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 9300

  • OBGN 5000

    Basic Clkshp OBGYN
  • OBGN 5011

    OB/GYN Research
  • ROBG 5000

    Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • OBGN 5006

    Reproductive Endocrinology Ext
  • BCMB 9210

    Investigation of Problem
  • PHAS 5312

    Obstetrics and Gynecology

Teaching Interests

Reproductive endocrinology & infertility Genetics


Selected Recent Publications

  • Unexplained Female Infertility Associated with Genetic Disease Variants., 2023
  • Rare structural variants, aneuploidies, and mosaicism in individuals with Mullerian aplasia detected by optical genome mapping., 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • A rigorous in silico genomic interrogation at 1p13.3 reveals 16 autosomal dominant candidate genes in syndromic neurodevelopmental disorders., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Twenty-year follow-up of the facial phenotype of Brazilian patients with Sotos syndrome., 2021
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Genetics of hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism-Human and mouse genes, inheritance, oligogenicity, and genetic counseling., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Genetics of puberty Genetics of uterine and vaginal development.