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Clinical Support Team

Ketevan "Kate" Beltadze

Clinical Manager

Kate Beltadze at New England Fertility

A vital member of our clinical support team, Kate manages NEFI’s clinical staff and helps ensure that patients understand their fertility treatment protocols and test results, and addresses their questions during the journey. She has nearly 15 years of experience working in obstetrics and gynecology at hospitals around the world. She received her medical degree in Tbilisi, Georgia and completed her residence in OB-GYN at First Moscow State Medical University in Russia. Kate has several published articles to her credit, focusing on the effects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) on fertility.

Grace Stocco, RN, BN, MSN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Grace Stocco, RN, BN, MSN, FNP-C at New England Fertility

Graziella (Grace) Stocco, RN, BN, MSN, FNP-C, brings more than 22 years of nursing experience in obstetrics and gynecology to New England Fertility. She works closely with patients, helping them understand each step of the fertility treatment process. An expert in infertility treatment, Grace received her Bachelor’s of Nursing degree in Australia, and her Master’s degree in Nursing at Northwestern State University of Louisiana.

My patients are my priority. Working with them is the best part of my day.”

Lana O'Neill, RN

Nurse

Lana O'Neill at New England Fertility

A former medical assistant here at New England Fertilty, Lana received her nursing degree and now can be found assisting in the operating room, reviewing the records of prospective gestational carriers, and providing instructions and guidance for our patients. Lana earned her nursing degree in her home country of Georgia and is a registered nurse in New York and Connecticut.

Helen Hernandez

Diagnostic Ultrasound Technician

Helen Hernandez at New England Fertility

In addition to her work as a diagnostic ultrasound technician at New England Fertility for more than 10 years, Helen also provides clinical coordination, nursing support, and medical assistance. She works closely with patients during their diagnostic, insemination and IVF cycles and assists Dr. Lavy with ultrasound guidance during embryo transfers. In addition, Helen triages all incoming nursing calls. Helen began her career as a medical assistant at a fertility center in Miami and has a degree in diagnostic ultrasound technology.

Christina Alicea

Medical Assistant and Egg Donor Coordinator

Christina Alicea at New England Fertility

If you visit New England Fertility, you’ll likely see Christina all around the office. Her responsibilities range from drawing blood to setting up NEFI’s operating room and procedural suites to assisting with egg retrievals. Being in the operating room is Christina’s favorite part of the job. In addition, Christina brings with her the unique perspective of having been an egg donor, which suits her perfectly to her second title of egg donor coordinator. Christina is currently pursuing a degree in Human Services.

Michelle Santiago

Medical Assistant

Michelle Santiago at New England Fertility

With several years of experience as a medical assistant at fertility practices, Michelle can be seen on any given day drawing patients’ blood for testing, assisting in the operating room, and working closely with senior clinicians here at New England Fertility. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing science from National College University in Puerto Rico.

Emily Arita

Medical Assistant

Emily Arita at New England Fertility

In her role as a medical assistant at New England Fertility, Emily is responsible for numerous daily tasks such as checking patients’ vitals, performing blood draws, and preparing samples for laboratory testing. Emily came to our clinic with considerable experience in women’s health, having served as a medical assistant at Brookside Gynecology Associates in Greenwich and Southern Westchester OB-GYN. She has also worked on the clinical staff of Stamford Hospital. Emily earned her MA certification from the Sanford Brown Institute.

Adrianna Andrade

Medical & Laboratory Assistant

Adrianna Andrade at New England Fertility

With more than 10 years of experience a medical assistant, Adrianna handles blood testing as well as preparing our facilities for procedures. She also assists the technicians in our laboratory. Adrianna brings a considerable amount of experience to New England Fertility, including her work as a nurse technician for the step-down unit of the ICU at White Plains Hospital and a medical assistant for the hospital’s Physicians Associates group. In addition, she served as a patient care associate and phlebotomy technician at Northern Westchester Hospital. She also spent several years as a medical assistant at Columbia Doctors Medical Group and Scarsdale Medical Group. Adrianna earned her medical assistant certification from the Sanford Brown Institute.

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