Shivika Trivedi

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Shivika Trivedi, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

[MUSIC PLAYING] My name is Shivika Trivedi-Kapadia. I go by Dr. Trivedi. I am an obstetrician/gynecologist, and I work in the generalist division.

Ever since I was little, I knew that I wanted to be a doctor. I don't really know where that idea came from. But as I got older and went through my training and went through my schooling, I understood the weight of what it means to be a physician, and truly how much a patient trusts to allow you the privilege to care for someone. And so being able to wake up every morning and know that I'm doing meaningful work to make someone's life better is really something special, and something that has motivated me to continue pursuing this passion.

I just recently moved to Chicago, actually, and I was interviewed all around the city. And the thing that really drew me to the University of Chicago was the people that I met, so the collaborative nature that I experienced when I met the people in my group, my coworkers now, as well as working with the nurses, the PSRs, the medical assistants. Just everyone is so collaborative in how they approach patient care, and really prioritizes making sure that patients are our number one focus.

One of the things that I've really tried to hone in my practice is to make sure that every patient that comes through my door, that I'm treating them the same, and yet, at the same time, individualizing the care that I provide. So if I am trying to explain something that is slightly more complicated, a complicated diagnosis, I make sure that I am explaining it in the same exact way, making sure that I don't have any prejudices or biases coming into this explanation, and making sure that my patient understands where I am coming from, and what I'm trying to explain to them.

I really enjoy performing procedures. I practice the breadth of obstetrics and gynecology. That includes vaginal deliveries, operative deliveries, C-sections, everything in the realm of obstetric care, including low- and high-risk care, as well as in the realm of gynecology. I really enjoy performing outpatient procedures, minor surgeries, as well as major surgeries, anything from hysteroscopy to large abdominal hysterectomies. I enjoy being able to also be the person who provides someone's primary care, and be part of making sure that they are living their healthiest life.

Shivika Trivedi, MD, MSc, provides comprehensive general obstetrics and gynecology care. Dr. Trivedi believes in treating each patient individually so that she can deliver the personalized care patients deserve. She enjoys providing medical and surgical care for women with abnormal uterine bleeding, abnormal pap smear results and high-risk pregnancies. Dr. Trivedi also specializes in contraception and family planning, helping women as they decide what options meet their reproductive goals.

As a physician scientist, Dr. Trivedi uses research to evaluate current and new treatments designed to improve women’s care. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Obstetrics & Gynecology, Contraception, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and more. She has also authored book chapters on laparoscopic complications and management of abnormal uterine bleeding.

Additionally, Dr. Trivedi takes true enjoyment in training and teaching medical students and residents, emphasizing the integration of evidence-based practice with the art of medicine. She uses this same passion when communicating with her patients to ensure shared-decision making to provide her patients with compassionate care.

Areas of Expertise

  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • High Risk Obstetrics

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Chicago Medical Society
  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Practicing Since

  • 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hindi

Medical Education

  • Emory University School of Medicine


  • Emory University Hospital

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  • Aetna PPO
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  • Cigna PPO
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  • Medicare
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  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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  • 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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