in Our Staff
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 Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology 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 Obstetrics and Gynecology 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.
Dr. Feinberg is board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, and completed a three-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health. During residency and fellowship, Dr. Feinberg was given numerous awards for clinical research and she has published over a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Additionally, Dr. Feinberg is nationally recognized in the field of Reproductive Medicine serves as an active member of both The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Practice Committee and the Editorial Board of Fertility and Sterility. Dr. Feinberg has also been recognized by her peers and patients as being an exceptionally compassionate physician and has been consistently awarded both the Patients’ Choice and Best Doctors’ Awards. Dr. Feinberg takes great pride in providing outstanding, personalized care to each individual and couple.
Dr. Jacobs completed medical school and Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Northwestern University then completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Mayo Clinic in 1988. Since 1995, he has been the Section Head: Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Jacobs has authored numerous articles for journals, books, and newspapers. He has been honored as ‘top doctor' by the prestigious publisher Castle Connolly in all of its editions of "America's Top Doctors" 2001-2012 (top 1% of specialists nationwide) and "Chicago's Top Doctors" 2001-2012. Ladies' Home Journal and Chicago Magazine have repeatedly chosen him as one of America's ‘top infertility doctors'. Dr. Jacobs is committed to providing patients with the most comprehensive care available to make their dreams of a family come true.
Dr. Kaplan completed both his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a two-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in Chicago. He has numerous published articles and has presented topics, nationally and internationally in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology(ART). He has been honored since 1999 by Castle Connelly on the list of "Best Doctors" in Chicago and America. Dr. Kaplan's passion and specialization involve the technologies related to IVF including third-party reproduction. Dr. Kaplan has one of the largest and most successful practices worldwide.
Dr. Lederer served his residency at New York Medical College, St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of Manhattan in New York City. He finished a two-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and then became Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Connecticut. He is board-certified. Dr. Lederer has been a physician at FCI since 1995. His major research interests include, difficult IVF Stimulation's, optimization of IVF success rates, and Oocyte Donation. He is dedicated to providing compassionate care and helping patients make the best decisions regarding treatment options.
Dr. Lifchez completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL. Following his residency, he completed a two-year preceptorship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Institute of Reproductive Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Lifchez is one of the founders of FCI, serving many years as the managing partner. He currently serves as Medical Director of FCI's Center for Third-Party Reproduction. Having relinquished many of his administrative responsibilities, he now enjoys spending more time giving his patients the individual attention he believes they deserve. Dr. Lifchez’s special interests include Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and Collaborative Reproduction through IVF. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and is widely published in the field of reproductive medicine.
Dr. Marut is the Medical Director of FCI's Highland Park IVF Center. After graduating from Boston College and the Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Marut served his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco, leading to lifetime Board Certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was awarded the National Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine and completed the fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He subsequently also achieved lifetime Board Certification in Reproductive Endocrinology. Dr. Marut was then appointed Director of IVF and Reproductive Endocrinology at Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, and has held medical faculty positions at both, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois, Chicago. Dr. Marut has been honored annually by numerous consumer groups, is a frequent lecturer and consultant, and has authored many scientific publications. His clinical and research interests include IVF in the older, poor prognosis, and high-risk female populations, pregnancy loss, and preimplantation genetics.
Dr. Nani is board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. She then completed a two-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Beth Israel Hospital/ Harvard Medical School in Boston. She has presented numerous scientific papers at national meetings including the Presidential Plenary Talk at the Society for Gynecologic Investigation in 1997. Dr. Nani then returned to the Chicago area where she has been active in the clinical practice of reproductive medicine for the past several years. Her professional interests include Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and hysteroscopic surgery.
With twenty years of clinical experience, Dr. Rapisarda is highly regarded for his ability to listen to and understand patients' needs. He reserves ample time for appointments to devote himself fully to each patient and is dedicated to providing individualized care that maximizes successful outcomes. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology in Chicago and then became an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Chicago. Dr. Rapisarda has been selected by several consumer groups as one of Chicago's best doctors for women and most recently received the 2010 Patient's Choice Award, recognizing his commitment to patient care. His professional interests include IVF, treatment of menstrual disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and recurrent miscarriages.
Dr. Christopher Sipe is board-certified in Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility, Obstetrics and Gynecology. He completed his residency training at Northwestern University, where he received numerous awards for excellence in laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery. Following residency, Dr. Sipe started a successful Obstetrics and Gynecology practice and was chosen by Consumers' Research Council of America as one of "America's Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists." He completed fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Iowa. Dr. Sipe is well published and has presented at both national and international forums focusing on improving a couple's fertility. His clinical expertise encompasses infertility, menstrual irregularities, and polycystic ovary syndrome. Dr. Sipe's warm, engaging personality has been praised by patients, as has his excellence in personalized patient care.
Dr. Uhler is board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, followed by a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at University of California, Los Angeles. Most recently, Dr. Uhler was Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology on the faculty at Loyola University School of Medicine. Her research interests and scientific publications focus on the evaluation and treatment of female and male infertility.