Cynthia A. Stuenkel, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
University of California, San Diego

Cynthia A. Stuenkel, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, and an attending physician for UCSD Endocrinology and Metabolism Service. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois, Chicago, with Residency training at the University of Chicago and the New England Deaconess Hospitals, with Endocrinology training at the Endocrine Hypertension Division of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of California, San Diego. In 1988, at UCSD, she established one of the first menopause programs in the US. A Founding Member and Past President of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), Dr. Stuenkel has contributed to the NAMS Hormone Therapy Position Statements since 2007, including the most recently published in 2017. She chaired the Endocrine Society’s 2015 Clinical Practice Guideline on Treatment of Symptoms of the Menopause and spoke on behalf of the Endocrine Society at the FDA workshop to review the labeling for low dose vaginal estrogen therapies. As a member of the Endocrine Society’s Advocacy and Public Outreach Core Committee, she calls on Capitol Hill Senate and House legislator offices to promote women’s health and NIH-funded medical research. Dr. Stuenkel has participated in AACE regional and national meetings since the turn of the century, and will speak today on “Menopause Management.”


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