Exceptional Team

Embryology Team

Dr Sheela

Dr Sheela Ali, HCLD, Scientific Director

Dr Sheela Ali, PhD serves as the Scientific and Laboratory Director of Lane Fertility Institute.  HCLD certified, she has been a part of the Lane Fertility team since 2020.  She brings with her a wealth of experience in the world of embryology and is committed to practice growth.  She has brought extensive partnerships to our organization and strengthened our offerings to our patients.  She is committed to excellence both in the patient experience and in the embryology laboratory.

Li Mei Che, Senior Embryologist

Clinical Team

Dr Danielle Lane, Medical Director

Dr. Danielle Lane of Lane Fertility Institute is a highly regarded reproductive endocrinology and fertility specialist who provides fertility services for residents of San Francisco, Santa Rosa, and Novato, California.  Patients from throughout the state of California, not to mention from throughout the entire U.S. and other countries, seek out specialized fertility treatment provided by Dr. Lane and the other highly reputable providers at Lane Fertility Institute.  Dr. Lane provides many services including IUI, IVF, fertility preservation, alternative family planning, PGD/PGS, and many other fertility services.   

Dr. Lane attended McGill University before completing her medical training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and her fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She opened the Center for Reproductive Health at Kaiser Permanente in Napa-Solano in 2005. In 2009 she founded Lane Fertility Institute. The Institute has grown to a multi-physician practice with a state of the art embryology laboratory.

Dr. Danielle Lane is committed to providing education for women about preservation of their fertility and developing lower cost models to improve access to care.  She has built an organization focused on the core values of teamwork and collaboration needed to help individuals through their fertility journey.  In addition, the continuous and rigorous professional development that permeated the culture at Lane Fertility Institute ensures that the organization’s protocols and laboratory techniques remain on the cutting edge.  This is reflected in LFI’s consistently superior pregnancy rates.

Dr. Lane has authored many scientific articles and patient articles. Her research interests include developing patient-sensitive protocols, fertility preservation using oocyte vitrification, ethnic variability in IVF response, and improving fertility awareness amongst women aged 25-35 years.

If you have discovered a need for fertility services — whether it is treatment or fertility preservation — Dr. Lane and the team at Lane Fertility Institute is here to help you build your family.

Alison Chamberlaine, RN, Third-Party Coordinator

Allison has been in the field of women’s health for 35 years.  She has a particular expertise in the field of third party reproduction.  She started her career in Southern California with Dr. Marrs in 1990.  Allison has been trained by Dr. Alice Domar to teach Mind /Body classes and did so from 2003-2011.  She went on to develop and coordinate the Third Party Reproduction programs at Pacific Fertility Center and most recently at UCSF from 2011-2017.  With attention to detail and the compassion that guarantees success for the intended parents and donors/surrogates, Allison has the ability to efficiently move your clients through their successful cycle at Lane Fertility Institute.  There is nothing greater than supporting persons trying to create a family. Sometimes it certainly takes a village.  Working in the field of Fertility requires trust and compassion. I am looking forward to bringing my expertise to you.”

Megan Zaragoza, Clinical Coordinator

Dharaa Upadhyaya, BSc, Clinical Coordinator

Vivian DeLima, BSc, Egg Bank Coordinator

Administrative Team

Mark McKenna, COO

Mark McKenna brings over 30 years of business experience to Lane Fertility Institute.  He has served as a Controller, a Vice President of Business and accounting and a CFO to companies with over $100 million in revenue.  He has been a part of the LFI team since 2018 and has been instrumental in standardizing financial records and human resources all geared at ensuring that our patients and team members have the best clinical and work experience possible.  He is committed to LFI’s practice growth.

Jazwuanae Smith, Financial Coordinator

Insurance Providers

We contact with a limited number of insurance companies. When contracting with insurance companies, providers are often forced to increase their fees to ensure maximum reimbursement. We believe that this negatively impacts that majority of our patients who are without insurance benefits. Therefore, we have chosen to not take this approach. After doing the research, we can assure you that the majority of our patients benefit from our lower cash pay system. In addition, because of our unique patient care model, patients typically find that their care is so well stream-lined and carefully administered that their overall costs are still lower than what they “paid other places”. Questions? Call today and let us help with information about in vitro fertilization cost, IUI cost, fertility test for men, fertility test for women, genetic testing pregnancy or anything else you may need. Our patients come to us from San Francisco and The North Bay, Novato (Marin County), Santa Rosa and nearby areas.

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