Lee A. Learman, MD, PhD

Dean Lee Learman

Lee A. Learman, MD, PhD

Dean, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

540-526-2559
llearman@vt.edu
Riverside 1 Suite 106

Position Responsibilities

As dean of Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Dr. Lee Learman serves as the chief academic and administrative officer with responsibility for the development, planning, and execution of new programs related to undergraduate medical education. Dean Learman is responsive to the concerns and needs of faculty and students and fosters a close relationship between and among clinical and basic science faculty, management, and clinical staff.

Professional Background

Dr. Lee A. Learman, a physician, researcher, and educator, was selected as dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in January 2019 and started July 1. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California Los Angeles, his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and a Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University in a program supported by the MacArthur Foundation. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California Los Angeles.

Learman currently serves in multiple national service roles with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and the Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is former chair of the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a past member of the ACGME Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology.

In addition, he serves on the Evidence-based Medicine Interdisciplinary Review Committee for the USMLE/NBME as well as the MedEdPORTAL Content Research Group for the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Research Interests

Learman has authored more than 75 peer-reviewed publications, including award-winning clinical research papers and contributions to the AAMC MedEdPORTAL. His research focuses on gynecology, obstetrics, and medical education. He serves as peer reviewer to more than 15 journals, including Academic Medicine, and recently co-authored an invited editorial in JAMA that provided an overview of new USPSTF recommendations for cervical cancer screening. In his medical practice, Learman focuses on diagnosing and treating chronic pelvic pain. View Dean Learman's PUBMED Feed.

Education and Training

  • University of California Los Angeles: Residency Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Harvard Medical School: MD
  • Harvard University: PhD
  • University of California Los Angeles: BS
  • 2015 Visiting Professor, Department of Ob/Gyn Resident Research Day, Loyola University
  • 2015 Isador Forman Lecturer and Visiting Professor, Department of Ob/Gyn, Temple University
  • 2015 Gail Goldsmith Lecture, American College of Osteopathic OB/GYNs, San Diego, California
  • 2014 Medical Student “4.0” Teaching Award, Indiana University Department of Ob/Gyn
  • 2014 James R. Schreiber Lecturer, Annual Women’s Health Symposium, Washington University
  • 2013 Medical Student “4.0” Teaching Award, Indiana University Department of Ob/Gyn
  • 2013 H. Hudnall Ware, Jr. Lecturer, Ware-Dunn Society, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2012 Medical Student “4.0” Teaching Award, Indiana University Department of Ob/Gyn
  • 2012 J. Robert Wilson Lecturer, Women’s Health Research Symposium, University of New Mexico
  • 2010 Visiting Professor, Department of Ob/Gyn, Christiana Care Health System
  • 2010 Dr. Kermit E. Kranz Memorial Paper, Central Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, for“Resolution of Chronic Pelvic Pain after Hysterectomy and Alternative Treatments: Does Depression Make a Difference?”
  • 2009 ACOG Roy M. Pitkin Award (Best Research Publication) for Longinotti MK, Jacobson GF, Hung YY,Learman LA.Probability of hysterectomy after endometrial ablation. Obstetrics & Gynecology2008;112:1214-20.
  • 2008 CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education
  • 2008 Carl Huber Lecturer, ACOG Indiana Section Annual Meeting
  • 2007 Established Investigator Award, American Educational Research Association Division I (Education in the Professions), for"Resident Physicians’ Ability to Reflect”
  • 2006 Visiting Lecturer, 10 th Annual Resident Research Day, Oregon Health and Sciences University
  • 2006 Best Research Presentation (Oral), AAMC Western Group on Educational Affairs Meeting, for “Feasibility of reflective assessments in the UCSF Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program: Bridging the gap from data to discovery.”
  • 2005, 06 THANKS Star Award, UCSF/MZ Chronic Pelvic Pain Practice
  • 2005 Outstanding Resident Teaching Award (7/03-6/05), UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
  • 2005 Keynote Speaker, 2 nd NIH International Congress on Advances in Uterine Leiomyoma Research, National Institutes of Health
  • 2004 Nominee, Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching (Small Group), UCSF School of Medicine
  • 2004 Inducted, Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF School of Medicine
  • 2004 ACOG Roy M. Pitkin Award (Best Research Publication) forLearman LA, Summitt RL, Varner RE, McNeeley SG, Goodman-Gruen D, Richter HE, Lin F, Showstack J, Ireland CC, Vittinghoff E, Hulley SB, Washington AE. A randomized comparison of total or supracervical hysterectomy: Surgical complications and clinical outcomes. Lead article,Obstetrics & Gynecology2003;102:453-62
  • 2003 Nominee, “An Outstanding Lecture”, Essential Core Teaching Awards, UCSF School of Medicine
  • 2002 UCSF Nominee, Parker Palmer “Courage to Teach” Award, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  • 2000 Exceptional Education Contributions Award, UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
  • 2000 CREOG National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education
  • 1994 Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award, UCLA Dept. of Ob/Gyn
  • 1993 Outstanding Resident Research Award, UCLA Department of Ob/Gyn
  • 1984-90 MacArthur Foundation M.D./Ph.D. Fellowship, Harvard Medical School
  • 1982 Commencement Speaker, Department of Psychology, UCLA

Wild R, Barnhart K, Clifton SC, Summers-Ables JE, Learman LA. Mastering tools for evidence-based practice. 120 Course, ACOG Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 5-6, 2012 

Learman LA, Gianpoulos J. EVU’s Giveth, EVU’s Taketh Away: Strategies for Valuing and Rewarding Educators. Workshop. 2013 APGO Martin L. Stone, MD Faculty Development Seminar, Maui, HI, January 13, 2013 

Hess LM, Litwiller A, Kasper K, Stutsman J, Byron J, Learman LA. Preference elicitation tool for abnormal uterine bleeding treatment: a randomized controlled study. Poster presentation. Society for Medical Decision Making 35th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, October 19-23, 2013. 

Woodman PJ, Schoon PG, Powell CR, Haas DM, Abernathy MP, Learman LA. Training the Trainer: A Pre-Test Faculty Training Video. Film Festival. CREOG/APGO Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. February 26 – March 1, 2014. 

Anderson FWJ, Dalton VK, Fisseha S, Learman LA, Autry AM, Brady RM. Improving Women's Health in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Through Academic Partnerships. CREOG/APGO Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. February 26 – March 1, 2014. 

Landy U, Learman LA, Rogers V, Wieneke CL. The Impact of Legislative Restriction of Abortion on Ob-Gyn Residency Training. CREOG/APGO Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. February 26 – March 1, 2014. 

Learman LA, Adams KE, Banks EH, Chiang S, Rauk N. Milestones Implementation: Opportunities and Challenges. CREOG/APGO Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. February 26 – March 1, 2014. 

Learman LA. Indiana University - AMPATH Global Health Model. Global Women’s Health Leadership Forum, Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children’s Hospital, March 27, 2014 

Carpenter JS, Reed SD, Guthrie KA, Larson JC, Newton KM, Lau RJ, Learman LA, Shifren JL. Psychometrics of the Female Sexual Distress Scale: a MsFLASH Analysis. Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science: 2014 State of the Science Conference on Nursing Research, Washington, DC, September 18-20, 2014. 

  • 2013-Present: Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 2011-Present: Society for Gynecologic Investigation
  • 2009-Present: Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • 2008-Present: Council of University Chairs of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 2008-Present: American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society
  • 2005-Present: Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
  • 2002-Present: International Pelvic Pain Society
  • 1998-2008: San Francisco Gynecological Society
  • 1997-Present: Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • 1996-Present: Former Residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology Society, UCSF
  • 1995-Present: Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • 1994-Present: Daniel Morton Society, UCLA
  • 1990-Present: Harvard Medical School Alumni Association