RN Fact Sheet.qxd:E0506075 River North FA#1EE.qxd 10/29/10 10:35 AM Page 1 River North IVF Center Fact Sheet Fertility Centers of Illinois® (FCI), River North IVF Center houses a technically advanced, CAP-certified embryology lab and In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure unit to serve the needs of IVF patients in the Chicago area. The lab features state-of-the-art equipment, the latest research applications, and a team of highly accredited scientists and professionals who have extensive experience in the diverse areas of embryo science and successful lab operations. Our main goal is to combine technology, expertise, and caring service to routinely provide single-embryo transfers to our Embryologist performing ICSI procedure patients, resulting in better outcomes and reduction of multiple pregnancies. FCI’s River North IVF Center Highlights: A view from within: an inside look at the state-ofthe-art lab at River North • With over 25 years of experience, FCI has provided care for more than 50,000 patients • Performs more IVF than the next nine fertility clinics in the Chicago area combined • Boasts excellent pregnancy rate with below-average multiple birth rates • Has more babies born from IVF than the next ten fertility clinics in the Chicago area combined Services Offered: A view from outside: the River North facility and main entrance • In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) • Extended culture and Blastocyst Transfer • Assisted Zona Hatching (AZH) • Oocyte and Embryo Vitrification • Sperm Cryopreservation • Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) Experience never mattered more.TM Angeline N. Beltsos, MD Eve C. Feinberg, MD Laurence A. Jacobs, MD Brian R. Kaplan, MD Kevin J. Lederer, MD Aaron S. Lifchez, MD Edward L. Marut, MD Jane M. Nani, MD John J. Rapisarda, MD Christopher S. Sipe, MD Meike L. Uhler, MD RN Fact Sheet.qxd:E0506075 River North FA#1EE.qxd 10/29/10 10:35 AM Angeline N. Beltsos, M D Dr. Beltsos is Medical Director of IVF Chicago – River North Program and one of the managing partners of FCI. She is double board-certified in OB/GYN and in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI). She completed her residency in OB/GYN at Loyola University, followed by a fellowship in REI at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She is Clinical Assistant Professor and Educational REI Division Director for the OB/GYN residency programs of Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Lutheran General Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital Chicago. Dr. Beltsos is the FCI Clinical Research Divisional Director and participates in a number of research projects and scientific publications. She has received numerous awards in teaching and has been honored as ‘top doctor’ from Castle Connelly for several years. She speaks nationally and locally on many topics of REI and is chairperson of the Midwest Reproductive Symposium. At Fertility Centers of Illinois® River North IVF Center, we have assembled a team of the most highly accredited embryo scientists who have earned a reputation around the globe for excellence in the field of embryology. Left to right: Sara Sanchez, Rebecca Brohammer, Juergen Liebermann, Jill Mathews, Amanda Erman, Elissa Pelts, Yuri Wagner Page 2 Juergen Liebermann, PhD, HCLD(ABB) Juergen Liebermann, PhD, HCLD (ABB) is the Laboratory Director of FCI’s River North IVF Lab. He has authored many papers in the area of reproductive science. More recently Dr. Liebermann and Dr. Tucker edited and completed a book entitled “Vitrification in Human Assisted Reproduction”. By getting world-recognized scientists in the field of cryobiology as contributors for this book, it presents the State-of-the-Art on vitrification, a new cryopreservation technique. With his postdoctoral thesis in 2004 he qualified as a university lecturer in Experimental Reproductive Medicine at the Bavarian University of Wuerzburg, Germany. He is a member of SSR, ASRM, ESHRE, ASA, and ABB. He serves as an ad Hoc reviewer for Fertility and Sterility, Human Reproduction, Reproductive Biomedicine Online, Reproduction, European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. Michael J. Tucker, PhD, HCLD, FIBiol Michael Tucker, a World-renowned embryo scientist, is Scientific Director of the Embr yolog y Lab at the River Nor th IVF Center. Dr. Tucker has over 25 years of experience in this field. He has held leadership positions at prominent IVF labs overseas and in the USA, including Georgia Reproductive Specialists, Maine Center for Reproductive Health, Mississippi IVF, Reproductive Specialists of New York, Reproductive Associates of Delaware, and Shady Grove Fer tility RSC. He has authored many research papers, and two books, most recently with Dr. Liebermann, a definitive text on vitrification. Dr. Tucker has taught many courses in the area of assisted reproduction. In 2002, the American Fertility Association (AFA) awarded Dr. Tucker their “Family Building Award,” recognizing his tireless contributions to the community, for helping AFA and those affected by infertility. JoRene Bigler-Vollman, R N, M S N Experience never mattered more. Location Chicago–River North IVF Center 900 N. Kingsbury, Suite RW6 Chicago, IL 60610 See website for a map and driving directions. www.fcionline.com 877-FCI-4IVF (877-324-4483) TM JoRene Bigler-Vollman, RN, MSN has worked in the field of reproductive medicine since 1994. She has worked in all aspects of the field, including fertility nursing, surgery, third-party reproduction and IVF. She is currently the IVF Clinical Nurse Manager for FCI's River North Center. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Masters of Science degree in Adult Nursing (MSN) with a focus in reproductive medicine from Loyola University. She strives for the unit to provide patients with a compassionate and caring experience while going through the IVF process. She is a member of The American Society of Reproductive Medicine.
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