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Lorraine Dugoff, MD

Lorraine Dugoff, MD Physician

Chief, Division of Reproductive Genetics
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Dugoff is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Lorraine Dugoff

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2015 and 2016

Clinical Specialties


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Medical Genetics - Clinical Genetics, 1996
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Maternal and Fetal Medicine, 1999
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1997

Clinical Expertise:

  • Childbirth - Premature Labor
  • Fetal Alpha Fetal Protein
  • Fetal Chromosome Abnormalities
  • Genetic and Rare Diseases Treatments and Procedures
  • High-Risk Pregnancy
  • Maternal Serum Screening
  • Obstetrical Ultrasound
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy - Hypertension
  • Prenatal Birth Defects
  • Prenatal Genetics
  • Prenatal Serum Screening
  • Reproductive Genetic Counseling
  • Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC)

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital
Residency: University of Colorado Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Colorado Medical Center


American College of Medical Genetics, Fellow, National American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, National Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APOG), National Biorepository Committee, Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy (CHAP) Project R01, National Data Safety Monitoring Board, A Randomized Trial of Activity Restriction in Women at Risk for Preterm Delivery, R01 application, PIs Ron Wapner, MD and Tony Sciscione, DO, National Data Safety Monitoring Board, Vaginal progesterone to decrease recurrent preterm delivery in women on 17OHP, R01 application, PI Cynthia Gyamfi, MD, National International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis, International International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, International Prenatal Diagnosis and Reproductive Genetics for Ob/Gyn Clerkship, given for each clerkship rotation (approximately every 6 weeks), Local Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, National Society for Reproductive Investigation., National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Dugoff is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Dugoff L, Barberio A, Whittaker PG, Schwartz N, Sehdev H, Bastek JA.: Cell-free DNA fetal fraction and preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol : 2016 [Epub ahead of print].

Abbott JF, Pradhan A, Buery SD, Casey PM, Chuang AW, Dugoff L, Dalyrymple JL, Forstein DA, Hampton BS, Hueppchen NA, Kaczmarczyk JM, Katz NT, Nuthalapaty FS, Page-Ramsay S, Wolf A, Cullimore AJ:: To the Point: Incorporating Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Education into the Obstetrics and Gynecology Undergraduate Curriculum. Journal of Patient Safety : 2015 Accepted for publication.

Hirshberg A, Dugoff L: First-trimester Ultrasound and Aneuploidy Screening in Multifetal Pregnancies. Clin Obstet Gynecol 58 (3): 559-73,2015.

Mennuti MT, Chandrasekaran S, Khalek N, Dugoff L.: Cell-free DNA Screening and Sex Chromosome Abnormalities. Prenat Diagn 58 (3): 559-73,2015.

Benn P, Borrell A, Chiu RW, Cuckle H, Dugoff L, Faas B, Gross S, Huang T, Johnson J, Maymon R, Norton M, Odibo A, Schielen P, Spencer K, Wright D, Yaron Y: Position statement from the Chromosome Abnormality Screening Committee on behalf of the Board of the International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis. Prenat Diagn. 35 (8): 725-34,2015.

Hammoud M, Dalrymple J, Dugoff L, Marzano D, Cox S: Pilot Study to Assess the Knowledge of Fourth Year Medical Students in Milestones Level 1. Accepted for Oral presentation, Annual CREOG & APGO meeting : 2015.

Barberio A, Bastek J, Schwartz N, Sehdev H, Mennuti MT, Dugoff L: First-Trimester Maternal Cell-Free Fetal DNA and Preeclampsia Risk. Poster presentation, American College of Medical Genetics Annual Meeting, Salt lake City,UT, : 2015.

Barberio AL, Bastek JA, Schwartz N, Mennuti MT, Sehdev H, Dugoff L: Are elevated cell-free DNA levels observed with NIPT associated with preterm birth? Accepted for oral presentation at the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA Submitted for Publication : 2015.

Dugoff L, Pradhan A, Chuang A, Casey P, Nuthalapaty F, Katz N et al.: Breast and pelvic exam skills curricula in the United States: A survey of Ob/Gyn clerkship directors. Submitting in September 2015. : 2015.

Dugoff L, Pradhan A, Chuang A, Casey P, Nuthalapaty F, Katz N et al: Breast and pelvic exam skills curricula in the United States: A survey of Ob/Gyn clerkship directors. Oral presentation, APGO & CREOG Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA Are their more AUTHORS? : 2014.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Reproductive Genetics
Maternal Fetal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street
5 Dulles Building

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-3739
Fax: (215) 349-5625
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)