Doctor’s Note: Truly, MD

While this note won’t get you out of work or off from school, it will give you information on who we are and why we built Truly, MD. It will tell you why we are lending our voices to everything female and why we, a couple of girls in the know, are sharing our medical knowledge and personal experiences with anyone who will listen.

We are doctors, moms, and athletes, and we are on a mission. Our goal is to empower and educate women on all things reproductive. We are honest, we are direct, and we don’t sugarcoat the truth. From your first period to your last, Truly, MD, offers answers, insight, and awareness of all things female-related. Is birth control bad? Am I fertile? When do I need to see a fertility doctor? Are these pregnancy symptoms normal? Can I exercise in pregnancy? Do I have to breastfeed? Can I take hormone replacement therapy? You name it, and we will talk about it. From the complex to the basic, we are going to give you answers, real answers.

At Truly, MD, no conversation is off limits. No question is dumb, and nothing is too controversial. Truly, MD, was born (no pun intended) out of our desire to change the dialogue, shake up the conversation, and revamp the answers women were being given about their reproductive health. It is our quest to help women conquer their future with accessible, digestible, and honest medical advice.

We, Jaime and Sheeva, are fertility specialists who work and live in New York City. For a full run-down of education and articles written, click here. Our practice is devoted to helping women achieve their goal of parenthood. Using a team approach (two minds are always better than one) rooted in honesty and transparency, we are redefining the doctor-patient relationship. We give it to you straight, like your best girlfriends would, but with years of medical training and experience to back it up.

However, there are only so many patients we can see in a day, only so many women we will meet in our day-to-day activities, on the spin bike, in the line at Starbucks, and at our kids’ school. Time and geography will limit which women we cross paths with. We wanted to take our message nationally, possibly even globally, educating and empowering more women to become their own advocates through our medical advice. And that’s why we launched Truly, MD.

At Truly, MD, we care about you as a whole. The body and the mind, the fitness and the food, Western and Eastern medicine. You are a sum of a lot of parts, just like we are a sum of all members on our team. It takes more than one doctor to treat you and more than just a pill or a shot to heal you. We get how complex things can be. We want to help you find what you need to make you healthier, stronger, cognizant, and empowered. Our words are simple, and our message is clear, true, and honest. Take our medical advice, and use it to change your reproductive future. Take our personal experiences, and use them to change your overall future. Take what we, a couple of girls, know, and shape your now.

Truly Yours,

Jaime and Sheeva

About Doctors Jaime and Sheeva

Our Details

Friends for almost twenty years and colleagues for about 10, Dr Knopman and Talebian will be practicing together at CCRM NY in the Fall 2016.  Areas of medical specialty include:  treatment of menstrual irregularities, assisted reproductive technologies, in vitro fertilization, oocyte cryopreservation, oncofertility, same sex reproduction, and third party reproduction.


Jaime M Knopman, MD FACOG


University of Pennsylvania, B.A. 2000

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, M.D.  2005

Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology NYU School of Medicine 2009

Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility NYU School of Medicine  2012


Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist & Infertility


Summa Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania

Phi Beta Kappa, University of Pennsylvania

Alpha Omega Alpha, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine


Born and raised on Long Island, New York Jaime now lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with her husband and two daughters. Jaime starts every day with a workout (running, cycling, pilates) and ends it writing for Truly, MD.  In addition to her love of medicine, Jaime has a true passion for writing!


Sheeva Talebian, MD FACOG


Columbia University, B.A. 1997

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, M.D. 2001

Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology NYU School of Medicine 2005

Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility NYU School of Medicine 2008


Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist & Infertility


Magna Cum Laude, Columbia University

Phi Beta Kappa, Columbia University


Born and raised on Long Island, New York Sheeva now lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband and two children.  When not wearing her mommy or doctor hat, Sheeva can be found sweating in a cycling studio or running in Central Park (most often before 7am!).


Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

Murashov AK, Talebian S, and Wolgemuth DJ.  Role of heat shock protein Hsp25 in the response of the orofacial nuclei motor system to physiologic stress.  Mol Brain Res 1998. 63:14-24.

Knopman JM, Talebian S, Keegan D, Grifo JA.  Heterotopic abdominal pregnancy following two-blastocyst embryo transfer.  Fertil Steril. 2007. 88(5):1437.e13-5.

Knopman JM, Copperman AB.  Value of 3D Ultrasound in the management of suspected Asherman’s syndrome. J Reprod Med, 2007. 52 (11): 1016-22.

Grifo JA, Talebian S, Keegan DA, Krey LC, Adler A, Berkeley AS.  Ten-year experience with Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) at The NYU Fertility Center (New York University School of Medicine).  Fertil Steril 2007. 88:978-81.

Knopman JM, Copperman AB. Endometrial thickness measured by ultrasound scan in women with uterine outlet obstruction due to intra-uterine or upper cervical adhesions. Hum Reprod, 2008. 23 (5): E14.

Knopman JM, Noyes N, Talebian S, Krey LC, Grifo JA, Licciardi F. Women with cancer undergoing ART for fertility preservation: a cohort study of their response to exogenous gonadotropins. Fertil Steril, 2009. 91(4): 1476-78.

Knopman JM, Krey LC, Lee J, Fino ME, Novestsky AP, Noyes N. Monozygotic twinning: an eight-year experience at a large IVF center. Fertil Steril, 2010. 94 (2): 502-10.

Knopman JM, Talebian S, Berkeley AS, Grifo JA, Noyes N, Licciardi F. Fate of Cryopreserved Donor Embryos. Fertil Steril, 2010. 94 (5): 1689-92.

Knopman JM, Papadopoulos E, Fino ME, Grifo JA, Noyes N. Surviving childhood and reproductive age malignancy: Effects of treatment on fertility, gametes and future parenthood. Lancet Oncol, 2010. 11(5): 490-8.

Knopman JM, Noyes N, Grifo JA. Cryopreserved oocytes can serve as the treatment for secondary infertility: a novel model for egg donation. Fertil Steril, 2010. 93 (7): 2413.e7-9.

Noyes N, Knopman JM, Labella P, McCaffrey C, Clark-Williams M, Grifo JA. Oocyte Cryopreservation Outcomes Including Pre-Cryo and Post-Thaw Meiotic Spindle Evaluation Following Slow Cooling and Vitrification of Human Oocytes. Fertil Steril, 2010. 94 (6): 2078-82.

Noyes N, Labella P, Grifo JA, Knopman JM. Oocyte cryopreservation: a feasible fertility preservation option for reproductive age cancer survivors. JARG, 2010. 27 (8): 495-9.

Mullin CM, Fino ME, Talebian S, Krey LC, Licciardi F, Grifo JA.  Comparison of pregnancy outcomes in elective single blastocyst transfer versus double blastocyst transfer stratified by age.  Fertil Steril 2010. 93: 574-578.

Noyes N, Knopman JM, Long K, Coletta JM, Abu-Rustum NR. Fertility considerations in the management of gynecologic malignancies. Gynecol Oncol, 2011. 120 (3): 326-33.

Noyes N, Knopman JM, Melzer K, Fino ME, Friedman B, Westphal L. Oocyte cryopreservation as a fertility preservation measure for cancer patients. RBM Online, 2011 (Epub).