Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MA

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Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medicine-Geriatrics

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Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MA, focuses on patient care, research, education and advocacy related to the health of aging women and urban populations. Dr. Lindau is the director of the Program in Integrative Sexual Medicine (PRISM), a program that provides care for and studies female sexual function in the context of aging and common illnesses. Most of Dr. Lindau's patients have sexual health concerns caused by cancer or its treatment.

A respected physician scientist, Dr. Lindau has a master's degree in public policy from the University of Chicago. In addition to the study of female aging and sexuality, her laboratory focuses on urban population health improvement and fairness in health care.

Dr. Lindau is the director of the South Side Health and Vitality Studies (SSHVS) at the University of Chicago Urban Health Initiative. SSHVS works to create and spread knowledge that people and communities can use to sustain excellent health and vitality. The Studies include MAPSCorps, the Comer Children's Hospital Food Pantry and Food Security Project, the South Side Health and Technology Study, and CommunityRx. CommunityRx, supported by a 2012 Healthcare Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, leverages health information technologies to link people and places to improve individual health and grow community vitality.

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Internship

  • Northwestern Medicine

Residency

  • Northwestern Medicine

Fellowship

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • AcademyHealth
  • American Geriatrics Society
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer
  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease
  • Society for Gynecologic Investigation
  • Society for Sex Therapy and Research
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2000

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

At The Forefront Live: Menopause, Cancer & Sex

Gynecologists Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, and Monica Christmas, MD, spoke with us in an honest conversation about menopause, sexual function as one ages, and how cancer can affect one's sex life.

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Sex and Cancer Part 1 with Dr. Stacy Lindau: Things You're Too Embarrassed to Ask a Doctor

Things You’re Too Embarrassed To Ask A Doctor is UChicago Medicine’s podcast dedicated to answering some of the most searched medical questions on the Internet. This episode, gynecologist Stacy Lindau, MD, explains how many people living with cancer can have healthy, satisfying sex.