May 17, 2002
Volume XXXV, No. 20




Schenken named as one of the Best Family Doctors in America


The Ladies Home Journal has listed Dr. Robert Schenken, professor of ob-gyn, the Frank Harrison Chair in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and director of the division of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Health Science Center, as one of the "Best Family Doctors in America" for May 2002.

The magazine's representatives ask Castle Connolly, the publisher of the consumer health care guide America's Top Doctors, to develop, each month, a directory of the nation's top doctors in three health fields: family practice, pediatrics and reproductive medicine. Ladies Home Journal representatives said Castle Connelly's team of physicians and researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select the nation's top doctors. Using mail and telephone surveys, electronic ballots and other research, they ask area physicians to identify highly skilled, exceptional doctors. Doctors' educational and professional experience is screened carefully before the final selection. Dr. Schenken was named in the reproductive endocrinology field.

Dr. Schenken has been a member of the faculty at the UTHSC since 1980. He earned his bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Stanford University in 1974 and his M.D. degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 1977. His clinical and basic research interests are endometriosis, assisted reproduction, mature women's health and the effects of drug abuse on reproduction. He has served as principal investigator on related research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization and currently serves as the principal investigator for the Women's Health Initiative Clinical Center at the UTHSC.