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An Interview with Dr. Donna Hurlock

conducted by Mary Shomon, April 2023

Donna G. Hurlock, MD

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After graduating Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University, Donna Hurlock earned her medical degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and did her internship and residency at the Washington Hospital Center. She was board-certified as an obstetrician/gynecologist in 1985, and practiced obstetrics/gynecology in a group practice until 1988 when she opened her practice, "Donna G Hurlock, MD, PC," later renamed the Women's Hormone Center of Northern Virginia, PC.  In her solo private practice, Dr. Hurlock focused on gynecology and hormonal health, including managing thyroid hormone replacement for thousands of women.


Dr. Hurlock has been a NAMS (North American Menopause Society) Certified Menopause Practitioner since 2000. She is a member of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons and the Florida Medical Association, and a past member of the Board of Advisors for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington, DC.

Dr. Hurlock’s peer-reviewed journal publications include:

  • Barnard ND, Scialli AR, Bertron P, Hurlock D, Edmonds B.  “Acceptability of a Therapeutic Low-Fat, Vegan Diet in Premenopausal Women”, J of Nutrition Ed, vol 32, #6, Nov/Dec 2000.​

  • Barnard ND, Scialli AR, Bertron P, Hurlock D.  “Effectiveness of a low-fat vegetarian diet in altering serum lipids in healthy premenopausal women”, Amer J of Cardiol, vol 85, Apr 2000

  • ​Barnard ND, Scialli AR, Hurlock D, Bertron P.  “Diet and sex-hormone binding globulin, dysmenorrhea, and premenstrual symptoms”, Obstet Gynecol, 95(2): 245-50, Feb 2000.

Dr. Hurlock has authored various guides and publications including The Truth about Estrogen, and articles in many newspapers, journals, websites, and media outlets, including OB-GYN News and PCRM Update among others.

Dr. Hurlock has made a number of television and radio news and interview appearances discussing hormonal and reproductive health for location and national outlets, including National Public Radio. She’s also been interviewed/quoted for articles in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Discover Magazine, Better Nutrition Magazine, WebMD, and many newspapers and magazines.

Dr. Hurlock has been a featured expert in numerous books, including: The Menopause Thyroid Solution, and Guidelines from Experts in Thyroid Disease Diagnosis and Management of Hypothyroidism in Women.

Dr. Hurlock has lectured on hormonal and reproductive health issues to numerous groups, including the American Association of University Women and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Dr. Hurlock retired from private medical practice in 2021, and now lives in Florida, where she pursues her passions for patient advocacy, boating, civic volunteering, and living the Florida lifestyle.

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