Stewart Adelson, M.D. is an adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist, and Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is a member of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry’s Human Sexuality Committee.
Anna Balas, M.D. is an adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist and an Associate Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College and is also on the faculty of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.
Ina Cholst , M.D. is the director of the Oocyte Donation Program at the Weill Cornell Medical Center and Associate Professor of Clinical Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical School.
Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D. is a developmental and clinical psychologist from the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of "Mommies, Daddies, Donors, Surrogates" and is a founding member of the Reproductive Technology Research Group at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern CA.
Susan Golombok, Ph.D. is Professor of Family Research and Director of the Center for Family Research at the University of Cambridge, England. Her longitudinal research examines the impact of new family forms on children’s social, emotional and identity development. She is the author of numerous publications as well as books, including "Parenting: What Really Counts and Growing Up in a Lesbian Family".
Robert Klitzman, M.D. is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and at the Mailman School of Public Health. He was the co-founder and co-director of the Columbia Center for Bioethics and currently directs the Master of Science Program in Bioethics. He has authored numerous books and publications exploring the intersection of ethics, genetics and medicine. He is also a gubernatorial appointee to the Empire State Stem Cell Commission.
Sally Moskowitz, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst on the faculty of the adult, child, and adolescent programs of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) and is co-director of the Anni Bergman Parent-Infant Training Program of the New York Freudian Society and IPTAR. She is also a supervisor at the N.Y.U. Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis.
John Munder Ross, Ph.D. (Moderator) is a Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Sigmund Freud Archives of the Library of Congress, and is the author of numerous articles and books. His works include "Father and Child" and "What Men Want: Mothers, Fathers and Manhood".
Susan Scheftel, Ph.D. (Moderator) is a child analyst and an adult, child, and adolescent psychologist on the faculty of the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and the Columbia Parent Infant Program. She is the author of several papers on childhood and creativity and is the 2010 winner of the Margaret Mahler Literature Prize.
Theodore Shapiro, M.D. is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and is a Training and Supervising Analyst at theNew York Psychoanalytic Institute and leader of the Infant Psychiatry Program of the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology. He has been the editor of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association and has authored and edited a wide variety of publications in the area of development, linguistics, autism and neuroscience.
Miriam Steele, Ph.D. is Professor and Director of Clinical Training at the New School for Social Research and is a child psychoanalyst trained at the Anna Freud Center in London. She is a widely published author and internationally renowned expert in the study of attachment, reflective functioning and intergenerational patterns of attachment.
Susan Vaughan, M.D. is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and on the faculty of the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. A former chair of the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Committee on Gay and Lesbian Issues, she has written widely, and has authored the article “Scrambled Eggs: Psychological Meanings of New Reproductive Choices for Lesbians.”