David S. Guzick One of 15 Worldwide Elected to Society of Scholars

School of Medicine and Dentistry Dean Honored for Accomplishments

June 01, 2004

"It is gratifying, yet humbling, to be included among such an esteemed group of scholars."

David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., Dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester Medical Center, was inducted into the Society of Scholars at a ceremony on May 19 at Johns Hopkins University. Among the 15 honorees were scientists from several states and from France, Switzerland and Norway.

The society – the first of its kind in the nation – recognizes significant accomplishments of leaders who spent part of their careers at Hopkins. Former postdoctoral fellows, residents and junior faculty who have gained marked distinction in their fields make up the exclusive membership.

Dr. Guzick, who came to the University of Rochester Medical Center in 1995, was an intern and resident at Hopkins from 1979 to 1982. The Society of Scholars Committee chose Dr. Guzick for being a national and international leader in reproductive endocrinology. He is a renowned expert on women’s health epidemiology, and on the pathogenesis and management of endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome.

Dr. Guzick was cited for his methodologic contributions to the analysis of infertility data – which are widely used today – and his studies demonstrating increased cardiovascular risk among women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, which have led to a focus on the long-term management of this condition. He has published more than 100 articles in obstetrics and gynecology, infertility, and reproductive endocrinology. Prior to being named dean, Dr. Guzick was the Henry A. Thiede Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

“It is gratifying, yet humbling, to be included among such an esteemed group of scholars,” said Dr. Guzick. “I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the best and brightest scientists and clinicians during my career. This honor reminds me that every stage of one’s career as a clinician, investigator and educator builds on the previous stages.”

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