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Paul D. Blumenthal, MD, MPH
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (General Gynecology) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Improving Access to Family Planning Services in Low Resource Settings:
Through a collaboration with Population Services International, the Stanford Program for International Reproductive Education and Services (SPIRES) provides technical direction in a program designed to improve access to and uptake of family planning, particularly Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) such as IUDs and implants, in 14 developing countries globally. The first year saw insertion of over 280,000 IUDs.
Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Bio Fred Hopkins, who as a Peace Corps volunteer in East Africa, worked with women’s groups developing water-sanitation projects. In Kenya, he was inspired by the generosity of African women and the heartaches of the families who lost their mothers to complications of unintended pregnancies. Having trained at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, he investigated Abortion and Pregnancy-related Mortality at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after completing his residency in Ob/Gyn at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Hopkins helped develop the Ryan Residency Training Program in Family Planning at U.C. San Diego in 1999 and co-directs the Family Planning Services at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for both residency training and collaboration with Stanford’s Fellowship in Family Planning. Dr. Hopkins enjoys both the tranquility of mountaintops and the vitality of bustling markets in remote corners of the world.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Bio Kate Shaw is a northern California native and completed college at UC Davis with a degree in Nutrition Science. She moved to San Diego where she worked in BioTech until matriculating to medical school at Albany Medical College in Albany NY, where she got her medical degree. She then undertook and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oregon Health & Science University before coming back to California for a fellowship in Family Planning at Stanford. As a Clinical Assistant Professor she enjoys teaching residents and medical students and seeing patients in Gynecology clinic. She also performs gynecologic surgery and works on Labor & Delivery. Dr. Shaw acts as the Associate Residency Program Director for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford and serves as the Medical Director for Ambulatory Gynecology at Stanford.