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Amy Whitaker, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology

Dr. Amy Whitaker provides reproductive healthcare for women and adolescent girls. She specializes in pregnancy termination and contraceptive care, including management of hormonal contraception, placement of intrauterine devices and implantable contraceptives for women and teens with complex medical histories. She also provides comprehensive pregnancy options counseling for women with fetal abnormalities detected during their pregnancies. Dr. Whitaker earned a master of science in health studies.

Her recent research has focused on theory-based contraceptive counseling interventions, long-acting reversible contraception for adolescent and young adult women, expanding access to contraception, and post-partum and post-abortion contraceptive options.

Dr. Whitaker is also an active teacher and lecturer at the Pritzker School of Medicine. In addition to teaching courses in reproductive healthcare, she has given lectures on epidemiology, clinical investigation and the doctor-patient relationship.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Medical School

University of California San Francisco


Magee Women’s Hospital, Pittsburgh


Magee Women’s Hospital, Pittsburgh


The University of Chicago Medicine


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
Society of Family Planning

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 834-4129

Office Fax

(773) 702-0840

Office Postal Address

Amy Whitaker, MD, MS
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2050
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Family planning
  • Contraception
  • Adolescent contraceptive options
  • Reproductive choice
  • Evidence-based medicine

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Read More About Dr. Whitaker

Additionally, Dr. Whitaker trains residents and fellows in the Ryan Center.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Whitaker's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.