LAURENCE A. JACOBS, M.D., FACOG
Ob/Gyn – Reproductive Endocrinology & Fertility
|Laurence A. Jacobs, MD, a Chicago area doctor,
reproductive endocrinologist and infertility
specialist, once again receives honor as he is recognized in two Castle Connelly books: "TOP DOCTORS – CHICAGO METRO AREA 2004" and "AMERICA’S TOP DOCTORS 2004." "AMERICA’S TOP DOCTORS 2004" recognizes the 'nations leading medical
experts'. The book selects the top 1/2% of medical specialists nationwide. In fact, Dr. Jacobs is the only Reproductive
Endocrinologist / Infertility Specialist named in the Chicago Northern and Northwest suburban areas who has been honored in all the previous editions as well!
This is the fourth consecutive year Dr. Jacobs has been selected by Castle Connelly. In addition, CHICAGO MAGAZINE (January, 2004) this year has again recognized Dr. Jacobs as being
a top fertility expert. Last year he was selected as an
expert infertility doctor by LADIES HOME JOURNAL.
Dr. Jacobs is the Chairman of the Gynecologic
Laparoscopy / Endoscopy Committee at Lutheran General Hospital – a major teaching medical center in the Chicago area. Dr. Jacobs is a Mayo Clinic trained Reproductive Endocrinologist/Infertility
expert practicing in the Chicago area for over 20 years. Dr. Jacobs, who is on staff at Lutheran General Hospital, Northwest Community Hospital, and Highland Park Hospital has his practice at the Fertility Centers of Illinois, S.C. where he primarily practices at his Glenview and Buffalo Grove offices. Most of Dr. Jacobs’s patients come from the northwest suburbs with others coming to him from throughout the Chicagoland area and the Midwest.
A summary of Dr. Jacob's CV follows:
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1981
Reproductive Endocrinology Written Board Examination, 1991
Present Practice (Repro/Endo Infertility):
Center for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, Associate Director, 1988-1995
Center for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, Director, 1995-1997
Fertility Centers of Illinois, 1998-Present
Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL, 1979-Present
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL, 1988-Present
Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1998-Present
Highland Park Hospital, Highland Park, IL, 1999-Present
Associate, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1979-1992
Associate, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1992-1997
Chairman, Gynecologic Endoscopy Committee, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL, 1992-Present
Section Head, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL, 1995-Present
Instructor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Illinois, 2005-Present
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellow (FACOG)
Chicago Gynecologic Society
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)
"Top Doctors Chicago Area." Chicago Magazine, January 1993
Book "How to Find the Best Doctors - Chicago Metropolitan Area." Castle Connolly Guide, 1999
Book "Top Doctors - Chicago Metro Area." Castle Connolly Guide, 2001
Book "America's Top Doctors" - First Edition. Castle Connolly Guide, 2001
Book "America's Top Doctors" - Second Edition. Castle Connolly Guide, 2002
Recognized as one of the top fertility experts nationwide. Ladies Home Journal, May 2002
Book "Top Doctors - Chicago Metro Area." Castle Connolly Guide, 2002
"Top Doctors Chicago Area." Chicago Magazine, January 2004
Book "America's Top Doctors" - Third & Fourth Editions. Castle Connolly Guide, 2003 & 2004
Book "Top Doctors - Chicago Metro Area." Castle Connolly Guide, 2003 & 2004
American Fertility Association (Formerly the AIA) - Medical Advisory Board 2002 - Present
Articles (Peer Review Journals):
Jacobs LA, Thie J, Patton P, Williams TJ: Primary Microsurgery for Post Inflammatory Tubal Infertility. Fertility and Sterility, Volume 50:855, 1988.
Jacobs LA, Thie J, Field CS, Herrman B, Coulam CR, Ory SJ: Treatment of Endometriosis with the GnRH Agonist Nafarelin Acetate. Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Fertility Society, Reno, Nevada, 1987. International Journal of Fertility, January 1991.
Jacobs LA: Diagnosis and Evaluation of Stress Urinary Incontinence. LATPOSA (Northwest Community Bulletin), November 1982.
Jacobs LA, Ory SJ: Prostaglandin and Protoglandin Inhibitors in Reproduction. Postgraduate Obstetrics and Gynecology, 7 (3): 1-8, 1987.
Jacobs LA: Initial Clinical Survey of the Infertile Couple. Primary Care in Office Gynecology. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1988.
Jacobs LA, Ory SJ: Changes in Artificial Insemination Regimens: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. JP Lippincott, Philadelphia, September 1989.
Jacobs LA, Thie J, Field CS, Herrman B, Coulam CR, Ory SJ: Treatment of Endometriosis with the GnRH Agonist Nafarelin Acetate. Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Fertility Society, Reno, NV, 1987.
Jacobs LA, Benda AR, Arneson BW, Aaker DV, Ory SJ, Ball GD: Computerized vs. Traditional Semen Analysis. 44th Annual Meeting of the American Fertility Society, Atlanta, GA, October 1988.
Jacobs LA, Benda AR, Arneson BW, Ory SJ, Ball GD: Comparison of Separation Techniques for Selection of Motile Sperm from Frozen-Thawed Human Semen. 45th Annual Meeting of the American Fertility Society, San Francisco, CA, November 1989.
Johnson AR, Daniel S, Miller C, Jacobs L: A Fast and Simple Method for the Formation of Continuous Percoll Gradients for Sperm Preparation. American Fertility Society, 1993 Annual Meeting Abstract #196, Fertility and Sterility. Program Supp., p. 169.
Focus on Fertility. Pioneer Press newspapers, Illinois, monthly.