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Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MA

Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Medicine-Geriatrics

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.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Medical School

Brown University Medical School

Internship and Residency

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago


The University of Chicago Medicine


Academy Health
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Geriatrics Society
American Society of Clinical Oncology
International Scientific Network for Female Sexual Health and Cancer
International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases
International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health
Society for Gynecologic Investigation
Society for Sex Therapists and Researchers

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 795-5110

Office Fax

(773) 834-5664

Office Postal Address

Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MAPP
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2050
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. Lindau

Watch a video of Dr. Lindau briefly speaking about the significance of addressing sexual health concerns in comprehensive cancer care at an American Medical Association (AMA) event.

View a video about gynecologic cancer care teams that features Dr. Lindau and other University of Chicago Medicine specialists.

In the PRISM Clinic, Dr. Lindau and her colleagues provide specialized care for all women and girls who have sexual health problems--in many cases, caused by cancer or its treatment.

In a video interview, Dr. Lindau discusses her research on the lack of counseling to help heart attack survivors safely return to sexual activity.

Under Dr. Lindau's direction, health researchers partner with the community on studies to improve health, including MAPSCorps and CommunityRx.

Dr. Lindau's laboratory conducts population studies, clinical studies, cancer registry studies, and ethics research. Learn more about her current projects.

Read a press release about Dr. Lindau's national study of sexual behavior among older adults.

Dr. Lindau is an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Lindau's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.