Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Fellowship Program
Next Available Fellowship Start Date: July 1, 2020

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s three year ABOG accredited Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility is structured to develop clinician-scientists in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility prepared to conduct research, teach and provide high quality subspecialty care. They will acquire advanced knowledge of the most current diagnostic and therapeutic approaches available in the subspecialty.  The REI subspecialist will have knowledge of endocrine and fertility problems in both female and male patients, and will be able to function effectively in the areas of basic and applied investigation in REI.

Year 1 of our training program focuses on clinical training with emphasis on mentored patient care. The majority of time will be spent at UIC’s Fertility Center. Our program features a unique emphasis on early pregnancy physiology including recurrent pregnancy loss and early pregnancy ultrasound.  The latter months of Year 1 and most of Year 2 of our training program focuses on research.  In addition to mandatory courses covering topics such as experimental design, research methods and biostatistics, fellows have the opportunity to augment their research experience with additional graduate level courses in biology or other basic sciences as appropriate.  To promote a strong clinical foundation, our fellows will also complete rotations with Adult Medical Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology, Medical Genetics and Cytogenetics and Reproductive Urology. Year 3 will focus on refining clinical skills including assisted reproductive technology procedures and skills.  Additional experience will be gained through time spent in the Andrology lab and ART laboratory.  Increasing responsibility is given to upper-level fellows so they continue to develop skills in diagnosis and management of reproductive endocrine diseases.

At the present time, the Division of REI is not accepting applications for a REI Fellowship position.

Contact Information

Humberto Scoccia, MD
Director, REI Fellowship

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
820 S. Wood Street (M/C 808)
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-355-0458
Fax: 312-996-4238

Perry Clark
REI Fellowship Coordinator

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 312-996-7300


Additional Educational Activities

Fellows’ Lecture Series

This weekly conference covers a wide array of topics including maternal medical and obstetric disorders, fetal disorders, IVF, genetics, etc. Research faculty in OB/Gyn also present on research methods, statistics, and other topics relevant to supporting the development of fellows’ research skills.  The fellow is encouraged to attend relevant lectures.

Intensive Clinical Research Methods Summer Program

This is a three-day intensive clinical research methods course sponsored by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science offered in August.  This course discusses research methods, examines the best approaches to clinical research, outlines the steps required for conducting clinical research, provides instruction on critiquing peer-reviewed articles, and reviews the ethical considerations of clinical research including requisite IRB approval and HIPAA requirements.  The course is conducted over a three-day period, for six hours per day.  Course content is designed to aid clinicians in incorporating research into their clinical practice.  Previous course videos are available on their website:

Research Boot Camp 

Agenda topics: good clinical practice, drug development process, protocol assessment, recruitment and retention, informed consent, PAF and contract review process, IRB submissions, human subject protections, investigational drug services, initiating and managing studies, and data security.

Clinical Research Methods I Course 

Online course introduces students to study designs and statistical computing. Specific topics include types of study designs, confounding, bias and evaluating study designs. The introduction to statistical computing includes basic statistical tests, p-values, confidence intervals, tests of significance, type I and II error, and probability distributions. Use of SAS is required.

Interactive REI Rounds

The REI fellow will participate with the REI clinical faculty in the education of residents and medical students currently on REI or RPL rotations.  REI/RPL topics, recent publication and patient reviews will be presented with the goal of helping trainees build and develop clinical acumen, medical knowledge, and patient care skills.

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds occur each Friday from 2-3pm, and are attended by all faculty, fellows, residents, and medical students on OB/Gyn rotations.  Presenters for Grand Rounds include invited distinguished faculty from other Universities and other departments across campus, as well as UIC faculty, fellows, and senior residents.  The REI fellow is expected to attend regularly.

Morbidity & Mortality (M&M)

M&M occurs weekly on Fridays from 3-4pm.  Unique or complex cases are presented to all faculty, fellows, residents, and medical students (on OB/Gyn rotations), and cases are discussed by the group to determine best course of treatment.  The REI fellow is expected to attend regularly.

Gynecologic Ultrasound

This monthly didactic occurs Friday mornings and reviews ultrasounds and provides advanced training in the interpretation of ultrasounds.

Excellence in Clinical Research

This week-long training by the Foundation for Exxcellence in Women’s Health Care provides an intensive introduction to epidemiology, research methods, and data analysis.

Suggested Reading

Riegelman. Studying a Study and Testing a Test, 4th Edition

Gordis. Epidemiology

Garin, Kapelewski. Writing the NIH Grant Proposal

Trochim, Donnelly. The Research Methods Knowledge Base

Emanuel, Couch, Arias. Ethical and Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Research


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Current Fellows

Jonah Bardos, MD

Fellow, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Tia Jackson-Bey, MD

Fellow, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Work Email: [email protected]

Graduated Fellows

Elie Hobeika, MD

Fellow, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Work Phone: 312-996-7006
Work Email: elieh[email protected]