About Braverman IVF & Reproductive Immunology

Dr. Jeffrey Braverman

Dr. Braverman is the founder and Medical Director at Braverman IVF & Reproductive Immunology with offices in Long Island and Manhattan.

Dr. Braverman was honored as the youngest graduate at New York University where he was accepted at the age of 14. He went on to attend Medical School at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan and completed his internship and residency at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York.

After completing his residency Dr. Braverman established a private medical practice in Long Island New York. For more than 25 years, Dr. Braverman has been treating patients with all complications related to Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and has become one of the nation's leading authorities in the field of Reproductive Immunology. He has managed thousands of cycles of IUI and IVF with a large majority of his patients suffering from Recurrent Pregnancy Loss. He has consistently maintained one of the highest success rates despite the complexity of his case load.

Dr. Braverman has gained unequaled experience managing as well as delivering this High Risk group of patients. In fact Dr. Braverman has delivered well over 5000 babies in his career. He has been featured with his RPL autoimmune patients on Discovery Channels Baby Story, local TV news stations, and has hosted numerous radio shows on reproductive immunology and fertility.

He assists and consults with patients from around the world with problems related to RPL. He has designed the most complete panel for the diagnosis and management of immune related pregnancy complications, as well as one of the most comprehensive thrombophilia (blood clotting) panels available.

His current office staff has all been part of this practice for at least 20 years and most, longer than that. This has also been one of the most important elements in maintaining our consistency. You will always get someone knowledgeable when you call the office. Dr. Braverman performs all his own consults and sonograms. You will never get a "fill in "when you call for a consult or come in for a visit. He manages every case from start to finish. . Many of Dr. Braverman's patients from around the country learn about him in numerous immunology and fertility chat rooms on the internet, where he has developed a loyal following.

Dr. Braverman is a member in good standing with the American Society of Reproductive Immunology, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the European Society of Reproductive Immunology, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the New York State Medical Society, the Nassau County Medical Society and is actively Board Certified from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Braverman consults with and has been invited to lecture at many IVF centers around the world on the topics of reproductive immunology and recurrent pregnancy loss. He has served as co-chairman of the American Society of Reproductive Immunology meeting held in New York in 2015.

About Dr. Vidali

Reproductive Surgeon, Reproductive Endocrinologist

Dr. Vidali brings to Braverman IVF & Reproductive Immunology unique expertise. As a fertility specialist with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Vidali also has extensive experience in minimally invasive and robotic surgery.

Dr. Vidali specializes in the surgical treatment of endometriosis as it relates to infertility, implantation failure and pregnancy loss. He has specific interest in understanding and treating silent endometriosis in patients with repetitive IVF failure or implantation failure.

He also specializes in non-invasive treatment of uterine fibroids with laparoscopic myomectomy. In fact, Dr. Vidali pioneered the introduction of laparoscopic myomectomy for infertility patients, helping to set a new standard of treatment for women with fibroids who desire fertility1.

Throughout the course of his career Dr. Vidali has held leadership positions within academics. He was the Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Division of Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ, and held two Directorships at Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center in New York City where he was the Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and the Director of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery.

After completing his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at Columbia University, Dr. Vidali embarked on a successful collaboration and partnership with one of his mentors and laparoscopic surgery and Endometriosis treatment pioneer Dr. Harry Reich. With Dr. Reich and colleagues, Dr. C.Y. Liu and Dr. Tamer Seckin, Dr. Vidali partnered to create an advanced gynecologic surgical practice at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York in 2001.

Dr. Vidali's fellowships include Obstetrics & Gynecology at Georgetown University and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.

1: Ribeiro SC, Reich H, Rosenberg J, Guglielminetti E, Vidali A. Laparoscopic myomectomy and pregnancy outcome in infertile patients. Fertil Steril. 1999 Mar;71(3):571-4. PubMed PMID: 10065802.

About Dr. Darren Ritsick

Darren Ritsick, Ph.D. joined Braverman IVF & Reproductive Immunology as Director of Research. Darren and his wife Maggie personally struggled with recurrent pregnancy loss for more than two years prior to discovering Dr. Braverman. Happily, under Dr. Braverman's care they quickly achieved success and were recently blessed with the birth of their beautiful, healthy and happy baby boy.

Through our interactions with Dr. Ritsick as a patient, it became clear that he possesses a vast knowledge of reproductive immunology as well as a sincere passion to help others experiencing the pain and frustration associated with recurrent pregnancy loss. As Director of Research he will be involved in helping to further improve and advance our highly personalized approach to diagnosis and therapy. This will include performing sophisticated analyses of diagnostic tests and therapeutic approaches currently in use, as well as helping us to identify, develop and implement the next generation of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in reproductive immunology.

Dr. Ritsick received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Richmond, graduating cum laude with Departmental Honors in Biology. While studying as an undergraduate, he conducted research on the genetic basis of brain tumor development and completed an internship at the Center for Immunotherapy of Cancer and Infectious Diseases at the University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center. Dr. Ritsick then went on to earn a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology from Emory University for his research on novel biological roles for reactive oxygen species. His research involved an interdisciplinary approach including genetics, cell and molecular biology, and biochemistry. His doctoral work was partially supported by a training grant from the National Institutes of Health and resulted in six publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at several large scientific conferences.

After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Ritsick served as a Scientific Advisor at a patent law firm where he participated in various aspects of patent prosecution in the areas of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. He worked for a diverse client base including universities, early stage biotechnology companies, investors in early stage biotechnology companies, and larger pharmaceutical companies. A major part of his work was focused on a biotechnology company developing novel immunomodulatory therapeutics designed to treat autoimmune diseases and cancer.

Most recently Dr. Ritsick served as Senior Research Project Coordinator in the Department of Neurosurgery at Emory University where he was involved in grant preparation and administration and served as coordinator for the Cancer Cell Biology Program of the Winship Cancer Institute.

About Dr. Nadéra Mansouri-Attia

Dr. Nadéra Mansouri-Attia

Dr. Nadéra Mansouri-Attia joined Braverman IVF & Reproductive Immunology after coming here from France and being educated in the finest French Universities. She received her MSc. cum Laude in Reproductive Physiology from University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, focusing on female reproduction. She received her Ph.D. summa cum Laude in reproductive Physiology and Development from University Paris-Sud School's of Medicine, Paris XI.

During her Ph.D., she worked on the bovine model in the context of early pregnancy. Her research focused on studying the feto-maternal crosstalk and the impact of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) such as In Vitro Fertilization-Embryo Transfer (IVF-ET) on the pregnancy outcome using state-of-the-art technologies to analyze global transcriptomic data. Her work brought novel insight in the control of embryo implantation and was the first in the world to raise a very new and important concept in reproductive medicine, the active role of the endometrium as a biosensor when confronted to the embryo. The same concept was demonstrated as relevant and probably also essential in humans only three years ago.

During her post-doctoral training at the University College of Dublin (Ireland), she gained extraordinary experience in the field of Immunology of Reproduction. Her work characterized the maternal immune response to early pregnancy with a particular interest on the fertility issues of the high yielding dairy cows.

This has practical benefits and applications to improve reproduction management and the use of ART for sterile couples. By screening the early response of the mother to the embryo and by determining at an early stage the pregnancy outcome, this work will ultimately lead to the development of new strategies to counteract the maternal immune response defects. Her work has been recognized as outstanding and was awarded by the French National Academy for Agriculture and was published in several top journals in the field of reproduction.

Most recently, she has worked on deciphering the molecular mechanisms and dysregulation of the ovarian function that could lead to disease such as ovarian cancer at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston. Her knowledge and use of animal models to study reproductive pathologies will contribute to the development of future therapies for women.

Aimee Raupp, MS, LAcc

Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc, is a women’s health and wellness expert whose mission through her teachings is to educate and inspire women, improve their vitality, heal from autoimmunity, enhance their fertility, and guide them to reconnect to the presence of their optimal health. She is the author of three books, Chill Out & Get Healthy (Penguin), Yes, You Can Get Pregnant (Demos Health), and Body Belief (Hay House).

As a neurobiology research scientist in her twenties, Aimee began experiencing personal health issues. Frustrated by Western medicine’s inability to provide answers and unable to find relief, Aimee sought solutions from Eastern medicine. She began acupuncture treatment and discovered how a mind-body-nutrition approach was key to overcoming her illness and maintaining good long-term health. Inspired by her personal experience, Aimee has dedicated her life to the service of helping women renew hope and reawaken to their healthiest life through the teachings of Traditional Oriental Medicine.

With more than 15 years of patient care, Aimee has treated a variety of autoimmune conditions, as well as managed her own. Her latest book, Body Belief: How To Heal Autoimmune Diseases, Radically Shift Your Health & Learn to Love Your Body More, combines Aimee’s clinical experience with her deep-rooted spiritual and emotional work to bring its readers a roadmap to heal from autoimmune disease. Her Body Belief Plan offers a holistic and practical approach based on the core pillars of reconnecting to ourselves, renewing our beliefs, and reawakening our health and avoiding body disconnect, behavioral sabotage, and environmental toxins.

Aimee has become known as a world renowned fertility expert in the field of alternative and natural medicine. In her bestselling book, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant: How to Improve Your Fertility Now & Into Your 40s, she shares the healing protocol that helped scores of women in her practice — many of whom had been told they had poor fertility outlooks — to get pregnant, stay pregnant, and have healthy babies. Including the most effective lifestyle approaches and the latest nutritional advice, Aimee’s remedies help women get in tune with their bodies, eat the best fertility-enhancing foods, and avoid environmental toxins to achieve healthy and stress-free pregnancies.

Aimee has appeared on ABC Television’s “The View” and has been featured in Glamour, Allure, Well + Good, GOOP, Shape, and Redbook, as well as received endorsement from Deepak Chopra, Arianna Huffington, and Dr. Christiane Northrup for her work in helping thousands of women to heal their bodies and reawaken their wellness. Aimee is a frequent women’s health columnist and speaker and has presented lectures at SheSummit, Wanderlust and numerous women’s health and wellness conferences.

You can visit her website by going to: https://aimeeraupp.com

About Dr. Chan

Dr. Chan

Dr. Louis Chan is the Director of Hong Kong Reproductive Medicine Centre. Dr. Louis Chan graduated from the University of Sydney medical school. Dr Chan became Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2004. Dr Chan also awarded FRCOG (UK) and Master of Reproductive Medicine (UNSW).


  • Master of Reproductive Medicine (UNSW)
  • Master of Public Health (CUHK)
  • Master of Medical Sciences (HKU)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (University of Sydney)
  • Fellow of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRCOG)
  • Fellow of Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FHKCOG)
  • Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

Dr. Chan published more than 60 papers in cited journals, the areas of publication are as follows:

  • Use of diabetic drugs Rosiglitazone to resume ovulation in Chinese patients with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome;
  • Effects of different drugs (including Ginsenoside Rb1, Rc, and Re, Hypericin, Rosiglitazone, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) on whole rat embryo development and morphology score;
  • Embrytoxicity of hydrosalpingax fluid;
  • Expression of divalent metal transporter 1 (DMT1) isoforms in first trimester human placenta and embryonic tissues;
  • Mechanism of Diclofenac induced embryo-toxicity through free oxygen radicals;
  • Placental transfer of various drugs (Rosiglitazone, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ) in first trimester of human pregnancy
  • Treatment of endometrioma by transvaginal aspiration;
  • Thyroid dysfunction and pregnancy outcomes;
  • Attitude of Chinese patients towards egg and sperm donation;
  • Use of Chinese medicine in patients with previous miscarriages and infertility; and
  • Perinatal stem cells.

Dr. Chan also written 2 book chapters, one of them entitle 'Newborn Stem Cells: Identity, Function, and Clinical Potential, in Perinatal Stem Cells.

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About Dr. Nikos Prapas and Dr. Yannis Prapas

Dr. Nikos Prapas Dr. Yannis Prapas

Dr. Nikos Prapas and Dr. Yannis Prapas are directors of Braverman IVF & Reproductive Immunology’s Greece affiliate practice, where they coordinate closely with our team. They perform all procedures at their state of the art facilities for patients throughout Europe.

Both doctors have earned worldwide recognition for their highly regarded work in IVF, donor egg cycles, and infertility related surgery. Learn more about the doctors by clicking here.

Cassidy Bommer

Cassidy Bommer joined Braverman IVF & Reproductive Immunology as a Clinical Research Assistant in the fall of 2013. Cassidy graduated cum laude with Honors from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in Biological Sciences and a certificate in Culture, Health, and Science.

Cassidy Bommer

Cassidy's interest in reproductive health and pregnancy was sparked by a high school internship with Lifebank USA, the only company to offer both cord and placenta blood banking for newborns. She went on to work as a research assistant in the Reproductive Immunology lab of Dr. Sarah J. Bacon at Mount Holyoke College, studying the post-mating inflammatory response during pregnancy in mammals.

During her time as an undergraduate, Cassidy served as a research intern at University Hospital in Newark, NJ in the Obstetrics & Gynecology department, assisting in the development of a series of case reports on the treatment of uterine fibroids during pregnancy. She was also lucky enough to travel to El Salvador with Basic Health International where she participated in cervical cancer screenings for women in various low resource regions of the country.

While studying at Harvard University during her junior year, Cassidy's essay, "The value of the Darwin & Gender project, addressed to the National Science Foundation," was selected for publication on the Darwin Correspondence Project (University of Cambridge) website. Her senior honors thesis, advised by Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella, addressed models of perinatal support for women in the Massachusetts criminal justice system. While this work deviated from Cassidy's background in basic and clinical research, it provided her with a launching point for her interest in a woman's "right to pregnancy."

Cassidy is excited to be working with Our Medical Team, Dr. Ritsick, and the entire team at BRI.

Katie Carlson

Katie Carlson joined Braverman IVF & Reproductive Immunology as a Clinical Research Assistant in the summer of 2015. Katie graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Biology and a minor in Science, Technology, and Society.

During her time as an undergraduate, Katie served as a research assistant at the University of Tennessee School of Veterinary Medicine, where she participated in several projects that used animals to learn more about cancer and cardiovascular disease. Her favorite project was designed to study the efficacy of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus in treating cancer in dogs.

Katie went on to complete two years of veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania, but decided she wanted to get more involved in human medicine. This experience was valuable as she can apply the knowledge she gained about medicine and immunology to her position at BRI.

Katie is passionate about science and medicine, and especially educating people about these subjects. She is excited to be working with the entire team at BRI, and is thankful for this opportunity to help women make their dream of becoming mothers a reality.