Board of Directors

Angeline N. Beltsos, MD, FACOG

EXECUTIVE director, PRESIDENT & Board member

Angeline N. Beltsos, MD, FACOG

Angeline N. Beltsos, MD is the CEO and Medical Director of Vios Fertility Institute. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI), practicing medicine since 1991. Dr. Beltsos completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Loyola University in 1995 followed by a fellowship in REI at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, completed in 1997. Dr. Beltsos is also the Clinical Research Division Director of Vios and participates in a number of research projects and scientific publications. She has received numerous awards in teaching and has been honored as “Top Doctor” from Castle Connelly for several years. She is a popular speaker, both nationally and internationally, and a frequent media resource on the topic of infertility. Dr. Beltsos founded the Midwest Reproductive Symposium international conference in 2003, after recognizing the need for a collaborative forum for those in the reproductive field to share knowledge and best practices.

As the REI Division Education Director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency programs of Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Lutheran General Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Hospital Chicago, Dr. Beltsos helps educate future OB/GYN doctors. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Illinois at Chicago.

Amber Cooper, MD, MSCI, FACOG

vice PRESIDENT & Board member

Amber Cooper, MD, MSCI, FACOG

Dr. Amber Cooper is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and Medical and IVF Practice director of Vios Fertility Institute St. Louis. She is also Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of OB/Gynecology/Women's Health at St Louis University. She completed both her residency and fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, as well as her Master of Science in Clinical Investigation. She has helped thousands of patients with complex cases achieve successful outcomes, preserve fertility and fulfill the dream of parenthood.

During her years of practice, Dr. Cooper has received numerous awards for her outstanding surgical techniques, teaching excellence, clinical research and patient satisfaction, and has been named one of the Best Doctors in America by St. Louis Magazine for the last five years running. She considers it her life’s work to educate, empower, and improve personalized care for those with infertility.

 

Jared Robins, MD

Treasurer & Board member

Jared Robins, MD

Jared Robins, MD is an Associate Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and is the Medical Director for International Health at Northwestern Memorial HealthCare.

Dr. Robins graduated from Emory University and received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Albert Einstein School of Medicine and his Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at The University of Cincinnati. Subsequent to fellowship, he developed and ran Brown University's Program for Fertility Preservation as well as its In-Vitro Maturation Program. Dr. Robins came to Northwestern to develop the clinical and academic Division of REI before leading the international medical team for the Northwestern health system.

 

 

William Kearns, PhD

SECRETARY & BOARD MEMBER

William Kearns, PhD

Dr. William G. Kearns earned his doctorate at Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed his advanced training during a three-year fellowship in medical genetics at the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Kearns is well known in the field of genetics, particularly preimplantation and cancer genetics, and continues to serve on the faculty of Johns Hopkins as a medical geneticist and associate professor. His duties include training fellows and graduate students in genetics, maternal fetal medicine and reproductive endocrinology.

Widely known nationally and internationally for his expertise in genetics, Dr. Kearns is uniquely qualified in his ability to devise and implement genetic testing strategies in order to offer IVF patients an opportunity to achieve their goal – a healthy baby. He brings valuable experience to the diagnostic and research laboratory, including 15 years in starting and directing a preimplantation genetic diagnostic laboratory prior to founding AdvaGenix.

 

Eric Forman, MD, HCLD

BOARD MEMBER

Eric Forman, MD, HCLD

Dr. Eric Forman is the Medical and Laboratory Director at Columbia University Fertility Center, he oversees the medical practice as well as the IVF embryology and andrology laboratories. He also actively sees patients with infertility and those seeking to preserve their fertility. Dr. Forman has extensive clinical and laboratory research experience. He has published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals on a wide range of topics in assisted reproductive technology (ART).

He has a special interest in using preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) to optimize IVF and improve selection for elective single embryo transfer (eSET). A randomized controlled trial he led demonstrated, for the first time, that transferring a single chromosomally-normal embryo(link is external and opens in a new window) can achieve the same live birth rates as transferring two untested embryos. After publication of this paper, eSET rates skyrocketed and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine references Dr. Forman’s study in its guideline on the number of embryos to transfer in IVF. He also has an interest in fertility preservation, and a study he led proved that egg freezing using the rapid vitrification technology does not increase the risk of genetic abnormalities in the resulting embryos. This study was cited as a “watershed in ART” by one of the world’s leading experts on cryopreservation.

 

Kathryn Go, PhD

BOARD MEMBER

Kathryn Go, PhD

Kathryn Go earned her doctoral degree in molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania has been a laboratory director and practicing embryologist for more than 35 years. After 21 years as Laboratory Director at Pennsylvania Reproductive Associates, she spent 11 years as Scientific and Laboratory Director at IVF New England. More recently, she has served as the Director, Embryology Laboratory, Boston IVF - The Maine Center and Director, Clinical Laboratory, ReproSource Fertility Diagnostics.

Kathryn has been on the faculties of the medical schools of the University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson Medical University, and the University of Massachusetts, and has also taught at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and the Experimental College of Tufts University. Kathryn has served on the executive council of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, been a consultant to the FDA, and has served as chair of the Reproductive Biology Professional group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. She is also past President of the New England Fertility Society (NEFS) and currently serves as its Vice-President. Kathryn is currently the Managing Director of Embryology at TMRW Life Sciences, New York, New York, developing training curricula and educational content for TMRW’s partner clinics.

 

Dan Williams, MD

BOARD MEMBER

Dan Williams, MD

Dr. Williams received both his undergraduate degree in biology and his medical degree from The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at King-Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles and completed his fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at UCLA/Cedars Sinai Medical Centers. Following his training, Dr. Williams joined the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine as an associate professor and the medical director of the IVF program. He then served as a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and the medical director for the Center for Reproductive Health at The University of Cincinnati School of Medicine.

Dr. Williams is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and has also been repeatedly named one of the Best Doctors in America. In 2009, Dr. Williams joined Houston Fertility Institute where he also serves as the Director of the Egg Donor Program. He is a fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as reproductive endocrinology-infertility.

 

Scott Nelson, MD

International BOARD MEMBER

Scott Nelson, MD

Scott Nelson is the Muirhead Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Glasgow. Scott’s additional roles include Scientific Advisor to The Fertility Partnership, northern Europe’s largest assisted conception provider, and Medical Director of Access Fertility. His research covers use of biomarkers to individualize care and epidemiology including e-health records and data linkage.