Sadia Haider, MD MPH

Chief, Section of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Haider is the Section Chief of Family Planning and Contraceptive Research.  In addition to serving as the section chief, Dr. Haider is also the Title X Program Medical Director for the Illinois Department of Public Health and Director of the University of Chicago’s Family Planning Fellowship. She received her BA (with Honors in Anthropology) and MD from the University of Chicago. While in medical school, she also received her MPH in maternal and child health from the Harvard School of Public Health.  Dr. Haider completed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Harvard Medical School and her fellowship in Family Planning at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).  She returned to Harvard to accept a position as an Assistant Professor at BIDMC where she worked for four years before moving back to Chicago to join University of Illinois (UIC) Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology faculty from 2011 to 2017.

Dr. Haider enjoys providing full-spectrum obstetrics and gynecologic care along with family planning services.  She also works clinically as a gynecology ultrasound attending and as an obstetrics attending on labor and delivery. As a very committed educator, Dr. Haider has received multiple teaching awards. Dr. Haider is an active researcher and her research program focuses on decreasing reproductive health disparities for postpartum women, adolescents, and other underserved populations.  The aim of this work is to create novel ways in which to improve contraception provision and decrease unintended pregnancies among underserved populations.  Dr. Haider is also an advocate for reproductive rights and works to improve women's health and rights domestically and globally.

See Dr. Haider's University of Chicago Medicine profile