Robert A. Hatcher, M.D., MPH - Gynecology, Obstetrics and Family Planning

Dr. Robert Hatcher reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Hatcher, is a Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Emory University School of Medicine and served as director of the Emory University Family Planning Program until the mid-nineties.

Dr. Hatcher isknown on a national level for his book Contraceptive Technology, now in its 18th edition.

Board Certifications

American Academy of Pediatrics - 1968

Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed

Birth Control


M.D.: Cornell University Medical College - 1963
Internship: Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, 1963 - 1964
Pediatric Residency: Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, 1964 - 1966
MPH: University of California, Berkeley, 1972 - 1973

Academic Appointments

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics; Director of Family Planning Program, 1968 - 1996

Professional Affiliations

American Public Health Association
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals

Selected Publications

  1. Zieman M, Hatcher RA, Cwiak C. (Yearly Editions 1999-2007). A Pocket Guide to Managing Contraception.
  2. Hatcher RA (2004). Contraceptive Technology, 18th Edition.

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