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Megan Whitley Hatcher, MD

Assistant Professor

Department of Family and Community Medicine

Pronouns: she/her


Dr. Hatcher provides full-spectrum primary care for all members of the family. She has a focus on chronic disease management, reproductive health, and LGBTQ+ inclusive healthcare. Dr. Hatcher also provides care for individuals with substance-use disorders. She enjoys doing in-office procedures and keeping patients healthy with preventative healthcare.

Clinic Location: Mile Square Health Center Back of the Yards, COIP Westside Field Station

Clinical Interests:

  • Family Medicine
  • LGBTQ Inclusive Care
  • Primary Care
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Reproductive Health
  • Family Planning

Research Interests/Current Projects:

  • Screening and treatment of eating disorders in the primary care setting

Selected Grants:

  • HRSA Enhancement Grant Eating Disorders, 2023

Selected Publications

Megan Hatcher, BA, Grace Shih, MD MAS, Carie Muntifering Cox, PhD MPH. Women’s perspectives on discussing available abortion services in the primary care setting: A qualitative study. Women & Health, Volume 58, 2018—Issue 8. August 2018.


Residency: University of Illinois Chicago
Internship: University of Illinois Chicago
Medical School: The University of Washington School of Medicine — Seattle WA

Licensures and Certifications

Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Family Medicine

Selected Presentations

Megan Hatcher, MD, Michael Tarkey, MD; Patient Perspectives on Self-Swab Collection for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Testing. Department of Family Medicine Scholarship Day. May 2019

Grace Shih, MD MAS, Amanda Harris Weidner, MPH, Megan Hatcher, BA. Designing your own qualitative study: A beginner’s guide. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Orlando, FL. April 2015

Megan Hatcher, BA, Grace Shih, MD MAS, Carie Muntifering Cox, PhD MPH. The A Word: Discussing Abortion in the Primary Care Setting. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.  April 2015.