Janice L. Werbinski, MD, FACOG

Medical School:  Medical College of Wisconsin

Specialty:  Obstetrics-Gynecology

Career Highlights:

  • Associate Clinical Professor Emerita, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine
  • Founding President, American College of Women's Health Physicians
  • Medical Director, Borgess Women's Health, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Recognition in 2012 Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare

Service with AMWA:  Secretary Board of Directors Chair, Women's Health Working Group

Quote:  Follow your passion. Strive to work in an area about which you are passionate, can have fun, and create a feeling of accomplishment. Find time in each day for yourself.


Dr. Janice Werbinski has been board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1985. She is the former Medical Director of Borgess Women’s Health, a clinical practice of 25 providers in Kalamazoo, MI, delivering healthcare to thousands of women across their lifespan, from adolescent care, through reproductive care, to menopausal and mature woman care.  She is Associate Clinical Professor Emerita in OBGyn at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD College of Human Medicine, and  teaches a course there in Sex and Gender Specific Medicine.  In 1995, she authored the curriculum for the Women’s Health Track in the MSU Internal Medicine Residency Program, and she has taught the Advanced Women’s Health month to senior residents in that program since 1996.  A copy of the description of the curriculum is buried in a time capsule at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, signifying its uniqueness and importance as an early effort to introduce gender specific research into the clinical practice of Women’s Health. She has published several peer-reviewed articles, an iBook, and a book chapter in sex and gender specific health.

In 2008, Dr. Werbinski has served as the Chair of the Women’s Health Working Group of  the American Medical Women’s Association, and through that appointment she has been instrumental in the establishment of the Sex and Gender Health Collaborative, a project with the goal of increasing the knowledge base of students, residents, faculty, and all providers who take care of women, translating our wealth of sex- and gender- specific research into the clinical practice of providers who care for women, and ultimately improving the health and well-being of all women.

She lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan and enjoys living near her two daughters, their families, and her two granddaughters, Olivia and Audrey. “Strong women: May we know them; May we be them; May we raise them.”

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