Health Library
Health Library
Dr. Lee P. Shulman
Dr. Lee P. Shulman
Professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Northwestern University, Illinois, US
“At Flo, I enjoy helping make complicated topics like reproductive genetics easy to understand for everyone, to empower them to advocate for themselves within the health care system.”
Areas of expertise
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Female health research
  • Health education
  • Contraception and reproductive medicine
  • Menopause
“We are in a new era of female health and medicine. Through technology, we have the ability to empower millions and millions of people all over the world with the knowledge they need to take more control over their own well-being so they are better equipped to prevent health conditions from ever developing.”
— Dr. Lee P. Shulman
  • Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University – Professor of obstetrics and gynecology and chief of the division of clinical genetics, since 2003
  • Insight Medical Genetics and Reproductive Genetics Innovations – Medical director 
  • University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, department of medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy – Adjunct professor 
  • Fetoscopy Working Group – Chair
  • Board of Trustees of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals – Chair, 2006–2008
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center – Associate professor, 1989–1999
  • Past president of the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Serves on the editorial boards of the journals Menopause, Climacteric, Advances in Therapy and Contraception, and Reproductive Health and is a peer reviewer for 51 other journals
  • Published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and 60 book chapters
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center – Fellow in reproductive genetics, 1989
  • North Shore University Hospital – Residency in obstetrics and gynecology, 1983–1987
  • Cornell University Medical College – Medical degree, 1983
Academic memberships
  • Founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics
  • Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Member of numerous regional, national, and international organizations for health and care of women and families
Awards and achievements
  • Recognized as a “Top Doctor” in Chicago, 2007–2020 and “Top Doctor” of America, 2005–2020
Interviews, appearances and press
Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, vol. 38, pp. 2319–25.,
25 Jun 2021
Disparities among Infertility Patients Regarding Genetic Carrier Screening, Sex Selection, and Gene Editing
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 302, pp. 1313–16. ,
04 Aug 2020
Has the Time Come to Implement Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease?
Why you can trust Flo

Over 120 external doctors, scientists, and health experts review and evaluate our content to ensure that the medical information we share is relevant and up to date. Here’s our editorial process.

Download Flo today