The Team

James G. Donahue


Dr. Donahue attended medical school in Miami, Florida and graduated in 1989. He completed his OB/GYN residency at Indiana University in 1993 and is Board Certified. Dr. Donahue completed his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Medical College of Georgia in 1995.

Dr. Donahue has been in private practice in Indianapolis since 1995. Dr. Donahue completed a Master’s Degree in Clinical Embryology at the University of Leeds, UK in 2005. This is one of a very few programs in the world that has formalized training in Embryology by leaders in our field. Dr. Donahue feels that he will give better quality care to our patients undergoing IVF by having this extra specialized training.

Dr. Donahue is certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD) by the American Board for Bio-Analysis in the disciplines of Embryology and Andrology. Only 4% of HCLDs are Medical Doctors, the rest being PhDs. Dr. Donahue’s Lab is certified by the College of American Pathology (CAP), and he is an inspector of other labs that CAP certifies. We feel that his background as an HCLD benefits our patients directly.

His medical practice, Family Beginnings, PC has helped thousands of patients in Central Indiana over the past 20 years. His practice name tells a lot about its caring professionals. Dr. Donahue is personally involved with all aspects of his patients care in this very busy practice. In late 2002, he moved his office to a larger North side location with an on-site IVF lab, egg retrieval room, and 4 recovery beds. This was done to offer more patients the opportunity to have IVF that might otherwise not try due to financial considerations. In 2008 we moved to our current location. We designed the building, which we own, from the ground up with the IVF lab construction of paramount importance.

Dr. Donahue is married. He and his wife of over 30 years, Renate, have a 28-year old son, Christian, a graduate of Purdue University. He was conceived with the help of fertility therapy in 1991, so Dr. Donahue knows firsthand what our patients experience. He enjoys race walking Marathons, sailing, and reading.