Meet Our Physicians and Staff
RGI Affiliate Physicians
Dr. Norman Ginsberg, MD
Dr. Ginsberg is one of the foremost referral specialists for the management of high order multiple pregnancies (triplets, quadruples or more). Patients seek his council from all over the United States and he is a frequent lecturer on this topic worldwide.
Together with his colleagues at Reproductive Genetics Institute he has received awards for his work in ultrasound for the early detection of spina bifida and the use of 3-D ultrasound to improve early detection of Down Syndrome. Presently his research focused on the development of a non-invasive screening method for Down Syndrome as well as a method for the detection for disorders that is more sensitive than standard chromosome analysis.
Dr. Elena Trukhacheva MD, MSCI
Dr. Trukhacheva has devoted her professional life to academic medicine, research, and clinical practice in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She received her medical degree from the Russian State Medical University in Moscow, Russia. She graduated magna cum laude in 2000 and received multiple awards for research and academic excellence during her studies. Dr. Trukhacheva completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine, consistently rated among the top medical schools in the country.
Dr. Trukhacheva is a speaker for the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She also serves as a reviewer for the Fertility and Sterility journal and is a member of the nominating committee for the Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis International Society (PGDIS). She is actively involved in teaching medical students and OBGYN residents at the Midwestern University and at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
Her clinical interests include In vitro fertilization, previous IVF failures, special approaches for poor responders, prenatal genetic screening and diagnosis, as well as advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic gynecologic surgery.
Following her residency, Dr. Trukhacheva entered a three-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Northwestern University in Chicago. During her fellowship she also received a Master of Science degree in Clinical Investigation. She has formal training in biostatistics, epidemiology, and design of the clinic.
Dr. Trukhacheva is fluent in English, Russian, and Ukrainian. A native of Russia, she now calls Chicago home.
Dr. Ilan Tur-Kaspa, MD
Dr. Randy Morris, MD
He received his M.D. degree in 1988 from the rigorous program at the University of Illinois at Chicago and in 1992 completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Lutheran General Hospital (a teaching hospital for both the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois). In 1991, Doctor Morris received an award from the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) as the Outstanding Resident in Laparoscopic Surgery. In 1992, he was a finalist for the Ruggie Humanitarian Award and winner of a research award for his work on ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS).
1992 also saw Dr. Morris accepted into the prestigious fellowship program at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. USC had garnered a reputation as the nation’s top program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility with many of the field’s top minds on the teaching faculty. It was here that Dr. Morris gained expertise in the complicated problem known as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). In 1994, The Society for Gynecologic Investigation awarded him the President’s Award for his research involving women with PCOS. In 1998, he again was awarded research honors, this time from the Pacific Coast Fertility Society.
Doctor Morris became board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He has been recertified every year in both areas. He balances the demands of the area’s most highly regarded private infertility practice with his continuing teaching and research activities. He has published extensively in various aspects of infertility and is the author of numerous textbook chapters.
Dr. Morris appears often in the news media and has been seen or heard on most radio and television stations and in newspaper features. He has helped pioneer some of the advances in fertility therapy used today.
Dr. Joe Leigh Simpson, MD, FACOG, FACMG
Dr. Simpson has played leadership roles in many other professional organizations. These include, President of International Society of Prenatal Diagnosis, President of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation and President of the American College of Medical Genetics. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine (IOM). He currently serves as Senior Vice President of Research and Global Programs for the March of Dimes Foundation.
Dr. Simpson has written 15 major books and over 750 articles and chapters. His research has been funded by National Institutes of Health and other organizations. He remains active in many areas of prenatal genetic diagnosis and reproductive genetics, not only preimplantation genetic diagnosis but recovering cell free DNA and fetal cells from maternal blood.
Dr. Lee P. Shulman, MD
Dr. Shulman is a member of numerous regional, national and international organizations that pertain to the health and care of women. He currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. His work has been recognized regionally and nationally. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, is a Contributing Editor for The Journal of Reproductive Medicine and the Executive Editor of the Journal of Gynecologic Surgery. He also serves on the editorial boards of Contraception, Prenatal Diagnosis, Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Menopause, and as a peer-reviewer for 31 journals. His major research interests are in reproductive and cancer genetics, contraception, botanical interventions in women’s health and menopause.
Dr. Jeffrey Dungan, MD
Dr. Dungan is also Medical Director of the Center for Genetic Medicine’s Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling at the Feinberg School of Medicine. As medical director, he is involved in multiple areas of the graduate program, including student supervision and research, the Research Oversight Committee, the Advisory Committee, and the Admissions Committee. He also lectures in several courses.
Dr. Dungan obtained his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska and served his Ob-Gyn residency at the University of Virginia. He completed his fellowship in Reproductive Genetics at the University of Tennessee, Memphis in 1993. Dr. Dungan then joined the faculty of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. During his tenure there, he served as Medical Director for the Master’s in Genetic Counseling training program that had recently been developed. In 1998, he joined the Ob-Gyn faculty at Baylor College of Medicine, where he served as Clerkship Director and played an active role in multiple educational activities.