Catherine Ford

Catherine Ford , MD, MPH, FACOG

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology

Center for Women’s Health:
Phone: (312) 413-7500
Fax: (312) 413-8331

Academic Office:
Phone: (312) 996-7430
Fax: (312) 996-4238


Medical SchoolResidencyFellowshipGraduate

New York University

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Global Women’s Health

University of North Carolina

Harvard School of Public health


Dr. Ford provides obstetrical care for low and moderate risk pregnancies. She also provides gynecological care including contreception, management of complex gynecological conditions, and she performs surgery for benign gynecology. Dr. Ford has a strong interest in Global Women’s Health. As a medical student she won multiple awards and scholarships for her research in obstetrics and gynecology and global health. Following her residency training, Dr. Ford moved to Lusaka, Zambia to complete a two year fellowship in Global Women’s Health through the University of North Carolina. During her time in Zambia, she practiced at the University Teaching Hospital with an emphasis on clinical teaching of Zambian post-graduate trainees in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her research in Zambia focused on prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV and women’s empowerment, which she hopes to continue in her position at UIC/UI Health. Following her residency training Dr. Ford also attained a Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Recent Publications:

Ford CE, Chibwesha CJ, Winston J, Jacobs C, Lubeya MK, Musonda P, Stringer JSA, Chi BH. Women’s decision-making and uptake of services to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission in Zambia. AIDS CARE 2018 Apr;30(4):426-434. Epub 2017 Oct 3.

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