Dr. Edward H. Illions

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

Clinical Location

Denver IVF & Fertility Center
3055 Roslyn Street, Suite 230
Denver, CO 80238

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About Dr. Illions

Edward H. Illions, MD, joined University of Colorado Advanced Reproductive Medicine in February 2017. He is board certified in reproductive endocrinology and in obstetrics and gynecology. He completed fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Previously he was associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and director of the fertility preservation program at the Montefiore Institute of Reproductive Medicine in New York.

Education

Fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Walter Reed Army Medical Center/National Institute of Health/National Naval Medical Center (July 1989 – June 1991)

Residency, Albert Einstein Medical Center (July 1981 – June 1985)

MD, Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (August 1977 – May 1981)

BS, Muhlenberg College (1976)

Certifications and Licensure

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Reproductive Endocrinology (2007 – present)


Did you know?

In conjunction with a national network of universities offering fertility preservation services, Dr. Illions developed an Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol for ovarian tissue cryopreservation at the Montefiore campus.
 

Peer-Reviewed articles

Scott RT, Leonardi MR, Hofmann GE, Illions EH, Neal GS, Navot D. Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (CCCT) Screening in the General Infertility Population. Obstet Gynecol 1993;82:539-544.

Scott RT, Neal GS, Illions EH, Hayslip CA, Hofmann GE. The Duration of Leuprolide Acetate Administration Prior to Ovulation Induction Does Not Impact Ovarian Responsiveness to Exogenous Gonadotropins. Fertil Steril 1993;60:247-253.

Scott RT, Dellinger CL, Leonardi MR, Illions EH, Hofmann GE, Navot D. Evaluation of the Significance of a Poor Estradiol Response During the Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test. Fertil Steril 1993;60:242-246.

Scott RT, Bailey SA, Kost ER, Neal GS, Hofmann GE, Illions EH. Comparison of Leuprolide Acetate and Human Chorionic Gonadotropin for the Induction of Ovulation in Clomiphene Citrate-Stimulated Cycles. Fertil Steril 1994;61:872-879.

Scott RT, Illions EH, Carey KD, Navot D. Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Antagonist Administration Enhances Gonadotrope Responsiveness at Doses Inadequate To Suppress Circulating Immunoassayable Gonadotropin Levels. Fertil Steril 1994;62:1069-1071.

Scott RT, Beatse SN, Illions EH, Synder RR. Use of the GnRH-Agonist Stimulation Test in the Diagnosis of Ovarian Remnant Syndrome. J Reprod Med 1995;40:143.

Sharara FI, Illions EH, Coddington CC, Scott RT. Tru-Trax In Vitro Cervical Mucus Penetration Testing Correlates with Fertilization Rates in In Vitro Fertilization.  Human Reprod 1995; 10: 1481-1485.

Scott RT, Opsahl MS, Leonardi MR, Neal GS, Illions EH, Navot D. Life Table Analysis of Cumulative Pregnancy Rates Based on the Results of Ovarian Reserve Screening and Patient Age in a General Infertility Population. Human Reprod 1995;10:1706-1710

Illions EH, Scott RT, Carey KD, Navot D. Evaluation of the Impact of Concurrent GnRH-Antagonist Administration on GnRH-Agonist Induced Gonadotrope Desensitization in Mature Female Baboons.  Fertil Steril 1995;64:848-854.

Walker JA, Illions EH, Huddleston JF, Smallridge RC. Racial comparisons of thyroid function and autoimmunity during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Obstet Gynecol 2005 Dec;106(6):1365-71

Buyuk E, Seifer DB, Illions E, Grazi RV, Lieman H. Elevated body mass index is associated with lower serum-antimullerian hormone levels in infertile women with diminished ovarian reserve but not with normal ovarian reserve. Fertil Steril 2011 Jun;95(7):2364-8

Full-Sibling embryos created by anonymous gamete donation in unrelated recipients. Fertil Steril 2011 Sept;96(3):641-2

Non-Peer review publications

Illions EH, Scott RT.  Endometrial Ablation. The Wilford Hall Medical Center Experience; San Antonio, NM Magazine, June 1992:6-13.

Scott RT, Illions EH, Hayslip CA. Establishment of an Assisted Reproduction Program in the Armed Forces.  Military Medicine 1993 158;2:92-96.

Scott RT, Dellinger CL, Leonardi MR, Illions EH, Hofmann GE, Navot D. Evaluation of the Significance of a Poor Estradiol Response During the Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test. Fertility News 1994;3:19.

Illions EH.  Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain: Medical Treatment Options. Jacksonville Medicine, June 1994;29-35.

Illions EH.  Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the 1990s. Jacksonville Medicine, Feb 1994:64-68.

Lectures and presentations

“Fertility Preservation Update: The Montefiore Experience and Update from the 2015 Annual Oncofertility Consortium,” Grand Rounds, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, December, 15, 2015

Poster presentation: Kudesia R, Illions EH, Lieman HJ. Elevated Incidence of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in Southeast Asian Women Presenting for Infertility Care. American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Boston, MA Oct 16, 2013

“Fertility Preservation in Female Cancer Patients: The Oncofertility Consortium,” Grand Rounds, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, February 17, 2009

“Insulin Resistance and Cardiovascular Risk Factors,” Grand Rounds, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, February 21, 2006

"The Immunology of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss," Twenty-fourth Annual Update in Obstetrics and Gyncecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, March 31, 2000

"Mullerian Anomalies," Twenty-fourth Annual Update in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, April 1, 2000

"Tranvsvaginal Sonography in Infertility," Twenty-Third Annual Update in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, April 10, 1999.

"Diagnosis and Treatment of PCOS/Insulin Resistance," Twenty-Third Annual Update in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, April 9,1999

"Office Sonohysterography," Twenty-Second Annual Update in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, March 28, 1998.

"Osteoporosis:  Attractive Alternatives to Estrogen," Twenty-Second Annual Update in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, March 27, 1998.

"Contemporary use of GNRH Analogs." Twenty-First Annual Update Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, March 11, 1996.

"When to Refer for ART," Twentieth Annual Update in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Lake Buena Vista, FL, March 25, 1995.

"Contemporary Management of Prolactin Disorders," Twentieth Annual Update in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Lake Buena Vista, FL, March 25, 1995.

"Endometrial Ablation", Nineteenth Annual Update in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Lake Buena Vista, FL, April 14, 1994.

"Transvaginal Ultrasound in Infertility," Twentieth Annual Update in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Lake Buena Vista, FL, March 24, 1995.

"A Prospective, Randomized, and Cross Controlled Evaluation of the Impact of Oil Versus Open Culture Conditions in Human In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)." Illions EH, Scott RT, Hofmann GE. American Fertility Society. Montreal, Canada. 1993.