Shahin Ghadir loves what he does. As a fertility specialist, he has played an integral part in helping thousands of people achieve their dreams of starting a family. Hear how First Republic has helped him on his journey.
"I feel very fortunate with First Republic – they make banking an enjoyable process."
Being the largest in vitro fertilization lab on the West Coast has allowed us to do a lot of research. Lots of the newest technology that's happening in the world of fertility — the research begins here in our office.
HOW DOES THIS RESEARCH IMPACT THE LGBT COMMUNITY?
We have a huge following of LGBT patients in our practice. They’re a wonderful community to help because unfortunately, without the help of a fertility specialist, many individuals in the LGBT community would not be able to have families. It's been incredibly rewarding. We are also lucky to have an entire division dedicated to helping people find gestational surrogates, egg donors and sperm donors.
THE SERVICE YOU PROVIDE TO YOUR PATIENTS IS VERY PERSONALIZED. HOW DOES THAT COMPARE TO YOUR EXPERIENCE AT FIRST REPUBLIC?
I first found out about First Republic Bank in 2013 when we were about to make an offer on a home and our broker said that she has a wonderful banker. We were beyond lucky to be put in touch with someone who has now become a close friend.
HOW HAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH FIRST REPUBLIC COMPARED TO THAT WITH OTHER BANKS YOU'VE WORKED WITH IN THE PAST?
We had never worked with a bank that made things so easy. It was always incredibly challenging, lots of paperwork, a ton of phone calls. But our First Republic banker was different. I got calls back immediately, and everything that I needed happened on a timeline that was unbelievable. I feel very fortunate because at First Republic not only is the banker that I work with wonderful, but if I ever need anything, they are willing to do the research and help me move forward with it. I like the fact that they think out of the box.