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NPC Member Spotlight: University of Illinois at Chicago

We’re exited to continue our new blog series to spotlight National Physicians Cooperative member institutions!  If your institution is a member of the NPC, submit your information to us for development of an institution-specific page on the Oncofertility Consortium website, as well as a blog post, to oncofertility@msu.edu.  If you are interested in learning more about how to join the NPC, contact Brigid Smith at brigid.smith@northwestern.edu or (312)503-2506.


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The University of Illinois Fertility Preservation Program offers a comprehensive team approach to help women faced with serious conditions which may impair futurefertility. Our team consists of reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, medical and surgical oncologists, rheumatologists, pathologists, embryologists, research and clinical nurses, social workers and clinical ethics consultants who are here to help. Please click here for more information on the UI Health Fertility Preservation Program.

We are members of the Oncofertility Consortium® National Physicians’ Cooperative and offer a wide range of options for patients who desire fertilitypreservation for medical and non-medical indications:

  • Embryo Freezing
  • Egg Freezing
  • Ovarian Tissue Freezing (Experimental)
  • Egg Donation

In addition, our Andrology Laboratory offers a patient (or Client Depositor) Sperm Bank service for long-term storage of an individual’s sperm for reasons such as reduction in fertility potential, prior to chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy for male oncology, or prior to vasectomy.  The Patient Sperm Bank is also used to store sperm extracted from the testes in the operating room, a procedure referred to as TESE (testicular sperm extraction).  Sperm from a TESE procedure can be stored short-term or long-term for subsequent use with the ICSI-IVF procedure for pregnancy attempts. Please click here for more information regarding the UIC Andrology Laboratory.

Our physicians at the University of Illinois Fertility Center are Board Certified specialists in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 1.49.43 PMBert Scoccia, MD

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Director of the University of Illinois Fertility Preservation Program


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Assistant Professor

Director of GYN Ultrasound Program


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Assistant Professor

Director of Residency Research Program


We will be happy to discuss our Fertility Preservation Program and any other issues with you during an office consultation:

1801 West Taylor Street, Suite 4A, Chicago, IL 60612

To make a new patient appointment, please call: UIC Call Center at 800-842-1002 or visit www.uicivf.org

Existing patients please call: UIC Fertility Center at 312-355-2740.


University of Illinois Andrology Laboratory

1801 West Taylor Street, Suite 4A, Chicago, IL 60612

To contact the Andrology Laboratory please call: (312) 996-7713



University of Illinois Fertility Preservation Program: http://www.uicivf.org

Oncofertility Consortium: https://oncofertility.msu.edu

Fertile Hope: http://www.fertilehope.org

Gilda’s Club Chicago: http://www.gildasclubchicago.org

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