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Dr. Gary Frishman Elected to Board of American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Gary N. Frishman, MD, associate director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Residency Program Director at Women & Infants Hospital, and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has been elected secretary/treasurer of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL). With more than 7,700 members from 100 countries, the AAGL is the leading association in the world in promoting minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Frishman will begin duties later this month for a one year team. After his term as secretary/treasurer, Dr. Frishman will then ascend to vice president, and then president of the association the follow year.

Dr. Frishman currently sits on the Residency Review Committee for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) overseeing all obstetric and gynecologic residency training programs in the United States. He is also deputy editor for the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and serves as an oral board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). Dr. Frishman previously served on the board of directors for both the AAGL and its associated Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.

Dr. Frishman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and attended medical school at Columbia University in New York City. Following this, he completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Connecticut in Farmington.

Dr. Frishman joined the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at Women & Infants in 1991.