Fertility Centers of Illinois

Profile date: 3-28-13  Number of Embryologists on site: 

Workload: meets ASRM staffing guidlines 

This Embryology Facility is headed by: Juergen Liebermann, PhD, HCLD (ON SITE). 

Education: 1995 PhD in Agricultural Science Technical University of Munich‐Weihenstephan, Germany; 2004 Post-Doctoral Thesis in Experimental Reproductive Medicine at the Bavarian University of Wuerzburg, Germany.  

Certification: 2004 High Complexity Laboratory Director (Embryology and Andrology) by American Board of Bioanalysis, USA

Experience: Oocyte retrievals - 2200, Embryo transfers - 1000, ICSI - 3000, Embryo vitrification - 500, Oocyte vitrification - 100, Blastomere biopsies (day 3) - 250, Blastocyst trophectoderm biopsy (Day 5) - 20. 

 
Reproductive Embryology team photo:
 
 
On the picture from left to right: Juergen Liebermann, PhD, HCLD, Sara Sanchez (BS, TS), seating first row: Ewelina Pawlowska (MS), Rebecca Brohammer (BS, TS), Yuri Wagner (BS), second row standing left to right: Elissa Pelts (BS, TS), Jill Jill Mathews (BS, TS).
 
Reproductive Embryology team: 
 
Jill Mathews (BS, TS)
IVF Expirience: since 1999
certification: TS (Technical Supervisor)
Oocyte retrievals - 1000 cases
Embryo transfers - 2200 cases
ICSI - 2000 cases
Embryo vitrification - 1200 cases
Oocyte vitrification - 10 cases
Day 3 biopsies - 400 cases
Day 5 biopsies - 100 cases
 
 
Rebecca Brohammer (BS, TS)
IVF Expirience: since 2000
Oocyte retrievals - 1500 cases 
Embryo transfers - 2200 cases
ICSI - 2200 cases
Embryo vitrification -1500 cases
Oocyte vitrification - 200 cases
Day 3 biopsies - None
Day 5 biopsies - None
 

Sara Sanchez (BS, TS)

IVF expirience: since 2004
Certification: TS (Technical Supoervisor)
Oocyte retrievals - 1800 cases
ICSI - 2500 cases
Embryo vitrification - 1600 cases
Oocyte vitrification - 90 cases
Day 3 biopsies - 350 cases
Day 5 biopsies - 220 cases
Embryo transfers - 2200 cases

 

Yuri Wagner (BS)

IVF Expirience: since 2004
Oocyte retrievals - 1800
Embryo transfers - 2100
ICSI - 2300
Embryo vitrification - 1800
Oocyte vitrification - 0
Day 3 biopsies - 0
Day 5 biopsies - 0
 
 
Ewelina Pawlowska (MS)
IVF Epirience: since 2009
Oocyte retrievals - 1000
Embryo transfers - 0
ICSI - 100
Embryo vitrification - 800
Oocyte vitrification - 0
Day 3 biopsies - 0
Day 5 biopsies - 0
 
Elissa Pelts (BS, TS)
Certification: (TS) Technical Supervisor
IVF Expirience: since 1996
Oocyte retrievals - 2000
Embryo transfers - 2000
ICSI - 1800
Embryo vitrification - 1000
Oocyte vitrification - 10
Day 3 biopsies - 400
Day 5 biopsies - 200