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Associate Professor Associate Program Director of Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery

Dr. Lauren D. Schiff is a fellowship trained Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon and a board certified obstetrics and gynecology physician. She attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, New York, completed residency at Boston Medical Center of Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed fellowship subspecialty training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Schiff is an expert minimally invasive surgeon and treats the full scope of gynecologic surgical and pelvic pain issues including fibroids, endometriosis, heavy or abnormal uterine bleeding, essure-related pain, pelvic floor dysfunction. Her special interests are in robotic surgery, fibroid and endometriosis care, surgical care for obese women, and hormone-related mood disorders.

Dr. Schiff’s goal is to understand each individual patient’s personal well-being priorities and create a care plan based on both patient goals and the best evidenced-based medical recommendations. Dr. Schiff is fluent in Spanish.

When not providing medical care, Dr. Schiff enjoys adventuring outdoors, traveling, baking, and spending time with her two boys and husband.

Clinical Profile

Lauren D. Schiff, MD – UNC Health Care


For Prospective Fellowship Trainees

What Is Your Main Clinical Interests?

Dr. Schiff is committed to teaching and building collaboration, reliability, professionalism and continuous improvement through Quality Improvement and Safety. She focuses on robotic training in the treatment of complex gynecologic conditions and specializes in surgical approach to obese patients.

Why Did You Choose UNC?

The Minimally Invasive GYN Division at UNC is a family. Everyone is committed to each other as a person first and that is what makes us so strong clinically. We have a shared vision for reaching the best possible experience and outcome for our patients.

What’s Your OR Playlist?

New Wave and 80’s pop, Stevie Wonder, Alabama Shakes, Dua Lipa, Late 90s and early 2000’s pop

Once You’ve Left the OR, We Can Find You…

With my 2 boys and my husband – who provide endless entertainment and love. You may also find me baking and decorating cakes and other goodies for all to share!

Favorite MIGS Surgery

Stage IV Endometriosis Resection

One Word to Describe Our Program

Family