Meet the Perelel Panel

At Perelel, we do the heavy-lifting for you so you can focus on what matters. That's why we pulled together an exclusive team of world-class doctors and leading experts to work with us to review all of our product formulations, inform product development, and fuel our content. 


Dr. Banafsheh Bayati, MD, OB/GYN, FACOG

Medical Co-Founder, Perelel

Dr. Bayati is a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist practicing in Santa Monica, California. She serves women from adolescence to menopause with an emphasis on preventative health and holistic care. Her passion is obstetrics. She resides in Santa Monica with her husband and three children.

Amber Samuel

Dr. Amber Samuel, MD, OB/GYN & MFM

Medical Advisor, Perelel

Dr. Samuel is a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist and Maternal Fetal Medicine doctor practicing in Houston, Texas. She sits on the Board of Directors for the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and is a widely-published doctor.

Andy Huang

Dr. Andy Huang, MD, FACOG

Dr. Huang is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a specialty in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr. Brian Levine, MD, MS, FACOG

Dr. Brian Levine is one of the nation's leading reproductive endocrinologists and the foremost expert on sperm health and infertility.

Aminah Bliss

Dr. Aminah Bliss, MD, OB/GYN

Dr. Bliss is a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist practicing in Los Angeles, California.

Sarah Oreck

Dr. Sarah Oreck, MD, MS, Reproductive Psychiatry

Dr. Oreck is a Columbia University-trained psychiatrist focusing on women’s mental wellness.

Caitlin O'Connor

Dr. Caitlin O'Connor, ND & Midwife

Dr. O’Connor is a naturopathic doctor and midwife and mom of two.

Stephanie Lauri

Stephanie Lauri, RD, CLEC, Pre & Postnatal Dietitian

Stephanie Lauri is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Lactation Educator, and a mom of a toddler and newborn.

Lisa Stern, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Perelel Panel

Dr. Lisa Stern, MD, FAAP

Dr. Stern specializes in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, practicing at Tenth Street Pediatrics in Los Angeles, California.

Caryn Cassidy, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Perelel Panel

Dr. Caryn Cassidy, MD, FAAP

Dr. Cassidy is the current president of the Los Angeles Pediatric Society
​and serves on the pediatrics committee at St John's Hospital.

Samantha Manka-Segal

Samantha Manka-Segal, LaC, Acupuncturist & Herbalist, Founder of AQU Wellness

Samantha Manka-Segal is a board-certified Physician of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture in the state of California.

Patti Quintero

Patti Quintero, Birth Doula, Pre & Postnatal Yoga & Meditation Instructor

Patti Quintero is the Founder of Uma Mother and a global educator on women’s health and wellness.

Rachel Nicks

Rachel Nicks Lyons, Pre & Postnatal Trainer, DONA Doula

Rachel Nicks is a certified prenatal and postpartum fitness instructor who specializes in hatha yoga, barre, TRX, kettlebell, and pilates.

Allison Oswald - Pelvic Floor Therapist

Allison Oswald, PT, DPT, WCS, CPT

Allison Oswald is a board-certified women's health Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Geri Hirsch

Geri Hirsch, Strategic Advisor

Geri Hirsch is a clean living and non-toxic beauty and wellness advocate. She is also a mom of two.

Shira Barlow, MS, RD

Shira Barlow is a registered dietitian with a private practice and author of Goop's "The Food Therapist."