About Dr. Jacobs

Get to Know Our Fertility Doctor


With more than 40 years of experience, Laurence A. Jacobs, M.D. helps couples who have fertility issues realize their dreams of having children.

Fertility Centers of Illinois (FCI) is spearheaded by our senior partner, Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs. As one of 11 members comprising the team of fertility doctors at Fertility Centers of Illinois, he has extensive specialized training and years of experience in the field of reproductive endocrinology. When you come to our clinic, you can rest assured that you'll get a correct diagnosis and effective care in a caring and supportive environment.

FCI is the largest group of fertility specialists and reproductive endocrinologists in the Midwest, and one of the leading centers in the country. Founded in 1976, FCI consists of 11 doctors, 10 clinics, and 2 In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) surgical centers with state-of-the-art in vitro laboratories. Dr. Jacobs practices independently, as do the rest of the doctors at FCI, but we consult with each other on a regular basis. This support and sharing of information means you get the most innovative and high-quality care possible.

We offer tried-and-true fertility treatment methods, as well as the very latest cutting edge procedures, to help our patients have the children they want. At FCI, Dr. Jacobs and the rest of the staff are committed to providing patients with personalized and customized care. Every child born as a result of our treatment is a cause for celebration here!

If you're ready to see a Chicago infertility doctor, the right choice is Laurence A. Jacobs M.D. at FCI. We keep up with innovative Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) to offer our patients every possible option of conceiving. Our goal is to make a difference in people's lives. Call 877-324-4483 today to schedule a consultation.

Laurence Jacobs, M.D., is one of eleven physicians at FCI. He has both the extensive specialized training and the personal and clinical experience to provide accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and compassionate care and support to his patients. Read on to learn more about Laurence Jacobs, M.D., a premier fertility doctor in the Chicago, Illinois area.

original_about-us-home.jpgLaurence A. Jacobs M.D. is the only Chicago-area reproductive endocrinologist to be consistently named year after year in all Castle Connelly's publications, America's Top Doctors (top 1 percent of specialists nationwide), and Chicago's Top Doctors (one of the top fertility doctors in the Chicago area) from 2000 to 2020. Dr. Jacobs has authored numerous articles for journals, books, and newspapers. Ladies' Home Journal and Chicago Magazine have repeatedly chosen Dr. Jacobs as one of America's Top Infertility Doctors. The Doctor has been honored with the Patients' Choice Award and, most recently, was awarded the Compassionate Doctor Recognition.


Fertility Centers of Illinois is the largest group of reproductive endocrinologists and infertility specialists in Illinois and the Midwest, and is among the leading fertility centers in the country. We have been providing fertility treatment in the Chicago area since 1976. Our 11 experienced physicians, ten conveniently located clinics, and two state-of-the-art IVF centers are focused on providing the best care possible for our patients. Each fertility doctor at FCI practices independently, but shares the resources and other benefits of a large comprehensive practice.



As a Mayo Clinic-trained reproductive endocrinologist/infertility specialist, Dr. Laurence Jacobs has the training and skills to offer the very latest procedures for helping his patients overcome their fertility problems. This includes offering new procedures as they are developed and proven. Dr. Jacobs has repeatedly been named in Castle Connelly's publications as one of America's Top Doctors (top 1 percent of fertility specialists in America) by his peers, including hundreds of OB/GYNs and nurses. The Doctor's patients are often impressed and reassured by this tremendous honor and a mark of distinction. More importantly, Dr. Jacobs is personally committed to providing patients with the most comprehensive care. With over 40 years of clinical experience and having personally undergone fertility treatment, Laurence Jacobs, M.D., knows how important having a child is to his patients.

As a fertility doctor, I am committed to developing a healthy partnership and relationship with each of my patients. I get tremendous satisfaction from what I do. Today's reproductive science and advanced medical technologies provide many options for helping couples overcome their fertility problems and have the child they've always wanted. What I do every day makes a difference in people's lives. At the end of the day, my true satisfaction comes from helping make the dreams of a family come true. - Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs


  • Bachelor of Science degree – Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois
  • Medical degree - Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois
  • Residency in obstetrics and gynecology – Northwestern University
  • Fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Mayo Clinic


  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • American Association Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)
  • American Fertility Association (AFA) - Medical Advisory Board
  • American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG)
  • RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association


Instructor: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School


  • Advocate Health Care PHOs
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna - Great West Healthcare
  • Coventry / First Health / Personal Care
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • United Health Care / OptumHealth
  • HMO
  • POS, PPO
  • Out-Of-Network Benefits Only
  • PPO
  • PPO
  • POS, PPO