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Daniel R. Mishell, Jr., MD

Recipient, SFP 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award

Daniel R. Mishell, Jr., MDDaniel R. Mishell, Jr., M.D. is an internationally recognized expert in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. He has been the Lyle G. McNeile Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and Chief of Professional Services at the Women's and Children's Hospital, Los Angeles County and USC Medical Center since 1978.

Dr. Mishell has been Editor-in-Chief of Contraception since 1970 and The Annual Yearbook of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women's Health since 1985. He also serves on Editorial Boards of several other medical journals and is a consulting Senior Scientist for the Population Council's International Committee for Contraception Research.

Dr. Mishell is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for Gynecologic Investigation in 1994 and the Guttmacher Lectureship of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals in 1999. He has authored more than 260 scientific papers published in peer review journals and written more than 140 textbook chapters relating to contraception, reproductive endocrinology, and infertility. He has edited or co-edited 34 medical textbooks including Comprehensive Gynecology (4th edition 2001), Menopause: Physiology and Pharmacology (1988), Mishell's Textbook of Infertility, Contraception and Reproductive Endocrinology (4th edition 1997), and Management of Common Problems in Obstetrics and Gynecology (4th edition 2002).

Dr. Mishell received his B.A. with great distinction in 1952 and his M.D. in 1955 from Stanford University. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and was President of this Board from 1986 to 1990 and Chairman from 1990 to 1994. He is a member of numerous medical societies including the Society for Gynecologic Investigation (President 1987-1988), the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Federation for Clinical Research, The American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and the Endocrine Society. In 2003 he was elected as a Fellow ad eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

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