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Lee Shulman, MD, FACOG, FACMG

Lee Shulman, MD, FACOG, FACMG,

Medical Director and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division Chief, Reproductive Genetics
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

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Lee P. Shulman, MD is the Anna Ross Lapham Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chief of the Division of Reproductive at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He also serves as the Co-Director of the Northwestern Ovarian Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Program and is the Medical Director of the Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling at Northwestern University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a Founding Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics.

Dr. Shulman graduated from Cornell University in 1979 with a BA degree in the College Scholar program. He then attended Cornell University Medical College where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1983. Dr. Shulman completed an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at North Shore University Hospital - Cornell University Medical College in 1987 and served as Chief Resident during his final year. From there he completed a fellowship in Reproductive Genetics at the University of Tennessee, Memphis and then joined the Ob/Gyn faculty of the University of Tennessee, Memphis, becoming the Director of Reproductive Genetics in 1994. In 1999 he relocated to the University of Illinois at Chicago where he served as Deputy Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director of the Divisions of Reproductive Genetics and Ambulatory Care Services and as Medical Director of the Center of Excellence in Women's Health.

Dr. Shulman is a member of numerous regional, national and international organizations that pertain to the health and care of women. He currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. His work has been recognized regionally and nationally; most recently, he was included in the list of "Top Doctors" in Chicago (2007-2008) and the United States. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, Contributing Editor for The Journal of Reproductive Medicine and the Executive Editor of the Journal of Gynecologic Surgery. He also serves on the editorial boards of Prenatal Diagnosis, Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Contraception and Menopause and as a peer-reviewer for 31 journals. A frequent contributor to the peer-reviewed and informational literature with over 130 peer-reviewed articles and over 50 book chapters, Dr. Shulman serves on governmental, foundation and pharmaceutical advisory boards and is currently a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Diseases and on the Board of Trustees of the Society for Family Planning. His major research interests are in reproductive genetics, contraception, botanical interventions in women's health and menopause.