Our Highly Professional Staff Has Years Of Experience To Serve Your Fertility Needs
As patients in our practice, we want you to be completely comfortable with us, which improves our ability to educate you about your fertility concerns. This, in-turn, allows you to make the best decisions regarding treatment options. Just click on a name or picture for more complete information.
Michael D. Fox, MD
Donor sperm, a long utilized therapy for severe male factor infertility or the absence of a partner, is a very successful technique.
After graduating from Auburn University, he received his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1987. After completing one-year internship in Internal Medicine at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, he transferred to the University of Mississippi for an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency. After completing his residency in 1992, Dr. Fox was awarded a two-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Dr. Fox has received many awards and scholastic accolades during his educational training.
During medical school at the University of Alabama Birmingham, Dr. Fox was inducted into the prestigious honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha in his Junior year of training. Dr. Fox passed his board certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1995 and sub specialty certification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in 1997. Dr. Fox serves as the Medical Director of Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine. In addition, he is an Assistant Professor and serves as the Division Chief for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at the University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville.
Dr. Fox has authored chapters in several OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology texts on such subjects as Endometriosis, Treatment of Female Infertility and the Treatment of Male Associated Infertility. Further, he has published numerous journal articles in well-known specialty periodicals. Dr. Fox continues to actively participate in research with the University of Florida residents, continually presenting important clinical research both locally and nationally regarding current infertility issues.
Dr. Fox is a member of numerous professional organizations including The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, The American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, Society of Reproductive Surgeons, and the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology, Resolve and The Endometriosis Association.
Along with the goal of assisting couples to achieve desired results, Dr. Fox is also a highly skilled laparoscopic surgeon with a keen interest in endometriosis and pelvic pain. He also works with patients on the underlying metabolic causes of infertility, e.g. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and insulin resistance. Other interest areas include Diminished Ovarian Reserve, PMS, and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss.
Dr. Fox is happily married and is the proud father of five children, Madison, Michaela, Magnolia, Millicent and Maddox. He and his wife, Felicia, an OB/GYN, have spontaneous triplets!! As a result, he now has unique insight into this most distressing side effect of infertility treatment. In addition, he is an avid sportsman enjoying hunting, fishing, boating as well as other outdoor activities with his family. He loves collecting antiques and photography.
Christopher W. Lipari, MD
Dr. Lipari was born and raised on the South Shore of Long Island, New York and attended Adelphi University Honors College where he graduated with the highest honors, Summa Cum Laude.
Upon graduation from college, He received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine, where he also served as a Biochemistry and Physiology tutor. In 2004, he completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, where he received the Robert E. Nesbitt Jr., M.D. “Outstanding Resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology” award, the Achievement Award from the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, as well the “Best Teaching Resident” award from Berlex Pharmaceuticals. After completing his residency, Dr. Lipari was awarded a three-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Lipari received board certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2005, and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in 2009. He serves as Assistant Professor in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at the University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville.
Dr. Lipari has presented numerous lectures and authored various scientific abstracts and journal articles while at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He currently also serves as a reviewer for Fertility and Sterility, the leading fertility journals in the country. Additionally, He has served as the Clinical Supervisor of the Johns Hopkins Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Assisted Reproductive Technology Database System and is well versed in the recent technological advances in the field of reproductive medicine.
Dr. Lipari’s clinical interests include primary and secondary infertility, Assisted Reproductive Technologies (including In Vitro Fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection), optimal stimulation protocols for women suffering from decreased ovarian reserve, recurrent pregnancy loss, polycystic ovarian syndrome, fibroids and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Lipari is a highly skilled laparoscopic surgeon with a keen interest in endometriosis. His ongoing research projects include investigating: the use of embryo metabolism as a marker for embryo quality; the molecular aspects of optimizing luteal phase endometrial receptivity; as well as the development of novel stimulation protocols for the “poor responder” IVF patient.
Dr. Lipari is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, the Society for Reproductive Surgeons, the Endocrine Society, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Medical Association.
Having followed many sub-fertile patients, Dr. Lipari realizes the frustration involved in the process and follows an approach that addresses both the physical and emotional aspects of fertility therapy. While not assisting couples in achieving their reproductive goals, Dr. Lipari enjoys participating in outdoor activities with his wife Grace and two children, Sophia and Caden. He also enjoys boating, fishing and golf.
Sarah Paschall, MD
Dr. Sarah Paschall was born and raised in North Dakota where she graduated summa cum laude in chemical engineering from the University of North Dakota.
Upon graduation, Dr. Paschall continued her education at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine where she received her medical degree in 2003. Dr. Paschall and her husband then relocated to Jacksonville, FL where she completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Florida College of Medicine in 2007. During her time in residency, Dr. Paschall spent time with the physicians of Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine where she discovered her passion for gynecologic surgery. This passion continued into her practice with the University of Florida physicians where she served as an Associate Professor, earning many prestigious awards including an Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007 and Exemplary Teacher in 2009 and 2010.
Dr. Paschall joined the staff of Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine in September 2011 in order to focus on advanced minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and work side-by-side with her mentors, Dr. Fox and Dr. Lipari in the reproductive field. In addition to laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Paschall’s clinical interests also include the evaluation and management of PCOS as well as working with subfertile patients. In addition, she has taken a strong personal interest in familial cancer screening that focuses primarily in the area of breast, ovarian, endometrial and colon cancers. She is instrumental in offering the latest testing for those who are at high risk for genetic cancer syndromes.
Dr. Paschall is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the Florida OB/GYN Society and the Duval County Medical Society.
Dr. Wilbur Cannon Simpson, MD
Dr. Wilbur Cannon Simpson, MD, is the Obstetrics/Gynecology Specialist in Fleming Island, Florida.
He attended and graduated with honors from University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine in 1974, having over 42 years of diverse experiences, especially in Obstetrics/Gynecology. He affiliates with many hospitals including Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital, Orange Park Medical Center, St Vincent’s Medical Center, St. Vincent’s Medical Center-Clay County, Inc..
Amy Hearne, MD
Long before she became a gynecologist, Dr. Hearne knew her interest in medicine would lead her to a career of helping others.
For this reason, she is thrilled to be working with the Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Hearne is committed to improving the quality of life for women and helping them start and extend their families.
She was born and raised in Rochester, New York. Her path to the medical profession started in 1995, when she graduated magna cum laude from Pennsylvania State University with Bachelor of Science in pre-medicine. After graduation she earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Syracuse medical school in 1999.
During medical school, she recognized the joy in helping others realize their dream of having a family. She did a subinternship in Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She then completed her OB/GYN residency training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2003 and became board certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr. Hearne was an editor for The Johns Hopkins Manual of Obstetrics and Gynecology, where she also authored a chapter on Endometriosis and Labor and Delivery. She has also published articles on HPV and tocolytic agents. During her time at Johns Hopkins, she traveled to Thailand to help set up a cervical cancer screening program.
After residency, Dr. Hearne worked for two years at Women’s Health Care Associates in Annapolis, MD before relocating to Long Island, New York. During the 10 years she lived on Long Island, she was a partner at Suffolk Gynecology Group and served as the course director for Huntington Hospital OB/GYN Continuing Medical Education Program.
An opportunity for Dr. Hearne’s family arose when her husband’s sports medicine career offered them the chance to move to Jacksonville so he could work with the Jacksonville Jaguars football team. Dr. Hearne and her husband, Dr. Michael Yorio, are now proud to call Northeast Florida home. They appreciate all of the outdoor activities the Florida weather affords them.
Dr. Hearne knows she is very fortunate to be a mother to her two daughters. Everyday, she looks forward to helping others in her community know the same joy.
Melissa Yates, MD
Dr. Melissa Yates grew up in the Los Angeles area. She graduated from Boston University, Summa Cum Laude with distinction in 1998.
She then attended Penn State College of Medicine and graduated in 2003. While at Penn State, she was one of the founding members of Lion Care, a health care clinic for the homeless. After graduation, Dr. Yates served on the Alumni Board for the College of Medicine for two terms.
Dr. Yates completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency as well as her Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She received multiple awards for excellence during her training.
After completing her fellowship, Dr. Yates became an Assistant Professor at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She has been trained in minimally invasive and robotic approaches to reproductive surgery. She also has an interest in in vitro fertilization, especially patients with male factor and/or diminished ovarian reserve, and in oocyte cryopreservation for fertility preservation. Dr. Yates is double board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Additionally, she is the author of numerous publications in both national and international journals.
Dr. Yates is the Medical Director of Advanced Reproductive Specialists and is proud to be able to offer personalized, compassionate care to patients in Central Florida. She is a member of numerous professional organizations including The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and the Florida Medical Association. She currently serves as volunteer faculty as Assistant Professor in Ob/Gyn at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.
Dr. Sunny Hu, PhD, HCLD
Dr. Sunny Hu, PhD, HCLD
Graduated from Jilin University in China with undergraduate and graduate degrees in biological science in animal reproduction and Veterinary medicine. Obtained doctoral degree in health science from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.
Certified by American Board of Bioanalysis as a High Complexity Laboratory Director in Embryology and Andrology. Licensed as Florida Clinical Laboratory Director in Embryology and Andrology.
Member of professional organizations including American Society for Reproductive Medicine, College of American Pathologist (CAP Inspector), American Associate of Bioanalysis, American Association of Tissue Banks, European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.
Years of infertility laboratory experiences both directing and performing senior technical procedures in the areas of embryology, andrology, and endocrinology. The first in the nation utilizing the embryo morphology score system to maximizing pregnancy rates and limit higher multiple birth rates. The first in the nation applying non-selective assisted hatching technique on in vitro cultured embryos prior to clinical transfer. Pioneer and specialized in developing and utilizing animal and human cell lines for co-culture of human embryos in vitro to improve pregnancy outcomes. Specialized in human in vitro fertilization performing micromanipulation including ICSI, embryo biopsy, and assisted hatching. Specialized in blastocyst culture, oocyte and embryo vitrification. Specialized in in vitro fertilization and blastocyst culture with zona free eggs. Years of research experiences resulted in publications in numerous scientific journals. Dedicated to utilize her skills helping her patients.
Happily married to Charlie with a daughter, Wendy. Enjoys singing, dancing, and Chinese QiGong including Six-Character, Five Animal Character, and Tai Chi.
Dr. Laura E. Cedó Cintrón, MD
Since a very young age, Dr. Cedó considers herself to be a “tree hugger” and a lover of nature and in 2004 she completed her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Technology at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. During that time Dr. Cedó developed a strong interest for medicine and went on to graduate from the Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine in 2010, where she realized her strong passion for women’s healthcare. She went on to complete her Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the San Juan City Hospital in 2015 where she was recognized by her mentors and peers for her minimally invasive surgical skills. She was asked to stay at this same institution where she served as a clinical instructor in the residency program while she completed her Research Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2016.
Dr. Cedó matched in the highly competitive Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery sponsored by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and relocated to Nashville, TN, to train at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and graduated in 2018. During that time, she developed a strong interest for endometriosis, uterine fibroids, pelvic pain, and fertility preserving surgeries. She feels very fortunate to now be a part of the Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine family since March 2019. Dr. Cedó aims to provide women, with “benign” pathologies, a chance to live life to its fullest potential.
Susan G. Baker, APRN
WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER
Susan Baker received her undergraduate degree in Nursing from the University of North Florida and continued her graduate education at the University of Florida.
She earned her Master of Science degree as a Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner in 2001 and has been board certified by the NCC since 2002.Susan has vast experience in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology and infertility. First, as a nurse working on the women’s post operative department, and later, at the Health Department where she performed obstetric assessments and treatments, prenatal counseling, and basic gynecology. Susan has worked at the Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine since 2002. Her duties include performing new patient consultations and exams, diagnostic testing for infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss including hysterosalpingograms and saline sonograms, ultrasound monitoring for cycling patients and early pregnancy scans, and counseling women with polycystic ovarian syndrome and related disorders. She also provides instruction for superovulation and IVF, and handles donor egg consultations and examinations.
In 2010, Susan became certified by NAMS as a menopause specialist. The North American Menopause Society is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health and quality of life through the understanding of menopause. Its multidisciplinary membership allows NAMS to be the preeminent resource on all aspects of menopause to both healthcare providers and the public. Those who hold the NCMP certification have demonstrated special competency in the field of menopause. Susan does have a strong following of her own patients and is extremely well liked by her patients.
Brittany R. Poe, APRN
WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER
Brittany obtained a BS in Animal Science and Equine Industry in 2006.
While utilizing this degree in part-time work with horses, her full-time Program Manager position with a health foods company sparked her interest in human health, ultimately leading to a Bachelor’s in Nursing in 2009. She started her nursing career in the Burn ICU but quickly fell in love with Oncology patients. She worked in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and Medical Oncology for 3 years while studying for her Masters in Nursing, which she obtained in 2013. All three of these degrees were achieved at the University of Florida, so she is a Gator through and through!
Brittany began her ARNP career in internal and integrative medicine. She gained a special interest in women’s health, metabolic health and hormone imbalance. Brittany also began working for a local CrossFit gym as a nutrition and weight loss coach and strength and conditioning instructor. Due to a long road of infertility herself, when a position opened in reproductive medicine, women’s health, and nutrition, Brittany did not hesitate to apply. Brittany has been with the Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine now for 3 years. She assisted in opening the Gainesville office location, Advanced Reproductive Specialists of Gainesville, which she now operates full-time.
Brittany and her husband, Bryce, now have boy-girl twins, thanks to the wonderful JCRM team. She is passionate about passing this reproductive assistance on to her patients, as well as helping her clients achieve optimal hormone and metabolic health.
Kimburlie Adkins, APRN
WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER
Kimburlie is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing, American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Kimburlie began her Nursing career in 2003 after graduating from Florida State College at Jacksonville. She worked as a labor & delivery nurse and as an OB/GYN nurse. Her duties included pregnancy screenings, prenatal counseling, caring for pregnant and laboring patients, including high risk and complicated pregnancies, assisting during gynecologic surgeries, providing postpartum care and newborn transitional care.
In 2013, she received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing from the University of North Florida. While continuing to work in women’s health in 2016, she earned a Master’s of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Chamberlain College of Nursing. Following graduation, Kimburlie worked as a nurse practitioner in an internal medicine office managing patients with chronic disease such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and providing physicals, and gynecological exams.
In 2017, she joined Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine. She currently assists in treating patients with infertility, hormone replacement therapy, metabolic dysfunction, Polycystic ovarian syndrome, and recurrent pregnancy loss.
When not at work Kimburlie enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two children.
Terri Bishop, CNM, APRN
CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE, WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER
Xiomara Lemmey, APRN
WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER
In 2015 I graduated from University of Cincinnati with a Master’s in Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner. Following graduation Xiomara worked in primary care/urgent care. She later transitioned to Public Health working for Duval County Department of Health as a Family Planning Nurse Practitioner. There she worked independently to provide a full range of Women’s Health services including prenatal care, contraception counseling, STI screenings, and Well women exams. Her passion and career path in Women’s Health led her to join the Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine team in 2019.
Xiomara is a member of several professional organizations, including Jacksonville Association of Advance Practice Nurses, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing, and the Northeast Florida Certified Nurse Midwife/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners Association.
When not at working Xiomara enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. Her interest includes yoga, art festivals, music concerts, and relaxing at the beach.