About Fertility Centers of Illinois

John Rapisarda, M.D.

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After graduating with honors from the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Rapisarda completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. He has also served as Assistant Professor of OB/GYN at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Rapisarda has been deemed a ‘top doctor’ by Castle Connolly, U.S. News & World Report and Chicago Magazine for several years. His compassionate, personalized and understanding approach to care has made Dr. Rapisarda a frequent recipient of the Patients’ Choice Award.

Dr. Rapisarda is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been practicing medicine since 1991.


Q & A with Dr. Rapisarda:

What is your approach to medicine? 

I want those I work with to feel that they have been cared for and treated with compassion and respect regardless of the outcome.

What do you like most about what you do? 

I enjoy meeting new people and working with them to overcome their struggle with infertility and help grow their family.

In practice what are you most proud of? 

High success rates even with very challenging circumstances.

Why did you choose to work in the field of reproductive medicine? 

Family has always been the most important part of my life.  I wanted to be able to assist others who were having difficulty adding to their family so that they too could share in this wonderful experience.

What do you consider your “special areas of interest” in reproductive medicine and why?

I am particularly interested in PCOS because it is a fascinating condition that is very common and often a challenge to treat effectively. I am also very interested in assisted reproduction such as IVF because of the dramatic advances that take place on a regular basis in this technique. There is a vast array of options for people to become pregnant and have a child.  The advances in this area have been dramatic in a very short timeframe.

Share something unique that most people don’t know about you. 

I used to be a gymnast, but I wasn’t very good.

What do you do for fun in your spare time? What are your hobbies?

Reading, fixing things, traveling, gardening and hiking.


Media Appearances

A sampling of media appearances with Dr. Rapisarda.

Glenview Patch – Fertility Road Map

Chicago Tribune – EmbryoScope Technology Set to Improve IVF

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