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Name: Wulf H. Utian, MB BCH, PHD, DSC

Affiliation: Executive Director, The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) President, The NAMS Foundation Consultant, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health Institute, The Cleveland Clinic Professor Emeritus, Case Western Reserve University

Chapters Contributed: Gynecologic Care of the Older Woman

General Biographical Description: Wulf H. Utian is currently Executive Director of the North American Menopause Society and Consultant in Women’s Health to the Cleveland Clinic. He received his medical degree from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and his PhD from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. In 2007 he earned the DSc (Med) degree from the University of Cape Town, its highest degree and only awarded 11 times in over 100 years. He is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the International College of Surgeons. He is a member of numerous professional societies, both in the United States and abroad, and serves on a number of national and international committees, including the Board of Trustees of The North American Menopause Society, the Medical Health Advisory Board of the Society for Women’s Health Research, and Chairman of the Council of Affiliated Menopause Societies (CAMS), the policy-making organ of the International Menopause Society. He has been a pioneer in Women’s Health issues. In 1967, he established the Groote Schuur Menopause Research Clinic in Cape Town, the world’s first such clinic. He was one of the three original founders of the International Menopause Society in 1976, one of the early innovators in infertility microsurgery in the United States, and developed one of the first successful in vitro fertilization programs in 1981. He performed the worlds first surrogate IVF procedure in 1984. He is the recipient of numerous national and international awards and research grants, and is still an active investigator with multiple grants. Dr Utian has written over 200 papers related to the reproductive system in women and has authored five books on menopause and its effects on women. He is editor of both Menopause: The Journal of The North American Menopause Society and Menopause Management. He has served as an advisor to the Office of Technology Assessment (U.S. Federal Government) on menopause and testified before Congress on women’s health issues. He is the Honorary Past President of the International Menopause Society. A strong advocate for women’s health, Dr Utian has achieved international recognition for his work and is interviewed regularly on national TV and for publications such as Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal

Special Interests: Hiking, sailing, golf.

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