Department of OBGYN

Sharon Achilles, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
  • Director, University of Pittsburgh Center for Family Planning Research

Education & Training

  • BIRCWH Scholar, Magee-Womens Research Institute/University of Pittsburgh, 2012
  • Fellowship, Reproductive Infectious Disease and Family Planning, Magee-Womens Hospital, 2011
  • Internship & Residency, Ob/Gyn, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, 2009
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2004
  • PhD, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University, 2000

Representative Publications

  • Achilles, Sharon L, Hillier, Sharon L. The Complexity of Contraceptives: Understanding their Impact on Genital Immune   Cells and Vaginal Microbiota. AIDS Volume 27, Supplement 1, October 2013: S5-S15. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000058. PMID: 24088684. PMCID: PMC4012023.
  • Achilles SL, Creinin MD, Stoner KA, Chen BA, Meyn L, Hillier SL. Changes in genital tract immune cell populations after initiation of intrauterine contraception. Am J Obstet Gynecol (2014) 211(5):489-491. 2014 May 13. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2014.05.016. PMID: 24834865. PMCID: PMC4231025.
  • Achilles Sharon L., Chen Beatrice A., Lee Jessica K., GariepyAileen M., Creinin Mitchell D. Acceptability of randomization to levonorgestrel versus copper intrauterine device among women requesting IUD insertion for contraception. Contraception (2015) Dec;92(6):572-4. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2015.08.009. (Epub 2015 Aug 18). PMID: 26297203. PMCID: PMC4654647.
  • Tarleton J, Haddad L, Achilles SL. Hormonal contraceptive effects on the vaginal milieu: microbiota and immunity. Curr Obstet Gynecol Rep (2015) doi: 10.1007/s13669-016-0142-6. In Press.

For additional publications, please see PubMed Page