Gloria Elam, MD MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology

Associate Head of Clinical Affairs

Director, Center for Women's Health

President of Medical Staff, UI Health

Gloria Elam

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Board Certification
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Medical School
Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

Master in Public Health in Epidemiology, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

Obstetrics and Gynecology


Contact information


Center for Women's Health
P 312.413.7500
F 312.413.8331


Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

820 S. Wood Street, M/C 808, Chicago, IL 60612 

P 312.996.7430
F 312.996.4238



Gloria Elam, MD MPH has been at the University of Illinois at Chicago since 1991, and is currently Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology, Associate Head of Clinical Affairs, Director of the Center for Women's Health, and is the President of the UI Health Medical Staff. Dr. Elam has held several positions and appointments within the department, including serving as the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, followed by serving as OB/GYN Residency Program Director. 

Dr. Elam is also active on the College of Medicine Executive Committee, as well as on the national level, in which she’s a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologist and also serves as a board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Her excellence in teaching and clinical practice has been recognized with honors at both the university and national level.  In 2013, Dr. Elam received the CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education, for her exemplary work in promoting excellence in resident education in obstetrics and gynecology

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Elam’s clinical expertise includes abnormal vaginal bleeding, family planning, menopause, general obstetrics and gynecology, and contraception. 


Recent Publications & Presentations


Clinical Cases in Fibroid Management. Challenging Topics in OB/Gyn. Chicago, IL. Octover 24-25, 2013.