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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.

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About Dr. Lorraine Dugoff

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2015 - 2017

Clinical Specialties


  • 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
  • Hypertension and Pregnancy
  • Maternal Serum Screening
  • Obstetrical Ultrasound
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Preeclampsia
  • 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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • 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 & Gynecologist, National American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology , Local American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society, Fellow, National American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine, National American Medical Association, National American Society of Human Genetics, National Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), National Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy (CHAP) Project U01, National Colorado Gynecological & Obstetrical Society, Local International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, International Perinatal Quality Foundation, National Prenatal Diagnosis Committee, Rocky Mountain Regional Genetics Services Network (RMRGSN), Local Public Affairs Committee, March of Dimes, Local Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, National Society for Reproductive Investigation (Member), National Working group on women’s health research under the auspices of the Office of Women’s Health Research, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Dugoff is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • 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:

Berghella V, Dugoff L, Ludmir JA: Prevention of preterm birth with pessary in twins (PoPPT): a randomized controlled trial. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 49(5):567-572 : 2017.

Dugoff L, Berghella V, MacKeen AD, Goetzl L, Ludmir JA: Prevention of preterm birth with pessary in singletons (PoPPS): a randomized controlled trial. Oral presentation in the plenary session at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Las Vegas, NV, : 2017.

Saccone G, Ciardulli A, Xodo S, Dugoff L, Ludmir J, D'Antonio F, Boito S, Olearo E, Votino C, Maruotti GM, Rizzo G, Martinelli P, Berghella V: Cervical pessary for preventing preterm birth in twin pregnancies with short cervical length: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 12:1-8 : 2017.

Dugoff L, Mennuti MT, McGinn-McDonald D: The Benefits and Limitations of Cell-free DNA Screening for 22q11 deletion syndrome. Prenatal Diagn 37(1):53-60 : 2017.

Dugoff L: Cell-free DNA screening for fetal aneuploidy. Topics in Obstet Gynecol 37(1):1-8 : 2017.

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; APGO UME Committee: To the Point: Integrating Patient Safety Education into the Obstetrics and Gynecology Undergraduate Curriculum. J Patient Saf : 2016 [Epub ahead of print].

Dugoff L: Carrier screening for inherited genetic conditions. Evidence-based Obstetrics Guidelines, 3rd edition Chapter 6 : 2016.

Vora N, Romero S, Ralston S, Dugoff L, Kuller J, ACOG/SMFM Committee Opinion: Microarrays and next generation sequencing technology: The use of advanced genetic diagnostic tools in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Obstet Gynecol #682 : 2016.

Dugoff L, Pradhan A, Casey P, Dalrymple JL, Abbott JF, Buery-Joyner SD, Chuang A, Cullimore AJ, Forstein DA, Hampton BS, Kaczmarcyzk JM, Katz N, Nuthalapaty F, Page-Ramsey SM, Wolf A, Hueppchen NA: Pelvic and breast examination skills curricula in United States medical schools: A survey of obstetrics and gynecology clerkship directors. BMC Med Ed 16:314 : 2016.

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM). Electronic address:, Dugoff L, Norton ME, Kuller JA: The use of chromosomal microarray for prenatal diagnosis. Am J Obstet Gynecol 215(4):B2-9 : 2016.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Reproductive Genetics
Maternal Fetal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street, 2 Silverstein

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