Robin D

UChicago Faculty Physicians

My name is Robin D'Aversa. I hold a degree in Doctor of Nursing Practice with a specialty in midwifery, and I'm particularly interested in uplifting care, which is affirming and inclusive of sexual and gender minority populations.

I chose to become a midwife knowing that midwifery is a tradition whose roots were planted and whose roots are tended by Black, Indigenous, and Latinx birth workers. And because of this, I know that it is woven with threads of liberation. And there's a possibility within accessing sexual and reproductive health care which is affirming, that gives people a seed of power and a wellspring from which they can experience power, abundance, health, and joy.

My philosophy of care is to walk alongside people as a strong ally in their pursuit of pleasure as a baseline, joy, family building, health, and healing. I chose to work at the University of Chicago Medicine primarily because of the exceptional midwifery team who demonstrate a deep and real commitment to improving birthing outcomes in a community in which I live and have personal stake.

I also chose the University of Chicago because of the investment that I see with the entire OB/GYN team toward a collaborative practice which honors the gifts and contributions of both models of care, of both doctors and midwives.
Robin D'Aversa, DNP, MEd, CNM, APRN, (they/them) is a certified nurse midwife who specializes in sexual and reproductive health. Dr. D'Aversa is dedicated to working with individuals and families in their beloved community toward empowered and informed reproductive and sexual health choices. They are an impassioned advocate for equity and excellence in birthing outcomes across race and ethnicity, and for the standardization of evidence-based, size-positive, sex-positive, kink-positive, healing-centered, sexual and gender minority (SGM/LGBTQIA+) -affirming health care.

Board Certifications

  • Certified Nurse Midwife

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Medical Education

  • The University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing

  • 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
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO

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