Dr. Lee P. Shulman

Professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Northwestern University, Illinois, US
Work Experience: 30+ years in obstetrics and gynecology

“We are in a new era of women’s 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.”

Career Highlights

  • Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chief of the Division of Clinical Genetics, Chicago, IL, 2003–present
  • Medical Director of Insight Medical Genetics and Reproductive Genetics Innovations
  • Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
  • Chair of the Fetoscopy Working Group
  • Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, 2006–2008
  • Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, 1989–1999
  • Former President of the Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Founding Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics and 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
  • Recognized as a “Top Doctor” in Chicago, 2007–2020 and “Top Doctor” of America, 2005–2020
  • 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


  • Fellow in Reproductive Genetics at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN, 1989
  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY, 1983–1987
  • Degree in Medicine from Cornell University Medical College, Ithaca, NY, 1983

Featured Publications

  • “Disparities among infertility patients regarding genetic carrier screening, sex selection, and gene editing.” Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, vol. 38, no. 9, Sep 2021, doi: 10.1007/s10815-021-02261-7
  • “Has the time come to implement gene therapy for sickle cell disease?” Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 302, no. 6, Dec 2020, doi: 10.1007/s00404-020-05723-y
  • “Hot flashes are associated with altered brain function during a memory task.” Menopause, vol. 2, no. 3, Mar 2020, doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001467

My Journey in Medicine

Obstetrics and gynecology is a diverse and fascinating field. I’m driven to conduct research that helps move women’s health science forward and provide the highest quality of care to my patients.

After completing my residency, I immediately began a career in health education. I’m passionate about teaching the next generations of doctors about the field of obstetrics and gynecology and have been doing so for over 30 years at universities in Illinois and Tennessee.

In my research, I have explored the areas of reproductive and cancer genetics, contraception and reproductive medicine, menopause, women’s health care advocacy and botanical interventions in women’s health. I also investigate new approaches to prenatal diagnosis. Over the years, I have contributed widely to the wealth of knowledge about reproductive medicine through various publications.

While treating patients, I always take my time to thoroughly explain conditions and treatments and answer all of their questions, so they leave the examination room feeling like they fully understand what is going on with their health as well as any necessary next steps.

At Flo, I enjoy helping make complicated topics like reproductive genetics easy to understand for all users, to empower them to advocate for themselves within the health care system. 

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