Dr. Lora Shahine, reproductive endocrinologist at Pacific NW Fertility and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, completed her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at Stanford University and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California in San Francisco. She is dedicated to educating and advocating for increased awareness of infertility, miscarriage, and the impact on environmental toxins on health through an active social media presence, teaching, clinical research, her blog, and books including best-selling, Not Broken: An Approachable Guide to Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss. Find her at www.drlorashahine.com and Connect on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tiktok @drlorashahine
R. Matthew Coward, MD FACS is an Associate Professor of Urology and Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine, Director of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at UNC Fertility, and Program Director for the UNC Andrology Fellowship. He earned his MD with Distinction followed by urology residency at UNC, and he completed fellowship in Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine.
He is an Interactive Associate for Fertility and Sterility, and he serves on the Board of Directors for the ASRM's Society for Male Reproduction and Urology as well as the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction. He has published more than 75 peer-reviewed scientific articles and chapters.
Dr. Coward’s clinical practice offers comprehensive reproductive urology services on-site at UNC Fertility that includes the full array of surgical sperm extraction procedures including microdissection testicular sperm extraction. Dr. Coward’s research interests include clinical trials in reproductive medicine, male infertility, vasectomy and vasectomy reversal, surgical education, and urologic imaging. He has received grants from the NIH, the SMSNA, the Doris Duke Foundation, and UNC Healthcare, and he has served as a co-investigator with the Reproductive Medicine Network of the NICHD.