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Fertility Specialists

Meet our Fertility Specialists

Dr. George M. Veloudis

Dr. George M. Veloudis, Jr.

Our mission is to provide comprehensive reproductive care and services in a compassionate, honest and friendly environment. The prospect of infertility can be very stressful on an individual or couple. Our site is designed to help answer some questions you may have and to introduce you to our staff and services we can offer. The philosophy of ones medical practice is a key component in guiding ones career. We have found that by providing quality health care in a comfortable and non-threatening environment is an important first step.

Seeking care from a physician is a difficult process for anyone and must be facilitated in the best way possible. We must provide an educational and patient empowering experience to allow one to become an active participant in ones health care. Patients need to better understand their health options in order to make critical medical decisions.

Board Certifications

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Diplomate National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners

Professional Memberships

American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American College of General Practitioners
American Medical Association
American Osteopathic Association
American Society of Reproductive Medicine

A Note from Dr. Veloudis

No longer is it acceptable for the physician to “tell the patient what to do,” rather we must provide and inform couples of their options in order for them to make the choices of care. This must include the risks, benefits, expected outcomes and costs of each choice. We also must have empathy for our patients and understand the difficulties, including physical, emotional, social and financial, and only in this way can we provide patient empowering health care. For information about our services please take a minute to browse through our site. If you require additional information, have any questions or want to schedule an appointment feel free to give us a call.

Dr. George M. Veloudis Jr.
Dr. Cristina Bastias

Dr. Cristina Bastias

Dr. Bastias is the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) laboratory at the Lexington Fertility Center. She was among the first in the country to become board certified as High Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director (HCLD) in Andrology and Embryology Laboratory Director (ELD) by the American Board of Bioanalysts (ABB). She graduated from Córdoba National University School of Medicine in Argentina, and completed her ART Laboratory training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where she served for eight years as an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and as director of the Vanderbilt ART Laboratories.  Dr. Bastias has been working continuously as on-site ART laboratory Director for several ART practices since 1989. In this position she supervises, performs and teaches all the highly technical procedures currently used in the area of clinical human In Vitro Fertilization.

She is a member of several professional societies, including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), the American Society of Andrology (ASA) and the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB). During her professional career Dr. Bastias has authored or co-authored numerous peer reviewed journal articles and abstracts. In 1991 she was the recipient of the Male Reproduction/Urology Award paper from the ASRM.
Dr. Bastias’s passion for Embryology and Andrology and her clinical knowledge and experience have lead to substantial advancements in these fields. Over the years, she contributed advances in the evaluation and management of male factor patients, culture conditions for human embryo growth and development, along with sperm and embryo cryobanking, thus helping hundreds of patients to fulfill their parenthood dreams.

Board Certifications

Board Certified High Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director (HCLD) by The American Board of Bioanalysis.  Certificate No.: 6723

Board Certified Embryology Laboratory Director (ELD) by The American Board of Bioanalysis.  Certificate No.: 6723.

Licensed Andrology Laboratory Director, granted by the State of Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board. License No.: ML 30768.

Board Certified Andrology Laboratory Director (ALD) by The American Board of Bioanalysis.  Certificate No.: 6723.

Professional Memberships

American Society of Andrology
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
American Association of Tissue Banks
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
American Association of Bioanalysts
Society for Study of Reproduction