Sana Salih

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Sana Salih, MD, MS, HCLD, is double board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and she is credentialed as a high-complexity laboratory director. Dr. Salih provides compassionate and comprehensive care to patients who dream of building a family but are struggling with infertility issues or recurrent pregnancy loss. Her practice is rooted in a patient-centric approach to care where Dr. Salih works with each patient/couple individually to customize a treatment plan for each woman’s or family’s unique reproductive goals. Her expertise in infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss promotes comprehensive evaluation and management, including advanced reproductive technology such as in-vitro fertilization, fertility preservation and preimplantation genetic diagnosis.

Dr. Salih treats a wide range of conditions that can be associated with infertility, including endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), blockage of fallopian tubes and diminished ovarian reserve. As an expert in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, Dr. Salih offers hysteroscopy and laparoscopy surgery, when indicated, for uterine fibroids and uterine anomalies, such as uterine septum and uterine adhesions.

Dr. Salih participates in the University of Chicago Fertility Preservation Program, which provides oocyte, sperm, embryo and testicular tissue cryopreservation for patients receiving gonadotoxic chemotherapy for cancer and non-cancer indications, those in military service, and patients at risk for a genetic disease may benefit from this program.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Salih is committed to ongoing research, investigating new and innovative therapies that can improve fertility and fertility preservation for her patients. She is a collaborator in a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded project to study the genetic basis for recurrent miscarriage. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Reproductive Sciences, Fertility and Sterility and more.

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine
  • Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Practicing Since

  • 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Medical Education

  • University of Khartoum; University of Texas Medical Branch


  • Yale-New Haven Medical Center; Morehouse School of Medicine; Ministry of Health, Khartoum, Sudan


  • Morehouse School of Medicine; Royal college of Obstetrics and Gynecology; University of Khartoum


  • University of Galveston Medical Branch; Yale University School of Medicine

  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)

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