It is our pleasure to welcome you to Vios Fertility Institute. Meet our providers who look forward to helping you achieve your dreams of parenthood (now or in the future through fertility preservation). Our board certified and fellowship trained reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialists understand the challenges of infertility. Our philosophy is to approach each patient as an individual needing customized care in a welcoming and reassuring atmosphere.

We take a team approach focused on the patient from day one, with an individualized plan that is best suited for the emotional, physical and financial needs of each patient. It is our goal to provide a nurturing environment that is sensitive to the multiple challenges of infertility.

Meet Our Providers

Meet Our Providers - Dr. Angeline BeltsosAngeline N. Beltsos, MD
Offices: Aurora, IL, Glenview, IL, West Loop, IL, Wicker Park, IL & Telehealth

Dr. Beltsos is the CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Vios Fertility Institute. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI), practicing medicine since 1991.

Learn more about Dr. Beltsos.

 

Meet Our Providers - Dr. Amber CooperAmber R. Cooper, MD, MSCI, FACOG
Offices: Swansea, IL, St. Louis, MO, O’Fallon, MO & Telehealth

Amber R. Cooper, MD is a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist and is the Medical and IVF Director of Vios Fertility Institute St. Louis who understands both personally and professionally the challenges of infertility.

Learn more about Dr. Cooper.

 

Meet Our Providers - Dr. Ellen HayesEllen Hayes, MD, FACOG
Office: Milwaukee, WI, Lake Country, WI & Telehealth

Dr. Hayes received her medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Emory University Medical Center.

Learn more about Dr. Hayes.

 

Meet Our Providers - Dr. Roohi JeelaniRoohi Jeelani, MD, FACOG
Offices: Aurora, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, West Loop, IL, Wicker Park, IL & Telehealth

Dr. Jeelani, a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine, completed both her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Wayne State University – Detroit Medical Center.

Learn more about Dr. Jeelani.

 

Violet Klenov, MD, FACOG
Offices: St. Louis, MO, O’Fallon, MO, Swansea, IL & Telehealth

Dr. Klenov completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Washington University in St. Louis, and completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Iowa.

Learn more about Dr. Klenov.

 

Erica Louden, MD, PhD
Offices: Aurora, IL, West Loop, IL, Wicker Park, IL & Telehealth

Dr. Louden received her medical degree and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wayne State University. She completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Augusta University.

Learn more about Dr. Louden.

 

Meet Our Providers - Dr. Rodrigo PaganiRodrigo Pagani, MD
Offices: Wicker Park, IL, West Loop, IL & Telehealth

Dr. Pagani has over 20 years of experience in the field of urology and men’s reproductive health. He completed his medical degree and residency in his native Brazil, before completing his fellowship in Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas.

Learn more about Dr. Pagani.

 

MacKenzie Purdy, MD, FACOG
Offices: Swansea, IL, O’Fallon, MO, St. Louis, MO & Telehealth

After receiving her medical degree at the University of Missouri, Dr. Purdy completed her OB/GYN residency at the University of Kentucky and completed her Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.

Learn more about Dr. Purdy.

 

Meet Our Providers - Dr. Julie Rhee

Julie S. Rhee, MD, FACOG
Offices: St. Louis, MO, O’Fallon, MO, Swansea, IL & Telehealth

Dr. Rhee is a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist and Director of the Preimplantation Genetic Screening Program at Vios Fertility Institute St. Louis. She is double board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI).

Learn more about Dr. Rhee.

 

 

 

Our Laboratory Directors

Abeer Salhia Rafati
Office: West Loop, IL

Abeer Salhia Rafati is the Lab Director for Vios Fertility Institute Chicago and works side by side with the physicians to provide the best experience possible for each patient that comes for treatment. She believes in understanding general health and outside factors that affect a patient’s fertility. Learn more here.

Meet Our Providers - Dr. Shawn ZimmermanShawn Zimmerman, PhD, HCLD (ABB)
Offices: St. Louis, MO, O’Fallon, MO & Swansea, IL

Dr. Zimmerman is the Lab Director for Vios Fertility Institute St. Louis. He holds both a Master’s of Science and Doctorate in Reproductive Physiology with a focus on molecular pathways. He is certified as a High-complexity Clinical Laboratory Director (HCLD) by the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB).

Learn more about Dr. Zimmerman.

 

 

 

Our Nurse Practitioners

Staci Gorson, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Offices: Sees patients in the Chicago region

Staci Gorson has been practicing medicine with Vios Fertility Institute since 2018. After completing nursing school in 2006, she spent the first half of her career working on labor and delivery. She always knew women’s health was her passion and that led her to continue her education. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University where she received her master’s in nursing and became a nurse practitioner. She has been working in reproductive endocrinology since 2015 and has never turned back. Her interests include PCOS and secondary infertility. She lives in Park Ridge with her husband and two daughters.

 

Julia Hoven, WHNP-BC
Offices: Sees patients in the St. Louis region

Julia Hoven has several years of experience as a labor and delivery RN and 10 years of women’s health experience as a Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from the University of Missouri. She is a St. Louis native and understands the pain, frustration, emotional, and financial burdens that come with infertility struggles as she experienced this personally to conceive both of her children.

 
 

Katie Krob, MSN, APN, WHNP-BC
Offices: Sees patients in the Chicago region

Katie Krob has seven years of experience in labor and delivery and recent experience in fertility serving diverse communities throughout Chicagoland. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Illinois Wesleyan University and completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree at Frontier Nursing University where she achieved board certification as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She is an active  member of The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health.

 

Vicki Larsen, DNP, WHNP-BC
Offices: Sees patients in the Chicago region

Vicki Larsen earned her undergraduate degree at Illinois State University and her doctorate at University of Illinois at Chicago.  Prior to coming to Vios Fertility Institute, she worked for many years as a postpartum nurse at Northwestern Hospital, which brings her career to a full circle in that she has seen first-hand what Vios Fertility Institute patients are working so hard for.

 

Rachael Thomas, MSN, APN, WHNP-BC
Offices: Sees patients in the Chicago region

Rachael Thomas earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Health Science from Brandeis University in 2012, and later attended University of Rochester where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Throughout her education, Rachael developed a passion for women’s and reproductive health, which led her to working as a high-risk labor and delivery nurse and to go on to attain her Masters in Nursing from Loyola University. As a Nurse Practitioner, Rachael enjoys employing the rapidly evolving science of infertility to help patients become parents.

 

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