Robert Abrams, MD

Division Chief, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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    About me

    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. He has been director of obstetrical ultrasound for SIU since his arrival in 2007. Because of his interest in academics, he is an active member on the admissions committee for SIU School of Medicine and has received the APGO Excellence in Teaching Award.

    Abrams earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and obtained his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago. 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, 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. Abrams has been at SIU Maternal-Fetal Medicine since 2007.

    Abrams is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the Society for Maternal-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. Abrams earned his certified physician executive degree in 2019.



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    Education & training

    Associate Professor
    Executive Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
    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

    Clinical locations


    SIU Maternal-Fetal Medicine

    415 N. 9th St. 6th Floor Suite 6W30 Springfield, IL 62701
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

    SIU Center for Family Medicine - Quincy

    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
    Mon - Tue: 8:30 am-5:00 pm
    Wed: 8:30 am-7:00 pm
    Thu - Fri: 8:30 am-5:00 pm

    SIU Maternal-Fetal Medicine at HSHS St. Mary's

    1750 E. Lake Shore Dr. LL2 Decatur, IL 62521
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

    Hospital privileges

    • HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL
    • Memorial Medical Center, Springfield IL


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