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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
    • Maternal Fetal Medicine
    • Reproductive Genetics

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Alpha-Fetoprotein Test (AFP)
  • Childbirth - Premature Labor
  • Fetal Chromosomal 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
  • CVS Health
  • 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
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • 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 Obstetricians and Gynecologists, National American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, National Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), National Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy (CHAP) Project R01, National International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis, International International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, International Perinatal Quality Foundation, National 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: Carrier screening for inherited genetic conditions Evidence-based Obstetrics Guidelines. third edition. ed. Berghella V : 2016 in press.

Dugoff L.: Cell-free DNA screening for fetal aneuploidy. Topics in Obstetrics and Gynecology : 2016 accepted for publication,.

Vora N, Romero S, Ralston S, Dugoff L, Kueller J: Microarrays and Next Generation Sequencing Technology: The Use of Advanced Genetic Diagnostic Tools in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Obstet Gynecol : 2016 accepted for publication.

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), Dugoff L (first author), Norton ME, Kuller JA: The use of chromosomal microarray for prenatal diagnosis. 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: Integrating Patient Safety Education into the Obstetrics and Gynecology Undergraduate Curriculum. J Patient Safety : 2016 [Epub ahead of print].

Dugoff L, Mennuti MT, McGinn-McDonald D.: The Benefits and Limitations of Cell-free DNA Screening for 22q11 deletion syndrome. Prenatal Diagn : 2016 [Epub ahead of print].

Marzano D, Kobernik E, Cox S, Dalrymple J, Dugoff L, Hammoud M: Pilot Study to Assess the Knowledge of Fourth Year Medical Students in Milestones Level 1. Medical Science Educator : 2016 Accepted for publication.

Dugoff L, Barberio A, Whittaker PG, Schwartz N, Sehdev H, Bastek JA: Cell-free DNA fetal fraction and preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol 215(2)231:e1-7 : 2016.

Dugoff L, Berghella V, Mackeen DA, Goetzl L, Ludmir J.: Prevention of preterm birth with pessary in singletons (PoPPS): a randomized controlled trial. Submitted for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine : 2016.

Berghella V, Dugoff L, Ludmir J: J. Prevention of preterm birth with pessary in twins (PoPPT): a randomized controlled trial. Submitted for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. : 2016.

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)