We offer compassionate personalized care to build families
We offer compassionate personalized care to build families
Dr. Sana Salih and Dr. Frank Gonzalez Strive to provide compassionate personalized care to individuals and couples with Infertility and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss at UIC.
Our fertility clinic helps women and couples who are trying to conceive, and specializes in both basic treatment methods, such as Clomid cycles, male factor infertility, and artificial insemination (IUI), as well as more advanced forms of treatment, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), frozen embryo transfer (FET) and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PFD).
Our team is nationally known for innovative techniques in Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and Miscarriage treatment. Here, the specialists who treat you are the same doctors who are leaders in research into recurrent pregnancy loss.
Dr. Sana Salih is double board-certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. Additionally, she is certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director.
Dr. Salih completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency training at Yale University and a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility training at the University of Texas Medical Branch. In addition, she was a Molecular Genetic Fellow at Yale University.
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Texas Medical Branch
Human Molecular Genetics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Dr. Salih is committed to providing state-of-the-art compassionate fertility care. She has a wealth of experience to educated patients to achieve shared decision making and continues research to optimize care and success outcomes.
Dr. Salih offers compassionate and proficient care to patients with infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss. Dr. Salih assists individuals and couples in achieving their family-building dreams in a compassionate and personalized manner. Her infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss expertise promote comprehensive evaluation and management, including advanced reproductive technology such as in-vitro fertilization, fertility preservation, and preimplantation genetic diagnosis.
Dr. Salih is a collaborator in an NIH-funded project to study the genetic basis for miscarriage.
Dr. Salih's research is focused on enhancing fertility and fertility preservation. She has collaborated on projects which studied factors, such as genetic, environmental, chemo- and radiation therapies, age-related, and endometriosis, which interfere with follicle maturation, may lead to poor reproductive health outcomes.
Dr. Salih is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Reproductive Sciences.
Dr. Salih is fluent in English and Arabic.
Dr. Frank González provides comprehensive care to couples with infertility and manages hormonal imbalances that affect menstrual function. He is a nationally recognized expert on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), the most common hormonal imbalance in premenopausal women. Dr. González is a formally trained physician-scientist and his lab is an integral part of his translational research program. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and is focused on studying the effects of nutrient-induced inflammation in the development of ovarian dysfunction, insulin resistance, β-cell dysfunction and atherogenesis in PCOS.
Dr. González is board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology as well as the subspecialty of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. He is active in the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Androgen Excess and PCOS Society and the Endocrine Society.
Dr. González is fluent in Spanish.
Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
IVF Lab Director
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 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.
Yesenia Vargas has been passionate about serving women in Chicago in a variety of roles since 2003 and has been with the University since 2007. These roles include: health educator in underserved areas, clinical instructor for Loyola University, Labor and Delivery nurse at UIC, and an APN in a client centered women’s clinic. Yesenia is also fluent in Spanish. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UIC in 2004, Master of Science in Nursing in 2010 from DePaul University. She continued her education by completing the Post Master’s program in Midwifery in 2014.
Joy Clemmons received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2009 from Resurrection University in Oak Park, Illinois. She started her nursing career working in Labor & Delivery in community hospitals and Level III Obstetric Units, all the while assisting families during the laboring process. She now enjoys working in an academic medical center at UI Health and helping couples with recurrent pregnancy loss and infertility. Her calm demeanor is her foundation and guide when assisting couples.
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 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.
After completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rachel Campagna worked as a Genetic Counseling Assistant at a clinical genetics laboratory in the Cardiology Department. Rachel attended the Indiana State University Masters of Genetic Counseling program, graduating in May of 2020. Throughout her graduate studies, Rachel developed a special interest in reproductive genetics and preconception genetic screening options available to patients. Rachel is excited to be back home in Chicago helping provide exceptional prenatal care to the women of Chicago and helping patients become empowered to make informed decisions in their pregnancy.
Sonia Ehrlich graduated from the University of Minnesota with her Bachelor of Science in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development. While in Minneapolis, she worked at a treatment center for adults with chemical dependency, helping clients with medication management and health-focused counseling. This experience informed an interest in chemical exposures in pregnancy, which was further influenced by clinical internship experience with the teratogen information specialists at MotherToBaby. Sonia graduated from the Bay Path University Genetic Counseling Program in May 2021, and is looking forward to providing pre-conception and prenatal care to help patients in the Chicagoland area make informed, values-driven decisions.