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Clearblue Advisors

Clearblue engage with a range of independent Healthcare Professionals to broaden our scientific and educational understanding, keep abreast of changing scientific and clinical trends and to have them critique our product-related activities. Our Advisory Board is made up of a range of fertility, pregnancy, contraception and sexual health experts selected for their range of experience.

Kurt
Barnhart

Perelman School of Medicine
,
University of Pennsylvania
,
USA

Dr. Kurt Barnhart is Vice Chair for Clinical Research and the Director of the Women’s Health Clinical Research Center for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the William Shippen, Jr. Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology and Epidemiology. He received his medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and his M.S.C.E. degree (Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics) at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a board certied in obstetrics and gynecology as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Dr. Barnhart’s current research interests are focused on clinical and epidemiologic aspects of reproduction including ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, infertility, family planning, and prevention of HIV. His research papers have appeared in journals such as Fertility and Sterility, Human Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Journal of the American Medical Association, and The New England Journal of Medicine. He also has served on numerous NIH Study Sections and scientic committees of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Barnhart is also currently the New Media Editor for Fertility and Sterility.

Suruchi
S. Thakore

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
,
Cincinnati
,
USA

Suruchi Thakore, MD is the Medical Director and Director of Third Party Reproduction at the UCHealth Center for Reproductive Health and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine.

Dr. Thakore received her medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo School of Medicine in 2009. She completed her OB/GYN residency at the Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, NY and her Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship at University Hospitals at Case Western Reserve University. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility. Her clinical interests include third party reproduction, fertility preservation for single women and oncology patients, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and reproductive endocrine disorders. Her current research is focused on social egg freezing and fertility preservation, endometriosis, uterine fibroids and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Dr. Thakore is a member of ACOG, SREI and ASRM LGBTQ and Fertility Preservation Interest Groups.

Sarah
Berga

University of Utah
,
Utah
,
USA

Sarah L. Berga, MD, is Professor and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah. Dr. Berga received her BAS from the University of Virginia and her MD from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Harvard University followed by a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Berga served as Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Executive Director of Women’s Health at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina from 2011 to 2018. Previously, she was Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia from 2003 to 2011 and a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh from 1988 to 2003. Her research interests include neuroendocrine mechanisms mediating stress-induced reproductive compromise and understanding the impact of sex hormones on brain health using state-of-the-art neuroimaging in human and monkey models. Her team pioneered the use of cognitive behavior therapy for stress-induced anovulation.Dr. Berga’s clinical interests include IVF, infertility, reproductive aging, hypothalamic amenorrhea, polycystic ovary syndrome, and hormonal management of perimenopause and menopause.

Natalie
Crawford

Clinical Assistant Professor of Women’s Health
,
University of Texas Dell Medical School
,
USA

Dr. Natalie Crawford is an accomplished Reproductive Endocrinologist board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility practicing at Aspire Fertility in Austin, Texas and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Women’s Health at the University of Texas Dell Medical School.

Dr. Crawford completed her undergraduate education at Auburn University obtaining a degree in Nutrition Science, medical school at University of Texas Medical Branch, residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Texas Southwestern, and her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of North Carolina while concurrently obtaining a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research.

Dr. Crawford values developing close connections with her patients throughout their infertility journeys and incorporates evidence-based medicine to help patients achieve their dreams of family building. She is passionate about educating and empowering women and promotes fertility awareness through social media and community outreach. She is married to Austin native Jason Crawford, and they have two young children.

Follow Dr. Crawford on Instagram @nataliecrawfordmd and visit her blog at nataliecrawfordmd.com. She also hosts the “As a Woman” podcast with the goal to empower women through education and encourage them to pursue their dreams.

Michael
Thomas

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
,
Cincinnati
,
USA

Michael A. Thomas, MD is Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio. His previous roles include Director of the Center for Reproductive Health at the University of Cincinnati and Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr Thomas gained his MD from the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine in 1984, and was a resident at Wayne State University in Detroit. Dr Thomas completed his fellowship in reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Cincinnati, and is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. His research interests include Infertility, Endometriosis, PCOS, Stress and Reproductive Function, Reproductive Endocrinology, and Menopause. He is also a member of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, Association for Reproductive Health Professionals, ASRM Patient Education Committee, and ASRM Contraception Special Interest Group.

Professor Thomas is nationally recognized as a leader in the field of assisted reproduction and has published extensively in this area including articles in Fertility and Sterility, the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Menopause.

Monica
Moore

Fertile Health
,
LLC
,
USA

Monica Moore is the founder of “Fertile Health, LLC”, a consulting company created to train new nurses in reproductive endocrinology and to encourage nutritional practices into fertility centers. She is a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, and was one of the nurse managers at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMA of CT) and continues to work as a consultant for them. Prior to joining RMA, Monica was the donor nurse coordinator at the Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine. Monica's first job in reproductive endocrinology was at Cornell Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility 20 years ago.

Monica's passion lies in nutritional interventions for couples attempting pregnancy and for women diagnosed with PCOS. Other research interests include: improving the efficiency of donor oocyte programs, advancing education for nurse managers, and developing online reproductive nursing teaching courses. Monica has published print and online journal articles, the latest of which was published in JOGGN. She has chaired and spoken at nursing courses at national conferences and was a recipient of the IVP Care's Professional Patient Education Grant.

Monica received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the nursing honor society.

Michael
Zinaman

North Bronx Health Network
,
New York
,
USA

Michael Zinaman is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and is the Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the North Bronx Health Network and a Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  He also is currently serving as Interim Chief Medical Officer of Jacobi Medical Center.

Professor Zinaman gained his M.D. from the State University of New York. He did his Residency at the University of Chicago and Fellowship at Georgetown University. His research interests include reproductive health, uterine anomalies, fibroids, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, pediatric endocrinology, menopause and infertility.  His current NIH funding involves advanced imaging of the human cervix. He is a member of, among others, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinologists, the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and the Accreditation Council for Gynecologic Laparoscopy. 

Professor Zinaman has published articles in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, The Lancet, Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology and The Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. He has recently moved back home to New York City.