AUSTIN, Texas (February 5, 2013) – Four doctors with Texas Fertility Center were selected by their peers to join an elite group of active physicians. Dr. Thomas Vaughn, Dr. Kaylen Silverberg, Dr. Lisa Hansard and Dr. Natalie Burger were named this year’s Super Doctors®, indicating that their peers believe them to be in the top 5% of practicing doctors in the Austin area.
Super Doctors® is a listing of outstanding physicians from more than 40 medical specialties who have attained a high degree of peer recognition or professional achievement. Each year, doctors are encouraged to nominate colleagues they know to be exceptional in their specified field. Physicians are asked to consider the following question: If you needed medical care in one of the following specialties, which doctor would you choose?
“It is an honor to have been chosen as Super Doctors® by our peers,” said Dr. Thomas Vaughn, Texas Fertility Center founding physician. “We at Texas Fertility Center work to ensure that our patients receive state-of-the-art, customized treatment with compassion and understanding. That is only possible when you recruit and retain the best and brightest physicians. We are fortunate to have an exceptional team of doctors who consistently put their patients first.”
Candidates were evaluated on 10 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, including experience, academic achievements, professional activities, board certifications, publications, lectures and presentations. The number of doctors receiving this honor is limited to approximately 5 percent of the region’s active physicians.
Since 2005, Key Professional Media, Inc., has published Super Doctors lists across the country in newspapers, inserts and magazine special sections devoted to Super Doctors. Honorees are also found online at superdoctors.com, where selected doctors can be searched by name, practice area and location.
About Dr. Thomas Vaughn, M.D.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Dr. Vaughn received his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He completed his medical school training and residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He attended Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, for his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. Dr. Vaughn was a founder of Austin’s first In Vitro Fertilization Program, and has served as the President of Medical Staff at Seton Hospital. Dr. Vaughn is Board Certified in both Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.
About Dr. Kaylen M. Silverberg, M.D.
Originally from Dallas, Texas, he received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt and attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his Obstetrics & Gynecology residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and his infertility fellowship at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Silverberg is actively involved in infertility research and has published extensively in the infertility literature. He is a frequent lecturer at national infertility meetings and was recently honored by the American Fertility Association with the Family Building Award. Dr. Silverberg is recognized annually as one of America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists as well as by Best Doctors in America. Dr. Silverberg is Board Certified in both Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology.
About Dr. Lisa Hansard, M.D.
Originally from Lubbock, Texas, Dr. Hansard attended undergraduate college and medical school at Texas A&M University. She completed her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and her fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. While at Duke, she received the Outstanding Fellow Research Award for her investigation of growth factors and their potential role in embryo implantation. Dr. Hansard is Board Certified in both Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.
About Dr. Natalie Burger, M.D.
A native of Marietta, Georgia, Dr. Burger received her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a minor in Mathematics. She attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia and completed her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Vermont. She also received her fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Vermont. Dr. Burger is Board Certified in both Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. She has special interests in hysteroscopic surgery, ovulation induction, PCOS, hypothalamic amenorrhea, and recurrent pregnancy loss. She is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Texas/Southwestern. She has been voted as one of America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists for multiple years and as one of the Best Doctor’s in America recently. In 2011, Dr. Burger was the program director for The Southwest Fertility Forum, which is a conference designed to provide reproductive endocrinologists, embryologists, IVF lab professionals, ob/gyns and nursing providers with information on the latest clinical and laboratory advances in reproductive medicine and infertility.
About Texas Fertility Center
Texas Fertility Center (TFC), one of the nation’s leading full-service infertility practices, provides advanced Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology services to patients throughout Texas, the Southwestern United States, and the Americas. Since 1981, TFC has been recognized nationally for outstanding pregnancy rates, cutting-edge laboratory procedures, and innovative research programs. For more information, please visit www.txfertility.com.