Shireen Madani Sims, M.D.

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Associate Professor
Vice-Chair of Education
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Florida

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Dr. Madani is a “Quadruple Gator!”  She earned both her undergraduate degree and her medical degree from the University of Florida.  She then completed her residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Florida College of Medicine (UFCOM) before joining the faculty in 2005.

Dr. Madani’s professional interests include medical education as well as general obstetrics and gynecology. She previously served as the Chief of the Division of Gynecology, and currently is the Vice-Chair for Education in the Department of OBGYN. Dr. Madani’s clinical practice includes general and high-risk obstetrics and medical and surgical gynecology. Her areas of interest include gynecologic care of women with breast cancer, abnormal uterine bleeding, postmenopausal bleeding, management of abnormal Pap tests, menopause medicine, minimally invasive surgery, and general obstetrics. She is piloting a program at UF screening women for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndromes.

In addition to providing clinical services, Dr. Madani specializes in medical education and has been recognized as a national leader in this field. She considers the opportunity to teach and mentor residents and medical students to be one of the most rewarding aspects of her job. She previously served as the Clerkship Director for third-year medical students for 15 years, and currently serves as the Associate Chair of Medical School Admissions.  In addition, in 2021 she was appointed as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at UFCOM. She has authored and edited several exam preparation books that are widely used by medical students across the country.

Dr. Madani speaks nationally about various education topics and serves on several expert national committees.  She is an active member of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), which is the primary organization for OBGYN Educators. She is a 2011 graduate of the prestigious APGO Scholars and Leaders program.  She is Chair of APGO’s Testing and Self-Assessment Committee and is a member of the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC), which develops national guidelines and tools for medical student education.

Dr. Madani is also an examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG).  She has been selected by ABOG as a “Subject Matter Expert, ” where she helps to identify and develop requirements for competent practice for OB/GYNs across the nation.

Throughout her career, Dr. Madani has been recognized as an outstanding educator, both at UFCOM and nationally. As a resident, she was twice awarded the Hugh Hill Teaching Award, which recognizes the most outstanding resident teacher at UFCOM as voted by the senior medical class. In 2008 she won the J. Lee Dockery, M.D. Teaching Award, awarded to the most outstanding teacher in the OB/GYN department. She consistently receives the annual College of Medicine’s Exemplary Teacher Award. She earned the Outstanding Clerkship Director Award in 2013, and that same year she was inducted into UF College of Medicine’s Society of Teaching Scholars, a society whose members have demonstrated leadership in and dedication to medical education. Dr. Madani has also earned several national teaching awards, including the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) National Faculty Award in 2009, the William Herbert Promising Educator Award in 2013, and the APGO Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015.

Dr. Madani is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has been listed in “Best Doctors in America” annually since 2015.