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Paul Blumenthal, MD, MPH

Recipient, SFP 2013 Allan Rosenfield Award for
Lifetime Contributions to International Family Planning

Paul Blumenthal, MD, MPHPaul D. Blumenthal, MD, MPH is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He directs the Stanford Gynecology Service and the Division of Family Planning Services and Research at Stanford. He also directs SPIRES, the Stanford Program for International Reproductive Education and Services, an initiative providing technical assistance and training to family planning programs in a wide variety of countries across Africa, Asia, and Central America.

Dr. Blumenthal received his medical degree from The University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in 1977 and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, followed by a Fellowship in Family Planning at UCLA in 1982. For over 25 years, Dr. Blumenthal has been an advisor to multiple international agencies, such as Gynuity Health Projects, Ipas, Pathfinder, Family Health International, Path, JHPIEGO Corporation, and the World Health Organization, and served as the Special Advisor to Minister of Health and Family Planning of the Republic of Madagascar. He currently serves as the Global Medical Director for Population Services International, and has served as Medical Director for both the Planned Parenthoods of Chicago and Maryland in the past.

Among other things, Dr. Blumenthal is currently involved in studies of community-based distribution of injectable contraceptives, Post Partum IUD insertion, and “single visit” approaches to the prevention of cervical cancer and simplification of both medical abortion regimens and contraceptive delivery systems. He is an author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications involving collaborations from over 20 countries.

Dr. Blumenthal is committed to the development and implementation of innovative approaches to reproductive health issues in both the domestic and international arenas.

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