Aurora Medical Services, Seattle, Washington

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Office Address:Aurora Medical Services
1001 Broadway, Suite 320
Seattle, Washington 98122
Office Phone: 206-957-0990
Office Fax:206-957-0994
B.A.Middlebury College
Middlebury, Vermont
1973 - 1977
Postgraduate pre-med coursesUniversity of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts
1981 - 1982
M.D.Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
1983 - 1987
Internship and Residency
Family Medicine
Providence Medical Center
University of Washington Affiliated
Seattle, Washington
1987 - 1991
Clinical InstructorUniversity of Washington
Department of Family Medicine
Seattle, Washington
1994 - 1999
Clinical Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Washington
Department of Family Medicine and
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Seattle, Washington
1999 - 2008
Clinical Associate ProfessorUniversity of Washington
Department of Family Medicine and
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Seattle, Washington
2008 - present
Medical DirectorAradia Women's Health Center
Seattle, Washington
1991 - 1993
Staff physician
Planned Parenthood of Snohomish County
Everett, Washington
1991 - 1994
Staff physicianPlanned Parenthood of Seattle-King County
Seattle, Washington
1992 - 1993
Co-Medical DirectorPlanned Parenthood of Seattle-King County
Seattle, Washington
1993 - 1995
Medical DirectorPlanned Parenthood of Western WA
Seattle, Washington
1996 - 1998
PhysicianCedar River Clinic
Renton, Washington
1998 - 1999
Medical ConsultantAurora Medical Services
Seattle, Washington
1995 - 2000
Medical DirectorAurora Medical Services
Seattle, Washington
2000 - present
ConsultantDanco Laboratories2000 - present
Consultant in Family PlanningSeattle-King County Dept of Public Health
Seattle, Washington
2006 - present
Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill
(Formerly Providence Medical Center)
Seattle, WA
1991 - present
Swedish Medical Center - First Hill
Seattle, WA
2002 - present
Cum LaudeMiddlebury College
Middlebury, Vermont
American Board of Family MedicineCertified1991
Re-certified1998, 2005
State of Washington, Physician and Surgeon1989 - present
American Academy of Family PhysiciansMember1991 - present
National Abortion FederationMember1991- present
Board of Directors2001 - 2007
Chair, Quality Assessment and Improvement Committee2001 - 2007
King County Medical SocietyMemberapproximately 1993 - present
Washington State Medical AssociationMember1995 - 2006
Women's Health PIAG (Public Interest Advisory Group), Chair,1995 - 1999
PACE (Patient Awareness and Community Education Program) Steering Committee1997 - 1999
Public Education Grant Subcommittee1997, 1998
Harvard Medical Alumni CouncilOffice of Second Pentad1997 - 2000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, National Medical CommitteeMember1997 - 2003
Chair, Specialized Services Subcommittee2002 - 2003
Vice Chair, Specialized Services Subcommittee2001 - 2002
Association of Reproductive Health ProfessionalsMemberapproximately 1997 - present
Contraceptive Formulations
CME program, Advisory Committee
1999 - 2001
Reproductive Health 2001 Planning Committee
Physicians for Reproductive Choice and HealthMemberapproximately 1998 - present
Preceptorship in Family Planning for medical students, PA students, residents, family medicine fellows, physicians. 1992 - present
Clerkship Site Coordinator for Family Planning Rotation for UW-affiliated residencies1993-1998,
2000 - present
Didactic Lectures, University of Washington School of Medicine Residency Programs: Abortion, Medical Abortion, Second Trimester Abortion, Contraception, Pregnancy Options Counseling, Female Genital Exam.
Swedish Family Medicine Residency Cherry Hill (formerly Providence Family Medicine)
Swedish Family Medicine Residency First Hill
University of Washington Family Medicine Residency
University of Washington Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
Group Health Family Medicine Residency
Approximately 1995 - present
University of Washington School of Medicine, Second Year Medical Student Core Reproduction Lecture: Abortion. Approximately 1995 - present
University of Washington School of Nursing, ARNP Pharmacology Lecture: Hormonal Contraception. 2005 - present
University of Washington Fourth Year Medical Student OSCE observer2006 - present
Bastyr University, Third Year Medical Student Core Reproduction Lecture: Hormonal Contraception. 2007 - present

Referred Journals

Shannon CS, Winikoff B, Hausknecht R, Schaff E, Blumenthal PD, Oyer DJ, Sankey H, Wolff J, Goldberg R. Multicenter Trial of a Simplified Mifepristone Medical Abortion Regimen. Obstetrics and Gynecology 2005;105:345-351.

Other Publications

Oyer D, Battle for Abortion Rights Fought Daily. Guest Columnist, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 15, 2002.

Oyer D, Readers Soapbox: Studies Say Abortion has No Link to Breast Cancer. Guest Columnist, Seattle Post-Intelligencer. November 2, 2002.

Oyer D, Ask an Expert Column. Providing Early Options: A Publication of the National Abortion Federation's Medical Abortion Education Initiative 2002;1:4.

Oyer D, Pharmacists' Personal Beliefs Have no Place Behind the Counter. Guest Columnist, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 20, 2006.

Oyer D, Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, April 20, 2007.


Principal Investigator

  • "Design Stage Assessment of a New Silicone Barrier Contraceptive Device," PATH, August 1995 - 1998
  • "Randomized Oral v. Vaginal Misoprostol at 48 Hours After Mifepristone for Abortion up to 63 Days Gestation," Abortion Rights Mobilization, 2000
  • "Mifepristone-Misoprostol Medical Abortion in the United States: Simplifying the Regimen," Population Council, 2001 - 2002
  • "Clinical Fittings in Support of Verifying an Improved Contraceptive Diaphragm," PATH, 2002 - present


  • "A Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Valacyclovir Compared with Placebo in the Treatment of Recurrent Genital Herpes in Immunocompetent Patients," Burrough Wellcome Co., 1993 - 1994
  • "A Comparative Trial of Valacyclovir and Acyclovir for the Treatment of First-Episode Genital Herpes Infection," Burroughs Wellcome Co., 1993 - 1994
  • "A Comparative Trial of Valacyclovir with Acyclovir and Placebo for the Suppression of Genital Herpes Infections in Immunocompetent Patients," Burroughs Wellcome Co., 1994 - 1995
  • "An Open-Label, Randomized, Parallel Group, Comparative, Multicenter, Safety and Efficacy Study of Triphasic Combination Oral Contraceptives, CTR99 and CTR77, Versus Ortho-Novum 7/7/7," Organon, Inc., 1994 - 1995
  • "Study of the Feasibility, Acceptability and Safety of a Non-Latex (Polyurethane) Male Condom," London International, October 1995 - 1997
  • "Use of Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP) Among a Cohort of U.S. Women," The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation in conjunction with Health Decisions, Inc., 1996 - 1997
Continuing Medical Education Lectures on: Abortion, Medical Abortion, Second Trimester Abortion, Contraception, Pregnancy Options Counseling, Female Genital Exam, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Implanon Insertion.Approximately 1993 - present

Sponsored Locally by:

University of Washington
University of Washington School of Medicine
University of Washington School of Nursing
King County Academy of Family Physicians
Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Seattle Healing Arts
Providence Everett Medical Center
Virginia Mason
Pacific Medical Centers
Planned Parenthood of Western Washington
Jefferson County Health Department
Seattle - King County Health Department

Sponsored Nationally by:
National Abortion Federation
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Planned Parenthood Consortium of Abortion Providers
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
Medical Students for Choice
Center for Health Training
Law Students for Reproductive Justice
Alaska Academy of Family Physicians

Sponsored Internationally by:
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada


Sealth/Denny Teen Health Center Advisory Council, 1997

Citizens' Oversight Panel for School-Linked Health Centers, Seattle-King County Department of Health, 1997 - 1998

Seattle's Checkpoint Program Advisory Committee (Pregnancy Prevention), 1997 - 1999

Community Abortion Info and Resources Project, Advisory Board, 1998 - 2003

The Northwest School, 9th Grade Sex Education Instructor, 2002 - present

Lakeside School, Sex Education Seminar, 2004 - present

Lakeside School, Medical Advisory Committee, 2007 - present

Hyla Middle School, Sex Education Seminar, 2007- present

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509 Olive Way, Suite 1454
Seattle, WA 98101
206-957-0990 800-572-4223
Appointments: Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and designated Saturdays

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