Joana Lopes

OB/GYN, Maternal-Fetal Medicine | More

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Joana R. Lopes Perdigao, MD, specializes in maternal fetal medicine and provides high-risk obstetrical care. Dr. Lopes Perdigao’s clinical practice focuses on high-risk pregnancy, spanning everything from prior preterm birth and cervical insufficiency to gestational diabetes and other chronic diseases. She also has expertise in treating conditions that develop during pregnancy, such as cardiac disease and high blood pressure issues (hypertension/pre-eclampsia), as well as treating mothers with congenital heart disease.

 Dr. Lopes Perdigao is passionate about researching the “fourth trimester” (six weeks after the baby is delivered) to better understand and care for patient with postpartum hypertension (high blood pressure in the fourth trimester). She has written several papers on this topic and will continue to do research ways to deliver targeted care for women post delivery.

Dr. Lopes Perdigao also takes her responsibility as a teacher to medical students, residents and fellows seriously, constantly providing valuable guidance and mentorship as they move throughout their medical careers.

Areas of Expertise

  • High Risk Obstetrics
  • Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy
  • Hypertension in Pregnancy
  • Diabetes in Pregnancy
  • Prevention of Preterm Birth
  • Cervical Insufficiency
  • Congenital Heart Disease in Pregnancy

Medical Education

  • University of Virginia School of Medicine

Internship

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Residency

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Fellowship

  • Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2012

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish