Dr. Jane van Dis
“I am truly passionate about providing women with the tools and education they need to have the safest pregnancies with the best possible outcomes.”
- Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Bynecology at the University of Rochester, NY, 2021–present
- Advisor at Startup Accelerator FemTech Lab, London, UK, 2020–present
- Co-founder of OB Best Practice in partnership with The ObG Project, 2019–present
- Co-founder of EQ Metric (www.eqmetric.com), a platform for measurement and accountability for equity in health care, 2017–present
- OB Hospitalist, 2013–present
- Co-chair of the Technology Committee District IX of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), 2019 and Section III Vice Chair District IX of the ACOG, 2016–present
- OB-GYN Chief Editor at Rosh Review, 2019–2020
- Advisor and Medical Director at Mavenclinic, the largest U.S. telehealth platform for women’s health, 2017–2021
- Advisor to women’s health care startups, including FLEX, Bobbie, Modern Fertility, Bea Fertility, and Biorhythm
- Lead at Portfolia FemTech II Fund, the first venture capital investment fund to focus exclusively on women’s health
- Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG)
- Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, 2004–2007
- Degree in Medicine from the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, SD, 2003
- Bachelor of Arts in English from Reed College, Portland, OR, 1992
- “Reengineering academic departments of obstetrics and gynecology to operate in a pandemic world and beyond: a joint American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society and Council of University Chairs of Obstetrics and Gynecology statement.” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 224, no. 1, Jan 2021, doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2020.09.016
- “Stand up for Equity.” Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 136, no. 6, Dec 2020, doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004174
- “Time’s Up for Medicine? Only Time Will Tell.” New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 379, no. 17, 25 Oct 2018, doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1809351
My Journey in Medicine
As an OB-GYN, I care about protecting patient safety and improving protocols in labor and delivery care, as well as advancing OB hospitalist medicine. My other areas of professional interest include high-risk obstetrics, digital health, physician management, expert review, and more.
Over my nearly two decades in medicine, I have taken on many roles. Besides teaching future doctors and seeing patients, I have volunteered in several committee positions for organizations such as the ACOG, American Medical Association, OB Mom Group Charity, Society of OB-GYN Hospitalists, and others.
A key part of my work involves trying to imagine and create a more equitable health care landscape. In Harvard Business Review and research in the New England Journal of Medicine, I wrote about reducing gender bias toward and harassment of female providers in health care environments. A few years ago, I co-founded Equity Quotient to help health organizations improve their work atmosphere, moving us toward a more equal, just, and diverse future through consulting and gender and race analytics.
I am also dedicated to helping women and individuals from historically marginalized communities launch successful startups in women’s health, and I do this either through providing capital or advising. Currently, I’m really enjoying connecting and working with different female founders through FemTech Lab, a London-based startup accelerator.
Flo is an incredible and powerful platform to help people learn more about their bodies and well-being. I’m excited for the opportunity to work alongside so many other passionate and talented female health practitioners to provide the best possible experience for our millions of users.
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