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Catherine Ford, MD, MPH, FACOG

Assistant Professor, Associate Residency Program Director, Division of Academic Specialists

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Office Phone:

(312) 355-1661

Related Sites:

Center for Women’s Health

Office Phone:

(312) 413-7500


Dr. Ford provides obstetric care for low and moderate risk pregnancies. She also provides gynecologic care including contraception, management of complex gynecological conditions, and surgery for benign gynecology. Dr. Ford has a strong interest in infectious diseases and Global Women’s 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, focusing on the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV and women’s empowerment. 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 clinical, educational and research experiences in Zambia continue to impact her work today, with her current academic focus on resident education and research interests in obstetrics care in both local and global settings.

Selected Publications

Gultekin-Elbir EE, Ford C, Genç MR. The value of amniotic fluid analysis in patients with suspected clinical chorioamnionitis. Journal of Perinatal Medicine. 2019;47(5):493-499.

Ford CE, Coetzee D, Winston J, Chibwesha CJ, Ekouevi DK, Welty TK, Maman S, Stringer EM, Stringer JSA, Chi BH. Maternal decision-making and uptake of health services for the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission: a secondary analysis. Accepted Maternal and Child Health July 2018.

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. Accepted AIDS CARESeptember 2017

Chibwesha CJ, Ford CE, Mollan KR, Stringer JSA. Point-of-Care Virologic Testing to Improve Outcomes of HIV-Infected Children in Zambia: A Clinical Trial Protocol. JAIDS. 2016 Aug:72:S197-S201



Medical School:New York University
Residency:Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship:Global Women’s Health, University of North Carolina
Graduate:Harvard School of Public health