Dr Ivanov relocated to the US in 1990. She completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and then Fellowships in Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine at Rush-Presbyterian-StLuke's Medical Center. She has a Master's Degree in Clinical Research from Rush as well. She has been in private practice in Pulmonary and Critical Care with Midwest Pulmonary and Sleep Consultants since 1999, where she is a Partner. She has also held multiple administrative positions at various institutions throughout this time and currently.Dr Ivanov enjoys patient care and interacting with people. She is married with two sons. She likes hiking, skiing, birdwatching and going on Medical Missions to serve the underprivileged, most recently in Honduras and Ghana, together with her older son.