Meet Our Physicians
Board-Certified ObGyns near Chicago, IL
We invite you to take a moment to learn more about the highly skilled team of physicians at Women’s HealthFirst. All of our physicians are board-certified by ACOG or ACOOG.
Dr. Natasha Harvey is a board-certified OB-GYN. She received her undergraduate degree in applied math from Northwestern University and her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Harvey completed her OB-GYN residency at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Chicago. She currently serves on the Quality Committee at Northwest Community Hospital and previously served on the Robotic Committee and OB Steering Committee at St Alexius Medical Center.
Dr. Harvey’s special interests include gynecological and robotic-assisted surgery, high-risk obstetrics, working with teenagers, and seeing her patients through all phases of their OB-GYN care and treatment. She is dedicated to patient education and going above and beyond for those she serves. Dr. Harvey is actively involved in her church’s medical ministry, providing volunteer services to the community. When she’s not working, Dr. Harvey enjoys traveling, working out – including online Zumba classes – and spending time with her two young nephews.
Dr. Anita Iyer is a board-certified OB-GYN and fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Growing up in Cleveland, she attended Case Western Reserve University for her undergraduate studies and medical school. She continued her medical training, attending the Detroit Medical Center/Hutzel Hospital residency program, where she became interested in high-risk obstetrics and advanced gynecologic procedures.
After completing her residency training, Dr. Iyer has been practicing medicine in suburban Chicago, where she enjoys providing OB-GYN care for women of all ages. She has a vibrant personality and enjoys forming bonds with her patients. Dr. Iyer remains up-to-date on the most current advances in gynecology and high-risk pregnancies. She is committed to women’s health and serving her community the best way she can. When she’s not working, Dr. Iyer loves spending time with her family, shopping, traveling, and keeping up with current events.
Dr. Elizabeth Mlynarczyk is a board-certified OB-GYN and fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago and Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Mlynarczyk completed her residency at Loyola University of Chicago and Grand Rapids Medical Education & Research Center at Michigan State University. She has been in private practice since 2009.
Dr. Mlynarczyk’s areas of special interest include high-risk pregnancies, abnormal pap smears, abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, endometriosis, vaginal/vulvar skin disorders, and preventive exams. She also specializes in many procedures, including colposcopy, IUD insertions, hysteroscopy with polyp and fibroid removal, endometrial ablation, as well as laparoscopic and robotic-assisted hysterectomies, removal of ovaries, ovarian cysts, and endometrial lesions.
Dr. Mlynarczyk enjoys getting to know her patients and having the privilege of taking care of them throughout their lives. She is also fluent in Polish and speaks conversational Spanish.
Dr. Erwin Szela is a board-certified OB-GYN and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Born in Chicago Heights, Illinois, Dr. Szela has spent most of his life in the Chicago area. He received his bachelor of science in mathematical engineering from Northwestern and an MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern. He completed medical school at Rush Medical College in Chicago followed by residency training at Northwestern University/Prentice Woman’s Hospital, where he was promoted to chief resident.
He has extensive training in minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as laparoscopic and robotic-assisted procedures. Dr. Szela has performed more than 1,000 advanced robotic-assisted surgeries. He enjoys all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology, including women’s wellness, high-risk obstetrics, infertility, and surgery.
For more than 30 years, Dr. Szela has been committed to accessible and affordable healthcare for women. He has been on multiple medical missions to the Dominican Republic and Ghana, West Africa. Dr. Szela has been providing care through federally qualified health centers (FQHC) for more than 14 years. He is a past president of the Northwest Suburban Independent Physicians Association and was instrumental in creating the clinically integrated network with AMITA.
When Dr. Szela isn’t at work, he loves spending time with his wife of 34 years and his family.
Dr. Sidra Khan is a board-certified OB-GYN and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists since 2022. She received her bachelor of science in chemical-biological engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She attended medical school at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed her residency training at Riverside Methodist Hospital (OhioHealth) in Columbus, Ohio.
Dr. Khan has been providing high quality, patient-centered care in the Chicago suburbs since 2018. Her special interests include fertility counseling and treatment, routine and high-risk obstetrical care, and management of gynecologic concerns of teenagers and young adults.
When she is not working, Dr. Khan enjoys baseball, reading, and spending time with her family.
Schedule your appointment with a Women’s HealthFirst physician by calling (847) 808-8884 or simply request your appointment now. We have five locations near Chicago, Illinois, to serve you. Established patients are encouraged to visit the convenient online patient portal to request an appointment, message our team, update their records, and more.