Paul D. Blumenthal
PROFESSOR, OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, EMERITUS, REPRODUCTIVE EQUITY AND AUTONOMY LAB (REAL)
Paul D. Blumenthal, MD, MPH is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emeritus, at Stanford University. He directed the Stanford University Gynecology service from 2009 to 2021 and currently directs SPIRES, the Stanford Program for International Reproductive Education and Services, an initiative providing technical assistance and training to reproductive health programs in a wide variety of countries across Africa, Asia, and Central America. For over 35 years, Dr. Blumenthal has been an advisor to multiple international agencies such as Gynuity Health Projects, Ipas, Pathfinder, Family Health International, Path, Jhpiego, PSI, and the World Health Organization and served as the Special Advisor to Minister of Health and Family Planning of the Republic of Madagascar. Dr. Blumenthal is currently involved in studies of menstrual blood for diagnostic utility, post partum IUD insertion, artificial intelligence for colposcopy. simplification of both medical abortion regimens and contraceptive delivery systems, and has explored “single visit” approaches to cervical cancer prevention for over 25 years. He is an author of over 200 peer-reviewed publications involving collaborations from over 20 countries. Dr. Blumenthal is committed to the development and implementation of innovative approaches to reproductive health issues in both the domestic and international arenas.