Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

561-297-4828

LEE A. LEARMAN, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Integrated Medical Science
Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Academic Affairs


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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 is OBGYN residency at UCLA Dr. 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, member of the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology, and 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-Elect 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.

 


  • 1977-1982: B.S. with honors, Psychobiology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 1982-1990: M.D., Harvard Medical School M.D.  
  • 1984-1988: PhD. Social Psychology, Harvard University, (Advisor: Robert Rosenthal) 
  • 1990-1994: Ob/Gyn Residency, University of California, Los Angeles (Chair/PD: Roy Pitkin) 
  • 2001-2002: APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders Program 
  • 2007: UCSF / Coro Foundation Leadership Development Program 
  • 2009: Harvard School of Public Health Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services 

  • 2015-Present: Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Academic Affairs, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, FAU
  • 2014-2015: Adjunct Professor, Edpidemiology, IU School of Public Health
  • 2008-2015: Professor and Chair, Ob/Gyn, IU School of Medicine
  • 2006-2008: Director of Curricular Affairs for GME, UC San Francisco 
  • 2004-2008: Professor, Ob/Gyn & RS, UC San Francisco
  • 2004-2008: Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UC San Francisco
  • 2000-2004: Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn & RS, UC San Francisco
  • 1994-2000: Assistant Clinical Professor, Ob/Gyn & RS, UC San Francisco

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

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HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2015 Visiting Professor, Department of Ob/Gyn Resident Research Day, Loyola University
  • 2015 Isador Forman Lecturer and Visiting Professor, Department of Ob/Gyn, Temple University
  • 2015 Gail Goldsmith Lecture, American College of Osteopathic OB/GYNs, San Diego, California
  • 2014 Medical Student “4.0” Teaching Award, Indiana University Department of Ob/Gyn
  • 2014 James R. Schreiber Lecturer, Annual Women’s Health Symposium, Washington University
  • 2013 Medical Student “4.0” Teaching Award, Indiana University Department of Ob/Gyn
  • 2013 H. Hudnall Ware, Jr. Lecturer, Ware-Dunn Society, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2012 Medical Student “4.0” Teaching Award, Indiana University Department of Ob/Gyn
  • 2012 J. Robert Wilson Lecturer, Women’s Health Research Symposium, University of New Mexico
  • 2010 Visiting Professor, Department of Ob/Gyn, Christiana Care Health System
  • 2010 Dr. Kermit E. Kranz Memorial Paper, Central Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, for“Resolution of Chronic Pelvic Pain after Hysterectomy and Alternative Treatments: Does Depression Make a Difference?”
  • 2009 ACOG Roy M. Pitkin Award (Best Research Publication) for Longinotti MK, Jacobson GF, Hung YY,Learman LA.Probability of hysterectomy after endometrial ablation. Obstetrics & Gynecology2008;112:1214-20.
  • 2008 CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education
  • 2008 Carl Huber Lecturer, ACOG Indiana Section Annual Meeting
  • 2007 Established Investigator Award, American Educational Research Association Division I (Education in the Professions), for"Resident Physicians’ Ability to Reflect”
  • 2006 Visiting Lecturer, 10 th Annual Resident Research Day, Oregon Health and Sciences University
  • 2006 Best Research Presentation (Oral), AAMC Western Group on Educational Affairs Meeting, for “Feasibility of reflective assessments in the UCSF Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program: Bridging the gap from data to discovery.”
  • 2005, 06 THANKS Star Award, UCSF/MZ Chronic Pelvic Pain Practice
  • 2005 Outstanding Resident Teaching Award (7/03-6/05), UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
  • 2005 Keynote Speaker, 2 nd NIH International Congress on Advances in Uterine Leiomyoma Research, National Institutes of Health
  • 2004 Nominee, Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching (Small Group), UCSF School of Medicine
  • 2004 Inducted, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF School of Medicine
  • 2004 ACOG Roy M. Pitkin Award (Best Research Publication) forLearman 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 & Gynecology2003;102:453-62
  • 2003 Nominee, “An Outstanding Lecture”, Essential Core Teaching Awards, UCSF School of Medicine
  • 2002 UCSF Nominee, Parker Palmer “Courage to Teach” Award, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  • 2000 Exceptional Education Contributions Award, UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
  • 2000 CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education
  • 1994 Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award, UCLA Dept. of Ob/Gyn
  • 1993 Outstanding Resident Research Award, UCLA Department of Ob/Gyn
  • 1984-90 MacArthur Foundation M.D./Ph.D. Fellowship, Harvard Medical School
  • 1982 Commencement Speaker, Department of Psychology, UCLA

PRESENTATIONS

  • Wild R, Barnhart K, Clifton SC, Summers-Ables JE, Learman LA. Mastering tools for evidence-based practice. 120 Course, ACOG Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 5-6, 2012 
  • Learman LA, Gianpoulos J. EVU’s Giveth, EVU’s Taketh Away: Strategies for Valuing and Rewarding Educators. Workshop. 2013 APGO Martin L. Stone, MD Faculty Development Seminar, Maui, HI, January 13, 2013 
  • Hess LM, Litwiller A, Kasper K, Stutsman J, Byron J, Learman LA. Preference elicitation tool for abnormal uterine bleeding treatment: a randomized controlled study. Poster presentation. Society for Medical Decision Making 35 th  Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, October 19-23, 2013. 
  • Woodman PJ, Schoon PG, Powell CR, Haas DM, Abernathy MP, Learman LA. Training the Trainer: A Pre-Test Faculty Training Video. Film Festival. CREOG/APGO Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. February 26 – March 1, 2014. 
  • Anderson FWJ, Dalton VK, Fisseha S, Learman LA, Autry AM, Brady RM. Improving Women's Health in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Through Academic Partnerships. CREOG/APGO Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. February 26 – March 1, 2014. 
  • Landy U, Learman LA, Rogers V, Wieneke CL. The Impact of Legislative Restriction of Abortion on Ob-Gyn Residency Training. CREOG/APGO Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. February 26 – March 1, 2014. 
  • Learman LA, Adams KE, Banks EH, Chiang S, Rauk N. Milestones Implementation: Opportunities and Challenges. CREOG/APGO Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. February 26 – March 1, 2014. 
  • Learman LA. Indiana University -AMPATH Global Health Model. Global Women’s Health Leadership Forum, Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children’s Hospital, March 27, 2014 
  • Carpenter JS, Reed SD, Guthrie KA, Larson JC, Newton KM, Lau RJ, Learman LA, Shifren JL. Psychometrics of the Female Sexual Distress Scale: a MsFLASH Analysis. Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science: 2014 State of the Science Conference on Nusring Research, Washington, DC, September 18-20, 2014. 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • 2013-Present: Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 2011-Present: Society for Gynecologic Investigation
  • 2009-Present: Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • 2008-Present: Council of University Chairs of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 2008-Present: American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society
  • 2005-Present: Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
  • 2002-Present: International Pelvic Pain Society
  • 1998-2008: San Francisco Gynecological Society
  • 1997-Present: Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • 1996-Present: Former Residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology Society, UCSF
  • 1995-Present: Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • 1994-Present: Daniel Morton Society, UCLA
  • 1990-Present: Harvard Medical School Alumni Association


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