Our Team

Meet our team of dedicated and caring professionals committed to bringing you leading fertility services in the Eugene/Springfield area while also ensuring that you receive the undivided attention and support you deserve.

Dr. Austin and his team are highly regarded as being advocates to their patients with their vast knowledge in the field and keen understanding of their patients needs.

Douglas J. Austin, MD

Physician and Medical Director

Dr. Austin earned his medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and fertility at Harvard University in 1997. Dr. Austin enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his wife, Teresa, and their son, Oliver.

Reproductive Endocrinology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1995-1997

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1992-1995

Brigham & Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1991-1992

Medical School
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, 1991

Board Certification
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology American Board of Reproductive Endocrinology

Professional Association
American Medical Association
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Junior Fellow
American Society for Reproductive Medicine American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Oregon Medical Association
Pacific Coast Fertility Society

Susan Armstrong, CNM, MSN

Nurse Practitioner, Donor Coordinator

Sue grew up in Buffalo, New York and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Geological Sciences from the University of Rochester. She attended graduate school at Yale University obtaining a Master’s of Science in Nursing with a concentration in midwifery and women’s health. After 20 years providing obstetrical care, Sue now works with Dr. Austin in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. In addition, she assists in the operating room and does well-women care. She is especially interested in nutrition and the prevention of obesity and related chronic diseases.

She is also the Egg Donor Coordinator for the Fertility Center of Oregon.

Outside of work, Sue enjoys cooking, skiing, hiking, camping and cycling, as well as spending time with her husband and two children.

Master of Science in Nursing
Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT, 1990

Certificate in Nursing
Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT, 1989

Bachelor of Arts
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1983

Michelle Brookey, CNM

Nurse Practitioner

The Fertility Center continues to grow! We are pleased to announce that Michelle Brookey, CNM has joined our team at the Fertility Center. Michelle has been a registered nurse since graduating from Emory University in 2011 and completed her master’s degree in nurse-midwifery in 2016 from Frontier Nursing University. She also has a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University in Community Health Education. She is passionate about public health and being an enthusiastic, compassionate educator while in a clinical setting. Other special interests of hers include mental and behavioral health as well as supporting clients to take an active role in their health care. When she is not working, Michelle enjoys traveling and hiking with friends and family, cooking and yoga. Michelle is eager to see new patients, call to set up an appointment.

Matt Gilman, MT, TS (ABB)

Embryologist, Andrologist

Matt is the Center’s Embryologist and Andrologist. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Oregon Health and Science University in 2001. Matt has been with The Fertility Center of Oregon since 2004. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Tamra, son, Landon and daughter, Gracyn.

Bachelor of Science
Oregon Health and Science University,
Portland, OR, 2001

Board of Certifications
American Board of Bionalysts, TS, Embryology
American Board of Bionalysts, TS, Andrology
Society of Clinical Pathology, MLS

Professional Associations
American Society for Reproductive Medicine
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
American Association of Bioanalysts

Sharon Huff, RN

IVF and Infertility Nurse Coordinator

Sharon earned an associate’s degree in nursing from Lane Community College in Oregon, in 2002. She worked in labor and delivery at McKenzie Willamette Medical Center in Springfield, Oregon, until assuming the IVF Coordinator Position at The Fertility Center of Oregon in 2006. When not working, Sharon enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with her husband and three children and her new granddaughter.

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing
Lane Community College, Eugene, OR, 2002

Deanna DeYoung

Egg Donor Coordinator

Deana earned her Associates Degree in General Studies from Lane Community College in 2000 and has worked in the medical field since 1997. She has worked here at The Fertility Center since early 2006, initially as Dr. Austin’s medical assistant, and since the Fall of 2016 as our Egg Donor Coordinator. Deana and her husband went through infertility treatment themselves, so she feels that her own personal experience with infertility helps give her insight and understanding into what our patients are going through. Deana has been married to her husband, Dylan, since 1999 and they have a teenage son, Nathan. When not working Deana enjoys spending time with her husband, son and extended family, her 2 cats and a new puppy that she adores. She also enjoys reading, doing paper crafts and playing word games.