Mahmoud Ismail, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine, OB/GYN | More

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Co-Director, University of Chicago Perinatal Network

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.

Mahmoud Ismail, MD, is an expert in high-risk obstetrics, maternal-fetal medicine and infectious diseases in obstetrics.

Actively involved in several areas of basic and clinical research, Dr. Ismail is studying the clinical outcomes of vaginal birth after cesarean section and breech vaginal birth versus cesarean section. He is also interested in bacterial infections in obstetrics, the immunology of pregnancy and pregnancy after bariatric surgery.

A popular guest speaker, Dr. Ismail has lectured at scientific meetings and universities around the world. He has contributed to many book chapters and is a reviewer for several medical publications including Obstetrics and Gynecology, International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Journal of Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Ismail has been named as one of the “Best Doctors in America” by Best Doctors, Inc. and also as one of the “Top Doctors in Chicago,” by Chicago Magazine.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • Cairo University Medical School


  • Advocate Christ Medical Center


  • Wayne State University Medical Center


  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Arab American Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Chicago Gynecological Society
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • International Infectious Disease Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Society of Perinatal Obstetricians
  • 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
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1977

Board Certifications

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic