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      Own Your Fertility

      That's our mission - pure & simple. To empower women to preserve their fertility by providing an empowering egg freezing experience coupled with fertility wellness.

      That's why we created Trellis. A place dedicated to women like you, who want to get a head start on their future family while they're still busy designing and creating the other parts of their lives. Not only is fertility preservation possible, but at Trellis it's an empowering, positive journey.

      How Trellis Hatched

      The women behind Trellis are just like you: super-motivated to make sure our personal lives are every bit as incredible as our careers. That means planning for our future families, and the challenges that can go along with that. We’ve done IVF, frozen our eggs, and even endured abnormally low ovarian reserve (the diminished potential to generate eggs). And that’s why we created Trellis.
      By combining the compassion we received from our doctors with everything we learned from our own personal fertility journeys, the idea for Trellis hatched. We provide a customized client-first approach including 1:1 sessions with complimentary fertile health education, fertility coaches, convenient hours, transparent pricing and mobile-enabled medication updates. A supportive, modern new approach to planning for your future family.
      Our difference

      Why Trellis?

      Because a trellis supports life.

      At Trellis we provide a strong, welcoming support system of women and fertility specialists to help you create a life full of possibilities.

      To do this, we’ve revamped the egg freezing process. It starts with our core belief that wellness is integral to fertile health. Partnering with our team of highly acclaimed fertility doctors – experts who draw on both cutting-edge science and their instincts – we’ve carved-out a modern new way to prepare for a future family.

      Four Ways We're Different

      1:1 support

      From your first visit, you'll be paired with a Fertility Coach who will be with you every step of the way. Daily check-ins, if you'd like.

      Integrated wellness

      Enhancing your fertility starts with your lifestyle. Whether you freeze your eggs with us or not, every woman should know the tenets of a fertile-healthy life.

      Insta-worthy studio

      With phone chargers, a juice bar and a modern workspace, we want you to feel inspired during the egg freezing journey. Meet with our fertility nutritionists anytime or bring a friend to enjoy a juice. Opening Fall 2018.

      Celebrating you

      When you begin your egg-freezing journey with us, you instantly become part of a sisterhood of smart, vibrant women who are all defining their own family planning choices.

      Deep Medical Roots

      Trellis is a division of IntegraMed Fertility, the largest network of fertility clinics in North America. With 28 partner fertility practices, we have access to top-tier fertility doctors, scientific advances and proven cryostorage. In New York City, we're proud to partner with Dr. Drew Tortoriello, medical director and an award-winning egg-freezing NYC fertility doctor.
      Number of Locations

      103

      Years of Experience

      33

      # of Eggs Frozen

      78K

      Our Values

      Client-centered personalized care

      Our open-minded, supportive staff is here to help you proactively address your future family plans. With our personalized Fertility Coach and fertility doctors, we ensure the highest level of support during stimulation, monitoring and retrieval processes.

      Fair & Transparent Communication

      As women who’ve gone through the fertility processes, it’s in our DNA to communicate responsibly. We don’t over promise and we give you the facts around egg freezing and transparency of costs to empower you to decide.

      Sensitivity

      The decision to freeze eggs can often be emotional. Many of us have experienced it firsthand. Our on-staff professionals can help you address your anxiety, questions and concerns from a medical and lifestyle perspective. In addition, as this is a considerable financial investment, we offer extended financing options.

      Philanthropy

      We are committed to helping all women preserve their options. As such we provide egg freezing cost subsidies each month for women in medical need helping to advance women’s right to sustainable health.

      Clinical Team

      • Dr. Drew Tortoriello
        MEDICAL DIRECTOR, REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGIST, TRELLIS
      • Dr. Sergio Oehninger
        REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGIST, TRELLIS
      • Levent Keskintepe, PhD
        LAB DIRECTOR, TRELLIS
      • Ebony McFadden
        MEDICAL ASSISTANT
      Dr. Drew Tortoriello
      MEDICAL DIRECTOR, REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGIST, TRELLIS
      Our Trellis treatments are set in place by Dr. Drew Tortoriello, an award-winning and published NYC fertility doctor, Reproductive Endocrinologist (REI) and Medical Director at SIRM NY.

      CV Highlights:
      While earning his degree at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Tortoriello was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After completing his residency at New York Hospital / Cornell Medical Center, he did his clinical fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, followed by a clinical and basic science fellowship in REI at Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical Center. Currently, he also serves as Medical Director of SIRM NY.

      What Else He’s Bringing to the Trellis Table:
      The author of numerous articles in scientific journals, Dr. Tortoriello is at the forefront of research in the field of Reproductive Medicine. An in-demand speaker, he has presented at a number of international scientific meetings, and was recently elected a Women’s Health Research Scholar by the National Institutes for Health. A recipient of the Patient’s Choice Award, he is a member of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Endocrine Society and the Society for the Study of Reproduction.

      Bedside Manner:
      Calm, reassuring and positive, Dr. Tortoriello is also revered by patients for his meticulous care and availability. As a leading fertility specialist in NYC, he offers his patients a vast array of knowledge. Still, he understands – and welcomes – an open dialogue and alternative opinions. Working collaboratively, and with great respect for his patients, Dr. Tortoriello’s reputation and results are stellar.

      To learn more about Dr. Tortoriello, click here.

      Dr. Sergio Oehninger
      REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGIST, TRELLIS
      CV Highlights:
      Dr. Oehninger previously held the prestigious title of the Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) at The Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine (the first IVF clinic in America). The Jones Institute pioneered in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in America, and since his arrival to that clinic in 1988, Dr. Oehninger has helped thousands of couples achieve their dreams of starting a family though IVF and other technologies. He has also held the positions of Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Oehninger joined Sher Fertility Institute NY in 2018.

      What Else He’s Bringing to the Trellis Table:
      A recognized leader in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Dr. Oehninger has received multiple academic distinctions including a Fulbright scholarship to Rutgers University, and awards for his clinical services from EVMS, local community and national organizations including, Best Doctors in America 2017-2018, Top Award “Inside Business – Health Care Heroes, Advancements in Health Care” and the 2017 “American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Star Award”. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.

      Bedside Manner:
      Knowledgeable and passionate, Dr. Oehninger welcomes questions and concerns hoping to help clients become more educated about their fertility journey. His experience in the industry allows him to think through the best scenario and come up with a comprehensive fertility plan for his patients.

      To learn more about Dr. Oehninger, click here.

      Levent Keskintepe, PhD
      LAB DIRECTOR, TRELLIS
      CV Highlights:
      Upon completion of his PhD and Post Doctoral training at the University of Georgia, Dr. Keskintepe began his career as Embryologist and Lab Director at Reproductive Biology Associates at Augusta and Medical College of Georgia. He then moved into a role as Senior Research Scientist and Director of Transgenic Core Facilities at Medical College of Georgia, Institute of Molecular Immunology and Genetics. Shifting to SIRM NY as Executive Laboratory Director, he took on the role of Executive Director of IVF laboratories in 2001.

      What Else He’s Bringing to the Trellis Table:
      An expert in “all things egg,” Dr. Keskintepe has studied in vitro maturation, fertilization and embryo and egg freezing extensively throughout his academic career, and has been published 100+ times in both national and international journals. He is an adjunct professor at University of Nevada, School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, the International Embryo Transfer Society and a number of other prestigious industry organizations.

      Labside Manner:
      In March 2014, Dr. Keskintepe was named “Embryologist of the Month” by the American College of Embryology, an acknowledgement of “excellence in the practice of reproductive embryology.” His deep interest in embryo & egg freezing, culture and early genetics will be a great asset in keeping Trellis at the forefront of fertility science.

      Ebony McFadden
      MEDICAL ASSISTANT
      Career Highlights:
      An RMA (Registered Medical Assistant), Ebony received her AAS from Trident University, has five years of experience in women’s health and has worked with more than 500 patients. She’s well-versed in both care and protocols.

      Why I Joined Trellis:
      Having watched women struggle with infertility, I want to help spread the word about fertility options. We as women need to take charge of our fertility and own it.

      My “Someday Family” Journey:
      At the age of 22, I was blessed with a healthy, gorgeous son. I’d like more children, but don’t want to worry about a decline in fertility. Thanks to Trellis, I know my options.

      My Self-Care Splurge:
      Pilates! But I also meditate, which doesn’t cost a dime.

      Our Team

      Jennifer Huang
      CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
      Pam Schumann
      CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
      Scarlett Leung
      HEAD OF OPERATIONS
      Shannon Delage
      ADVISOR
      Casey Tarnas
      MARKETING & BRAND MANAGER
      Eliana Goldstein
      BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
      Milana Mardak
      STUDIO ADMINISTRATOR
      Avital Hamilton
      FRONT DESK COORDINATOR
      Jennifer Huang
      CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
      Career Highlights:
      Passionate about creating compelling women’s lifestyle experiences, Jennifer’s 15-year pre-Trellis career included stints at the global luxury haircare brand Alterna, as well as L’Oréal and Kraft Foods. She received her BA from Northwestern University and her MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

      Why I Joined Trellis:
      I couldn’t resist the chance to bring my experience in aspirational women’s brands to transforming the traditional healthcare model.

      My “Someday Family” Journey:
      After finding myself single at age 36, I froze my eggs. It’s not the easiest process, but it’s empowering to have options “in the bank.” Today, my husband and I have a cheeky toddler named Benjamin. And while I haven’t used my frozen eggs yet, I’m grateful to have still have them if we need them.

      My Self-Care Splurge:
      Sessions with my personal trainer to whip my post-baby body back in shape!

      Pam Schumann
      CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
      Career Highlights:
      Making fertility treatments more affordable and accessible is Pam’s true calling. She has logged a decade-plus on IntegraMed’s executive team, focused on improving the patient experience and establishing the company as the largest administrator of IVF payment programs in the United States. Additionally, she is the founder of IntegraMed’s Attain Fertility Division, which is dedicated to helping patients pay for IVF in the smartest way possible, and also sits on the board of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. Pam, who obtained her BA from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, maintains her roles at IntegraMed and RESOLVE, while also stepping into the role of Chief Development Officer at Trellis.

      Why I Joined Trellis:
      I underwent fertility treatments before starting my family, and they were anything but easy. I couldn’t help but feel they could be a better experience for consumers, particularly in regard to pricing. Trellis’s mission to improve client experience and provide resources and financing for women embarking on the egg freezing process was something I was driven to be part of.

      My “Someday Family” Journey:
      As soon as I met my husband I knew I wanted kids. But as you just read, it wasn’t easy for us. Still, it was so worth it. After a few rounds of fertility treatments, we have two beautiful children – a son and a daughter.

      My Self-Care Splurge:
      A green smoothie every morning! It gives me nutrients and energy to start my day.

      Scarlett Leung
      HEAD OF OPERATIONS
      Career Highlights:
      Scarlett has a strong track record of leading high-growth strategies in consumer businesses across fashion, beauty and grocery with a customer experience focused approach. She has managed and worked in businesses in almost 20 countries. Scarlett received her MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management with a focus on branding and operations strategy.

      Why I Joined Trellis:
      I knew that in my next role, I wanted to be at a mission driven business that would allow me to help other people. After witnessing many of my best girlfriends go through the process of egg freezing or considering this option, but without the support to help them make the right decision, I jumped at the opportunity to join this amazing female-founded business so that I could make a difference in this experience.

      My “Someday Family” Journey:
      I always knew I wanted to be a mother. In fact, when my younger sister of 5 years was born, I decided that it would be the perfect opportunity to practice my parenting skills. My career is definitely my top priority right now, so I am thankful for advancements in medicine that will allow me to not have to worry about my biological clock.

      My Self-Care Splurge:
      Monthly facials at Heyday and personal training sessions at Equinox.

      Shannon Delage
      ADVISOR
      Career Highlights
      A healthcare and fertility maven, Shannon’s personal and professional path led her to the fertility industry. She served as EVP for IntegraMed Fertility, where she led marketing, digital product, and technology. Her diverse background includes experiences at Sotheby’s, Time Inc., WebMD and Bain & Company. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University with a BA, and received her MBA in Healthcare Management at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
      Why I created Trellis:
      This is all very personal for me; I’ve struggled with fertility myself and was lucky enough to have a fertility doctor who put my needs first and made the process more manageable. Inspired by my own doctor, I felt it as important for women to have a more modern, humanized consumer experience.
      My “Someday Family” Journey:
      I got married and started trying to have children in my mid-30s. Although I didn’t know it at the time, I had diminished ovarian reserve, meaning I had an abnormally low eggs still left in my ovaries. My very low levels of AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone) confirmed my diminished ovarian reserve diagnosis. So for the next five years, we tried a number of fertility treatments. After much frustration and heartache, we finally welcomed our son, Charlie, into our lives in 2017. If I had known in my late 20s about my diminished ovarian reserve, I would have definitely done egg freezing.
      My Self-Care Splurge
      Lazy Sundays walking my golden retrievers at the Trotter Track and my weekly, no-fail blowout at DryBar!
      Casey Tarnas
      MARKETING & BRAND MANAGER
      Career Highlights:
      Casey brings nearly a decade of PR and marketing experience to the Trellis table. With a focus on consumer and lifestyle brands, she has successfully helped to launch numerous products by curating strategic campaigns, partnerships and events for media and consumers. She received her BA in journalism from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is still an avid Badgers fan.

      Why I Joined Trellis:
      As a self-proclaimed feminist, I’m so excited to help give women the empowerment tools to make informed choices about their future family.

      My “Someday Family” Journey:
      Having a family has always been a top priority for me. In fact, I’ve wanted to be a mom since about age 3! While I’m not quite there yet, I love knowing I have options and the resources to plan for when that time arrives.

      Self-Care Splurge:
      Regular classes at Barry’s Bootcamp and Switch, and gel manicures!

      Eliana Goldstein
      BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
      Career Highlights:
      Eliana brings almost a decade of digital advertising sales experience to Trellis. She’s worked with Fortune 500 companies across the healthcare, travel, retail and food industries, establishing high-level strategic partnerships and trusted client relationships that successfully grew revenue. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing and Advertising from Montreal’s McGill University.

      Why I Joined Trellis:
      I love working at a company that supports the notion that women can have it all, and don’t have to choose between starting a family and partaking in the other amazing opportunities life has to offer.

      My “Someday Family” Journey:
      As the older sister to two much younger brothers, I got a head-start as a “second mom.” So for me, starting a family of my own was something I’ve always looked forward to. At the same time, I don’t allow the pressure of my ticking biological clock to affect me. I consider myself lucky to know there are so many options.

      My Self-Care Splurge:
      I swear by hot yoga at Y7 and massages at Great Jones Spa.

      Milana Mardak
      STUDIO ADMINISTRATOR
      Career Highlights:
      A motivated, personable business professional, Milana has 8-plus years’ experience in account management and floor operations. After moving into the medical field, her managerial, leadership and customer skills hit the next level. She has worked with top New York City Ob/Gyns to promote impeccable customer service and advance the growth of each practice.

      Why I Joined Trellis:
      I’m all for women’s empowerment, and Trellis is the definition of that.

      My “Someday Family” Journey:
      As a member of a large family, including lots of nieces and nephews I helped care for, I eventually want one of my own. I have visions of big gatherings where the children play and the adults just sit back and admire how cute their kids are. I’m prepared for the motherhood journey, and some day I’ll embark on it.

      My Self-Care Splurge:
      Intense spin classes to stimulate the body and juicy crime novels to stimulate the mind.

      Avital Hamilton
      FRONT DESK COORDINATOR
      Career Highlights:
      Friendly, compassionate and outgoing, Avital has worked in many different roles involving business development, customer experience and client relations. Having studied Communications Management and Design at Ithaca College, she’s held positions in the technology, sports and education fields.

      Why I Joined Trellis:
      I love the idea of helping women achieve their future family goals, and I’m excited to belong to a team of passionate, intelligent women working toward a shared vision.

      My “Someday Family” Journey:
      I’ve always wanted a big family. But because I’ve also made my career my focal point, I’m glad to have options for the future.

      My Self-Care Splurge:
      Regular gel manicures and monthly massages.

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