UF Health MedEd Cast

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Gregory Christman, MD - Speaker Bio
Dr. Christman joined the faculty in 2013 to direct the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Florida.  He has a long-standing clinical research interest in the biology underlying the pathogenesis of uterine leiomyomas (fibroids) and for 2012-2013 he was chosen to chair the Fibroid Special Interest Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.  Dr. Christman is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and the subspecialty of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.  His clinical interests include the care of women with polycystic ovarian disease, premature ovarian failure, endometriosis, leiomyomas, and infertility.  His basic research interests include the study of apoptosis, gene therapy, and the development of prevention strategies to block the formation of uterine leiomyomas. He is currently involved in several clinical research studies in infertility management regarding the optimal use for medications used for ovulation induction, the use of GnRH analogs to prevent ovarian toxicity in women receiving alkylating chemotherapy, and the development and clinical application of novel non-hormonal treatments for endometriosis.
  • Topic Info:Gregory Christman M.D discusses the management of women with PCOS, which physical findings suggest polycystic ovarian syndrome and how his research translates to patient care.

    He examines the required characteristics and criteria to establish a diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). He lists the various options available to address infertility secondary to poor or absent ovulation in women with PCOS, and He offers helpful advice to be aware of to best deal with the non reproductive impact of PCOS on one's health.