Linda Giudice, MD, PhD

Professor & Chair
Department of Obstetrics Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Research Description: 

Linda C. Giudice, MD, PhD is Distinguished Professor, Chair Emerita, and the Robert B. Jaffe MD Endowed Professor in the Reproductive Sciences in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is a biochemist and reproductive endocrinologist specializing in endometriosis and infertility. Her research focuses on human endometrial function and regeneration, genetics and epigenetics of endometriosis, placental-uterine interactions relevant to pregnancy outcomes, and evaluating the evidence of environmental impacts on reproductive health and human development. She has mentored over 250 students, fellows and faculty, authored > 300 peer-reviewed publications, and is co-editor of 6 textbooks on women’s health, reproductive environmental health, endocrinology, endometrium and endometriosis. She is Past-President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, President of the World Endometriosis Society, President-elect of the International Federation of Fertility Societies, and Chair of the FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) Reproductive and Developmental Environmental Health Working Group. Dr. Giudice is on the UCSF Steering Committee on Women’s Precision Medicine, the March of Dimes Scientific Advisory Council, and is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and the U.S. National Academy of Inventors.

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Research Summary: 
Normal and abnormal endometrial development



Meta-signature of human endometrial receptivity: a meta-analysis and validation study of transcriptomic biomarkers.

Scientific reports

Altmäe S, Koel M, Võsa U, Adler P, Suhorutšenko M, Laisk-Podar T, Kukushkina V, Saare M, Velthut-Meikas A, Krjutškov K, Aghajanova L, Lalitkumar PG, Gemzell-Danielsson K, Giudice L, Simón C, Salumets A

Treatment of Endometriosis-Associated Pain with Elagolix, an Oral GnRH Antagonist.

The New England journal of medicine

Taylor HS, Giudice LC, Lessey BA, Abrao MS, Kotarski J, Archer DF, Diamond MP, Surrey E, Johnson NP, Watts NB, Gallagher JC, Simon JA, Carr BR, Dmowski WP, Leyland N, Rowan JP, Duan WR, Ng J, Schwefel B, Thomas JW, Jain RI, Chwalisz K

New Lessons about Endometriosis - Somatic Mutations and Disease Heterogeneity.

The New England journal of medicine

Montgomery GW, Giudice LC

Effects of depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate on the immune microenvironment of the human cervix and endometrium: implications for HIV susceptibility.

Mucosal immunology

Smith-McCune KK, Hilton JF, Shanmugasundaram U, Critchfield JW, Greenblatt RM, Seidman D, Averbach S, Giudice LC, Shacklett BL

World Endometriosis Society consensus on the classification of endometriosis.

Human reproduction (Oxford, England)

Johnson NP, Hummelshoj L, Adamson GD, Keckstein J, Taylor HS, Abrao MS, Bush D, Kiesel L, Tamimi R, Sharpe-Timms KL, Rombauts L, Giudice LC