Janice L. Werbinski, MD, FACOG

Medical School:  Medical College of Wisconsin

Specialty:  Obstetrics-Gynecology

Career Highlights:

  • Associate Clinical Professor, Michigan State University College of Human 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.

Biography:

Dr. Janice Werbinski has been board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1985. She is the 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 has been an Associate Clinical Professor in OBGyn at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine since 1976.  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.

Since 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 “Advancing Women’s Health,” a collaborative digital project at www.AdvancingWomensHealth.org This project has the goal of collecting and assembling Women’s Health curricular materials into a universally accessible library, with the objective 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, with her husband of 33 years, and has two accomplished grown daughters and a new granddaughter, Olivia.

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