Joana Lopes

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Joana R. Lopes Perdigao, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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 patients with congenital heart disease before, during and after pregnancy.

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.

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Practicing Since

  • 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Medical Education

  • University of Virginia


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania; University of Chicago Medicine

  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)

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