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Learman to Lead Indiana University School of Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology

INDIANAPOLIS — Lee A. Learman, M.D., Ph.D., has been named chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Dr. Learman is a professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences and of epidemiology and biostatistics at University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He joined the UCSF faculty in 1994.

At UCSF, Dr. Learman served as the OB/GYN site director for medical student and resident education at San Francisco General Hospital. He also served as the school’s OB/GYN residency program director from 2000-2007, and in 2006 was appointed director of curricular affairs in the UCSF School of Medicine’s Office of Graduate Medical Education.

He has been honored with numerous awards for teaching, program administration and educational scholarship, including selection for membership in UCSF’s Academy of Medical Educators. On the national level, Dr. Learman serves on multiple educational organizations and committees involved in medical education and has served in various leadership roles within these organizations. He frequently is featured in continuing medical education programs for practicing physicians.

In his practice, Dr. Learman is a general obstetrician and gynecologist with a clinical specialty in diagnosing and treating chronic pelvic pain. His research interests include hysterectomy techniques and predictors, effectiveness of medical and surgical treatments, and quality of life outcomes following treatments for abnormal uterine bleeding, uterine fibroids and pelvic pain.

Dr. Learman received doctorates in medicine and social psychology from Harvard University in an M.D./Ph.D. program funded by the MacArthur Foundation. He completed his residency training at the University of California, Los Angeles.

In additional to serving as OB/GYN chair, Dr. Learman will direct the IU School of Medicine’s National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. He will start both roles Aug. 1, 2008.