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Linda Prine, MD

Recipient, 2016 Robert A. Hatcher Family Planning Mentor Award

Linda Prine, MDLinda Prine is a professor of family medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Director of Women’s Health at the Institute for Family Health in New York City. She is also a co-founder and, since 2005, medical director of the Reproductive Health Access Project. In all of her work, she has been a leader and advocate for full-spectrum reproductive health care. Her residency-based practice models the integration of abortion, miscarriage, and contraceptive care into family medicine. She works with residents and fellows on advocacy, research projects, and conference presentations as a means both of advancing reproductive health care and of leadership development. She founded the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s Group on Abortion Training and Access, and is a consultant for the Center for Reproductive Health Education in Family Medicine. She is also medical director of Whole Women’s Health in Las Cruces, New Mexico, in an effort to keep abortion services available for women in West Texas.

Dr. Prine is known nationally both for her work as a reproductive rights and single-payer health care activist. She co-chairs the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Member Interest Group on Reproductive Health Care, a group that she helped create in 2014. She also chairs the New York County chapter of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians and directs the Institute for Family Health’s Fellowship in Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy. She founded the Access List, a clinical listserv with more than 700 subscribers, dedicated to discussions that promote abortion care within family medicine and primary care settings.

Dr. Prine has presented at grand rounds across the country and at meetings of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, the National Abortion Federation, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. She has also published numerous related articles. In 2012 she won the Rashbaum Award from Physicians for Reproductive Health, for her role in mentoring and teaching the next generation, and in 2014 she won Family Medicine Educator of the Year from the New York State Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Prine graduated from Cornell University Medical College and completed Montefiore Medical Center’s Residency Program in Social Medicine, a faculty development fellowship at the Institute for Family Health, and a mini-fellowship in reproductive health at the University of Rochester Department of Family Medicine.


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