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Endometriosis Zone editorial advisor
Deborah Metzger, PhD, MD, FACOG - USA
Medical Director, Helena Women’s Health
2101 Forest Ave., Ste. 220
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 999-7900 fax. (408) 999-6980
Deborah A. Metzger, PhD, MD, FACOG is a gynecologic surgeon and reproductive endocrinologist whose major interest is the integrated treatment of women with chronic pelvic pain. After graduating from college (SUNY @ Buffalo, 1973), she obtained a PhD in molecular endocrinology from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas (1979). She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston (1982) and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology (1986) and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (1988) at Duke University in North Carolina. After 6 years on the faculty of the University of Connecticut Health Center (where she was promoted to associate professor), she went into private practice in Hartford, CT and was associate clinical professor at Yale University. She has been an associate clinical professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Stanford University and Medical Director at Helena Women's Health in San Jose, CA since 1998.
Dr. Metzger is recognized as one of the leading authorities in the treatment of endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain. In addition to her involvement in many professional societies, she is a member of the Advisory Board of the national Endometriosis Association and a founding member and immediate past president of the International Pelvic Pain Society. She has lectured extensively throughout the world, published over 50 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks, and is one of the authors of Operative Gynecologic Laparoscopy: Principles and Techniques and one of the editors of Chronic Pelvic Pain: An Integrated Approach.
She lives outside of San Francisco with her son and daughter. Her passions include gardening, tennis, skiing, movies, travel, photography and time for reflection.