Mary Jane Minkin, MD, is clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine and has a private practice in New Haven, Conn. She is widely known in the field of gynecology and is interviewed often in print and broadcast media; she has even appeared on a billboard in Times Square, along with other women of note representing the "new face of menopause."
She is a leader in women's health education both inside and outside the medical community. Minkin is co-author, with Carol Wright, of A Woman's Guide to Menopause and Perimenopause and The Yale Guide to Women's Reproductive Health. She is lead author or co-author of articles in numerous peer-reviewed journals, and she also advises and gives lectures to the menopause support group PRIME PLUS/Red Hot Mamas. She writes a monthly column, "Healthy Woman," for Prevention magazine.
Minkin is a recipient of the Irving Friedman Award, given by Yale School of Medicine's department of obstetrics and gynecology for excellence in clinical abilities and patient care and has twice been awarded the Resident's Teaching Award for best community attending physician.