Gloria A. Bachmann, MD, MMS
6th Annual Judith A. Hoffman Humanitarian Honoree
Gloria Bachmann is a nationally and internationally recognized physician who has moved health care to the next level in many areas. At Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she is a Professor of Ob/Gyn & Medicine, the Associate Dean for Women’s Health and the Co-director of the Women’s Health Institute (WHI). At Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital -New Brunswick, she is the medical director of the PROUD Gender Center of NJ. For the NJ Reentry Commission, that serves previously incarcerated individuals, she is the medical director.
She is a respected clinician, a valued mentor, a prolific researcher, and a sought-after educator. She has a long history of being the principal and co-principal investigator on several clinical trials, including federally funded NIH protocols. Data derived from her participation in multiple research trials has added extensively to the literature and to many advances in health care. She strongly advocates, especially in underserved populations, for cancer screening through not only clinical practice, but through the many educational tools that she oversees the development of. For example, for previously incarcerated women, she led in the production of animated videos that educate these women on the need for breast, colon and cervical cancer screening.
As a violinist, who serves as the Co-Chair of the Humanities and Medicine Committee of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), she has a focused interest in promoting overall wellness through music. In fact, through the collaboration of AMWA and the WHI, the journal, ‘Humanities and Healing: An Arts in Medicine Journal’ was launched.
She is a graduate of Rutgers University and the Perlman School of Medicine, at the University of Pennsylvania. She also completed her Ob/Gyn residency training at the University of Pennsylvania.