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Egg Donation & Gestational Surrogacy Staff

All members of our team are vital for your care and will work as a unit to make your experience a pleasant and successful one.
  • Emre Seli

    Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

    Emre Seli, MD, is Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Seli received his medical degree from the University of Istanbul and completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University. His postdoctoral training included a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as well as a research fellowship in molecular biology, both at Yale University.

    As a physician-scientist, his primary focus is to understand and treat infertility. His laboratory characterized the mechanisms regulating translational activation of gene expression in the oocyte. Dr. Seli and his colleagues also made seminal contributions to our understanding of oocyte and embryo competence in IVF and the potential role of non-invasive diagnostic technologies in this context. Dr. Seli is the recipient of many National Institutes of Health (NIH) and pharmaceutical industry-sponsored research grants. He has trained more than 50 pre- and post-doctoral fellows, published more than 100 scientific articles, and received numerous research awards, including the Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and the President’s Achievement Award from the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI). Dr. Seli’s current research focuses on determinants of oocyte and embryo health, and mechanisms of ovarian aging.

    Dr. Seli delivered more than 150 invited lectures nationally and internationally, and he is the recipient of the “Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Excellence in Teaching Award” based on evaluations of his lectures by Yale Medical Students. In addition, Dr. Seli edited four books (Non-invasive Management of Gynecologic Disorders, Infertility, Fertility Preservation, and Human Gametes and Pre-implantation Embryos: Assessment and Diagnosis), and is currently co-authoring the 9th edition of the most acclaimed book in the field, “Speroff’s Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility“.

    Dr. Seli’s clinical expertise is the treatment of complex cases of infertility. Since 2006, he has been responsible for the medical care of women and men requiring egg donation and gestational surrogacy at Yale Fertility Center. His patients receive individualized care, cutting edge treatment modalities and achieve very high pregnancy rates, with 82.5% ongoing pregnancy rate with egg donation in 2015. Dr. Seli also provides care within the LGBTQ program where a focused group addresses medical, psychological, and legal needs of LGBTQ patients attempting parenthood. As a result of his clinical achievements, Dr. Seli has been selected among “Best Doctors in America” in 2015 and 2016.

    Dr. Seli is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and consults in our New Haven and Westport offices.

  • Dorothy Greenfeld

    Director of Psychological Support Services at the Yale Fertility Center

    Director, Psychological Support Services

    Dorothy Greenfeld, LCSW, is the Director of Psychological Support Services at the Yale Fertility Center and Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Yale University School of Medicine. She earned her Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University and is licensed by the state of Connecticut. She has counseled couples seeking parenthood through assisted reproduction in the Yale program since 1982.

    Ms. Greenfeld is a founding member and former Chair of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). She was the first mental health professional in the nation to be appointed to the ASRM Ethics Committee and has served as mental health representative to the board of directors of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies. Ms. Greenfeld was the Connecticut State Representative to the board of the National Association of Social Workers and the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers. She has lectured around the world and has served on the faculty of several postgraduate courses focused on the psychological aspects of infertility.

    Ms. Greenfeld has published numerous articles in leading scientific journals addressing the psychological aspects of in vitro fertilization, egg donation, sperm donation, gestational surrogacy, and disclosure to children about their donor gamete conception. She was the editor of a book on the psychological aspects of infertility, and written several chapters for textbooks on assisted reproduction. Her current area of research is on the transition to parenthood for couples who have achieved pregnancy through third party reproduction.

  • Rebecca Rodriguez

    Account Assistant 4

    Rebecca Rodriguez joined Yale Fertility Center in 2004 and has 17 years experience at Yale University. As part of the egg donation and gestational surrogacy program, she works closely with intended parents providing guidance on financial aspects of the treatment cycles.

  • Lakresha Todd

    Senior Administrative Assistant 2

    Lakresha Todd joined Yale Fertility Center in 2000 and has 17 years experience in women’s health. As part of the egg donation and gestational surrogacy program, she works closely with egg donors and intended parents providing guidance and support throughout the screening process and the treatment cycle.