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Our Team

PHYSICIANS

Dr. Humberto Scoccia, MD OB/GYN
Humberto "Bert" Scoccia, MD
  • Professor and Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Medical Director, UIC IVF Program

Phone: 312.355.2634
Fax: 312.355.3161

Dr. Bert Scoccia is Medical Director of the IVF Program at the University of Illinois Center for IVF & Fertility, located in Chicago, and the Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Read more >>


Dr. Mary Stephenson, MD OB/GYN
Mary Stephenson, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACOG, ELAM
  • Professor and Department Head, Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Director, University of Illinois Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Program

Phone: 312.996.4322
Fax: 312.355.3654

Dr. Stephenson is internationally renowned for her expertise in recurrent pregnancy loss. Her training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, reproductive immunology and genetics has facilitated her ability to link clinical care to the laboratory. Read more >>


A. Musa Zaham, MD PhD
A. Musa Zamah, MD, PhD
  • Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Program Director, UIC IVF Program
  • Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship

Phone: 312.355.2634
Fax: 312.355.3161

Dr. Musa Zamah is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and the Endocrine Society. Dr. Zamah is clinically skilled in all aspects of infertility and reproductive endocrinology care. His particular interests are complex fertility cases, cases of poor egg or sperm quality, fertility preservation, recurrent pregnancy loss, and ovulation induction. Dr. Zamah's philosophy is to empower and educate patients so they understand all current fertility treatment options. He works with patients in helping them personalize and choose the best treatment plan for their individual needs. Read more >>

IVF LAB


Nicola Winston
Nicola Winston, PhD, HCLD
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • IVF Lab Director
  • Board Certification: American Board of Bioanalysis, High-Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director (HCLD)
Phone: 312.996.1773
Fax: 312.355.3161

Dr. Nicola Winston received her Bachelor's Degree with honors from the University of London (UK) and was trained as a human embryologist at the Hammersmith Hospital in London. Dr. Winston was awarded her PhD from Cambridge University (UK) for studies specializing in furthering our understanding of early human embryo development. Dr. Winston has over a decade of research dedicated to increasing our knowledge and understanding of the process of egg maturation, as well as the identification and function of factors involved in the regulation of early embryo development.


Michelle Fierro
Michelle Fierro, BS, TS
  • Embryologist
  • Technical Supervisor

Phone: 312.355.2706
Fax: 312.355.3161

Michelle Fierro received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1999. Following graduation, she joined our IVF program where she specializes in embryo culture, micromanipulation, cryopreservation/ vitrification of embryos and oocytes and sperm processing. Michelle is a Board Certified Technical Supervisor in the disciplines of Embryology and Andrology. 


IVF/REI/RPL CLINIC COORDINATORS


Our IVF/REI/RPL coordinators counsel patients regarding infertility, in vitro fertilization and recurrent pregnancy loss issues, schedule their treatment appointments and provide information concerning their treatment plans. The IVF/REI/RPL coordinators work closely with patients providing education and ensuring that patients are comfortable with and knowledgeable about their medications.

All of our IVF/REI/RPL Clinic Coordinators are graduates of the Nurse Certificate Course in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, offered through the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

Lucy Jaeger RN
Lucy Jaeger, RN, BSN

Phone:312.996.9820
Fax: 312.355.3161
Email: lontiv1@uic.edu

Lucy received her Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2002 from St. Xavier University. She has 14 years of experience working in OB. Lucy came to UIC in 2009 working with high risk OB patients. Lucy loves working with our patients, and her friendly demeanor makes for a memorable experience. 


Jennifer Benson
Jennifer Benson, RN, CNM

Phone: 312.355.0691
Fax: 312.355.3161
Email: jlbenson@uic.edu

Jennifer received her Master of Science in Nursing from Columbia University in 2002 and her Bachelor of Arts in Women's studies from Macalester College in 1996. She has worked with women and their families in Chicago for the last 14 years, and has experience providing well-women care, prenatal care, birth and postpartum care. She enjoys empowering patients by providing information about healthy lifestyle choices and by providing emotional support during key life events. In addition, she is interested in pursuing nurse-led research in the areas of infertility and family-building. In her free time, she enjoys pretending to be a chef and pursuing her fitness goals.


Karen Radakovich
Karen Radakovich, RN, BSN

Phone:312.355.2740
Fax: 312.355.3161
Email: radakovi@uic.edu

Karen received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree in 2010 from Loyola University in Chicago.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from University of Illinois in 2007.  She has experience in IVF, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and intensive care.  Karen enjoys working with infertility, IVF and recurrent pregnancy loss patients.


MEDICAL ASSISTANT


Rosa Herrera
Rosa Herrera, MA

Rosa Herrera has been a medical assistant for 22 years. She has worked in our department for 7 years. She is bilingual and really enjoys working with all of the patients in our department. Rosa is very proficient with drawing the patients' labs and getting them ready for their appointments. Rosa is the first person that many of our new patients meet and her friendly demeanor is very welcoming.


Diana Reyes
Diana Reyes

Diana Reyes has been a medical assistant for 10 years and has worked in our department for 2 years. She is bilingual and is always eager to assistant patients in our center.


REI/RPL ADMINISTRATOR


Rose Ford

Rose Ford

  • Administrative Assistant
Phone: 312.996.4322
Email: roseford@uic.edu