Sheila Buchbinder brings to the board her extensive experience as a board certified obstetrician gynecologist. Alongside her private practice, where she specializes in laparoscopic surgery, she has acted as a consultant at both the state and federal levels, in relation to women’s health care issues. Buchbinder has taught and published on laparoscopic surgery and participated in the design and development of innovative medical technologies. She has received the American Women’s Medical Association and Lang Publication awards. She is a graduate of Brown University’s Program in Medicine and completed her training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Sloan Hospital for Women.