Gloria A. Bachmann, MMS, MD
Associate Dean of Women's Health
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Women's Health Institute
New Brunswick, NJ
About The Expert
Gloria A. Bachmann, MMS, MD, is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medicine and interim Chair of the Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine Department at University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her education and research interests are focused on women's issues, especially those of the aging woman. She holds numerous professional positions including UMDNJ-RWJMS Associate Dean for Women's Health, immediate past president of the UMDNJ Master Educators Guild and Chief of the OB/GYN Service at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Bachmann is an authority on women, especially in the areas of midlife and menopausal health and sexual function. Dr. Bachmann's editorial board positions include Maturitas, Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Journal of Sexual Medicine and Menopause. She has over 400 articles and chapters in the medical literature. Dr. Bachmann serves in several leadership capacities in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
Her excellence in advancing the health care field has been recognized by the profession. Honors include the Issue of the Year Award by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Best Scientific Paper at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Editorial Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Editorial Board of Managing Menopause and numerous awards from UMDNJ, such as Best Teacher Award, and the American Medical Women's Association Gender Equity Award.
In 1995, Dr. Bachmann was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Middlesex County Commission on the Status of Women and in 1996 was selected by the Delaware-Raritan Girl Scout Council to receive "The World of Women" Girl Scout Award. For fourteen years (1996–2010), Dr. Bachmann has mentored OB/GYN residents, medical students and PhD students in research trials, and these projects have gone on to be awarded national recognition such as the prestigious Woodrow Wilson/Johnson and Johnson Award in 2003. In 2000, she was honored by both the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the Women's Health & Counseling Center for her advancing the health care field for women.
She was the recipient of the 2001–2002 ACOG President's Community Service Award. In 2002, she was given the New Jersey Academy of Medicine's Educator Award and awarded the Humanitarian Award from the Hemophilia Association of New Jersey. Also in that year, ACOG placed her teaching video on bone health into the ACOG Video Hall of Fame. In 2003, Dr. Bachmann received an Award of Excellence from the Women's Heart Foundation. As well, she mentored the resident in the OB/GYN department who won first place for research in the 2003 Junior Fellow ACOG competition. In 2003, she was honored by the North American Menopause Society for her pioneering vaginal health research. In 2004, Dr. Bachmann and her research team won second prize at the annual ACOG meeting for their teaching video on vulvodynia. Also in 2004, she was honored by Women Helping Women for her contributions toward women's health, and in 2005 was appointed to the ACOG Patient Education Committee. In 2005 she began a term on the N.J. Governor's Women's Health Advisory Commission and the Women and Bleeding Advisory Panel to the Governor. In 2005, she also served on the Clinical Advisory Committee for the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals and the National Women's Health Resource Center.
In 2006 she was inducted into the National Library of Medicine as a Local Legend Female physician. In that year, she was also selected by UMDNJ as a Master Educator. Last year she was honored by the Rutgers–Newark Alumnae Society as an outstanding graduate of that school and recognized by the Russell Berrie Foundation for community outreach and volunteerism. In addition, the North American Menopause Society named Dr. Bachmann as the chair of the national writing group that developed the clinical guidelines for local hormonal use in women and selected her as a member of its national writing group on systemic estrogen therapy. In 2008, two of her research publications were chosen by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as required reading for all physicians sitting for their recertification. In 2009 she chaired the N.J. task force on ambulatory surgery. This year she was honored by the nonprofit, International Health Care Volunteers, for her efforts on behalf of women's global health.
Dr. Bachmann earned her BA from Rutgers University, an MMS degree from Rutgers Medical School and an MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School.