Michelle Isley MD
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general obstetrics & gynecology; contraception; new contraception technology; family planning
contraception; family planning
Michelle Isley, MD, MPH, is a general obstetrician and gynecologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Born and raised in Minnesota, Dr. Isley received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Dr. Isley completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at The Ohio State University/Mt. Carmel Health and a fellowship in family planning at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. While completing her fellowship, Dr. Isley obtained a Master of Public Health (epidemiology and biostatistics) degree from the same institution.
Dr. Isley then moved back to Columbus and joined the faculty of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Ohio State. In addition to having a busy private faculty practice, she is the assistant director of the Ryan Residency Training Program, which trains residents and medical students. She is an enthusiastic teacher of medical students and residents. She has served as a research mentor for several resident projects. In 2009, her first year of teaching, she was awarded the Faculty CREOG Teaching Award.
Dr. Isley currently serves on the board of directors of the Society of Family Planning. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of numerous professional and scientific societies. Since 2009, Dr. Isley has served on the faculty of the Columbus Board Review Course.
Dr. Isley’s research interests include adolescent contraception, postabortion contraception, improving the use of long-acting contraceptive methods and contraceptive counseling. Dr. Isley received the Outstanding Researcher in Training Award for her oral abstract presentation, “Sex education and contraceptive use at coital debut in the U.S.: Results from Cycle 6 of the National Survey of Family Growth,” at the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals: Reproductive Health 2008 in Washington D.C. In 2010, she was awarded the ACOG/Bayer Contraceptive Counseling grant for her research proposal looking at a novel way to improve postpartum use of highly reliable contraceptive methods.
As a young investigator, Dr. Isley has published several original articles, as well as multiple review articles and book chapters in the area of family planning and contraception. She has also participated at a global level in the area of family planning and general obstetrics and gynecology in the countries of Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan and South Africa.