As global medical director at PSI, Dr. Paul Blumenthal, M.D., OB/GYN, MPH., is responsible for overseeing PSI’s Quality Assurance activities as they relate to long-acting contraceptive method service provision. He is the creator of PSI’s dedicated postpartum intrauterine device (PPIUD) inserter.
Dr. Blumenthal is an expert in international family planning. In addition to his role at PSI, Dr. Blumenthal is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine, leads SPIRES (the Stanford Program for International Reproductive Education and Services at Stanford University), and is the Chief of the Stanford Gynecology Service and the Director of the Division.
Dr. Blumenthal is currently involved in studies of community-based distribution of injectable contraceptives, postpartum IUD insertion, and “single visit” approaches to the prevention of cervical cancer and simplification of both medical abortion regimens and contraceptive delivery systems. He is an author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications involving collaborations from over 20 countries.
Dr. Blumenthal received his medical degree from The University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, followed by a Fellowship in Family Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles.