Wulf H. Utian is an independent consultant in women’s health issues, especially regarding new drug development, to the pharmaceutical and investment bank industries. He is considered to be one of the world’s most significant authorities on menopause and women’s health. Dr. Utian is the Executive Director Emeritus and Honorary Founding President of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS); the Arthur H. Bill Professor Emeritus of Reproductive Biology, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine; Consultant in Gynecology and Women’s Health, The Cleveland Clinic; Visiting Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa (2007-2012); and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Rapid Medical Research, where he is an active research investigator. Previously, he was Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center of Cleveland, and then at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Chairman of Reproductive Biology at Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Utian received his medical degree from the University of the 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, it’s highest degree and awarded only 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 Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the International College of Surgeons. Dr. Utian is a credentialed NAMS Menopause Practitioner (NCMP), and is certified in Clinical Densitometry (CCD). He is the recipient of multiple research grants.
He has studied the metabolic and psychosocial aspects of hormones and menopause for over40 years. During his career, Dr. Utian has written over 200 papers related to women’s health, and has authored five books on menopause. He is Honorary Founding Editor of Menopause, NAMS official scientific journal, and was Editor of Menopause Management, a NAMS-endorsed publication, from its inception in 1987 until December 2009. Dr. Utian has served on the NAMS Board of Trustees since he founded the Society in 1989. He is also one of the three original Founders in 1976 of the International Menopause Society, of which he is Honorary Past President, and serves on a number of national and international committees.
Dr. Utian has been a pioneer in women’s health issues and an innovator in several aspects of advanced reproductive technology. One of the early innovators of infertility microsurgery in the United States, he also developed one of the world’s first successful in vitro fertilization centers. He performed the world’s first surrogate in vitro fertilization procedure in 1984 in Cleveland. Numerous couples credit Dr. Utian with making it possible for them to have families.
A dedicated advocate for women’s health, Dr. Utian has achieved national and international recognition for his work and is interviewed regularly by the world’s leading media. He is the recipient of numerous national and international honors and awards. He has personally inspired many physicians and researchers to focus their work on menopause, not only improving the treatment of women around the age of menopause, but also expanding the research that informs such practice. His personal passion is the translation of research findings into best medical practices.
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