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Mahmoud Ismail, MD

Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology

Co-Director, University of Chicago Perinatal Network

Dr. Mahmoud Ismail is an expert in high-risk obstetrics, maternal-fetal medicine and infectious diseases in obstetrics.

Actively involved in several areas of basic and clinical research, Dr. Ismail is studying the clinical outcomes of vaginal birth after cesarean section and breech vaginal birth versus cesarean section. He is also interested in bacterial infections in obstetrics, the immunology of pregnancy and pregnancy after bariatric surgery.

A popular guest speaker, Dr. Ismail has lectured at scientific meetings and universities around the world. He has contributed to many book chapters and is a reviewer for several medical publications including Obstetrics and Gynecology, International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Journal of Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Ismail has been named as one of the “Best Doctors in America” by Best Doctors, Inc. and also as one of the “Top Doctors in Chicago,” by Chicago Magazine.

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

University of Chicago Health Specialists
222 Indianapolis Boulevard
Schererville, IN 46375

University of Chicago Obstetrics
and Gynecology Specialty Services
Pavilion A
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard, Suite 475
New Lenox, IL 60451

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Medical School

Cairo University Medical School


Christ Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL


Wayne State University Medical Center, Detroit, MI


The University of Chicago Medicine


American Arab Medical Association
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Medical Society
Chicago Gynecological Society
Illinois Medical Society
Infectious Disease Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
International Infectious Disease Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Society of Perinatal Obstetricians

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-5200

Office Fax

(773) 702-5160

Office Postal Address

Mahmoud Ismail, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC2050
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Learn More About Dr. Ismail

Dr. Ismail supports optimized pregnancy and childbirth experiences at the Family Birth Center.

Dr. Ismail was one of seven specialists who cared for a woman battling colorectal cancer during her pregnancy. Ismail monitored the infant’s growth throughout the pregnancy and delivered the healthy baby girl.

Dr. Ismail is featured in this story about a woman who had a rare, mono-mono twin pregnancy -- which meant that both babies were in the same amniotic sac.

Selected Publications

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