Why did you go into OB/GYN?
I knew when I was a young boy that I wanted to be a physician. In medicine, there is said to be medical and surgical personalities. My personality is in both areas and obstetrics and gynecology offered a unique opportunity to incorporate both. Since receiving my M.D. degree from the University of Kentucky School of Medicine I have dedicated myself to the care of women and their families.
Dr. Hager is widely published in peer-reviewed medical journals, with an emphasis in the sub-specialty of infectious diseases in OB/GYN. He is the authored of numerous textbook chapters, co-editor of the textbook, Protocols for Infectious Disease in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Blackwell Science) and the book, The Reproductive Revolution (Erdhmans). He is the author of Women at Risk (Bristol House Ltd) Stress and the Woman’s Body and As Jesus Cared For Women (Fleming/Revell).
Dr. Hager has presented scientific papers for major medical organizations. He has participated at consensus conferences at the National Institutes of Health, the American Academy of Sciences and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has testified before U.S. Senate and House committees, as well as the Kentucky State Legislature, and has spoken to the Congressional Values Action Team.
He has given presentations at Focus on the Family, the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, The Christian Medical Association, Concerned Women for America, The Medical Institute plus several medical school grand rounds and medical conferences, nationally and statewide.
He is past-president of the Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Kentucky OB/GYN Society. He is a member of the Focus on the Family Physicians Resource Council and the Advisory Board of the Medical Institute. He has served two terms on the Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs in Women, at the FDA from June 2002 until July 2005. He currently serves on the OB/GYN Advisory Board for Immunization, Merck & Company, Inc., and the Medical Advisory Board for Women, Eli Lilly Company. He is medical director of the expert panel to develop sexual health curriculum guidelines for U.S. medical schools through a CDC grant.
He is well known for his work in the area of sanctity of human life, abstinence education and pro-life issues. His recent “white paper”, Human Papilloma Virus: A Worldwide Epidemic, was praised by Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an outstanding contribution to the literature.
Dr. Hager has been recognized by Best Doctors in America as an outstanding obstetrician/gynecologist, Good Housekeeping Magazine and The Ladies Home Journal as one of the leading specialists in the field of obstetrics and gynecology and infectious diseases in the nation. He is well known for his courageous stand on public policy issues in this country. He is interviewed frequently by programs and publications of national prominence, most recently The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, The Washington Post and The New York Times with appearances on 20/20, ABC Nightline, 60 Minutes and Family Health in Focus, CNN.
He is widely sought after as a speaker in the areas of infectious disease in obstetrics and gynecology and sexually transmitted diseases, adolescent sexuality, female sexual development, abstinence education, the effects of stress on the woman’s body and mind, aspects of faith in healing in medicine, as well as menopause and bone health. Dr. Hager also speaks for Intuitive Surgical (daVinci robotics), Merck, and Novartis.