Dr. Juan P. Alvarez is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He completed his fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center combined program. Prior to his fellowship, he completed his residency at Emory University School of Medicine and received his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Alvarez is passionate about all aspects of infertility but has a particular interest in obesity and its impact on fertility as well as unexplained infertility, diminished ovarian reserve and fertility preservation. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Dr. Alvarez also has a special interest in LGBTQ+ fertility care and education. Dr. Alvarez is committed to helping, treating, and advocating for the reproductive health of the LGBTQ+ community and has a specific interest in egg donation, sperm donation and surrogacy.
His published research has centered around topics such as PCOS and miscarriage, improving egg quality, and the impact obesity has on ovarian function and fertility potential. Dr. Alvarez takes the time to form a deep connection to his patients and creates individual and personalized treatment plans for each patient in his care. In addition to speaking English, Dr. Alvarez is also fluent in Spanish.
Q & A with Dr. Alvarez:
What do you like most about what you do?
I love seeing all the success stories of my patients and knowing that I have impacted their lives in such a positive way.
In practice, what are you most proud of?
I am most proud of the strength and resilience of my patients to continue to persevere.
Why did you choose to work in the field of reproductive medicine?
My career path to becoming an REI started at Fertility Centers of Illinois as a medical student. I was fortunate enough to rotate through the FCI clinic and witness firsthand the remarkable impact that REI doctors have on patient’s lives as well as the outstanding medical advances that are made every day in our field. I knew from this experience I wanted to be part of that.
What do you consider your special areas of interest in reproductive medicine and why?
I have a special interest in third party reproduction, especially for the LGBTQ+ community, and in treating patients with the challenging diagnosis of unexplained infertility.
What is your approach to medicine?
I always strive to provide evidence-based medicine to all my patients by staying up to date with the latest research in the field. I carefully assess the individual needs of my patients and help to educate them on their diagnosis and treatment options to build an individualized approach to treatment.
Share something unique people don't know about you.
My grandfather was a very famous baseball commentator and news radio personality in Colombia.
What do you do for fun in your spare time? What are your hobbies?
I like to stay active by doing CrossFit and walking my dog, Alfred. I love anything space and science related as well as ancient civilizations. I love to watch a good documentary on any of these subjects.
Doctor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, 2007-2010
Internship & Residency
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine, 2010-2014
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2014-2017
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
Awards & Accreditations
Published research articles and book chapter
Pacific Coast Reproductive Society 64th Annual Meeting Traveling Scholarship - 2016
Vivere Scientific American Society for Reproductive Medicine Travel Grant - 2015
American Society for Reproductive Medicine Resident Reporter Award - 2013
North American Menopause Society/Pfizer Medical Resident & Fellow Reporter award - 2012
Outstanding Clinical Service in Gynecologic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine - 2012
American Cancer Society Summer Research Grant - 2004