James G. Donahue, M.D., HCLD
Dr. Donahue attended medical school in Miami, Florida and graduated in 1989. He completed his OB/GYN residency at Indiana University in 1993 and is Board Certified. Dr. Donahue completed his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Medical College of Georgia in 1995.
Dr. Donahue has been in private practice in Indianapolis since 1995. Dr. Donahue completed a Master's Degree in Clinical Embryology at the University of Leeds, UK in 2005. This is one of only five programs in the world that has formalized training in Embryology by leaders in our field. Dr. Donahue feels that he will give more, and better quality, care to our patients undergoing IVF by having this extra specialized training.
Dr. Donahue is certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD) by the American Board for Bio-Analysis in the disciplines of Embryology and Andrology. Only 4% of HCLDs are Medical Doctors, the rest being PhDs. Dr. Donahue’s Lab is certified by the College of American Pathology (CAP), and he is an inspector of other labs that CAP certifies. We feel that his background as an HCLD benefits our patients directly.
His medical practice, Family Beginnings, PC has help thousands of patients in Central Indiana over the past 9 years. His practice name tells a lot about its caring professionals. Dr. Donahue is personally involved with all aspects of his patients care and is the only physician in this very busy practice. In late 2002, he moved his office to a larger North side location with an on-site IVF lab, egg retrieval room, and 4 recovery beds. This was done to offer more patients the opportunity to have IVF that might otherwise not try, due to financial considerations. In 2008 we moved to our current location. We designed the building, which we own, from the ground up with the IVF lab construction of paramount importance.
Dr. Donahue is married. He and his wife of over
years, Renate, have a 19-year old son, Christian,
a student at Purdue University. He was conceived with the help of fertility
therapy in 1991, so Dr. Donahue knows first hand what our patients
experience. He enjoys race walking Marathons, sailing, and reading.
Leo M. Bonaventura, M.D.
Dr. Leo M. Bonaventura has been building families
1976. He graduated from Indiana University Medical School and completed
his residency in Obstetrics/Gynecology and later a fellowship in
Reproductive Endocrinology at the Indiana University Medical Center. In
1981, after serving a few years as faculty at Indiana University, Dr.
Bonaventura entered into private practice. He was a founding partner of
The Indianapolis Fertility Center, later to be known as Midwest
Reproductive Medicine, and Bonventura Reproductive Medicine. In the Fall
of 2015, Dr. Bonaventura joined Dr. Donahue at Family Beginnings, PC. We
think they make a great team, providing exceptional care to their
patients. Both have been selected as 'Top Doctors' by their peers in
Indianapolis Monthly for multiple years in a row.
Our Nurse, Sherrie Eoff, RN
Sherrie has been working in women’s health for over 20 years. She has worked on labor and delivery throughout this time. For the past 7 years, she has been employed with Family Beginnings, PC. Sherrie does ultrasounds, IUI, and generally provides medical and emotional support to our patients. Sherrie really helps our patients on many levels and we are glad to work with her.
Renate H. Donahue, LCSW, Practice Counselor
Renate has been in the mental health field for over 20 years. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Barry University in Miami, Florida. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Indiana. She has been the practice counselor since we began in 1996. She is always available for our patients in time of need. She coordinates the egg donor program and does the counseling for patients using any 3rd party reproductive technologies. She and her husband, Dr. Donahue, have a child from fertility treatments and know firsthand what our patients go through. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.