Dr. Karen Wasserstein is a psychologist licensed in Maryland and Virginia who specializes in helping people with fertility issues. She provides counseling to individuals and couples who are trying to build their families, as well as consultations to those using third party reproduction. Dr. Wasserstein provides psychoeducation within the Jewish community about issues relating to fertility. Her hope is to help both lay members and professionals become more aware and sensitive to the needs and experiences of all community members.
Dr. Deena Zimmerman is a pediatrician with a lifelong love of Judaic Studies. Graduate of Yale University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine and one of Nishmat’s first certified yoatzot halacha. Deena is the author of A Lifetime Companion of Jewish Family Life, Mi Dor L Dor: Jewish Legal Medical and Ethical Perspectives on Genetics, and numerous medical and halachic articles. She also director of yoatzot.org, Nishmat’s Women Health and Halacha Websites.