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Dr. Farah A. Alvi

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon
Farah A. Alvi, MD, MS, FACOG

Dr. Alvi is a board-certified gynecologist, fellowship-trained in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, who is committed to providing compassionate, personalized, and evidence-based gynecologic care for women of all ages. She specializes in the treatment of complex gynecologic conditions including endometriosis, fibroids, adenomyosis, abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain, ovarian cysts, infertility, abnormal pap smears and menopause. Dr. Alvi strongly believes in empowering women with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about their own health. and counseling them about all of their medical options.

Dr. Alvi earned her master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and medical degree in Ohio at The University of Toledo College of Medicine. She completed her residency at Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago and then went on to pursue additional specialized training in the form of a two-year fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Alvi has served as an attending faculty Clinical Instructor at Northwestern, teaching residents and medical students. She also now currently serves as a Clinical Associate at University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Alvi has published in a number of medical professional journals and presented her research at several national meetings.

Dr. Alvi is married and lives in the northwest Chicago suburbs with her husband and 3 children. She has a strong passion for women’s health and strives to do the very best for her patients. She is also fluent in Urdu/Hindi.

Education & Experience

College & Residency

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

St Joseph Hospital
Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Toledo College of Medicine
Medical School

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Focused Practice Designation

IL State Medical License

North American Menopause Society (NAMS)
National Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP)


Laparoscopic Major Vascular Injury Simulation Using a Synthetic Compared With Porcine Model.
Milad MP, Alvi FA, Breen MT, Brincat C, Frederick PJ, Lewicky-Gaupp C, Lewis M, Rone B, Swan K, Wollschlaeger K

New paradigms in the conservative surgical and interventional management of adenomyosis.
Alvi, F. A.,Glaser, L. M.,Chaudhari, A.,Tsai, S.,Milad, M. P.

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy and primary debulking surgery utilization for advanced-stage ovarian cancer at a comprehensive cancer center.
Mueller JJ, Zhou QC, Iasonos A, O'Cearbhaill RE, Alvi FA, El Haraki A, Eriksson AG, Gardner GJ, Sonoda Y, Levine DA, Aghajanian C, Chi DS, Abu-Rustum NR, Zivanovic O

Single-Site Robotic Excision of Bladder Endometriosis Utilizing Fluorescence Imaging and CO2 Laser Technology.
Alvi FA, Zubair M, Diakos B

Trends in Malpractice Claims for Obstetric and Gynecologic Procedures,2005-2014
Glaser LM, Alvi FA, Milad M

Hospital Affiliations

Dr. Alvi is affiliated with the following Hospitals. Affiliations usually means this doctor has admitting privileges at that hospital.

The University of Chicago Medical Center

Hyde Park, IL
#3 in Illinois

Hinsdale Hospital

LaGrange Hospital

Northwest Community Hospital

Arlington Heights, IL
#14 in Illinois

Northwest Community Hospital

Insurance Accepted

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