Dr. Humberto “Bert” Scoccia is double board-certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. He is an expert in in vitro fertilization, infertility, premature ovarian insufficiency, recurrent pregnancy loss, ovulation induction and fertility preservation.
Dr. Scoccia is a nationally recognized infertility specialist, known for his expertise in ovulation induction, individualization of in vitro fertilization (IVF) therapy and fertility preservation.
Dr. Scoccia’s research includes optimizing ovulation induction protocols in poor responder IVF patients, optimizing the endometrial lining prior to embryo transfer in IVF patients and studying whether fertility drugs increase the risk of developing reproductive cancers in later life.
Dr. Scoccia is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
Dr. Scoccia has been honored with the Physician Award of Excellence by Resolve of Illinois. He has also been awarded Best Doctors® (top 5% in the country) since 2009, Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors® (top 1% in the country) since 2013, and Chicago Magazine’s Top Doctors® for Women: Reproductive Endocrinology since 2012.
Dr. Scoccia’s patient care philosophy is to provide compassionate care and to offer evidence-based individualized evaluation and management. He also believes in listening to patients’ questions and concerns in order to optimize treatment success.
Dr. Scoccia is fluent in Spanish and Italian.
Farhi A, Glasser S, Gabis LV, Hirsh-Yechezkel G, Frank S, Brinton LA, Scoccia B, Ron-El R, Orvieto R, Lerner-Geva L. How are they doing? Neurodevelopmental outcomes at school-age of children born following assisted reproductive treatments, 2021; 36:262-271.
Hobeika E, Armouti M, Fierro MA, Winston N, Scoccia H, Zamah AM, Stocco C. Regulation of insulin-like growth factor 2 by oocyte-secreted factors in primary human granulosa cells. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2020; 105:327-335.
Convissar S, Winston NJ, Fierro MA, Scoccia H, Zamah AM, Stocco C. Sp1 regulates steroidogenic genes and LHCGR expression in primary human luteinized granulosa cells. The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 2019; 190:183-192.
Hobeika E, Armouti M, Kala H, Fierro MA, Winston NJ, Scoccia B, Zamah, AM, Stocco C. Oocyte-Secreted Factors Synergize with FSH to Promote Aromatase Expression in Primary Human Cumulus Cells. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2019; 104(5):1667-1676.
Smith BM, Duncan FE, Ataman L, Scoccia B et al. The National Physicians Cooperative: transforming fertility management in the cancer setting and beyond. Future Oncology. 2018;14(29):3059-3072.
Farhi A, Glasser S, Frank S, Hirsh-Yechezkel G, Brinton L, Scoccia B, Ron-El R, Lerner-Geva L, Gabis LV. When the ideal meets the feasible: constructing a protocol for developmental assessment at early school-age. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2018;6(256):1-9.
Stocco C, Baumgarten SC, Armouti M, Fierro MA, Winston NJ, Scoccia B, Zamah AM. Genome-wide interactions between FSH and insulin-like growth factors in the regulation of human granulosa cell differentiation. Hum Reprod. 2017; 32:905-914.
Convissar S, Armouti M, Fierro MA, Winston NJ, Scoccia B, Zamah AM, Stocco C: Regulation of anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) by oocyte specific growth factors in human primary cumulus cells. Reproduction. 2017; 154:745-753.
Scoccia B. What is new in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? Best articles from the past year. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2016; 128:1174-1176.
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Recent Abstracts & Presentations
Scoccia B, Morong J, Pratt P, Knox K. “Prevalence of human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) in prospectively collected endometrial biopsies from good prognosis women before undergoing their first IVF cycle”. Presented at Society for Reproductive Investigation Meeting March 14, 2020 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
D’Ambrosio Rodriguez F, Scoccia B. “Impact of maternal ethnicity on pregnancy outcome in infertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome”. Presented at American Society for Reproductive Medicine Meeting on October 16, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA.
Hobeika E, Armouti M, Fierro MA, Winston NJ, Zamah MA, Scoccia B, and Stocco C. “Oocyte Secreted Factors Regulate Insulin Growth Factor 2 (IGF2) Expression in Human Primary Cumulus Granulosa Cells.” Presented at American Society for Reproductive Medicine Scientific Congress and Expo on October 9, 2018 in Denver, CO.
Hobeika E, Armouti M, Fierro MA, Winston NJ, Zamah MA, Scoccia B, and Stocco C. “Oocyte Secreted Factors Regulate Aromatase Expression in Human Primary Cumulus Granulosa Cells.” Presented at American Society for Reproductive Medicine Scientific Congress and Expo on October 9, 2018 in Denver, CO.
Hobeika E, Armouti M, Fierro MA, Winston NJ, Zamah MA, Scoccia B, and Stocco C. “Gonadotropins and Oocyte Secreted Factors Coordinated Regulation of DDIT4 and CYR61 in Primary Human Cumulus Granulosa Cells.” Presented at American Society for Reproductive Medicine Scientific Congress and Expo on October 9, 2018 in Denver, CO. 1st Place Poster.