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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.

Michael
Thomas

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
,
USA
,
Cincinnati

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
,
USA
,
LLC

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
,
USA
,
New York

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.