We are not just an agency.
Our Advisory Board offers its experience, expertise and insights to support our vision, actualize our mission and continually improve the standard of care in surrogacy. Members include experienced specialists in obstetric, fetal and neonatal medicine who have come together to proactively collaborate on opportunities to minimize risks and maximize successful outcomes. We also utilize their help in navigating and mitigating the potential uncertainties and complexities of the pregnancy and delivery process.
Our goal is to set a new standard of care for surrogacy management among providers, within hospital systems and within the community.
Our Advisory Board
Dr. Wade Schwenemann, M.D., Maternal Fetal Medical Specialist
Dr. Schwendemann joined San Diego Perinatal Center in 2009. His clinical interests include chorionic villus sampling, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, preterm birth prevention and monoamniotic twin pregnancy. Dr. Schwendemann has served on the board of the San Diego Blood Bank for seven years and the obstetrics supervisory committee at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns for three years
Dr. Jose Alanis-Amezcua, M.D, OB/GYN
Dr. Alanis-Amezcua graduated from Universidad Autonoma Del Estado De Mexico, Facultad De Medicina in 1981. He’s board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been a practicing OB/GYN for 26 years. He is also affiliated with Sharp Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Brano Cizmar, M.D., OB/GYN
Dr. Cizmar is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. With his expertise in obstetrics, Dr. Cizmar counsels and treats patients who struggle with infertility issues. He also addresses concerns related to menopause and the associated symptoms.
Dr. Bobby Garg, M.D., OB/GYN
Dr. Garg is an obstetrician and gynecologist (OB-GYN) with expertise in general obstetrics and gynecology. He provides complete prenatal care to help his patients achieve the healthiest possible pregnancy and delivery. He also specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures, such as laparoscopy and minimally invasive robotic surgery, including single-site robotic surgery.
Dr. Maria Castillo, M.D., OB/GYN
Dr. Castillo is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and provides services at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns, Pomerado Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp Grossmont Hospital.
Dr. Karen Kohatsu, M.D., OB/GYN
Dr. Kohatsu is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist providing comprehensive services for women at Poway Women’s Care in San Diego. Dr. Kohatsu is skilled in a wide variety of gynecology diagnostics and treatments. She also specializes in gynecology surgical procedures and is affiliated with Palomar Medical Center Poway.
Dr. Mandhir Suri, M.D., Neonatologist
Dr. Suri is board-certified in Pediatrics and Neonatology. He served as chief fellow at Columbia University. Dr. Suri is an attending neonatologist at both Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns and at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. Additionally, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California at San Diego and has presented his research at several national and international conferences. He specializes in all aspects of newborn medicine, with interest in non-invasive ventilation and functional echocardiography.
Dr. Kim Hui, M.D., OB/GYN
Dr. Hui is an obstetrician and gynecologist (OB-GYN), providing full scope obstetric and gynecologic care. Her clinical interests include normal and high-risk obstetrics, birth control, and various gynecologic issues, such as cysts, fibroids, endometriosis, abnormal uterine bleeding, prolapse and urinary incontinence. In addition, she performs minimally invasive, robotic and vaginal surgeries.