Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH

Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, Contraception & Family Planning, OB/GYN | More

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics Ellen H. Block Professor of Health Justice
Vice Provost for Academic Leadership, Advancement, and Diversity, University of Chicago

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.

An expert in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH, helps children, teens and women age 25 and younger who have complex gynecologic problems or need routine care. Dr. Gilliam specializes in managing common problems such as bleeding, painful periods, breasts cysts and abnormal pap smears and complex problems requiring pelvic surgery. She has expertise in providing preventive care and providing contraception to adolescents with other medical problems. Dr. Gilliam focuses on providing a youth-friendly atmosphere for girls and young women. She works closely with other specialists across the University.

An active researcher, Dr. Gilliam's research focuses on contraception, family planning, youth development, and sexually transmitted infections. Specifically, she focuses on contraceptive use among teens and women who are at risk for unintended pregnancy.

Areas of Expertise

  • Mullerian Anomalies
  • Puberty Disorders
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDS)
  • Gynecologic Care for Girls with Disabilities
  • Breast Disease
  • IUD Placement
  • Imperforate Hymen
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Irregular or Absent Menstrual Cycles
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Family Planning
  • Mayer Rokitansky, Kuster Hauser Syndrome (MRKH)
  • Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Pediatric Vaginitis
  • Labial Adhesions
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Ovarian Cysts & Masses
  • Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Care
  • Contraception

Medical Education

  • Harvard University Medical School


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • Northwestern Medicine


  • Northwestern Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Society of Family Planning
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
  • North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1999

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish