Meet the RMI Nurse Practitioners

Infertility nurses are special people, one-part healthcare providers, and one-part coaches and confidants. At RMI, our nurses provide patients with practical and personal support as well as the guidance needed to navigate all aspects of care.

Elizabeth Denisenko, MSN, WHNP-BC

Elizabeth Denisenko, MSN, WHNP-BC is a board-certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Ellie’s ultimate goal is to support her patients by providing the highest quality, individualized, and evidence-based care to fulfill their dream of creating or expanding their family.

Ellie obtained her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from University of Illinois at Chicago. She then completed her nurse practitioner studies and earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree at Loyola University Chicago. Ellie has over eight years of experience working specifically in women’s health at Northshore University Health System at both Skokie and Highland Park Hospital.

Ellie understands the importance of educating patients regarding their reproductive health and finds it beyond rewarding to provide comprehensive care to all couples. She is thrilled to join Dr. Nayak’s team, working in our Skokie and Chicago offices.

What sparked your interest in fertility?
While a graduate student, Ellie did research with her advanced pharmacology professor to further study the literature on the available pharmacologic therapies for anovulatory infertility due to polycystic ovarian syndrome. Her desire to learn and constantly seek new information in the ever-evolving field of reproductive medicine confirmed her passion for fertility.

What drew you to RMI?
I was drawn to RMI specifically due to the importance of parenthood in my own personal life. I find it beyond exciting to work in an environment where each team member is committed to providing the compassionate care our patients depend on during this time.

Educational background:
Graduated University of Illinois at Chicago Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Magna Cum Laude honors
Graduated Loyola University Chicago with Summa Cum Laude honors
Board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner by the National Certification Corporation

Clinical Interests:

  • Primary and secondary infertility
  • Oocyte cryopreservation
  • Lifestyle factors and fertility
  • Raising fertility awareness
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Third party reproduction
Kaitlyn Burke, MSN, WHNP-BC

Kaitlyn Burke, MSN, WHNP-BC is a board-certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She is an avid advocate for a patient’s right to understand their own health care. She is passionate about evidence-based practice and the current research being conducted to advance our knowledge and practice in reproductive endocrinology.

Kaitlyn earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Bradley University. She worked as a nurse in the emergency department at Advocate South Suburban Hospital and then on a labor and delivery floor at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago. There, she realized that she was passionate about women’s health and joined the RMI team in 2017 as a nurse at the time. She obtained her master’s degree from Loyola University Chicago while working as a nurse at RMI. Now, she has transitioned into a nurse practitioner role with the same team.

What sparked your interest in fertility?

Previously working in the women’s health field, I knew this population was near and dear to my heart. A close loved one was going through a fertility journey of her own, which sparked interest in this specialty initially. When I joined the RMI team, I was able to truly appreciate how challenging and rewarding this field is. Taking part in the process for an individual, couple, or family to realize their goals of parenthood is the most rewarding job I can ever imagine.

What drew you to RMI?

To me, RMI is the best combination of what a fertility practice can be: small enough to offer truly individualized care, large enough to accommodate a wide variety of patients, and always searching for more as far as evidence-based research and best practices for each of our patients. RMI is a team where every role is vital in guiding the patient along their journey.

Educational background:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bradley University with magna cum laude honors

Master of Science in Nursing from Loyola University Chicago with summa cum laude honors

Board-certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner by the National Certification Corporation

Clinical Interests

  • Patient education
  • Primary prevention and holistic care
  • Ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination
  • Fertility preservation
  • Premature ovarian insufficiency

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