Iris Romero, MD, MS

OB/GYN | More

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

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.


Iris Romero, MD, MS, is a highly skilled obstetrician and gynecologist with expertise in cancer prevention. Dr. Romero has formal and clinical training in the assessment and management of hereditary cancers. Her clinical practice includes individuals with a family history of gynecologic or breast cancer and patients with genetic mutations that predispose to gynecologic cancers, including BRCA mutations and others. To reduce the risk of cancer Dr. Romero works closely with her patients to integrate risk assessment, screening, and prevention. Dr. Romero also provides the full spectrum of general OB/GYN care including management of abnormal periods, fibroid treatment, contraception, and routine obstetrical care.

Dr. Romero's clinical practice complements her active research program, which focuses on developing new agents for gynecologic cancer prevention and treatment. Her research program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and nonprofit foundations.


Areas of Expertise

  • Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Gynecologic Cancer Prevention
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • LGBTQ Health
  • Knowledgeable About Sexual and Gender Minorities
  • Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health
  • Transgender/Genderqueer health

Medical Education

  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine


  • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


  • University of Utah Hospital


  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • 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 Since2007

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English