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writing, editing, education, & com.


national & international work.


education & awards.

medical positions.

President, SageMed LLC

VP Medical Affairs & Clinical Development, medical device company
Chief Medical Officer, Planned Parenthood Southeast
Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine

medical positions
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national & international work

  • Expert CDC committees to adapt the Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use and Selected Practice Recommendations for U.S. 

  • Program evaluation of contraceptive program for Population Services International (PSI) in Kenya and Uganda

  • Faculty of F1000, a global expert service evaluating best research articles

  • Program evaluation of U.S. Family Planning Fellowship programs at major universities 

  • National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) research review committee

  • Founding Board Member, Society Family Planning

  • Chair Advisory Committee, American Medical Women’s Association Adolescent Reproductive Health Initiative Education Project

national & international

writing, editing,
education, & communication

  • Contraception Section Editor, peer reviewer and author,

  • Questions for National Medical Boards examination

  • Manuscript reviewer, multiple medical journals

  • Developer & trainer for contraceptive product launches and ongoing educational slide decks 

  • Author, Managing Contraception

  • Author, Personal Guide to Managing Contraception

  • Editorial Advisory Board, The Female Patient

  • Co-author recurring column, Contraception Corner, The Female Patient

  • Author, several medical textbook chapters and scientific, peer reviewed articles 

  • Executive Curriculum Committee, Emory University School of Medicine

  • Invited speaker for > 100 lectures at national and international conferences  

  • Interviewed by Atlanta Journal Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Brides, Redbook, Glamour, Fitness, Esquire, Good Day Atlanta, CNN, WSB-TV, Fox news, Georgia week in review, UPN-Atlanta, and Radio WSB –750, WRAS

  • Studied Spanish, Hebrew, German and French

writing education
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  • Women Who Dare Award, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), 2019

  • Lobbying for women’s health rights with elected Georgia officials

  • Current Chair, Reproductive Health committee, NCJW, Atlanta section

  • Former Board Member, Feminist Women’s Health Center, Atlanta

  • Founding Board Member, Medical Students for Choice

  • Founding Board Member, Society of Family Planning

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awards & education


Women Who Dare Award,” National Council of Jewish Women, 2019 


Excellence in Teaching Award, Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) 


Emory University School of Medicine Teaching Fund Award


BSc Biology  |  McGill, Montreal

Great Distinction Honors, James McGill award, Faculty Scholar

M.D.  |  Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY

International Health Fellowship Award

OB/GYN Residency  |  Columbia Presbyterian, NY

Fellowships  |  University CA San Francisco

Fellowship, Family Planning, Department OB/GYN

Fellowship, Clinical Research, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics


awards education



Morroni C, Heartwell S, Edwards S, Zieman M, Westhoff C. The Impact of Oral Contraceptive Initiation on Young Women's Condom Use in 3 American Cities: Missed Opportunities for Intervention.  PLoS One. 2014 Jul 8;9(7):e101804. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0101804. eCollection 2014.


Westhoff C, Jones K, Robilotto C, Heartwell S, Edwards S, Zieman M, Cushman L. Smoking and OC continuation. Contraception 79 (5):375-8, 2009 May


Edwards SM, Zieman M. Jones K, Diaz A, Robilotto C, Westhoff C. Initiation of OCs – start now! Journal of Adolescent Health 43 (5):432-6, 2008 Nov


Kalmuss D, Koenemann S, Westhoff C, Heartwell S, Edwards S, Zieman M, Cushman L, Robilotto C, Stuart G. Prior pill experiences and current continuation among pill restarters. Perspectives on Sexual & Reproductive Health. 40(3):138-43, 2008 Sep


Westhoff C, Heartwell S, Edwards S, Zieman M, Cushman L, Robilotto C, Stuart G, Morroni C, Kalmuss D. Initiation of Oral Contraceptives Using a Quick Start Compared With a Conventional Start A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 109(6):1270-1276. 2007 June

Zieman M, Kanal E.  The Copper T 380 A IUD and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Contraception, 75(2):93-5, 2007 Feb.


Westhoff C, Heartwell S, Edwards S, Zieman M, Stuart G, Cwiak C, Davis A, Robilotto T, Cushman L, Kalmuss D. Oral Contraceptive Discontinuation: Do Side effects Matter? Am J Obstet Gynecol, 196(4):412.e1-6; discussion 412.e6-7, 2007 Apr


Huber LR, Hogue CJ, Stein AD, Drews C, Zieman M. Body Mass Index and risk for OC failure: A case control study in South Carolina. Ann Epidemiol 2006;16:637-643


Huber LR, Hogue CJ, Stein AD, Drews C, Zieman M, King J, Schayes S. Contraceptive use and discontinuation: findings from the contraceptive history, initiation, and choice study.  AJOG. 2006.194(5):1290-5, 


Cwiak C, Edelman AB, Hatcher RA, Zieman M, Nichols MD, Jennsen JT, Emmons SL, Khan I. Teaching contraception: An interactive presentation using Managing Contraception. AJOG, 2004;191: 1788-1792


Cwiak C, Gellasch T, Zieman M. Peripartum Contraceptive attitudes and Practices. Contrraception 2004;70:383-386


Burkman R, Schlesselman JJ, Zieman M. Safety Concerns and health benefits associated with oral contraception. AJOG 2004 190, S5-22.


Herndon E, Zieman M. New Contraceptive Options, Am Fam Physician, 2004;69:853-60


Zieman M, Guillebaud J, Weisberg E, Shangold G, Fisher A. Contraceptive efficacy and cycle control with the Ortho Evra/Evra transdermal system: the analysis of pooled data. Fertility Sterility Feb 2002,Vol.77,No.2, Suppl 2,: S13-18


Zieman M. The introduction of a transdermal hormonal contraceptive. Fertil Steril Feb 2002, Suppl2. Vol.77 No.2, S1-S2.


Zieman M, Klaisle C, Walker D, Darney PD. Fingers versus instruments for removing levonorgestrel contraceptive implants (Norplant®). Journal of Gynecologic Techniques 1997;3:213-217. 


Zieman M, Fong SK, Benowitz NL, Banskter D, Darney PD.  Absorption kinetics of misoprostol with oral or vaginal administration.  Obstet & Gynecol 1997;90:88-92.


Darney PD, Klaisle C, Zieman M. Patient and provider experience with removal of two levonorgestrel rods (Norplant II) compared to 6 capsules (Norplant®). European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care 1:153,1996



A recurring peer-reviewed column in the Female patient:


Zieman M, Nelson A. Contraception in the perimenopause. The female Patient, 37-38. April 2004.


Nelson A, Zieman M. Emergency Contraception. The Female Patient, pages 58-59. December 2003.


Zieman M, Nelson A. Choosing When and Whether to Bleed .The Female Patient, pages 41-42., October 2003, 


Nelson A, Zieman M. Just Say No Every Now and Then (Fertility Awareness Method/CycleBeads)  The Female Patient, pages 45-47. June 2003, 


Zieman M, Nelson A. Condom Use: A woman’s issue. The Female PatientVol.28 No.2, 53-54, February 2003


Nelson A, Zieman M. Counseling Patients on Continuous Contraception. The Female Patient. Vol. 27,No. 12, December 2002, 49-51


Zieman M., Nelson A.. Contraceptive Efficacy and Body Weight. The Female Patient. Vol 27, No. 10, 36 –38. October 2002.

Nelson A., Zieman M. DMPA: Has it been a Decade Already?  The Female Patient Vol.27;40-41,54. 2002


Zieman M, Nelson A. Combined Ocs and Prescribed Antibiotics. The Female Patient 2002 vol.27;40-41


Nelson A, Zieman M. Contraception Corner; A planned production. The Female Patient 2002; 27:40-42




Zieman, M. Long Acting Contraceptives. Journal Watch Women’s Health.  2003


Cwiak C, Zieman M. New Methods in Contraception. Women’s Health in Primary Care. Vol 6, No. 10, October 2003, 473.


Zieman M. Benefits beyond Contraception. Supplement, The Female Patient, December 2002, 12-18


Zieman, M. Managing Patients using the Transdermal Contraceptive System. The Female Patient. Supplement Aug 2002, 26-32


Zieman M. Transdermal Contraception: Update on Clinical Management. OBG Management Vol 14, No 12, December 2002, 66-77


Zieman, M. Transdermal Contraception. The Female Patient. 2001;26:22-25.


Zieman M. Making OC’s more user friendly. The Female Patient. March 2000




Archer DF, Koltun WD, Zieman M et al., A comparison of patient compliance with a          contraceptive patch vs. oral contraceptives. ASRM October 2001.


Zieman M, Guillebaud J., Weisberg E, Shangold G, Fisher A, Creasy G. Integrated summary of contraceptive efficacy, with the Ortho Evra transdermal system. Fertil Steril Vol. 76, No. 3, Suppl. 1, September 2001.


Zieman M. Klaisle C, Walker D, Darney PD. Absorption kinetics of misoprostol with oral or vaginal administration.  Poster - Society of Gynecologic Investigation, San Diego CA, March 1997.


Allen J, Patel M, Zieman M, Darney PD, Klaisel C, Sickles E. Norplant Imaging for Radiologists. Presented at Radiologic Society of North America meeting. Chicago IL, November, 1996.


Localization of Norplant Contraceptive Capsules for Removal. Presented at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine meeting. Boston MA, November 1996.




Zieman M. Established and emerging noncontraceptive health benefits of hormonal contraception. National Institutes of Child Health and Development. June 2001

Roundtable: The American Experience with the Levonorgestrel IUS. A Supplement to Contemporary OB/GYN, October 2002

Roundtable: The Contraceptive Patch: How will it impact your practice? Contemporary Ob/Gyn, vol. 48, No.2. 67-90, February 2003

Population Council: International Misoprostol summit, New York, September 2003

Woman to woman: Physician Mentoring Task Force, July 2003, Washington DC

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