Laura DiGiovanni, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology

Director, Fetal Center

Dr. Laura DiGiovanni is an expert in fetal diagnosis and in the management of pregnancies complicated by high-risk conditions, including:

  • Structural fetal anomalies detected during ultrasound (such as spina bifida, congenital heart defects, abdominal wall defects, cleft lip, brain malformations, limb reduction defects, renal anomalies, and abnormal masses)
  • Chromosomal abnormalities
  • Genetic conditions

Under her direction, the Fetal Center uses a multidisciplinary approach to care for women with high-risk pregnancies, while addressing supportive needs of the entire family.

Dr. DiGiovanni is an award-winning researcher and teacher with a particular focus on fetal monitoring and the prevention of preterm labor. She has authored numerous publications and is an editorial reviewer for the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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 Certifications

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Medical School

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Internship and Residency

University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago


University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago
The University of Chicago Medicine


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
American Medical Women's Association
Central Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chicago Area Perinatal Society
Chicago Gynecological Society
Chicago Maternal and Child Health Advisory Committee
Chicago Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Illinois Perinatal Advisory Board
International Society for Medical Decision Making
International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-5200

Office Fax

(773 702-5160

Office Postal Address

Laura DiGiovanni, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2050
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. DiGiovanni

On two separate occasions, Dr. DiGiovanni assembled multidisciplinary teams of obstetricians, pediatric surgeons, pediatric otolaryngologists, neonatologists and anesthesiologists to plan the complex deliveries of infants with cervical teratomas. This rare neck tumor can present serious implications for both mother and baby, but our experienced teams performed safe deliveries and successful surgeries both times.

Dr. DiGiovanni was on the medical team that cared for Amanda Ruiz, who was 18 weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with head and neck cancer. DiGiovanni monitored the infant’s growth throughout the pregnancy and delivered Ruiz’s healthy baby girl.

Selected Publications

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