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Oregon Reproductive Medicine (ORM)

Oregon Reproductive Medicine (ORM)

Analyzed by BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 06/26/2016


Oregon Reproductive Medicine (ORM) has been helping create families worldwide since 1989.

Founded with the goal of building the best fertility program possible, ORM is recognized globally for its consistently high live birth success rates, individualized care, and innovation leadership.

Available services

Financing Options Financing Options
In-house Operating Room In-house Operating Room
Transparency Policy Transparency Policy
Egg & Sperm Donation Egg & Sperm Donation
Psychological Support Psychological Support
24 Hour Emergency Care 24 Hour Emergency Care
In-house Laboratory In-house Laboratory
En-suite Recovery Rooms En-suite Recovery Rooms

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Facilities & available services

ORM’s state-of-the-art Fertility Center, located in vibrant downtown Portland, Oregon, comprises four floors of patient care facilities and houses ORM’s embryology and genetics laboratories, and all of ORM’s fertility services and treatments, including:

  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Egg donation
  • Surrogacy
  • Advanced genetic screening
  • Comprehensive fertility counseling
  • Acupuncture
  • Community education
  • Proactive fertility care

The drive to help patients be successful with their first cycle permeates every facet of the IVF process and customized patient care at ORM.

It lead ORM in 1999 to utilize the expertise of Intel clean room facility engineers, to develop its pioneering embryology laboratory clean room, one of the first in the world.

It has also been behind ORM’s commitment to making industry-leading genetic screening and testing available to its patients. In recent years ORM has experienced a 90% live birth rate with over 70% twins in their egg donor surrogacy program.

Doctors and medical team

ORM’s global practice is lead by Dr. John Hesla and Dr. Brandon Bankowski, who have helped patients from over 40 countries create their families through IVF, egg donation and surrogacy.

Both completed their training at Johns Hopkins Hospital—ranked #1 in US reproductive medicine for 20 years—and are recognized internationally for their professional excellence and commitment to improving their patients’ reproductive care.

The ORM medical team comprises more than 100 doctors, nurses, embryologists, genetic counsellors, psychologists, patient coordinators, donor coordinators, and financial coordinators among others.

Egg Donor Program and surrogacy at ORM

ORM’s in-house egg donor program is overseen by their physicians and clinical staff and they are proud of the exacting screening standards that they maintain.

Their dedicated matching coordinator helps ORM’s patients match with one of their fully (psychologically, medically, genetically) pre-screened egg donors and this contributes to a smoother process with fewer uncertainties and greater confidence.

ORM provides patients comprehensive information about their egg donors and anonymous, semi-anonymous, and known egg donation are all possible in ORM’s program. Around 80% of ORM patients needing an egg donor find one through their program.

They are convinced that ORM egg donors go through the most extensive screening around and only 7% that apply pass their rigorous standards. This is a key factor in their high success rates for patients using ORM donor eggs.

ORM has a core team that specializes in supporting their families who are working with surrogates. They have longstanding relationships with some of the best surrogacy agencies in the USA.

The medical team of ORM is able to help patients and their surrogates and egg donors, if they are also using donor eggs, seamlessly through their unique and complex journeys.

Advanced genetics at ORM

Uniquely among most clinics, ORM has an in-house state-of-the-art genetics program.

ORM has a team of highly-experienced, full-time, in-house genetics counsellors that work with patients and are involved in the screening of every egg donor in ORM’s in-house program.

At ORM, they automatically test everyone that is contributing egg and sperm for the creation of an embryo for 100 recessive gene carrier diseases. This is significantly more comprehensive than standard practice among many clinics.

ORM is also one of the only IVF clinics in the USA that has an in-house genetics laboratory able to conduct:

  • Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS) with Next-Generation Sequencing (NGC) which is the most advanced form of Pre-implantation Genetic Screening (PGS).
  • When required, customized Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD).

ORM believes that their patients should feel empowered to make informed decisions based on the latest technology and with accurate, up-to-date, and easy to understand information.

Made in Portland, Oregon

When patients visit Portland, “City of Roses”, ORM's team enjoys sharing everything that makes their home so special and vibrant. ORM’s partner hotels offer special rates.

It’s a walkable city blessed with among the best food and drink in the Pacific Northwest and tax free for shopping, food and beverage. Often, ORM patients also explore Oregon’s amazing sites beyond Portland.

ORM's team looks forward to welcoming you to Portland to grow your family.

Medical team

Dr. Shannel Adams
Dr. Shannel Adams
Board-Eligible Reproductive Endocrinologist & Infertility Specialist
Oregon license: MD183564
Dr. Brandon J. Bankowski
Dr. Brandon J. Bankowski
Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist
Oregon license: MD25817
Dr. Elizabeth A. Barbieri
Dr. Elizabeth A. Barbieri
Board-Certified Specialist In Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
Oregon license: MD29375
Dr. Thomas E. Fisher
Dr. Thomas E. Fisher
Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist & Infertility Specialist
Oregon license: DO179942
Dr. John S. Hesla
Dr. John S. Hesla
Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist
Treatment and care of patients with endocrine and infertility issues
Oregon license: MD21546
Dr. Amanda K. Hurliman
Dr. Amanda K. Hurliman
Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist & Infertility Specialist
Oregon license: MD163192
Last Update: 06/26/2016
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