Dr. Walid Saleh, Medical Director

Dr. Walid Saleh and the team at the Center for Reproductive Endocrinology in Dallas are dedicated to bringing the gift of parenthood to as many patients as possible. Meet the friendly, caring people who work hard every day to provide excellent, individualized fertility care to their patients.


Dr. Saleh’s Awards and Recognition

  • America’s Best Physicians
  • US News & World Report Top Doctor
  • Patients’ Choice Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Award
  • Consumer Research Council Top Ob/Gyn
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor
  • Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award
  • Top 10 Doctors – Texas & Dallas/Ft. Worth
  • 5 Star Rating on RateMDs.com
  • 5 Star Rating on Vitals.com
  • Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and Accreditations

  • OB/GYN residency at The Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 1993
  • REI fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 1996
  • Board-certified in OB-GYN and the subspecialty of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI).
  • Dr. Saleh has authored numerous scientific publications and is a member of many national and international medical societies.

Karen Rodriguez, Practice Manager

Karen is available to patients at any stage of the process via 972-566-6686, option 4.

Role:

Practice Manager requires many hats but the most important is to be sure our patients have an excellent experience here at CRE. My door is always open!

At CRE:

Since 2005

Educational Background and Experience:

30 years in the medical field

About Karen:

“I love to travel and spend time with my family. I have one daughter who is a recent graduate from UT Austin. Hook-em Horns! I also love to dance and taught dance for many years.”


Stephanie Goeters, MT(ASCP), TS(ABB) Lab Manager, Senior Embryologist

Role:

“My role includes all aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technology in the IVF, Andrology, and Endocrinology Labs. I perform egg retrievals, ICSI, semen analysis, embryo culture, embryo transfers, embryo cryopreservation, and thawing and biopsy for genetic testing. I manage the lab and handle all compliance with CAP, SART, and FDA. I enjoy communicating with the patients and helping them on their journey to conceiving and having a baby.”

At CRE:

Since 2005

Educational Background and Experience:

20+ years as an embryologist, Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology. Worked in a blood bank at Herman Memorial Hospital, Houston, TX, and Flow Cytometry Lab at UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

About Stephanie:

“I am a wife and mother of two teenage boys. On my time off, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, attending live music shows, exercising/ running, and going to Dallas Stars hockey games.”


Naphateria Bell, Embryologist

Role:

“While performing all aspects of ART in the lab, I am motivated and committed to helping couples fulfill their dreams of becoming a family.”

At CRE:

Since 2019

Educational Background and Experience:

After completing my Bachelor’s Degree of Biochemistry at Texas Tech University, my career started in fertility as an Andrologist and further progressed to Embryologist. I currently have 18 years of experience in the field of ART. And have worked collectively at previous fertility clinics such as Aspire-Dallas, Houston Fertility Institute, and Center of Reproductive Medicine, PA.

About Naphateria:

“During my growth as an Embryologist, I also became a wife and mother of 4 children, 2 boys (12 and 2 years old) and 2 girls (7 and 5 years old). When I’m not being a team mom, at practices, or games of various sports with my children, I enjoy spending quiet leisure time with my family by having movie nights, cooking and baking, starting DIY projects, and most importantly relaxing whenever I can in between.”


Heather Jackson, RN-BSN Clinical Nurse Manager

Role:

“I personally understand this diagnosis and have compassion for all our patients. Infertility is very difficult. My job allows me to help you understand and overcome the struggle. I honestly cannot imagine doing anything else.”

At CRE:

Since 2007

Educational Background and Experience:

Graduated from Texas Woman’s University, and started out a nursing career working in the hospital helping cancer patients.

About Heather:

“I am a very busy wife and mother to three wonderful children. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, baseball, and being outdoors with my family and pets. I love animals and we have several pets including dogs, goats, chickens, and a cat. Ten years ago, I was told I may never be able to have children. Today my family is complete and my heart is full. Being an infertility nurse is the most rewarding job and I’m privileged to work with a wonderful doctor and awesome staff.”


Lisa Funari, RN Clinical Coordinator

Role:

“My role at CRE allows me the opportunity to help guide patients through every aspect of the IVF journey.”

At CRE:

Since 2012

Educational Background and Experience:

Associate Degree, Nursing

About Lisa:

“I am a wife and mother of two wonderful daughters. I was born in Iowa but moved to TX when I was 8 so I’ve been here for 31 years now and consider myself a Texan. I love to watch my oldest play soccer and to read. Anne Rice is my favorite author.”


Jeanine Volentine- Financial Counselor

Role:

Everyone’s economic and life situation is unique. I keep that in mind when providing Financial Counseling advice.  I understand our patients are in different stages of life as well and believe our personalized care and services are essential for the greatest chance for patient success.

At CRE:

Since 2012

Educational Background and Experience:

Medical field experience of 30 years. Working all office aspects during this duration but enjoying my current Financial Counseling role most.

About Jeanine:

My favorite place to be is the BEACH!  LOVE fun in the sun! Being a social butterfly…there is no place I would rather be than spending time with my wonderful family and friends. My favorite hobby is sewing. I recently retired my 1976 Singer sewing machine for a brand-new Singer! I was an Art Major in college and love to create and craft!!


Amanda Martinez, Certified Medical Assistant

Amanda is available to patients at any stage of the process via 972-566-6686, ext. 1113.

Role:

Assist Dr. Saleh and clinical staff but the most importantly supporting our patients through their fertility journey at CRE.

At CRE:

Since 2007

Educational Background and Experience:

17 years in the medical field

About Amanda:

“I love to spend time with my family and being creative”.  Enjoy meeting CRE babies, warms my heart knowing that I was able to help build a family!


Darlene Davis, Front Office Manager

Darlene is available to patients at any stage of the process via 972-566-6686

Role:

Front Office Manager requires making sure our patients receive the best care, customer service, and an exceptional experience here at CRE.

At CRE:

Since 2020

Educational Background and Experience:

15 years in the medical field offering provider support, medical billing, claims and patient care. I am less than one year away from receiving my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Christian studies.

About Darlene:

“I am a boy mom to an amazing 5-year-old, we enjoy traveling to new places, being silly, and seeing new things. I enjoy cooking, baking, hiking, and traveling in my spare time. Two years ago I started a small baking business, that I had to put on hold due to school but I am eagerly anticipating baking again. I have endured my own personal struggles with infertility and it brings me great joy to be a part of an awesome team helping patients complete their family.”


Claudia Perez, Medical Assistant

Claudia is available to patients at any stage of the process via 972-566-6686, option 1110.

Role:

Medical Assistant requires many hats but the most important is to be sure our patients have an excellent experience here at CRE.

At CRE:

Since 2015

Educational Background and Experience:

Medical experience five years

About Claudia:

“I love spending time with my family. I love watching Marvel Movies with my boys. I love coming to work because I really enjoy what I do, If I can make one patient smile it makes my day.”