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Leon Speroff, MD

Recipient, SFP 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award

Leon Speroff, MDDr. Speroff is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Women's Health Research Unit of the School of Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. He was formerly the Assistant Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine, and a founding member of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health.

As the senior author of Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility, now in its seventh edition, and coauthor of A Clinical Guide for Contraception, now in its fourth edition, Speroff examined all the research in each field in ways and summarized it for physicians and lay persons as well.

Dr. Speroff also served as president of the American Fertility Society (now the American Society for Reproductive Medicine), and was the founding president of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists. He served on the editorial boards of 14 specialty journals in obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive medicine. The Lifetime Cable channel featured him as the host of their television program on obstetrics and gynecology.

A graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, he received his MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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