Iris Romero, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology

Iris Romero, MD, MS, is a highly skilled obstetrician and gynecologist with expertise in cancer prevention and family planning. One of Dr. Romero's areas of focus is providing long term gynecologic care to individuals at high risk for gynecological cancer, including those with a strong family history of cancer. She is particularly interested in the link between increased body weight and cancer. Dr. Romero's second area of focus is pre-natal care and delivery. She takes an integrated approach involving the patient, her family and the medical staff all as vital members of the team.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Romero has an active research laboratory in the Center for Integrative Science. Her goal is to identify safe and inexpensive agents that can be used to prevent gynecological cancers. Dr. Romero's research is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by non-profit 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
American College of Obstetrics/Gynecology

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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Clinical Interests

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Read More About Dr. Romero

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.