Passionate about reproductive medicine both on a professional and personal level, Tamara Tobias is an active leader in the fertility community. Her personal experience—nine years of infertility—gives her a unique perspective and the ability to truly empathize and walk with her patients through the emotional ups and downs of the experience. She shares her patients’ stories, their triumphs and their heartbreaks along the journey.
The fertility journey is not easy, especially when the path isn’t clearly marked. Tamara took many long hikes along her own fertility journey which is why she wrote Fertility Walk: A Nurse’s Guide Along Your Journey. Her first book serves as a walking tool and it guides patients and couples through the fertility process. Her 2nd book, Hiking Gear for the Two-Week Wait, is a journal and resource for patients while awaiting their outcome. Proceeds from both books benefit Fertility Walk Hope Fund, a non-profit organization offering grants to those unable to afford treatment.
Some of her other accomplishments include:
• Recipient of the ASRM Service Milestone Award for serving 10 years in
leadership board and/or committee positions
• In 2007, she was elected to the Executive Council of the Society for Assisted
• Active American Society for Reproductive Medicine member, currently serving
on the ASRM Fund Development Committee and Chair of the Advanced
Practice Provider Committee
• Past Chair of the Nurses’ Professional Group within ASRM
• Founding member of Seattle Tacoma Area Reproductive Society (STARS), a
non-profit organization providing continuing education for fertility experts
• Invited speaker at ASRM annual meetings and other professional conferences
• Published several articles in nursing newsletters and journals
• Recognized in 2014 and 2017 as one of Seattle Magazine’s Top Nurse