Judith Hibbard, MD
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Interim Director, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Director, OB Ultrasound
We are dedicated to giving women with complicated pregnancies expert care by providing ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis and medical management. The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine provides an advanced level of care to women at high risk for pregnancy and fetal problems. The Interim Division Director, Dr. Judith Hibbard, is a nationally recognized board certified clinician and researcher who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in high quality and cutting edge perinatal care. The other members of the Division include: Dr. Jennifer Ahn, Dr. Michelle Kominiarek, Dr. Nicole Sprawka, and Dr. Howard Grundy. In addition, the Division runs a three-year fellowship program directed by Dr. Judith Hibbard, leading to certification in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, as well as an optional Master's degree in Public Health or Master's degree in Clinical Research.
The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine directs the high risk obstetrical practices at:
The University of Illinois Outpatient Care Center (OCC)
Suite 4C - 1801 W Taylor Street
The Division is involved in both basic and clinical research funded from grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), bio-pharmaceutical companies, and the Campus Research Board. Research faculty includes Dr. Stacie Geller, a health outcomes researcher. In addition, the Division has administrative oversight of clinical and ultrasound databases, the Perinatal Network of affiliated hospitals, the Outpatient High Risk Obstetrical Unit, and the Perinatal Ultrasound Unit.
Research interests include:
- Normal and abnormal labor
- Hypertensive disease
- Amniotic fluid volume regulation
- Premature rupture of membranes
- Maternal mortality
- Assessment of educational techniques in obstetrics