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Inside Reproductive Health is your source for information about the growing field of fertility. Inside Reproductive Health features an active blog and weekly interviews with leaders from the clinical, investment, patient relations, and pharmaceutical corners of reproductive medicine. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast and check back frequently for new content!

Inside Reproductive Health Podcast Fertility Bridge

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 29 Ratings

Inside Reproductive Health is your source for information about the growing field of fertility. Inside Reproductive Health features an active blog and weekly interviews with leaders from the clinical, investment, patient relations, and pharmaceutical corners of reproductive medicine. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast and check back frequently for new content!

    228 The Inevitable Consolidation of Genetics and IVF. Dr. Mili Thakur and Amber Kaplun

    228 The Inevitable Consolidation of Genetics and IVF. Dr. Mili Thakur and Amber Kaplun

    Is the consolidation of fertility clinics leading to a shortage of genetic counselors required to support these expanding networks?

    Returning guests Dr. Mili Thakur, Founder of Genome Ally, and Amber Kaplun, Lead Genetic Counselor at RMA America, provide their perspective.

    In this episode we discuss:


    Current procedures for genetics in IVF (and where they’re falling short)


    What the ideal workflow should look like (for both patients and staff)


    Why adding an in-house genetic counselor saves money (maybe even your clinic from legal trouble)


    The 3 main ways clinics use genetic counseling (and which is best for long term growth)



    Also check out these episodes that feature this episode’s guests:


    The Rise Of In-House Genetics Counselors At Fertility Centers: Featuring Amber Gamma


    3 ways to increase fertility center revenue with genomics featuring Dr. Mili Thakur

    • 50 min
    227 The Biggest Strategic Issue Facing Pinnacle Fertility with CEO, Beth Zoneraich

    227 The Biggest Strategic Issue Facing Pinnacle Fertility with CEO, Beth Zoneraich

    Growing fertility networks need more staff at almost every level of the organization. But they can’t get enough of them.

    Today's guest, Beth Zoneraich, CEO of Pinnacle Fertility, presents her approach to revolutionizing the patient experience and enhancing efficiency in fertility practices.

    Tune in as Beth explores:


    How she’s refining the patient journey for optimal efficiency. (And why it involves the Ritz-Carlton)


    Market and workforce factors driving the need for more streamlined processes.


    Pinnacle's automation of EMR steps and improvements in patient intake.


    Strategies for segmenting and training specialized support staff.


    Navigating the separation between business and medicine in fertility.


    The impact of private equity on fertility practices and standards of care.

    • 47 min
    226 How Did Maven Clinic Become a >$1Billion Company? Featuring Kate Ryder, Founder and CEO, Maven Clinic

    226 How Did Maven Clinic Become a >$1Billion Company? Featuring Kate Ryder, Founder and CEO, Maven Clinic

    How did Maven turn into a unicorn, a new company with a $1Billion valuation? How did they raise $300M?

    Find out with today’s guest, Kate Ryder, Founder & CEO of Maven Clinic, as she reveals the strategies behind Maven’s extraordinary success and how she built a three comma company.

    Tune in as Kate takes us behind the scenes of Maven, covering:


    The secrets to making TTC coaching work within their business model (Even though its failed in so many others)


    The formation and impact of Maven Managed Benefit (Their carve-out admin program)


    Her vision for the future of managed care in fertility (And how traditional insurance may adapt)


    Lessons learned from her time in venture capital that shaped her entrepreneurial journey


    Her approach to hiring experts and building top-tier leadership

    • 53 min
    225 Donor Conceived. What Third Party IVF Programs Can't Afford to Ignore with Melissa Lindsey

    225 Donor Conceived. What Third Party IVF Programs Can't Afford to Ignore with Melissa Lindsey

    Are you considering the broader implications of third-party IVF in your practice?

    Today’s guest, Melissa Lindsey, Founder of the non-profit Donor Conceived Community and a member of the donor-conceived community herself, delves into the ethical and real-life consequences of third-party IVF. She offers a much-needed perspective on how clinics and egg banks can better serve donor-conceived persons

    Tune in as Melissa discusses:


    What clinics and egg banks are doing wrong (and what some are doing right)
    Why Everie isn’t scared of the DCC (Instead taking a proactive interest)
    Last year’s legislation in Colorado
    What’s fair for donor-conceived persons to expect vs. what someone can require of their own biological parents
    The real-life consequences for a donor-conceived person (False medical history, denied genetic testing, etc.)

    • 53 min
    224 Best of Fertility Network C-Suite

    224 Best of Fertility Network C-Suite

    Since 2019, Inside Reproductive Health has conducted over 220 interviews, featuring prominent physicians and executives from numerous fertility companies.



    Among them, nine CEOs continue to lead their respective Fertility Clinic Networks or chair their network’s board.



    Together, their networks have overseen an estimated 1.6 million IVF cycles and other reproductive treatments that have resulted in over 2 million pregnancies,



    This is an episode you don’t want to miss as we showcase:


    Gina Bartasi and the only three things she believes matter in healthcare
    Dave Burford sharing his battle-tested sales advice
    TJ Farnsworth’s entrepreneurial journey and his perspective on the necessities of field wide collaboration.
    Dr. Kshitiz Murdia’s reasoning on why doctors make good CEOs
    Marc Segal’s perspective on private equity and its place in Fertility’s future
    Francisco Lobbosco’s first 100 days as CEO and the power of listening
    David Stern’s steps to finding the right financial partner (Hint: It’s like a marriage)
    Lisa Van Dolah’s philosophy of transitioning nurses into executive leadership roles
    Andrew Meikle discussing the power of perspective (Both patient & entrepreneur)

    • 43 min
    223 The $1 Billion Project to Automate the IVF Lab. Updates on the collective progress in the R&D Pipeline with Dr. Jacques Cohen

    223 The $1 Billion Project to Automate the IVF Lab. Updates on the collective progress in the R&D Pipeline with Dr. Jacques Cohen

    When will embryologists be robots?

    Dr. Jacques Cohen, Chief Scientific Officer of Conceivable Life Sciences, walks us through the research and development currently underway for the automation of the IVF lab.

    Tune in to hear Dr. Cohen discuss:


    The next potential game changing innovations in IVF


    His opinion on time-lapse incubation and its future in the lab


    What the FDA doesn’t like about AI solutions


    The $1B project to automating the IVF lab

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

IVF Tucson ,

Leader of the pack

Griffin Jones is a thought leader whose intellectual curiosity and foresight is changing the way we view the business of reproductive medicine. He has helped us all become aware of shifts in both business practices and the ever shifting advances in the field. This makes the industry more capable of delivering quality care and more nimble in our adaptation of new technology. This pod cast is a must for all in the field!

LaboradorDad ,

interview skills..

Good guests but I fast forward through the interviewers long winded intros and questions.

Patrick J. Hall ,

invaluable resource

My partner and I were IVF patients who wanted to learn more about the "business" side of fertility, as we were exploring a business idea in the space. Griffin's podcast has been invaluable for learning about fertility from a practioner's perspective. Griffin is a great interviewer with consistenly great guests - a must listen for anyone interested in this growing field.

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