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The Verywell Family Review Board is a team of board-certified physicians and recognized family health experts who ensure our content is high-quality, judgment-free, and here to support you through all the stages of parenthood. They join us in our mission to be a modern resource for reliable and realistic pregnancy and parenting advice.

Get to know the passionate OB/GYNs, pediatricians, nurses, parenting coaches, lactation consultants, childhood nutrition experts, family therapists, and more who make up the Review Board.

Review Board Members

Rebecca Agi
Rebecca Agi
Lactation Consultant

Rebecca Agi, MS, IBCLC, is an international board-certified lactation consultant and founder of Best Milk LA, a private in-home and virtual lactation consulting service. As a nationally recognized lactation expert, Rebecca has been featured in several media outlets including Parents Magazine, Fit Pregnancy, Romper, and more.

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Alisa Baer
Alisa Baer, MD
Pediatrician and Child Passenger Safety Instructor

Alisa Baer, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician, nationally certified child passenger safety instructor, and co-founder of The Car Seat Lady. In her 21 years in the field, Dr. Baer has consulted with many of the leading car seat manufacturers in the design and development of their car seats and has helped parents correctly install more than 15,000 car seats.

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Leyla Bilali
Leyla Bilali, RN
Registered Nurse and Fertility Consultant

Leyla Bilali, RN, is a registered nurse, fertility nurse, and fertility consultant in the New York City area. Passionate about providing personalized care, continuity and consistency, intimacy, and proper education for clients, Leyla is also an advisor for Robyn, an integrative fertility and parenthood wellness support platform.

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Andrea Chisholm, MD
Andrea Chisholm, MD
Obstetrician-Gynecologist

Andrea Chisholm, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist with more than 20 years of clinical experience. She has taught at both Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School, and is currently on the Clinical Advisory Board of the International Association of Premenstrual Disorders.

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Fern Drillings
Fern Drillings, RN, MSN
Childbirth Educator

Fern Drillings, RN, MSN, is a certified childbirth educator and a certified CPR instructor. She is a clinical nurse specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital, where she trains the nursing staff and supervises the parent education program. Fern has been a parent education expert for 25 years and is highly recommended by New York’s leading pediatricians and obstetricians.

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Dweck
Alyssa Dweck, MD
Obstetrician-Gynecologist

Alyssa Dweck, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and assistant clinical professor of obstetrics/gynecology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. With expertise in female sexual health, Dr. Dweck has co-authored three books, including "The Complete A to Z for Your V," and has appeared on The Today Show and Good Day LA.

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Tyra
Tyra Tennyson Francis, MD
Family Physician

Tyra Tennyson Francis, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician and currently serves as the medical director of an outpatient clinic. With more than 10 years of experience, Dr. Tennyson Francis is also a former Naval officer, serving as an active duty family physician for six years. She still serves the military as a civilian doctor today.

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Garbi
Lyndsey Garbi, MD
Pediatrician

Lyndsey Garbi, MD, is double board-certified in pediatrics and neonatology. She serves as an assistant professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and practices within the Northwell Health System. Dr. Garbi is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and chief pediatrician at Blueberry Pediatrics.

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Rachel Girevich
Rachel Gurevich
Fertility Advocate

Rachel Gurevich is a fertility advocate, and recipient of The Hope Award for Achievement, from Resolve: The National Infertility Association. She is the author of "The Doula Advantage" and "Birth Plans for Dummies," and a member of the Association for Health Care Journalists. She has contributed to Reuters Health, USA Today, and more.

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Han
Christina S. Han, MD
Perinatologist and Obstetrician-Gynecologist

Christina S. Han, MD, is double board-certified in maternal-fetal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology. She is an associate clinical professor and program director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship at UCLA, an associate at the Center for Fetal Medicine in Los Angeles, and an active researcher in her field.

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Aron Janssen
Aron Janssen, MD
Psychiatrist

Aron Janssen, MD, is board-certified in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry and is the vice chair of child and adolescent psychiatry at Northwestern University. He is the founder of the Gender and Sexuality Service at New York University, and author of "Affirmative Mental Health Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth."

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Willow Jarosh
Willow Jarosh, MS, RD
Registered Dietitian

Willow Jarosh, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian and nutrition coach specializing in intuitive eating. She is the co-author of the Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook, and the founder of Willow Jarosh Nutrition, an intuitive eating based nutrition practice. As a media spokesperson, Willow has been featured in Fitness, SHAPE, SELF, and more.

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Brian
Brian Levine, MD, MS, FACOG
Obstetrician-Gynecologist

Brian Levine, MD, MS, FACOG, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is the director and founding partner of CCRM New York and was named a rising star by Super Doctors from 20172019. Dr. Levine has received multiple honors and awards for mentoring students, residents, and fellows.

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Kristin McGee
Kristin McGee, CPT
Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor

Kristin McGee, CPT, is a certified personal trainer, yoga instructor, and Pilates teacher. She currently teaches yoga and meditation for Peloton, including prenatal and postnatal classes for new moms. Kristin is one of the most sought after and recognized fitness instructors in the country and is a pioneer in making yoga and mindful movement more accessible for all.

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Amy Morrin
Amy Morin, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist

Amy Morin, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. She is the author of several books including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do" and "13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do." As a highly sought-after speaker, Amy delivers talks on parenting and mental strength, including top 50 TEDx talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong."

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Sarah
Sarah Rahal, MD
Pediatric Neurologist

Sarah Rahal, MD, is a double board-certified adult and pediatric neurologist and headache medicine specialist, with additional training in functional and environmental medicine. She taught at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, and is the founder of a bioscience company that innovates natural bio-actives for gut and immune health.

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Rufo
Paul A. Rufo, MD, MMSc
Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Paul A. Rufo, MD, MMSc, is a board-certified physician, assistant professor of pediatrics, and senior investigator in the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Boston Children's Hospital for the past 25 years. Dr. Rufo has been the director of the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition since 2007.

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Anita
Anita Sadaty, MD
Obstetrician-Gynecologist

Anita Sadaty, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, clinical assistant professor at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, and founder of Redefining Health Medical. She has been the resident instructor at Northwell Health's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the past 20 years and practices at North Shore University Hospital.

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Carly
Carly Snyder, MD
Reproductive and Perinatal Psychiatrist

Carly Snyder, MD, is a reproductive and perinatal psychiatrist who combines traditional psychiatry with integrative medicine-based treatments. She is also the director for women's health for Family Health Associates, host of the podcast MD for Moms, and a regular contributor to many news and media outlets. Dr. Snyder was named a "Rising Star" by Super Doctors in 2019.

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Waldman
Lindsey Waldman, MD, RD
Pediatric Endocrinologist

Lindsey Waldman, MD, RD, is a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric endocrinologist. As both a registered dietitian and medical doctor, she has a particular interest in nutrition. Dr. Waldman practices pediatric endocrinology at Pediatric Specialists of Virginia in Fairfax, Virginia and was named one of the Best Doctors 2019 by Northern Virginia Magazine.

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Former Verywell Family Review Board Members

  • Meredith Shur, MD
  • Joel Forman, MD
  • Richard N. Fogoros, MD
  • Jonathan B. Jassey, DO
  • Sanja Jelic, MD

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