
Physician Affiliates - New York
Non-Physician Affiliates - Acupuncture, New York
Non-Physician Affiliates - Travel Agents, New York
Non-Physician Affiliates - Personal Trainer, New York
Dr. Peter Hermann. Spanish Representative
Dr. Hermann represents CHR’s interests in Spain. He lives and works on the beautiful island of Mallorca, just a short plane ride away from Spain’s mainland, where his practice center, IVF-International, is located.
He grew up in Germany, where he initially studied chemistry, and later medicine, at universities of Konstanz, Marburg and Tübingen and in Italy at the historical university of Ferrara and graduated in 1983 in medicine from the prestigious Eberhard-Karls-Universität in Tübingen, Germany.
After completing his specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, he founded what became for almost 20 years Stuttgart’s (Germany) largest practice in the field, specializing, amongst other areas, in reproductive endocrinology, infertility and microsurgery. In 1996 he started his own IVF Center in Esslingen, Germany, which in 2005 led to an offer by Europe’s IVF leader, IVI in Valencia, Spain, to join their operations. He then moved to another Spanish market leader, Instituto Bernabeau in Alicante, and only very recently founded IVF-International as his own, independent endeavor. IVF International specializes in supervising and directing difficult infertility cases to appropriately qualified IVF centers all over Europe.
In seeking out special expertise for some of his patients, Dr. Hermann contacted CHR and started directing some of these patients to CHR’s New York City center. In the process he repeatedly visited CHR and familiarized himself in detail with CHR’s protocols. This detailed familiarity with CHR operations in the summer of 2009 then led to his appointment as CHR’s representative in Spain.
Recurrent Miscarriage Specialist - Japan
Dr. Koji Aoki is the foremost specialist of research and treatment of recurrent miscarriages in Japan. In the last three decades, Dr. Aoki has treated more than 4,000 patients suffering from recurrent miscarriages, providing both physical and psychological support. Aoki Ladies Clinic, which he founded in 2008 in Nagoya, is the first clinic in Japan that specializes in recurrent miscarriages.
Representative for German-Speaking countries
Andrea Weghofer, MD, PhD, MSc, MBA was born and raised in Vienna, Austria, where she graduated from Vienna University Medical School. She obtained her PhD as the first graduate of the Medical University's Reproductive Endocrinology Program. During residency at the Medical University in Vienna and fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Genetics at Yale University in New Haven, her research efforts were concentrated on ovarian function, premature ovarian aging (POA) and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).
In 2008, Dr. Weghofer was appointed Associate Professor at the Medical University Vienna. In 2009, she also graduated with an MBA degree in Health Care Management.
Dr. Weghofer has maintained a close research relationship with CHR for many years, where she also visits in regular intervals. She is, therefore, very familiar with CHR's clinical and research protocols and actively participates in some clinical trials.
She has contributed a large number of peer reviewed papers to the literature, many in cooperation with CHR investigators. Independently, she also has won a number of national and international awards for her scientific work.
She currently works as a full-time attending faculty physician at the Department of Gynecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine at the Medical University Vienna, where she concentrates on In Vitro Fertilization and Reproductive Genetics.
Dr. Alfond earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed his residency in anesthesiology at New York University Medical Center. After serving as Co-Director of Department of Anesthesiology at Astoria General Hospital for seven years, he currently serves as Director of Alfond Ambulatory Anesthesia, as well as attending physician at St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital.
Dr. Alfond has been certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology since 1995. Beside English, he is proficient in Spanish and German.
Dr. Kaufman earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology at Columbia University.
Dr. Kaufman has been certified by the American Board of Urology since 1991, and is a member of the American Urological Association. He lectures across the nation to other physicians on new breakthroughs in urology and accurate diagnostic techniques, and has published articles about urological treatments in major magazines, including Self, Redbook, and Good Housekeeping.
Dr. Kaufman has received national media attention, and praise from colleagues for the development of therapies which are effective alternatives to surgery.
Dr. Harry Fisch is one of the nation's leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of men's health, male infertility and microsurgical vasectomy reversal. Dr. Fisch is director of the Male Reproductive Center and directs urologic microsurgery in the Department of Urology at Columbia University Medical Center of New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
For over fifteen years, Dr. Fisch has focused his research, practice, and surgery on male infertility and reproduction. His recent article describes a new microsurgical technique for varicocelectomy. In his private practice in Manhattan, Dr. Fisch has successfully treated thousands of men with sexuality and fertility problems. Dr. Fisch's research on sperm counts and endocrine disrupters has resulted in multiple research articles and international attention. Dr. Fisch's web site is here.
Oriens Healing Sanctuary provides expert fertility enhancement through acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutrition, counseling, dance, massage and yoga to enhance natural conception, IUI, IVF and other ART. Oriens offers individualized treatments, creating an in-depth Surround-and-Support Fertility Enhancement Program for you, including on-site acupuncture-for-IVF transfers.
Oriens Healing Sanctuary uses the highly successful Fertile Soultm approach (a term coined by Dr. Randine Lewis, author of The Infertility Cure), which has helped thousands of women overcome the most frustrating fertility challenges to conceive and deliver healthy babies. Your fertility journey at Oriens allows you to benefit from the minds, insights, experience and support of Dr. Lewis and the extraordinary Chinese Medicine experts from around the world that she has assembled to form her Clinical Excellence in Fertility Program (CEFP).
Oriens Healing Sanctuary is conveniently located near Grand Central Station.
Guoping Zheng Ph.D., O.M.D. is the Founder and Director of The Center for Natural Fertility and Women’s Health located in New York City. She is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist and master herbalist specializing in infertility and general women’s health. Dr Zheng was the first person to earn a doctoral degree in the field of reproductive endocrinology of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in China and has over 25 years of experience in this field.
The Center provides acupuncture and herbal therapy for women seeking a natural pregnancy or planning to use assisted reproductive techniques such as IUI and IVF. The clinic, conveniently located near Columbus Circle in Manhattan, is one of the few in the U.S. that is completely devoted to infertility treatment and women’s health using acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy.
Dr. Guoping Zheng
2 West 45th Street, Ste 500
New York, NY 10036
Katherine Smethurst, L.Ac., MSTOM, is an associate at the Center for Natural Fertility and Women’s Health, directed by Dr. Guoping Zheng. She holds national certifications in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. She has 13 years of training and practice and has specialized in fertility and women’s health for five years.
The Center has developed a unique approach with 30 years of specialized training and experience in the U.S. and China. The team at the Center for Natural Fertility and Women's Health works with a wide variety of fertility issues, including premature ovarian aging, poor ovarian reserve, poor egg quality, luteal phase defect, thin endometrial lining, endometriosis, unexplained infertility, recurrent miscarriage, blood-clotting and immunological disorders. They also treat male fertility issues, including low sperm count, poor sperm motility and poor sperm morphology.
Licensed Acupuncture Physician
Dr. Farrar V. Celada is a licensed Acupuncture Physician and Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine specializing in the treatment of infertility and women's health with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. She holds a Master's Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando, Florida. Additionally, her undergraduate training includes a psychology background from University of Alabama--Birmingham and her post-graduate training was performed at Shandong University of TCM in Shandong, China. Dr. Celada holds a past faculty position at her alma mater, the Florida College of Integrative Medicine, and is a professional member of the Florida State Oriental Medical Association, RESOLVE (the National Infertility Association), DONA (Doulas of North America) and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
She has worked with thousands of patients since 1997 noting dramatic improvements when treating infertility with Chinese medicine. This led her to specialize in the treatment of gynecological conditions using acupuncture and herbal medicine. Along with infertility, she also specializes in the acupuncture treatment of conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis, depression and anxiety, along with IVF and pregnancy support.
All patients referred by their primary doctor or reproductive endocrinologist will receive a written initial report and treatment plan to facilitate easier patient/doctor communication regarding Chinese Medicine recommendations.
Dr. Farrar V. Celada
3854 Sheridan Street Ste A
Hollywood, FL 33021
Travel Agent, Judy's World
Judy's World Inc, headed by Judy Freund, opened in 1987. Judy's combination of business acumen and her vast knowldege through traveling in many parts of the world enticed her to open her own travel agency, Judy's World, in New York City.
Judy's World is proud of its commitment to provide the finest personalized service, highlighted with meticulous attention to details. Judy's World is unique in our ability to satisfy the most discerning and demanding traveler. Confidential client profiles are maintained for each traveler. Our creative pricing structure enables us to offer each client the most convenient and cost-effective ways to travel both in economy and business/first class.
At Judy's World, it's not just a job. We enjoy what we do. We take care of the details, so our clients have the peace of mind to take care of their own business.
Personal Trainer, Duomo Fitness
Victor Butcher has been a personal trainer for over 8 years. He graduated with a B.A. in Dance-Commercial/Studio from Illinois State University and a M.A. in Dance Performance/Choreography from Ohio State University. He was an adjunct dance teacher at Pennsylvania State University and has taught dance, performed and choreographed in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. Victor's extensive dance experience and knowledge of kinesthetic awareness has helped develop his personal training style. Victor has the ability to identify physical imbalances and develop an individualized program that can facilitate in helping his clients achieve stronger and healthier bodies.
Duomo Fitness, his own company, seeks not only to change and improve a client's physique but also their view on physical activities, an important part of living a healthy life.
Last Updated: March 28, 2012