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Jan L Shifren, MD


Jan L Shifren, MD, MSCP, is the Vincent Trustees Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. She is a reproductive endocrinologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and director of the MGH Midlife Women’s Health Center. Dr. Shifren attained her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals. She then completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Shifren currently divides her time among patient care, teaching, and research. She focuses her research on menopause, including the effects of estrogens, androgens, and alternative therapies on menopausal symptoms and sexual function. Dr. Shifren has served as principal investigator and co-investigator for several important studies related to menopause. She has published numerous articles, abstracts, and book chapters, and has delivered national and international presentations on menopausal hormone therapy, androgens for women, female sexual function, and the genitourinary syndrome of menopause. Dr. Shifren is active in numerous professional societies and is a past president of the Menopause Society.

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