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Meet Dr. Amos Madanes and His Dream Team

Dr. Amos E. Madanes

473294_278731015558170_1418788413_oOne of the few board-certified reproductive endocrinologists in Illinois, Dr. Amos Madanes has helped infertile couples since 1979. As Director of Midwest Fertility Center since 1984, he offers patients numerous advanced fertility options with high success rates. Dr. Madanes earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Tel Aviv University in Israel. After completing specialty training at Tufts University in Boston, he underwent two additional years of reproductive endocrinology training at Harvard University School of Medicine and at Tufts.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Madanes has developed several revolutionary assisted-reproduction procedures and has come to be known as an innovator and leader in the field of reproductive endocrinology. In fact, the first pregnancy in the United States to result from a non-surgical intra-tubal insemination procedure was achieved by Dr. Madanes in December 1989. The incredible results of this technique brought new hope to couples, particularly those dealing with male-factor infertility.

Philosophy

Dr. Amos Madanes has also led the way in advocating a more holistic approach to patient care by recognizing the necessity of meeting both the physical and emotional needs of his patients. Under his direction, Midwest Fertility Center has expanded this area of practice through the introduction of new programs focused on improving the overall health of infertile couples.

Experience

Before becoming director of the Center, Dr. Madanes served as Chief of Gynecology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago and as Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Loyola University in Maywood, Illinois. He is widely published and has authored numerous articles and textbook chapters exploring infertility and its treatment.

Professional Organizations

Amos E. Madanes, M.D., is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the American Medical Association, and RESOLVE (The National Infertility Association).

Fertility Specialists  at Midwest Fertility Center

Dr. Jeannette Israel

Dr. Jeannette Israel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana. She went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine degree from Chicago Medical School, and followed this with an internship in pediatrics at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital and a fellowship in Genetics and Human Development.

Experience

One of the leading genetics experts in the United States, Dr. Israel is the genetic counselor at Midwest Fertility Center, handling prenatal genetic testing for pregnant patients aged 35 years or older. In addition to her work with the Center, Dr. Israel is an attending physician at Copley Hospital, Silver Cross Hospital, Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, Christ Hospital, and Central DuPage Hospital. Over the years, she has become a distinguished Chicago-area lecturer and instructor, and has been widely published in the field of genetics and pediatrics.

Professional Organizations

Jeannette Israel, M.D. is a member of the American Academy of Human Genetics and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Hisham F. Greiss

Dr. Hisham F. Greiss is director of the reproductive laboratories at Midwest Fertility Center. Dr. Greiss received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Cairo Medical College and his Ph.D. in genetic selection from the Bulgarian Academy. He was awarded an Honoree Professorship in the Ukrainian Academy, and he is a certified Embryology Laboratory Director from the American Board of Bioanalysis.

Experience

Prior to joining the team at Midwest Fertility Center, Dr. Greiss held many prestigious positions, including Supervisor of Embryology and Andrology at the Center of Human Reproduction in Chicago, Illinois and Senior Embryologist at the Center for Human Reproduction in Sofia, Bulgaria. Under the direction of Dr. Greiss, the reproductive laboratories at Midwest Fertility Center (MFC) are CLIA accredited and certified with commendation by the American College of Pathologists (CAP).

Dr. Greiss has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles in 10 countries on the subject of genetic selection. He also has visited and served in more than 25 countries in a professional capacity. His expertise in micromanipulation and extended sequential embryo culture has maintained pregnancy and take-home baby rates higher than the U.S. national average.

Professional Organizations

Hisham F. Greiss, M.D., Ph.D. is an active member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the American College for Reproductive Biology (CRB).