Dr. Legato shares if medical professions are trained to understand and utilize gender specific medicine.
I hope that healthcare professionals are much more aware of gender differences than they were at the beginning of the 1990s. We have now a whole robust science of gender-specific medicine. We have a textbook which I have edited called “The Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine,” the only one of its kind. There will be a web version published, we hope, by the Karolinska Institute by next year. There is a second edition of this textbook that’s in preparation now and should appear in a month that will be useful to medical students.
We have lectured all over the world; we have had at least five international congresses on gender-specific medicine planned or which have already been completed in places like Vienna, Berlin, Sweden, and I’ll be going to Padua this February to participate in the first Italian International Congress of Gender-specific Medicine.
So I think the news has spread. I think that people all over the world are reading our journal, know the textbooks exist, and certainly are attending our conferences on the subject.
About Dr. Legato:
Dr. Marianne J. Legato is an internationally known academic physician, author, lecturer and specialist in women's health. She is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and the Founder and Director of the Partnership for Women’s Health at Columbia University. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Legato founded the Partnership for Women's Health at Columbia University in 1997. It is the first collaboration between academic medicine and the private sector focused solely on gender-specific medicine: the science of how normal human biology differs between men and women and of how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender. Dr. Legato has received many awards for her leadership role in women's health.
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