Dr. Steven Palter
Founder and Medical Director

Dr. Steven Palter, the founder and medical director of Gold Coast IVF, has dedicated his career to making the dreams of infertile couples come true. An internationally renowned fertility specialist and innovator Dr. Palter is the former Clinical Chief of Infertility at Yale University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Cheryl Zadek is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. On staff at GCIVF. She has special interest and experience in counseling patients with infertility and reproductive disorders.

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Dr. Cheryl Zadek - Our Clinical Psychologist

Dorene Ardito, CNP- Nurse Manager

Dorene Ardito, CNP is a specialist nurse practitioner in women’s health who has completed advanced infertility training with Dr. Palter.  Dorene has experience in women’s health and gynecology and is the former Assistant Nurse Manager of the OR at Huntington Hospital. Dorene is our Nurse Manager and is responsible for coordinating care at GCIVF.



Rachel Stecker - Our Patient & Professional Relations Liason

Rachel Stecker is our practice relations manager.  She is responsible for making sure our patient’s every concern is met.  If you need something special Rachel is there to make it happen.  She is also our liaison to referring physicians.



Deanna Resnick - Our Insurance and Reimbursement Specialist

Deanna Resnick is our billing and accounts manager.  She makes sure all proper authorizations and processing is made and will help you with any billing or insurance questions you may have.




Francesca Tropeano is our lead medical assistant.  She is responsible  for office maintenance and quality control.  Francesca works in both the front  office, in the patients areas, and in the lab.

Gaspar Maltese.  Gaspare is the laboratory director of GCIVF Endocrine and other labs.  He is responsible for quality control and policies to ensure the highest levels of excellence