Elena M. Kamel, MD is an Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Managing Partner of the Women's Group of Northwestern. Dr. Kamel founded the first all female OB/GYN practice in Chicago in 1989.After completing her residency as chief resident at Northwestern, Dr. Kamel remained involved in resident and student teaching at Northwestern. She was awarded the Magnus P. Urnes award for excellence in teaching.Dr. Kamel has been involved in many outreach programs in the community educating women on healthy lifestyle, the risks of heart disease and breast cancer awareness. In 2006, the Y-ME National Organization awarded her the Hart award for her dedication. In addition, Dr. Kamel has been involved with the American Heart Association and the Go Red Organization for Heart Disease Awareness for Women. In 2007 she was awarded the Distinguished Physician award.Over the past 25 years, Dr. Kamel has dedicated herself to the care of women from adolescence to maturity. Dr. Kamel strongly believes in empowering her patients to make active decisions concerning their health.Dr. Kamel is certified by the Northern American Menopause Society as a menopause expert. She also received certification from the International Society of Bone Densitometry in detection and management of bone density abnormalities.
Dr. Kamel has been on the board of Friends of Prentice for over 20 years and is currently an active board member of the Lookingglass Theatre Company.