Paula J. Adams Hillard, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Paula J. Adams Hillard, M.D., is currently Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine where she serves as Associate Chair for Medical Student Education. She has been active on a number of national medical committees, including chair of the American College Obstetricians and Gynecologists' (ACOG) Committees on Patient Education, Adolescent Health, and Guidelines for Women's Health.

Dr. Hillard is a past president of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. She is an active contributor to the literature in adolescent gynecology and contraception with over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and abstracts published. She counts among her most important publications: the first study of physical abuse in pregnancy that was published in the OB/Gyn literature, in 1985. She speaks frequently at national and international meetings and postgraduate courses. She is the editor of the textbook: 5-Minute Consult in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has been a consultant and a member of tasks forces and committees for the CDC, the U.S. FDA, the NICHD, the AMA, and ACOG.

In addition to her work with professional publications, Dr. Hillard has extensive experience with the consumer press. She was a contributing editor to Parents magazine from 1982-1990, writing a monthly column on pregnancy and birth--and currently acts as an editorial consultant to women's publications such as Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Glamour, YM, and Seventeen, as well as ABC News. She has been recognized for her teaching, and has been selected as one of 15 senior faculty master teachers/mentors for medical students at the Stanford University School of Medicine in a formal mentoring program called Educators for CARE: Compassion, Advocacy, Responsibility, and Empathy.