Robert Abrams, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Division Chief, Maternal-Fetal Medicine


  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


Robert Abrams, MD is the Director of Obstetrics for the South Central Illinois Perinatal Center. He is also Executive Director and Associate Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at SIU School of Medicine. Because of his interest in academics, he is an active member on the Adminssions Committee for SIU School of Medicine and has received the APGO Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. Abrams earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Illinois-Chicago Medical Center and served as Administrative Chief Resident in his final year of residency. Following this, Dr. Abrams was in private practice in general OB/GYN for two years. He then pursued a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center. Dr. Abrams has been at SIU Maternal-Fetal Medicine since 2007.

Dr. Abrams is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the Society for Meternal-Fetal Medicine. He is double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He has published numerous articles in the field of high-risk obstetrics, and has been a speaker both nationally and internationally on obstetrical ultrasound.

Board Certifications

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology


Medical School: 
Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
University of Illinois, Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

Medical Experience

  • Physician, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Institute for Women's Health, 2002-2004
  • Clinical Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center, 2002-2004

Special Interests

Research Interests
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine, Preeclampsia, Prenatal Ultrasound, Amniocentesis, Multiple Gestation, Genetic Counseling, High Risk Pregnancy, Diabetes, Cervical Insufficiency, Hypertension in Pregnancy