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Iris Romero, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology

Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Iris Romero, MD, MS, is a highly skilled obstetrician and gynecologist with expertise in cancer prevention. Dr. Romero has formal and clinical training in the assessment and management of hereditary cancers. Her clinical practice includes individuals with a family history of gynecologic or breast cancer and patients with genetic mutations that predispose to gynecologic cancers, including BRCA mutations and others. To reduce the risk of cancer Dr. Romero works closely with her patients to integrate risk assessment, screening, and prevention. Dr. Romero also provides the full spectrum of general OB/GYN care including management of abnormal periods, fibroid treatment, contraception, and routine obstetrical care.

Dr. Romero's clinical practice complements her active research program, which focuses on developing new agents for gynecologic cancer prevention and treatment. Her research program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and nonprofit foundations.

Practice Locations

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

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

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Medical School

University of New Mexico


Penn State Hershey Medical Center


University of Utah


The University of Chicago Medicine


American Association for Cancer Research

Languages Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-6118

Office Postal Address

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

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Learn More About Dr. Romero

Dr. Romero supports optimized pregnancy and childbirth experiences at the Family Birth Center. Read more about her in Kate's birth story.

Dr. Romero's research lab explores ways to prevent ovarian cancer, including the use of oral medications. Learn more about the Romero Laboratory.

Dr. Romero's work helped uncover the role that fat cells play in the spread of ovarian cancer. Read the story.

Dr. Romero found that ovarian cancer patients that use a common diabetic drug, metformin, may have improved survival. To learn more, download the PDF.

Dr. Romero was on the integrated medical team that treated Allison Sharpe for ovarian cancer. Read Allison's story.

Selected Publications

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