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Carrie Baab RN, B.S.N.

Carrie  Baab attended the College of Nursing at Rush University and graduated with her BSN in 1994. Prior to coming to FCI, Carrie worked at Illinois Masonic Medical Center as a staff and charge nurse on a busy Gynecological, EENT and 23-Hours Admissions unit. Carrie first joined the FCI nursing staff in 1997, where she has gained significant experience in caring for IVF patients at the Highland Park IVF Center. In 2000, she began working with recipients, egg donors and gestational carriers, and continues to tremendously enjoy this type of nursing.


Annette Escobar RN

Annette Escobar is the Third-Party Coordinator for the FCI Chicago/River North IVF Center. She started as a clinical nurse for Fertility Centers of Illinois and now works closely with our recipients, donors and gestational carriers. Annette joined FCI with a background in Labor, Delivery and Post-Partum from Swedish Covenant and Weiss Memorial Hospital. She earned a degree from Truman College School of Nursing in Illinois. Annette enjoys her new role and finds gratification in helping couples build their families.


Caryl Markus R.N., A.D.N.

attended Moraine Valley Community College and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 1996. Prior to coming to FCI, Caryl worked as the clinical supervisor for a busy obstetrics and gynecology office in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. She joined our nursing staff in 2005, bringing over 6 years of obstetrics and gynecological nursing experience to FCI. After 4 years of IVF/IUI clinical nursing, Caryl has recently transitioned into the position of Third-Party Coordinator for Fertility Centers of Illinois - Highland Park IVF Center. Caryl takes great pride in her nursing role and looks forward to helping FCI patients as they receive fertility treatment.


Marianne Pieprznik M.A., B.A.

Marianne Pieprznik serves as a Third-Party Coordinator for FCI's Highland Park IVF Center. She has been part of the FCI staff since 2004. She graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Her passion is women's health in which she has significant knowledge having worked in Labor and Delivery and a Family practice clinic for numerous years. Marianne feels this is the most rewarding part of her career and takes pride in helping make a difference in her patients' lives.



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