Robert Abrams, MD

Executive Director – Center for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Virtual care through telehealth
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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 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

    Professor for Center of 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 at Women and Children's Clinic

    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

    SIU Maternal-Fetal Medicine at HSHS Group Benefi Center for Women

    544 W. Pershing Rd Decatur, IL 62526
    Mon: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

    SIU Maternal-Fetal Medicine at HSHS St. Francis

    1215 Franciscan Dr. Litchfield, IL 62056 4th Floor

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

    1750 E. Lake Shore Dr. Decatur, IL 62521 LL2
    Tue: 7:30 am-4:00 pm
    Fri: 7:30 am-4:00 pm

    SIU Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Effingham

    912 N. Henrietta Effingham, IL 62401

    SIU Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Jacksonville

    610 N. Westgate Jacksonville, IL 62650

    SIU Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Macomb

    525 E. Grant Street Macomb, IL 61455

    SIU Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Quincy

    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301

    Hospital privileges

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


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

    Related articles


    Expanding access to Maternal-Fetal Medicine care

    Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) supports patients facing high-risk pregnancies. This care is time-sensitive and essential: a lack of MFM care is associated with worse outcomes for mothers and their