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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, MS, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant
Rebecca Agi
Personal Detail

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, MD
Pediatrician, Child Passenger Safety Instructor
Alisa Baer
Personal Detail

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, RN
Registered Nurse, Fertility Consultant
Leyla Bilali
Personal Detail

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
Obstetrician-Gynecologist
Andrea Chisholm, MD
Personal Detail

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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Alyssa Dweck, MD
Obstetrician-Gynecologist
Dweck
Personal Detail

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 Tennyson Francis, MD
Family Physician
Tyra
Personal Detail

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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Lyndsey Garbi, MD
Pediatrician
Garbi
Personal Detail

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 Gurevich, RN
Fertility Advocate
Rachel Girevich
Personal Detail

Rachel Gurevich, RN, is a registered nurse, 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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Aron Janssen, MD
Psychiatrist
Aron Janssen
Personal Detail

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, MS, RD
Registered Dietitian
Willow Jarosh
Personal Detail

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

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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Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP
Pediatric Psychologist and Parenting Coach
Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP
Personal Detail

Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP, is a board-certified pediatric psychologist, parent coach, author, speaker, and owner of A New Day Pediatric Psychology, PLLC. Dr. Lockhart specializes in working with clients who present with medical diagnoses and are seeking alternative solutions.

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Kristin McGee, CPT
Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor
Kristin McGee
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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 Morin, LCSW
Psychotherapist
Amy Morin
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Amy Morin, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. She an international bestselling author of books on mental strength and host of the Mentally Strong People podcast. She also delivered one of the most popular TEDx talks of all time.

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Vanessa Nzeh, MD
Pediatrics Physician
Vanessa Nzeh, MD, of the Verywell Family Review Board
Personal Detail

Vanessa Nzeh, MD, is an internal medicine and pediatrics physician who is passionate about patient advocacy, the integration of maternal and child health, as well as increasing diversity and inclusion in medical education. Dr. Nzeh’s goal is to establish a patient-doctor relationship that equips the patient with the necessary tools to feel empowered and take charge of their overall health. 

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Tosin Odunsi, MD, MPH
Obstetrician-Gynecologist
Tosin Odunsi, MD, MPH
Personal Detail

Tosin Odunsi, MD, MPH, is an obstetrics and gynecology physician who is passionate about equitable healthcare and the promotion of diversity in medicine. She is the founder of The Mentorship Squad (TMS), a community of Black and Latinx women seeking mentorship along their journey to becoming U.S. physicians.

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Sarah Rahal, MD
Pediatric Neurologist
Sarah
Personal Detail

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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Leigh Raviv, WHNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Raviv
Personal Detail

Leigh Raviv, WHNP-BC, is a board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner serving women in New York City. She has dedicated her career to providing gynecologic and reproductive health care to women across the lifespan, with a special interest in adolescents and young adults. She is passionate about wellness promotion, holistic women’s health, and reducing health care provider burnout.

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Paul A. Rufo, MD, MMSc
Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Rufo
Personal Detail

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 Sadaty, MD
Obstetrician-Gynecologist
Anita
Personal Detail

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 Snyder, MD
Reproductive and Perinatal Psychiatrist
Carly
Personal Detail

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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Lindsey Waldman, MD, RD
Pediatric Endocrinologist
Waldman
Personal Detail

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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