Dr. Beltsos is the Medical Director of Fertility Centers of Illinois — Highland Park IVF. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI), practicing medicine since 1991. Dr. Beltsos completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Loyola University in 1995 followed by a fellowship in REI at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, completed in 1997. Dr. Beltsos is also the FCI Clinical Research Division 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 is a popular speaker, both nationally and internationally, and a frequent media resource on the topic of infertility. She is the executive chairperson for the Midwest Reproductive Symposium, an international conference of fertility experts.
As the REI Division Education Director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency programs of Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Lutheran General Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Hospital Chicago, Dr. Beltsos helps educate future OB/GYN doctors. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Illinois at Chicago.
As far as I am concerned, Dr. Beltsos is the best in her field, bar none. I thank you so kindly for being so compassionate and allowing my wife dignity, privacy and the joy only a parent could understand. -S.F.
Q & A with Dr. Beltsos:
What do you like best about being a physician in reproductive medicine?
It is a unique job being able to combine state-of-the-art science with the miracle of life, and fulfilling couples lifelong dream of having a baby. Reproductive medicine is an ever-changing area of medicine so using high tech scientific advances in clinical practices is very exciting. I have an amazing group of nurses, doctors, laboratories, and staff that make FCI one of the best places to practice reproductive endocrinology in the world today.
Why did you choose to work in the field of reproductive medicine?
While I was a medical student and rotated through a part of the hospital labeled “IVF LAB,” I was immediately impressed with the potential of their work that day. In that moment, I decided that my studies would be geared toward the goal of becoming a reproductive endocrinologist.
What are your special areas of interest in reproductive medicine?
I have special interests in helping women over 40 achieve pregnancy, which can be challenging as her ovarian reserve may be decreasing.
Another area of interest is preimplantation genetic diagnosis or screening. FCI has been a leader in the field of using the latest blastocyst biopsy techniques and advanced screening of all 24 chromosomes.
Third party reproduction is also an exciting area of REI for me, and offers the opportunity to build a family using a gestational carrier, donor eggs, or donor sperm. Illinois is one of the friendlier places in the US and world for families needing this type of fertility care. I have also been participating in PCOS clinical research and patient care.
What do you do for fun in your spare time?
I like spending time with my husband and children, dancing, golfing, bike riding, and traveling. Hobbies include photography, reading, and watching hockey games.
Doctor of Medicine: Michigan State University, 1987-1991
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University, 1991-1995
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Washington University, 1995-1997
900 North Michigan Surgery Center
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
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Advocate Lutheran General
Ambulatory SurgiCenter Downers Grove
Northwest Community (Day Surgery)
Northwest Community Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
St. Alexius Medical Center (Hoffman Estates)
Swedish Covenant Hospital
Head of research and education at FCI — 2007 to present
Named as a “Top Doctor” — 2001, 2002, 2003, 2011
Chicago Magazine, Patient’s Choice — 2008, 2009
Excellence in teaching, Lutheran General Hospital — 2008
Teaching award Washington University — 1996-97
Resident of the year – Loyola University 1994
Resident teacher of the year — 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994