Linda Giudice

  • Distinguished Professor and Chair Emerita of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, USA
  • The Robert B Jaffe, MD, Endowed Chair in the Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Professor Giudice joined UCSF in 2005 as the Robert B Jaffe, MD, Endowed Professor and Chair of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Sciences and founded the Programme on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE) at UCSF in 2006.

Professor Giudice is a biochemist, gynaecologist, and reproductive endocrinologist who specialises in endometriosis, infertility, assisted reproduction, and ovulatory disorders. Her research includes endometriosis pathogenesis, pathophysiology, and diagnostics, environmental impacts on reproductive health, endometrial biology, and placental-uterine interactions.

She received her BS from Columbia University, her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of California Los Angeles, and her MD from Stanford University. As a postdoctoral fellow at Rockefeller University, Professor Giudice worked under Nobel Laureate Gunter Blobel. Professor Giudice completed residencies in ObGyn at both Stanford University and Washington University in St. Louis, followed by a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Stanford University. She was faculty at Stanford University for 19 years and was Founding Director of the Center for Research on Reproduction, Women’s Health and Genomic Medicine and the Women’s Health @ Stanford Program, as well as Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Division at Stanford.

In 2002, Professor Giudice was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and in 2017 was elected to the National Academy of Inventors. She is former Chair of the FDA Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her work including the 2008 President’s Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI), and the 2008 Women in Science Award from the American Medical Women’s Association. She is also the recipient of the American Infertility Association “Illumination Award” for her work on the environment and reproductive health, the 2008 recipient of the ASRM Distinguished Researcher Award, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  In 2013 she was honoured with the Stanford University Medical Center Lifetime Alumni Achievement Award, and in 2015 was awarded the Society for Reproductive Investigation Frederick Naftolin Award for Mentorship.

Professor Giudice is past president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, vice president of the World Endometriosis Research Foundation, and president-elect of the International Federation of Fertility Societies. She served at the president of the World Endometriosis Society from 2014 – 2017.