Lawrence Layman

Vice Chair

Lawrence Layman

Vice Chair


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology: Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility, and Genetics

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Physiology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

The Graduate School

Other Duties

Greenblatt Distinguished Chair in Endocrinology, Obstetrics and Gynecology


Dr. Layman is a physician-scientist, who is Reproductive Endocrinologist and Geneticist, in the Department of Ob/Gyn

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  • BA 7408


  • MD, Medicine University of Cincinnati, 1981

  • BS, Bio, General Dickinson College, 1977


  • PHY State Bd. of Medical Examiners, 1986

Awards & Honors

  • Elected into the Association of American Physicians Association of American Physicians, 2019

  • Augusta University Medical Student Teaching Award AU Medical students, 2018

  • Best Doctors in American 2018 2018

  • PI of an NIH R01 grant "Genetics of mullerian development" NICHD, 2018

  • Elected into Alpha of Georgia Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Georgia Health Sciences University, 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BCMB 9210

    Investigation of Problem
  • RMEN 5000

    Metabolic Endocrine Disease
  • PHAS 5312

    Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • ROBG 5000

    Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • OBGN 5000

    Basic Clkshp OBGYN
  • OBGN 5011

    OB/GYN Research
  • OBGN 5006

    Reproductive Endocrinology Ext

Teaching Interests

Reproductive endocrinology & infertility Genetics


Selected Recent Publications

  • JAK/STAT signaling pathway gene expression is reduced following Nelf knockdown in GnRH neurons., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Copy number variation and regions of homozygosity analysis in patients with M√úLLERIAN aplasia., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • WDR11-mediated Hedgehog signalling defects underlie a new ciliopathy related to Kallmann syndrome., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Genetic basis of eugonadal and hypogonadal female reproductive disorders., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Berberine Inhibits Uterine Leiomyoma Cell Proliferation via Downregulation of Cyclooxygenase 2 and Pituitary Tumor-Transforming Gene 1., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Genetics of puberty Genetics of uterine and vaginal development.