Nicole E. Williams, MD, FACOG, FACS | Board Certified Gynecologic Surgeon
Undergraduate: BS Biochemistry & BA English Literature, University of Illinois-Urbana
Medical School: Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine
Internship: Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Residency: St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago
Fellowship: Women’s Health Institute of Illinois, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Faculty Appointments: Rush University Hospital and Medical Center
Dr. Nicole Williams has an extensive research background . She was a National Institutes of Health research grant recipient in plasmid DNA research during medical school and also presented research on Intravenous Leiomyomatosis at the University of Chicago. During her training, Dr. Williams earned a certificate in Female Sexual Dysfunction from world renowned sexual Psychologist Dr. Domeena Renshaw at Loyola University based on the principles of Masters and Johnson.
Active in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), she has served as the Junior Fellow Illinois Section Chairperson and currently serves on the Political Action Committee, lobbying congress regularly on women's health issues. Dedicated to the welfare of women, Dr. Williams has traveled to the Dominican Republic, Rwanda, Haiti, Cambodia, The Philippines, and Ghana to perform necessary gynecologic surgery on those in need.
For 3 years, Dr. Williams held a position as teaching faculty and Clinical Instructor with the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. She served as chairman of the DaVinci Minimally Invasive Surgery Committee at Mercy Hospital, developing their Robotic Gynecologic Surgery Program. In 2014, she became only the second physician in the state of Illinois to be certified in the Acessa procedure for fibroids. Since then, she has performed more than 500 of this complex surgical procedure.
Her clinical interests include heavy menstrual periods, fibroids, female sexual dysfunction, menopause and bioidentical hormone therapy, female incontinence, and endometriosis. In addition, she is a member of the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), The American College of Surgeons (ACS), and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL). Dr. Williams is also a member of Mensa, the international high I.Q. society.
When not actively working in those fields, she enjoys writing short stories and poetry, playing piano, and is dedicated to international mission work. Dr. Williams has been featured on ABC, CBS, WGN, NPR, and FOX Chicago as an expert on women's health.
Trinity Clark, WHNP |Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Undergraduate: Governor's State University, BSN
Graduate Study: University of Illinois at Chicago, WHNP
Board Certified: Masters of Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
Memberships: Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH)
Trinity Clark, WHNP-BC is a highly trained and well-respected Women’s Health specialist at The Gynecology Institute of Chicago. A native Chicagoan, Trinity completed her BSN at Governor's State and worked as a Registered Nurse at Franciscan, Presence Health, and North Shore University Hospital. Desiring to take her care to the next level, Trinity completed a specialized Nurse Practitioner's degree focusing solely on Women's Health at Loyola University Chicago. Demonstrating her dedication to the health of Women, Trinity worked at Planned Parenthood prior to joining The Gynecology Institute. She takes pride in her ability to connect with patients and empathize with them and their health concerns.
When not in clinic she enjoys binge watching Netflix and hanging out with her son and 4 pound yorkie!
Holly Robson, WHNP |Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Undergraduate: Eastern Illinois University
Graduate Study: University of Colorado, WHNP
Board Certified: Master's in Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
Memberships: American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Originally from the Chicagoland area, Holly Robson, WHNP, has been all over the country in her 10 year RN career. Having worked in intensive care, cardiac cath lab, surgical recovery, and travel positions she has a unique and diverse outlook on what it means to provide patient centered, competent care. A recent graduate of University of Colorado's WHNP program, she is passionate about providing safe and trauma-informed care to all patients who have pelvic organs. She provided care for all these patients with a focus related sexual and reproductive concerns.
When not caring for her patients, she enjoys spending time outdoors. Having spent the last 5 years in beautiful Colorado has given her a new appreciation for all nature has to offer, even in the city of Chicago. She enjoys taking her dog, a 4 year old pit bull named Stevie Nicks, down to the lake and camping with her in nearby state parks. She also enjoys game nights, trying new restaurants in the city, and making her own skin care products.
"I realize not all of my patients with pelvic organs may not have the same gender identity and providing a safe and caring environment is of top concern."
Shirley Rosado, MA | Lead Medical Assistant
Studies: Illinois School of Health Careers, Medical Assistant Program
Shirley Rosado is our lead Medical Assistant at the Gynecology Institute She is a native Chicagoan and has worked as an ultrasound technician at Northwestern Hospital in both administrative and clinical duties. Dedicated to service, she is well equipped to perform in office procedures such as urodynamics, ultrasound, and laser and assists Dr. Williams and colleagues as needed for office surgical procedures. Shirley is also fluent in Spanish.
Shirley has two children and enjoys spending time with her family whenever she can. In addition, she is an avid softball player and bowler and has won many league trophies with her team!
Ela Siragusa, L.Ac., LMT | Licensed Acupuncturist and Yogi
Undergraduate: Sports Rehabilitation, Kinesiology, National Sports Institute, Bucharest, Romania
Graduate: Master of Science, Midwest College of Oriental Medicine (MCOM), Chicago, 2000
Board Certified: National Certification Commission Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Certification: Suddha Weixler of Chicago Yoga Center
Fellow: American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM), 2001
Ela was a professional volleyball player in Romania. In 1990 she obtained a certification in kinesiology and sports massage for rehabilitation of sports injuries at the National Sports Institute in Bucharest, Romania. While living in Romania, Ela treated Olympic athletes in volleyball, basketball, swimming and gymnastics.
After moving to the United States, Ela continued her massage career at elite health clubs and spas in Chicago, including The Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, and Elizabeth Arden. Ela was promoted to head massage therapist at the Four Seasons in 2000, and continued as the head therapist until 2002. Ela opened her private practice in 1995, and began devoting her time exclusively to her private practice in 2002.
In 2000 Ela graduated from the Ohashiatsu Institute with a degree in Shiatsu. Ela then added acupuncture to her specialties in 2002 by graduating from the Midwest College with a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine.
After practicing Hatha Yoga, Ela decided to further expand her holistic health practice and became a certified yoga instructor studying under the guidance of the special Suddha Weixler of Chicago Yoga Center.
Ela is always learning, growing and adding disciplines to better serve her clients' and patients' needs.
"I believe every human being can live a better and more fulfilling life through physically, mentally and spiritually uplifting practices and treatments."
Maria Luz Carballo, LMT | Licensed Massage Therapist
Studies: Cortiva School of Massage Therapy Program, Chicago, IL
Maria is our holistic massage therapist who provides occasional services the Gynecology Institute. She received her LMT in 2013, and is well versed in various forms of massage including Shiatsu, chair massage, and hot stones. She is a native of Argentina. Maria is also fluent in Spanish and Portugese.
Maria is in a blues band and plays the guitar. She may be see on her off nights playing in live music venues around Chicago.