Glenda Rios, MD, FAAFP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine University of Illinois College of MedicineFamily Medicine
MSHC Near West Family Center, MC 698
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Biographical Info


Mile Square Health Center, Back of the Yards
4630 South Bishop Street
Chicago, IL 60609


University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, 1994


University of Illinois at Chicago, Faculty Development Fellowship, 2001-2003


Family Centered Maternity Care
Women’s and Reproductive Health
Infants and Children
Health Disparities
Bi-cultural Medicine
Residency and Medical Education

Born in Chicago and raised in Puerto Rico where I did all of my medical training, I returned to Chicago in 1999 to fulfill a two year commitment as a Scholar of the National Health Service Corps at Mile Square Health Center. I chose UIC-Mile Square due to my passion of serving the underserved and my desire to teach medical students and residents.

I became a family physician because I wanted to “specialize in people”; I enjoy caring for patients along their entire life spectrum and of all walks of life. I love not only taking care of a pregnant woman and delivering their baby, but also caring for their newborn throughout their lifespan. I believe everyone deserves access to high quality, culturally sensitive and compassionate medical care regardless of their social status, immigration status or ability to pay.

In addition to seeing my patients at the Mile Square Clinic at Back of the Yards, I supervise residents at Mile Square Main. I have additional expertise in Maternity Care and Women’s Health and enjoy teaching residents Women’s Health procedures during their training. I also provide Family Centered Maternity Care and in-patient care at Labor and Delivery where we care for and deliver our own patients.

Outside of my work, I enjoy spending time with my family and my lovely twins, Giancarlo and Angelena, and traveling and going on family vacations when time allows.


American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), Member
American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), Diplomate
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)
American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), Mentor
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), Member


*Miscarriage Care Initiative Grant from Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP), 2014, to expand access to evidence-based, patient-centered miscarriage care in primary care settings
*Outstanding Family Centered Maternity Care Attending at UIC Family Medicine Residency Program, 2013
*Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Advisory Faculty Status, 2009
*Women’s Chapter Representative for Illinois at the National Conference of Special Constituencies (NCSC) for the AAFP, 2007
*Family Planning Faculty Development Grant, 2007
*Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians, 2001
*Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE) Faculty Development Scholarship, awarded $25,000 per year, 2001-2003
*National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Award,1992-94, competitive scholarship with full tuition for medical education


Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Instructor Course. Presence Resurrection Health; Chicago, IL, August 2015.

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Provider Course.
Presence Resurrection Health; Chicago, IL , 2012, 2014

Clinical Profile

Categories: Department of Family Medicine - Miles Square