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Advisory Board

The role of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Board is to act as a guidepost to the Foundation.  Members of the advisory board were selected by their specialty and years of experience in all areas of research and medical knowledge and willingness to co-collaborate with other researchers and medical professionals. 

Medical Advisory Board

Henry Anhalt, DO, FAAP, FACOP, FACE
Karen Berkowitz, MD
Richard Bronson, M.D.
Pasquale Casale, M.D.
Allan J. Fisher, MD, FACOG, FACMG
Robert Korwin, DMD, MICOI, MAGD
Joel W. Levitt, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.
Zvi S. Marans, M.D.
Peter McGovern, MD
Dean J. M. Mooney, PH.D., NCSP.
Chayim Y. Newmark, M.D.
Kutluk Oktay, M.D., Ph.D., FACOG
Allan L. Reiss, M.D.
Scott Rivkees, M.D.
Judith Ross, M.D.
Dr. Karen Rubin, M.D.
Paul Saenger, M.D.
Martin Weinstein, D.M.D., M.S.
Sunil Wimalawansa, MD, PhD, MBA, FACE, FACP, FRCP, DSc


Legal Advisory Board

The special needs community needs to be proficient in self-advocacy. The role of the Legal Advisory Board is to provide information and support to individuals and families in need of guidance and education.  

Martin P. Pfleger, Esq 
Valerie A. Powers Smith, Esq.

Henry Anhalt, D.O.
Pediatric and Adolescent
Endocrinology and Diabetes
Johnson & Johnson Company

Bergen Pediatric Endocrinology
140 Prospect Ave.
Hackensack NJ 07601
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Karen Berkowitz, MD
Dr. Berkowitz is an assistant professor in the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Drexel University College of Medicine.
Drexel Obstetricians adn Gynecology
216 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Office: 215-762-4000

Richard Bronson, M.D.
Richard Bronson, M.D. is Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pathology at Stony Brook University Medical Center and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology. He also directs the Andrology Lab at SBMUC. Dr. Bronson trained at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University School of Medicine, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is board-certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics & Gynecology. He is a past President of the American Society for Reproductive Immunology. Dr. Bronson has been an Associate Editor of the journal Human Reproduction and is currently on the editorial boards of Fertility & Sterility and Reproduction. He is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the Endocrine Society, the Society for the Study of Reproduction, the American Society for Reproductive Immunology, and the American Andrology Society.

Reproductive Specialists of New York
2500 Nesconset Highway, Building 23
Stony Brook, NY 11790
Clinical Office: 631-246-9100
Academic Office: 631-444-2731
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Dr. Pasquale Casale, M.D.
Attending Urologist
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery in Urology
Columbia University

Columbia University
(212) 305-9918
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Allan J. Fisher, MD, FACOG, FACMG
Commonwealth Perinatal Associates
7601 Forest Avenue, Ste. 336
Richmond, VA 23229
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Robert Korwin, DMD, MICOI, MAGD
General Dentistry, Private Practice
Red Bank, NJ

Robert Korwin DMD, MICOI, MAGD, is a gentle caring expert in every branch of general dentistry practicing in the Middletown/ Red Bank/ Monmouth County, New Jersey area for over 30 years. A graduate of the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, he holds a Post Graduate Certificate in General Practice, and has received the David L. Drabkin Memorial Biochemistry Award,  the Alumni Award from University Of Pennsylvania,  a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD), a Mastership in the International College of Oral Implantologists, and is a highest honors graduate of Progressive Orthodontic Seminars.

Dr. Korwin, a general dentist who holds three dental patents, and has invented and marketed several dental products. He has published in the Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Continuing Dental Education and the Penn Dental Journal,  and has been recognized by Straine Consulting as one of only a few American Industry Icons in dentistry.

Dr. Korwin teaches Dental Sedation at St Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, was a Research Associate for the NYU Pearl Network and  taught dental residents at a Monmouth Medical Center. He has served as Chairman of the Continuing Education Committee, Chairman of the Provider Approval for Continuing Education and Co-Chairman of the “Advance Into Mastership” Committees of the New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry.

He has lectured at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Restorative Dentistry about mercury in dentistry, to the New Jersey Dental Assistants Association about Sedation Dentistry, to the Monmouth Medical Center Dental Department about patents, to Invisalign Study clubs and has been featured on video productions on amalgam hazards, and doxycycline periodontal patient education. The doctor has been a contributor to the ABC News Show 20/20 profiling toothpaste. He has one of only two dentists to have been awarded Graduation with Highest Honors from Progressive Orthodontic Seminars, and is certified in  TM Joint Analysis (TMD, TMJ) by the Bio Research Association.

Along with a degree in psychology and an appointment by the Governor of New Jersey to the New Jersey Board of Psychological Examiners,  Dr Korwin has developed expertise in  helping very anxious patients with oral and IV sedation by mastering the art of painless injections and by c-developing Calmistry, an audio recording which reduces dental anxiety.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, New Jersey Dental Association, Monmouth Ocean County Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, International Association for Orthodontics, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, The Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and is a Board Member of the American Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia and Sedation in Dentistry. In addition, Dr. Korwin has amassed over 2500 hours of continuing education in dentistry.

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Joel W. Levitt, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P.
Pediatric Otolaryngolgy
Charter Member of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at NBIMC

769 Northfield Avenue, LL2
West Orange, NJ 07052
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Zvi S. Marans, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiologist
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Columbia University

3959 Broadway
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10032

205 Robin Road
Suite 100
Paramus, NJ 07652

Peter McGovern, MD

TSF - Council on Infertility
Peter McGovern M.D. is the medical director of University Reproductive Associates (URA) as well as an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health and Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School. Dr. McGovern has been in private practice since 1992 and is a board certified physician in both obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

University Reproductive Associates
214 Terrace Avenue
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
Office: 201-288-6330

Dean J. M. Mooney, PH.D., NCSP.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Doctorate Licensed School Psychologist
Nationally Certified School Psychologist

Maple Leaf Clinic, Founding Director
167 North Main Street
Wallingford, VT 05773
(802) 446-3577

Chayim Y. Newmark, M.D.
A Champion For Turner Syndrome
Pediatric Endocrinology
Saint Barnabas Health Care System

Kutluk Oktay, M.D., Ph.D., FACOG
TSF Council on Infertility, Chairman
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medicine, 
and Cell Biology & Anatomy
Director, Innovation Fertility Preservation and IVF
124 East 84th St., Suite 1A, New York, NY 10028
600 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528
Office: 877-492-3666
Fax: 480-247-5858 or 877-492-3666
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Allan L. Reiss, M.D.
Robbins Professor and Associate Chair,
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics (by courtesy)
Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research
Stanford University School of Medicine

Scott Rivkees, M.D.
Professor and Associate Chair for Research
for Pediatrics
University of Florida College of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Physician Leader for Shands Hospital for Children
PO Box 100296
Gainesville FL, 32610
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Judith Ross, M.D.
Pedatric Endocrinology
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Thomas Jefferson University          
1025 Walnut St., Suite 726
Philadelphia PA 19107
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Dr. Karen Rubin, M.D.
Connecticult Children’s
Division Chief
Associate Chair for Clinical Affair
282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106
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Paul Saenger, M.D.
Pediatric Endocrinology
Professor of Pediatrics
Albert Einstein School of Medicine
Winthrop University Hospital

150 Lockwood Avenue, Ste. 434
New Rochelle, NY 10801
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Martin Weinstein, D.M.D., M.S.
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Faculty Member and Research Advisor
Orthodontic Program

44 Village Court
Hazlet, NJ 07730
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Sunil Wimalawansa, MD, PhD, MBA, FACE, FACP, FRCP, DSc
University Professor
Professor of Medicine, Physiology & Integrative Biology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Endocrinology Metabolism & Nutrition
Director, Regional Osteoporosis Center
Center, MEB-372
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0019


Legal Advisory Board

Martin P. Pfleger, Esquire

Harter & Pfleger
21 County Road 537 East
Colts Neck, NJ 07722

Valerie Powers Smith, of Counsel

1800 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

103 Carnegie Center Blvd.
Princeton NJ 08540
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Get Involved

Voluntary advisors are integral to the depth and breadth of content on the website, the pursuit and support of new science, education programs, advocacy, and more. If you are interested in joining the advisory team, please forward a photo, curriculum vitae along with a cover letter explaining your interest. We are always in need for new expertise and talent on the board. Email your letter of interest to, mail to Turner Syndrome Foundation, Inc., PO Box 726, Holmdel, NJ 0773 or FAX 1-800-594-3862. Questions? Call 1-800-594-4585

Your letter of interest will be carefully considered, and you shall receive a reply withing 60 days.
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