The American Pregnancy Association is committed to providing you with the most accurate and up-to-date information related to your reproductive, pregnancy and sexual health needs. To ensure the quality of the educational services that we provide, we have assembled some of the most respected experts within the obstetric and gynecologic medical community.
These medical professionals review and contribute towards the educational pieces provided by the American Pregnancy Association. We are honored to partner with these physicians and thankful that they enable us to give you the best reproductive, pregnancy and sexual health information.
Chief Medical Advisor
Jan Rydfors, MD Received his Medical and specialization training at Stanford Medical Center. He is a Practicing Obstetrician and Gynecologist with special interest in high risk Obstetrics, Infertility and in Medical education. Dr. Rydfors has an Adjunct clinical professor position at Stanford Medical Center. He is a lead author and editor of the textbook, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Infertility: Handbook for Clinicians, 6th Edition.
Jessica Bienstock, MD, MPH Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Director of Resident and Medical Student Education, Residency Program Director for the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Byron Calhoun, MD Rockford Health System, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Practicing physician in Rockford, Illinois
Alan DeCherney, MD UCLA School of Medicine, Chairman and Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Fertility & Sterility
Diane Clapp, BSN RN Medical Information Director for Resolve
Sebastian Faro, MD FACOG Practicing Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Houston, Texas
Marc Fritz, MD University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division Chief, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Mindy Goldman, MD University of California at San Francisco, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, and Director, Follow Up Program, Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center.
Irwin Merkatz, MD Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health
Daniel Mishell, Jr., MD University of Southern California – Keck School of Medicine, Professor and Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Daniel Mollura, MD Johns Hopkins University of Medicine – Department of Radiology, Radiology Resident, Consultant to the Center for Excellence in Public Health Informatics
Valerie Parisi, MD, MPH University of North Carolina, Robert A Ross School of Medicine, Professor and Chairman, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Mary Polan, MD, Ph.D, MPH Stanford School of Medicine, Professor and Department Chairperson, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
John Repke, MD FACOG Penn State College of Medicine and Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Professor and Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Christopher Riegel, MD Practicing Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
Patricia Robertson, MD University of California at San Francisco, Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Division of Perinatal Medicine and Genetics
Steven Roth, MD Practicing Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Inverness, Florida
Elizabeth Shadigian, MD University of Michigan Health System, Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and practicing at East Ann Arbor Health Center
Joe Simpson, MD Baylor College of Medicine, Ernst W. Bertner Chairman and Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department Chair, Reproductive Genetics
Patricia Sulak, MD Texas A&M University System College of Medicine, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director, Division of Ambulatory Care, Director of the Scott & White Sex Education Program
J.K. Williams, MD University of South Florida College of Medicine, Associate Professor, Department of Gynecology