Lee A. Learman, MD, PhD, is Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Academic Affairs on October 12, 2015. In this role he will be the Designated Institutional Official responsible for all residency and fellowship programs sponsored by the college as well as the recruitment of founding program directors for planned GME programs. The Academic Affairs role will comprise development and execution of College’s faculty development strategy, leadership for medical education scholarship and ongoing accreditation with LCME standards. Dr. Learman comes to FAU from Indiana University, where he has served as the Clarence E. Ehrlich Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2008. He received his MD and a PhD in Social Psychology at Harvard Medical School in a program supported by the MacArthur Foundation to create a cadre of physician-social scientists in academic medicine. After completing his OBGYN at UCLA, Learman spent 14 years on the faculty at the UC San Francisco, where he was a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, OBGYN Residency Program Director, Director of Curricular Affairs for the Office of Graduate Medical Education, and Chair of the Scholarship Committee for the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators.
Dr. Learman is engaged in a variety of national service roles. He is an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a former member of the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a former member of the USMLE Management Committee. He serves as faculty, advisor and Advisory Committee Chair for a national faculty development program in OBGYN - the APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders Program, and is the past Chair of the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is President of the Society of Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Learman is the author of over 70 peer-reviewed publications including several contributions to the AAMC MedEdPORTAL. His scholarly work spans topics in gynecology, obstetrics and medical education including curriculum development and evaluation, learner assessment, and professionalism in the learning environment. He provides peer review service to over 15 journals including Academic Medicine, has served on the editorial board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and is Editor-in-Chief (Gynecology) of the Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey.
Learman LA. Regional differences in operative obstetrics: a look to the South. Obstetrics & Gynecology 1998;92:514-9. PMID:9764621
Golding JM, Wilsnack SC, Learman LA. Prevalence of sexual assault history among women with common gynecologic symptoms. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1998;179:1013-9. PMID:9790390
Learman LA, Kuppermann M, Gates E, Nease RF, Gildengorin V, Washington AE. Social and familial context of prenatal genetic testing decisions: Are there racial/ethnic differences? American Journal of Medical Genetics 2003 May 15;119C(1):19-26. PMID:12704634
Learman LA, Summitt RL, Varner RE, McNeeley SG, Goodman-Gruen D, Richter HE, Lin F, Showstack J, Ireland CC, Vittinghoff E, Hulley SB, Washington AE. A randomized comparison of total or supracervical hysterectomy: Surgical complications and clinical outcomes. Lead article, Obstetrics & Gynecology 2003;102:453-62. Winner: ACOG/Roy Pitkin Award for 2003. PMID:12962924
Learman LA, Gerrity MS, Field DR, Van Blaricom A, Romm J, Choe J. Effects of a depression education program on residents’ knowledge, attitudes, and clinical skills. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2003;101:167-74.
Kuppermann M, Varner RE, Summitt RL, Learman LA, Ireland C, Vittinghoff E, Stewart AL, Lin F, Richter HE, Hulley SB, Washington AE. The effect of hysterectomy versus medical treatment on health-related quality of life and sexual functioning: The Medicine or Surgery (Ms) randomized trial. JAMA 2004;291:1447-55. PMID:15039411
Learman LA, Summitt RL, Varner RE, Richter HE, Lin F, Ireland CC, Kuppermann M, Washington AE, Hulley SB. Hysterectomy versus expanded medical treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding: Clinical outcomes in the Medicine or Surgery Trial. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2004;103:824-33. PMID:15121552
Gabriel-Cox K, Jacobson GF, Armstrong MA, Hung YY, Learman LA. Predictors of hysterectomy after uterine artery embolization for leiomyoma. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2007;196:588.e1-588.e6. PMID:17547908
Longinotti MK, Jacobson GF, Hung YY, Learman LA. Probability of hysterectomy after endometrial ablation. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2008;112:1214-20. Winner: ACOG/Roy Pitkin Award for 2008. PMID: 19037028
Learman LA, Autry AM, O’Sullivan P. Reliability and validity of reflection exercises for obstetrics and gynecology residents. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2008;198:461.e1-461.e10. PMID: 18395041
Frishman GN, Matteson KA, Bienstock JL, George KE, Ogburn JO, Rauk PN, Schnatz PF, Learman LA. Post interview communication with residency applicants: a Call for Clarity! American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2014;211(4):344-350. PMID: 25068562
Thompson LC, Chelmow D, Hitt W, Learman LA, Ogburn T. An organization for academic generalists: the time has come. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2014;124(1):139-42. PMID: 24901278
Hess LM, Litwiller A, Byron J, Stutsman J, Kasper K, Learman LA. Preference elicitation tool for abnormal uterine bleeding treatment: A randomized controlled trial. The Patient - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research 2015;8(2):217-27. PMID: 25074354