Learn More About Our Great Medical Team At The Fertility Center
Valerie I. Shavell, M.D.
Dr. Shavell joined The Fertility Center in August 2013. Dr. Shavell is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist. Dr. Shavell’s strong commitment to personalized, comprehensive and compassionate care fits impeccably with The Fertility Center’s mission statement. In addition to caring for couples with infertility, Dr. Shavell has interests in: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Premature Ovarian Insufficiency, and Hysteroscopic Procedures.
Mili Thakur, M.D.
Dr. Thakur joined The Fertility Center in September 2017. She is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist who specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility, and Medical Genetics. Dr. Thakur comes to us with a deep passion for offering individualized, evidence-based care for couples with infertility. In addition, she offers her expertise in medical genetics, fertility preservation, ultrasonography, and hysteroscopic surgery. Dr. Thakur’s special interests include research and education. She is fluent in English, Hindi, and Punjabi.
Emma Giuliani, M.D.
Emma Giuliani, MD is a board-eligible Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Michigan State University/Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Michigan. Joining The Fertility Center in September 2020, Dr. Giuliani brings with her a passion for caring for individuals with infertility. Some of her special interests include fertility preservation as it relates to oncology patients, recurrent pregnancy loss, and endometriosis.
Dr. Giuliani believes in the importance of providing her patients with personalized, comprehensive, and compassionate care and scientifically based evaluation and treatment. She is fluent in English and Italian.
Gary R. Jones, M.D.
Dr. Jones started working at The Fertility Center in 2022. He attended medical school at Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine and completed an internship and residency at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, California. He also completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. His work history includes time as the Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, California, as well as being in practice for reproductive endocrinology in Dearborn, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois. He has taught OB/GYN residents and fellows for many years. He enjoys teaching, treating uterine abnormalities, ovulation induction, IVF, and all aspects of infertility care. His personal hobbies include biking, golf, and scuba diving.
Shana Broxup, PA-C
Shana Broxup, PA-C graduated from Western Michigan University with her Master of Medical Science and became board certified as a Physician Assistant in 2021. While she began this new role at The Fertility Center shortly thereafter, she first started with TFC in 2011 as a sonographer, becoming our lead sonographer in 2017. Caring for fertility patients is a passion that is very dear to Shana’s heart. As a former patient herself, she knows first hand what our patients are experiencing and is honored to now help others through this process.
We began trying for a family and after a year with no luck, we were referred to The Fertility Center. I was so nervous for our first appointment, but left feeling at ease and ready to start treatment. Dr. Dodds was so personal, informative, patient and...