Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH

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

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics Ellen H. Block Distinguished Service Professor of Health Justice
Vice Provost, University of Chicago

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.

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 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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At a Glance

Practicing Since1999

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish