John Kuo

Dr. John Kuo has two doctorate degrees (M.D. and Ph.D.) from top U.S. universities and is double board-certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has been a full-time Assistant Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) since 2007. He has trained and mentored numerous Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility doctors at UCLA. Dr. Kuo is nationally recognized among the best Infertility doctors in the United States. For his outstanding clinical abilities, excellent patient reviews, new research discoveries, and medical publications, Dr. Kuo has been honored by Vitals.com’s?“Top 10 Infertility Doctor in California and Top 1% of U.S. Doctors”?(2014); International Association of Obstetrics & Gynecology’s?“Leading Physicians of the World – Top Fertility & IVF Specialist“?(2016 and 2017); U.S. News & World Report’s?“America’s Top Doctors”?(2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016); Los Angeles Magazine’s?“Southern California Super Doctors”?(2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017); U.S. News & World Report’s?“Los Angeles’ Top Doctors”?(2013); Consumer’s Research Council of America’s?“America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility”?(2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016); American Registry’s?“America’s Most Honored Professionals, Infertility – IVF, Top 5%”(2016); American Registry’s?“America’s Most Honored Top 1% Professionals”?(2017); Beverly Hills Award Program’s?“Best of Beverly Hills Award, Infertility-IVF Physician”?(2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017); Hollywood Reporter’s?“Hollywood’s Top Doctors – Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility”?(2014 and 2015); Avvo.com’s?“Superb Doctor – Rated 10 out of 10”?(2011 and 2012); Vitals.com’s?“On-Time Doctor Award – Shortest Patient Wait Times”?(2015 and 2016); Vitals.com’s?“Patients’ Choice Award – Top 5% of Doctors ”?(2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016); Vitals.com’s?“Most Compassionate Doctors”?(2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016); Avvo.com’s?“Patients’ Choice Award”?(2012); Based on national recognition, board affiliations, and ratings from Peer Reviewed Professionals’?“Peer Reviewed Physicians Award – Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility”?(2013); Vitals.com’s?“10 Years of Service to the Patient Community – A recognition for the most dedicated physician”?(2014); American Registry’s?“America’s Most Honored Professionals, Infertility – IVF”?(2016); and Expert Network’s?“Distinguished Doctor – Top 3% of doctors in the nation, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility”?(2017).

Gregory Zapantis

Gregory Zapantis, M.D., F.A.C.OG.

As our founder, Medical Director, and Laboratory Director, Dr. Zapantis is responsible for every aspect of treatment at New York Reproductive Wellness. It is his personal commitment to compassionate, patient-centered medicine that sets our exceptionally high standards for care. His belief in the importance of personal relationships for establishing confidence and reducing stress is what lies behind our team approach to providing superior fertility and endocrinology healthcare.

Dr. Zapantis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. He earned his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York, before completing a residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn. This was followed by a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Board-certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility by the?American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Zapantis is also a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In addition to his position as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist, Medical Director and Laboratory Director at New York Reproductive Wellness Medicine, Dr. Zapantis is a staff physician at the Melville Surgery Center, North Shore-LIJ Syosset Hospital and North Shore-LIJ Plainview Hospital. He has been an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine since 2005.

An active researcher, Dr. Zapantis has had his findings published in medical journals and presented them before his peers. He is a member of the?American Society for Reproductive Medicine?and the?Society for Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.

Dr. Zapantis is a father himself. He and his wife, a practicing dentist, are raising their four young children in nearby Syosset.

Courtney Kosnik

About Courtney Kosnik, FNP-BC

At Valencia Health Center in Valencia, California, Courtney?Kosnik?is a gifted Family Nurse Practitioner with a diverse background. Patients can benefit from the many services Ms. Kosnik provides including care in obstetrics & gynecology and treatments for infertility, menopause, sexual dysfunction and high-risk pregnancies.

Courtney Kosnik, FNP-BC?went to nursing school in Pennsylvania where she earned her BSN and worked in NJ for two years as a new graduate in the Emergency Department before moving to California with her husband. She then continued her career in the ER at Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance where she worked for six years and became a charge nurse in the ER, a Mobile Intensive Care Nurse, a Certified Emergency Nurse and won the Nurse Excellence Award for the Emergency Department in 2010. ?After wanting more experience with trauma patients, she began working at Harbor General in the ER to gain further experience with critical care patients.

In 2013 she began the Masters program at Walden University where she then graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Family Nurse Practitioner and earned acceptance into the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Golden Key International Honor Society.

Courtney’s 11 years spent working in the ER as well as her Master’s degree and a passion for learning have prepared her for her role as a Nurse Practitioner where she hopes to continue caring for patients on a higher level.

She currently lives in Santa Clarita with her husband and two little boys and is excited to work with Dr. Navi and his staff at Valencia Center for Women’s Health.

Michelle Uaje

About Dr. Uaje

At Valencia Center for Women’s Health, Dr. Michelle Uaje is a leading provider of obstetrics and gynecological medicine for women throughout Santa Clarita Valley area. At the Valencia, California location patients can receive services such as genetic counseling, gynecological cancers screening, fetal testing, family planning, 4D/3D ultrasounds, laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive procedures, hysteroscopy, and pelvic reconstruction as well as care for urinary incontinence, infertility, menopause, and osteoporosis.

Dr. Uaje obtained her medical degree from the University of California at Irvine, and she completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara, during which she served as chief resident. Dr. Uaje is a concerned and capable OB/GYN, who serves the community and provides the utmost care to each person. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and holds memberships in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. Dr. Uaje received awards from Kaiser Permanente and the University of California at Irvine for her mentorship efforts. She has also served as an Associate Physician at the Southern California Permanente Medical Group.

Dr. Uaje is devoted to ensuring that patients’ health continues to improve and maintain optimal states. She is also passionate about developing long-lasting relationships with each and every one of her patients. Dr. Uaje works to take her time with patients so she can fully understand their symptoms and give accurate diagnoses to ensure the ongoing health of all her patients. Patients can visit Dr. Uaje for a wide array of reasons including pregnancy, breast cancer screening, fibroids, pap smears, and abdominal pain.

Valencia Center for Women’s Health and Dr. Uaje welcome all new patients to the practice, where most major forms of insurance are accepted.

Miin Tzeng

About Dr. Tzeng

At Valencia Center for Women’s Health, Dr. Miin Tzeng is a leading provider of obstetrics and gynecological medicine for women throughout Santa Clarita Valley area. At the Valencia, California location patients can receive services such as genetic counseling, gynecological cancers screening, fetal testing, family planning, 4D/3D ultrasounds, laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive procedures, hysteroscopy, and pelvic reconstruction as well as care for urinary incontinence, infertility, menopause, and osteoporosis.

Dr. Tzeng obtained his medical degree at the National Taiwan University’s College of Medicine. He is a dedicated and capable OB/GYN. Dr. Tzeng also served for a year in the Taiwanese army as a first lieutenant in the medical corps. He continued his education at the Catholic Medical Centers of Brooklyn and Queens, New York, where he completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

At the practice, Dr. Tzeng’s passion for obstetrics and gynecology directly translates to his passion for providing only the best medical care to his patients. Some of the reproductive disorders Dr. Tzeng has managed or treated include gynecologic cancers, dysmenorrhea, post-menopausal bleeding, sexual dysfunction, and fibroids.

Dr. Tzeng also offers services including endometrial biopsies, gynecologic wart freezing, intrauterine device insertion, and pap smears. Dr. Tzeng is uncompromising in his dedication to the good health of his patients, and his consultations are consistently precise and thorough. He is also devoted to ensuring that his patients understand and are comfortable with their treatments and procedures.

Valencia Center for Women’s Health and Dr. Tzeng welcome all new patients to the practice. The practice can also work with most major forms of medical insurance.

Navid Navizadeh

Navid Navizadeh, MD, F.A.C.O.G.

OB-GYN located in Valencia, CA

At Valencia Center for Women’s Health, Dr. Navid Navizadeh is a leading provider of women’s health services including obstetrics and gynecology. Patients throughout the Valencia, California area, can receive services such as fetal testing, family planning, minimally invasive procedures, genetic counseling, gynecological cancers screening, laparoscopic surgery, 4D/3D ultrasounds, hysteroscopy, and pelvic reconstruction as well as care for infertility, menopause, urinary incontinence, and osteoporosis.

Dr. Navizadeh is the founder and medical director of Valencia Center for Women’s Health. He received his undergraduate degree in genetics and molecular biology at the University of California. Dr. Navizadeh completed a comprehensive research fellowship in molecular and cell biology at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). He further expanded his research experience at the University of Southern California’s School of Medicine, where he obtained his medical degree.

At the USC School of Medicine, Dr. Navizadeh had the chance to work on innovative research projects in the fields of obstetrics, gynecology, endocrinology, infertility, and ultrasound imaging. He investigated the effects of seizure disorders and the treatment programs in pregnancy. Dr. Navizadeh was awarded the Pacific Coast Fertility Society’s award in Estrogen research.

Dr. Navizadeh completed an internship in Obstetrics at the Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He continued his residency at Mount Sinai-Maimonides Medical Center in New York. In obstetrics, his group’s work in ultrasonography to predicate preterm labor was published and received several awards. In the area of infertility and endocrinology, Dr. Navizadeh’s works contributed to the understanding of the effects of an embryo’s size and quality in the process of in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Dr. Navizadeh completed the prestigious Galloway fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. There, he had the opportunity to advance his surgical skills in complex gynecological operations in addition to learning the latest laparoscopic and endoscope techniques.

Dr. Navizadeh has also expanded his interest to urogynecology and pelvic surgery. In southern California, he pioneered the use of the new Transopturator Sling procedure for?treating female urinary incontinence.

Valencia Center for Women’s Health and Dr. Navizadeh welcome all new patients to the practice and can work with most forms of medical insurance.

Tiersa Damore

Tiersa Damore, MD, FACOG

(Tempe Office)

Dr. Tiersa Damore has a passion for babies, women’s health through all stages of life, and especially enjoys watching young families grow.

Raised in Mesa, Arizona, Dr. Damore received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from Pomona College in California.? She attended St. Louis University and received her medical degree in 1994.? Dr. Damore?completed her residency at St. Louis University Health Sciences Center.

After dealing with too many?cold winters?in Missouri, Dr. Damore moved back to Arizona in 1999 and joined?Contemporary Care For Women in 2000. She manages to keep balance in her life while caring for her patients and being a wife and mother of two children.? When not working, she is a busy soccer and football mom,?enjoys cooking, and relaxes with?yoga.

 

Medical School
St Louis School of Medicine
St Louis, MO
Graduated – May 1994

Residency
July 1994 – June 1998 (OB/GYN)
St Louis University School of Medicine
St Louis, MO

Board Certification
The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Steven M. Linnerson

Steven M. Linnerson, MD, FACOG

Effective January 1, 2016, Dr. Linnerson stepped away from the practices’ clinical medicine but continues to serve in other ways. Please call our office to schedule an appointment with one of our other physicians.

Dr. Steven Linnerson and his wife, Monica, enjoy their two children, son-in-law, and especially their new grandbaby! They are very active in their church. An avid golfer, Dr. Linnerson enjoyed watching his son play golf on the Canadian pro tour.

Compassionate, caring, and always seeking first to understand the needs of his patients, Dr. Linnerson is a dedicated physician. Born in California, Dr. Linnerson spent most of his life in Colorado where he graduated from the University of Southern Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree. He received his medical degree at the University of Colorado in 1977. Moving to Arizona, he completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Maricopa Medical Center and joined Contemporary Care for Women, now known as Southwest Contemporary Women’s Care, in 1981.

When asked what he enjoys most about being a physician, he states, “It is being used as a part of God’s amazing miracle of life”.

 

Medical School
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO
Graduated – 1977

Internship
June 1977 – June 1978
Maricopa Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ

Residency
June 1978 (OB/GYN)
Maricopa Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ

Board Certification
The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Steven Lepetich

Steven Lepetich, MD, FACOG

(Gilbert Office)

Dr. Steven Lepetich enjoys spending time with his wife Shelly, their 5 children and spouses, and their many grandchildren. He has a passion for all things outdoor as well as his horses, goats, cats, dogs, ducks, llamas, and one of his unusual pets, a deer.

Dr. Lepetich attended Mesa Community College followed by Arizona State University where he received his medical degree and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He completed his internship at the University of Arizona in 1985.

In 1988, after completing his residency through St. Joseph’s Hospital and Maricopa County, he opened his solo practice. He joined Contemporary Care for Women, now known as Southwest Contemporary Women’s Care, in 2000.

Dr. Lepetich never ceases to be amazed and humbled by the experience of bringing new life into the world. He is very involved with his church and working with young kids through hiking and camping.

Dr. Lepetich is serving as the Chief of OB at Banner Desert during 2016.

 

Medical School
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ
Graduated – May 1984

Residency
July 1984 – July 1988 (OB/GYN)
St Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ

Board Certification
The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Stephanie Mayes

Stephanie Mayes, MD, FACOG

(Gilbert Office)

Dr. Stephanie Mayes graduated with honors from the University of Arizona School of Medicine in 2004. Staying close to home, she continued her education by attending residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. After graduation in 2008, she joined Southwest Women’s Care, now known as Southwest Contemporary Women’s Care.

Dr. Mayes is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She?a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her areas of interest include infertility, high-risk obstetrics, and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Mayes is a proud native of Arizona. She currently resides in Gilbert where she stays active and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

 

Medical School
University of Arizona School of Medicine
Tucson, AZ
Graduated – May 2004

Residency
June 2004 – June 2008 (OB/GYN)
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ

Board Certification
The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology