Programs and Special Interests
Family Planning and Contraception
Northwestern Medicine Family Planning and Contraception is a comprehensive subspecialty program committed to providing women with personalized care of the highest quality. We provide comprehensive family planning care including complex contraception consultation, laparoscopic and hysteroscopy sterilization procedures, and pregnancy terminations in the first and second trimesters.
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Pediatric gynecology is the care of gynecologic concerns for girls from infancy through adolescence. We manage many conditions, including vaginal discharge, vulvar irritation, issues related to puberty, and birth defects involving the reproductive tract and pelvic organs.
We frequently treat abnormalities of the breast or menstrual cycle, such as heavy or painful periods. We provide consultation for medically complicated adolescents with contraceptive needs.
Physicians have privileges at Lurie Children's Hospital and perform surgeries at the children’s hospital. Resident physicians in both Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology are part of the care team. We are located within the Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago.
Contemporary medicine requires public awareness of health care concerns and physician advocates to influence decision-makers to issue policy in the best interests of patients.
Advocacy is an important component of our work, to attend to the needs of our patients beyond the exam room. This work includes educating legislators about effects of laws on women's health and lobbying for bills using our medical knowledge to ensure that new laws serve the best interests of Illinois women and families.
Several physicians in our group serve as board members and officers in local and national organizations dedicated to advocacy, and they are leaders in the public arena. We work with legislators to write laws that benefit women's health and are frequently called upon by politicians to add our medical expertise to legislative concerns.
Northwestern Medical Group Faculty OB/GYN
675 N. Saint Clair St.
14th Floor, Suite 200
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Practice Number: 312.695.7382
Some women experience health concerns related to menopause. Our physicians discuss and prescribe hormonal therapy, address needs for maintaining bone health or sexual concerns. We provide consultation to women and their primary care providers.
Certain women and families are faced with a high risk of breast or ovarian cancer. The goal of cancer genetics is to identify individuals at increased risk of developing cancer in order to prevent cancer or to detect it as early as possible.
In conjunction with experts in the Division of Clinical Genetics, our physicians offer specialized services in cancer genetics and the prevention of gynecologic malignancies. We provide preventative care for women with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndromes.
Through the combination of medical surveillance and minimally invasive prophylactic surgery, the risks associated with these mutations can be greatly reduced.