Laura A. Douglass, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Laura A. Douglass, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Director, Transabdominal Cerclage Program

Laura Douglass, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist with fellowship training in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. As director of the Transabdominal Cerclage (TAC) Program, Dr. Douglass is an expert in TAC surgery, a procedure that prevents pregnancy loss in patients who have incompetent cervix (a weakened or short cervix). As a mentee of world-renowned gynecologic surgeon and TAC expert Arthur Haney, MD, Dr. Douglass was personally selected by Dr. Haney to lead the TAC Program upon his retirement in 2020.

She also performs a wide range of complex robotic and laparoscopic surgeries, specializing in the treatment of endometriosis, uterine fibroids, ovarian/tubal cysts and Mullerian anomalies. Dr. Douglass is passionate about providing safe, effective care using the least invasive and most individualized surgical approach for each patient’s needs.

She further specialized her practice by receiving international training and mentorship in São Paulo, Brazil, with an emphasis on providing fertility-sparing surgical treatment for women with endometriosis. In 2015, Dr. Douglass assisted in the implementation of laparoscopy in the obstetrics and gynecology department at a medical center in American Samoa.

Areas of Expertise

  • Adenomyosis
  • Adnexal Surgery
  • Alternatives to Hysterectomy
  • Bleeding After Menopause (Postmenopausal Bleeding)
  • Complex Open Gynecologic Surgery
  • Complex Pelvic Surgery
  • Dermoid Cyst
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Endometrial Polyps
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Endometriosis
  • Female Pelvic Pain

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders
  • World Endometriosis Society

Practicing Since

  • 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Wayne State University School of Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • Indiana University Health

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