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Catalin Buhimschi, MD, MMS, MBA

Professor, Department Head (Interim), Maternal Fetal Medicine Division

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Office Phone:

(312) 996-7006


Related Sites:

High Risk Obstetrics

Office Phone:

(312) 413-3890

Office Phone TTY:

(312) 413-3894


Following completion of medical school in Romania, Dr. Catalin Buhimschi attended the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston to complete a Master in Basic Reproductive Sciences. He then completed an OBGYN Residency at the University of Maryland, followed by a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) at Yale University. In 2004, he joined the Yale faculty where he held several leadership positions, including Director of the MFM Fellowship and Perinatal Research Programs, Director of the MFM Section, and Chief of Obstetrical Services at Yale New Haven Hospital. In 2013, Dr. Buhimschi was recruited to The Ohio State University (OSU), where he served as Director of the MFM Section and Vice-Chair for the Department of OBGYN. At OSU, Dr. Buhimschi demonstrated a dynamic vision that promoted effective business strategy and a commitment to outstanding clinical services. He was the recipient of the Frederick P. Zuspan Endowed Chair. In 2017, Dr. Buhimschi completed his Master in Business Administration at the OSU Fisher School of Business.

For over two decades, Dr. Catalin Buhimschi has been committed to basic science and translational research. He has published over 170 original research articles in journals such as Circulation, Hypertension, The Lancet, Science Translational Medicine, and JAMA Pediatrics. He was Co-Editor of the “Drugs for Pregnant and Lactating Women” textbook and associate editor of the American Journal of Perinatology. Dr. Buhimschi received many prizes recognizing research excellence from the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) including the “March of Dimes Best Research in Prematurity” award. In 2014, Dr. Buhimschi was elected President of the Perinatal Research Society (PRS). As a permanent member of the NIH Pregnancy and Perinatology (PN) study section, the SMFM fellowship committee, and as a board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), Dr. Buhimschi has played an important role at the national level to promote excellence in science and education. Since 2005, Dr. Buhimschi was funded continuously by the NIH to pursue research in the field of uterine healing, fetal injury, and antenatal damage. In 2016, Dr. Buhimschi successfully renewed OSU’s NICHD MFMU-Network grant, for which he served as principal investigator. Currently, Dr. Buhimschi is funded by the NIH and USAID.

For his entire career, Dr. Buhimschi has promoted a culture of training excellence. He has contributed to the academic development of many medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty. At both Yale and OSU, he developed infrastructures that fostered research and educational success. Under his leadership at OSU, the MFM fellowship program doubled in size. The fellowship training program’s involvement with the SMFM and Society for Reproductive Investigation reached an all-time high with many abstracts and oral presentations at these annual meetings. Initiation of collaborative research relationships and establishment of an active research network with Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus has facilitated Dr. Buhimschi’s trainees and faculty to seek and attain extramural funding from sources such as the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG).

At the University of Illinois, Dr. Buhimschi will capitalize on the wealth of clinical and research opportunities created by the University and Medical Center. Dr. Buhimschi leads a cadre of exceptional MFM physicians who, together with the outstanding current team, deliver care that is safe, efficient, and aligned with the Chicago community’s needs.


Medical: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest Romania
Residency: University of Maryland
Fellowship: Yale University
Graduate: University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Ohio State University