Laura DiGiovanni, MD
Division Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine
The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine directs the high risk obstetrical practices at:
Center for Women’s Health
University of Illinois Outpatient Care Center (OCC)
1801 W Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
820 S. Wood Street, M/C 808, Chicago, IL 60612
Welcome to Maternal Fetal Medicine
The Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care for women with complicated pregnancies. Maternal Fetal Medicine faculty provide an advanced level of care to women with high risk pregnancies and complex fetal conditions. The MFM faculty are double board-certified in both the subspecialty of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology.
In our state-of-the-art Ultrasound and Fetal Imaging Center, we offer the highest level of advanced ultrasound digital scanning, including 3D/4D imaging, and procedures including amniocentesis, CVS, and other high risk pregnancy diagnostics.
To provide the highest level of excellence and comprehensive care to our patients, we work closely with a skilled multidisciplinary UIC team of adult and pediatric cardiologists, neonatogists, genetic counsellors, pediatric surgeons, pharmacists, anaesthesiologists, neurologists, gastroenterologists, and internal medicine specialists.
The Division runs a three-year MFM Fellowship Program, directed by Dr Micaela Della Torre, leading to board certification in Maternal Fetal Medicine, as well as an optional Master’s degree in Public Health or Master’s degree in Clinical Research.
The MFM Division is actively involved in clinical research. Presently our studies include:
- Early ultrasound predictors of IUGR
- Prevention of preterm labor
- Hypertensive disease
- Amniotic fluid volume regulation
- Ethical issues in antenatal screening and clinical Maternal Fetal Medicine
- Assessment of educational techniques in obstetrics
- Global Health and mechanism to improve pregnancy outcomes.
University of Illinois Hospital is a state Perinatal Network Center; our MFM faculty review high risk obstetrical cases at several affiliated hospitals in Chicago.
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Patients: Please see our clinical website for more information.