We are not just an agency.
Over the last 40 years, there have been many advances made in the science and technology of IVF. Unfortunately, the evolution of the 3rd party reproduction agency model has not paralleled those advances. Approximately 95% of agencies are managed by former egg donors or Intended Parents that lack the clinical background and infrastructure to manage a medical process.
The number of IVF cases requiring a surrogate each year has gradually increased. The average wait time for a surrogate is 6-12 months. Physician’s Surrogacy currently has the nation’s largest surrogacy program, allowing us to match a surrogate and Intended Parent in less than two weeks.
In order to provide the best possible care for our Intended Parents and Surrogates, we have created an advisory board comprised of experienced specialists in obstetric, fetal and neonatal medicine to proactively collaborate on opportunities to minimize risks and maximize successful outcomes.
Our advisory board will help us navigate and mitigate the potential uncertainties and complexities of the pregnancy and delivery processes. Our goal is to raise the bar in the surrogacy industry and set a new standard of care for surrogacy management.
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.