Margaret Ruth Chou, MD


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Get to Know Me

Dr. Margaret Chou is a board-certified obstetrics and gynecology specialist, the Obstetrics Medical Director of the Nemours Advanced Delivery Program and the division chief of obstetrics at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware. She is also on staff at Christiana Care. Prior, she was in private practice in Dover, Del. for 11 years. She graduated with honors from Harvard, attended NYU School of Medicine, and completed her residency at Stanford. She currently resides in Wilmington with her husband and two cats and is the proud mother of two young adults.

Why I Am an Ob/Gyn With the Advanced Delivery Program

I think I’ve wanted to be an Ob/Gyn since I’ve been aware that such a profession existed. A person is so much more than their reproductive potential, but it is a privilege to take care of another’s needs across their entire lifespan at deeply personal times.

What I'm Passionate About

Whether it is a delivery where my judgement and skills are desperately needed, or better yet, a delivery where my presence is barely necessary, I still find myself saying “I love what I do” at 4 a.m. to whoever will listen. I’ve always liked everything a general ob/gyn does, but delivering babies has always been at the heart of my professional practice.  

I'm also passionate about medical student and resident education.

During time off, I enjoy swimming, bicycling, singing and ballroom dancing.

How I Try to Make A Difference

I’m Chair of the Delaware Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a member of both the Delaware Maternal Mortality Review Committee and the Delaware Perinatal Quality Collaborative. I touch the lives of the patients I treat, but my involvement in those organizations helps me learn about and advocate for improvements in systems and in state and federal laws in the areas of reproductive justice, maternal mortality, health inequities and implicit bias in medicine. As a staff physician at Christiana Care, I also feel honored to contribute in small part to the education of the next generation of my profession.

Education & Training

Internship Residency

  • Obstetrics/Gynecology - Stanford University Medical Center, 2003

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - New York University School of Medicine, 1999

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Awards & Recognition

  • 2012 Top Doctors, Gynecological Surgery - Delaware Today

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Carefirst MD Community Health Plan Mcaid
  • Cigna Lifesource Transplant
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Devon Health Services
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • National Transplant (Humana)
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO DE/PA
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid

Research Activities

My research has included work on vaginal versus ultrasound examination of fetal occiput position during the second stage of labor.

Medical Interests

  • Obstetrics
  • Patient safety
  • Reproductive justice

  • English
  • Mandarin