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Elie Hobeika, M.D.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Language Spoken: English, French, Arabic

Dr. Hobeika was very thorough and kind. He helped my husband and I through fertility issues and now we are expecting our first child! Highly recommend.

Biography

Dr. Elie L. Hobeika is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). He earned his medical degree at the Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut before going on to complete his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Hobeika strives to deliver the highest level of compassionate, individualized, and evidence-based care to all of his patients.

He then completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His advanced research in the field of ovarian physiology and the use of stem cells in reproduction has familiarized him with the complex disorders in women with infertility. Moreover, Dr. Hobeika has been trained by world experts in the field of recurrent pregnancy loss and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), offering him clinical expertise in these areas.

His research has been extensively published and presented in national meetings, and he has won several awards that recognize his accomplishments in research, teaching, and patient care during residency and fellowship. In addition to speaking English, Dr. Hobeika is also fluent in Français and عربى.

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  • Medical School: Université Saint-Joseph
  • Internship: Hotel Dieu de France University Hospital, General Surgery
  • Residency: Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital
  • Fellowship: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Advocate Condell Medical Center
  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Northshore Evanston Hospital
  • Northshore Highland Park Hospital
  • Northwest Community Hospital
  • 1st Prize Paper Award, Chicago Gynecological Society – 2019
  • First Prize Poster Award, American Society of Reproductive Medicine – 2019
  • Corporate Member In-council Training Grant, American Society of Reproductive Medicine – 2018
  • Travel Grant, The Scientific Advisory Board of Prelude Fertility – 2018
  • Outstanding Abstract Award, Endocrine Society – 2018William Weinstein Research Award, Northwell Health at Staten Island University Hospital-2016
  • 3rd Prize in Oral Presentation Contest, North Shore LIJ at Staten Island Institutional Research Day – 2015
  • Iffath Abbasi Hoskins, MD, Junior Fellow Research Day Oral Presentation Contest, ACOG District II Meeting – 2014
  • Resident Achievement Award, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons – 2014
  • Excellence in Student Teaching Award, North Shore LIJ at Staten Island – 2013
  • Hang-soo Park, Rishi Man Chugh, Abdeljabar El Andaloussi, Elie Hobeika, Sahar Esfandyari, Amro Elsharoud, Mara Ulin, Natalia Garcia, Mahmood Bilal, Ayman Al-Hendy. Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cell Secretome Stimulates Proliferation and Steroidogenesis in Human Unluteinized Granulosa Cells, 2021: 11, 4525. American Society for Reproductive Medicine Abstracts.
  • Hobeika E, Armouti M, Kala H, Fierro MA, Winston NJ, Scoccia B, Zamah AM, Stocco C. Oocyte-Secreted Factors Synergize With FSH to Promote Aromatase Expression in Primary Human Cumulus Cells, 2018: 104(5):1667-1676. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
  • E. Hobeika, M. Armouti, M. Fierro, N. Winston, H. Scoccia, A.M. Zamah, C. Stocco. Gonadotropins and Oocyte-Secreted Factors Coordinated Regulation of DDIT4 and CYR61 in Primary Human Cumulus Granulosa Cells, 2018: E319. Fertility and Sterility.
  • E. Hobeika, M. Armouti, M. Fierro, N. Winston H. Scoccia, A.M. Zamah, C. Stocco. Oocyte secreted factors regulate insulin growth factor 2 (IGF2) expression in human primary cumulus granulosa cells, 2018: E100. Fertility and Sterility.
  • E. Hobeika, R. Considine, A.J. Acton, F. Gonzalez. Paradoxical inflammatory responses involving lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in mononuclear cells (MNC) of lean versus obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are linked to hyperandrogenism, 2017: e69. Fertility & Sterility.
  • Convissar S, Armouti M, Fierro MA, Winston NJ, Scoccia H, Zamah AM, Stocco C. Regulation of Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) by Oocyte Specific Growth Factors in Human Cumulus Granulosa Cells, 2017: 154(6): 745–753. Fertility & Sterility.

Q&A

I have always been in awe of the process of creation of life. Being able to accompany couples along their path to parenthood has been my most rewarding experience in medicine. It is a continuous drive for me to be there for those who haven’t been able to attain this goal yet.

In our field, we practice at the forefront of medicine. I am proud to incorporate state of the art technologies and approaches with the goal of optimizing treatment outcomes for our patients. This is a continuous, never-ending process that seeks constant improvement in clinical and pregnancy outcomes. I am so proud to be a part of such an impactful, rapidly evolving field.

Ever since my early years of medical school, I realized that my passion revolved around the gift of life. This was later reinforced during my reproductive endocrinology and infertility rotation as a resident in obstetrics and gynecology. The impact that we can have on patients’ lives is tremendous which reflects a feeling of fulfillment and accomplishment.

My research experience in the field of ovarian physiology and the role of stem cell therapy in reproduction has attracted my interest to women with PCOS and diminished ovarian reserve. These two groups are very challenging and little progress has been made to bring about significant changes in outcomes over the past few years. I hope that through my continuous collaborations with scientists and research groups, novel approaches will be available for women who are currently struggling with either of these diagnoses.

Regardless of the advances in technology and the multiplicity of clinical parameters in our field, my approach to medicine involves considering the individual as a whole and individualizing care. I carefully assess the family building needs of individuals and couples, counsel them on the different approaches, and assist them in making the best choice for them.

I used to be a musician and a proficient piano player. I stopped my music classes when I started medical school, but I still play the piano occasionally… and hope to get back to it in the future!

I enjoy skiing, hiking, playing basketball, and trying new restaurants.

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