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Paul Nyirjesy

Paul Nyirjesy, MD

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Specialties: Gynecology, Women's Health


  • MD, Alpha Omega Alpha - Georgetown University School of Medicine (1985)
  • BA in Chemistry, Magna cum laude - Amherst College (1981)

Awards & Honors

  • Named "Top Doc" by Philadelphia magazine (2000, 2002, and annually since 2005)
  • Selected to U.S. News and World Report Top Doctors list (2011)
  • Drexel University College of Medicine ob/gyn faculty resident teaching award (2010)
  • Best Places for Care, Drexel Vaginitis Center, Philadelphia magazine (May 2008)
  • Best Doctors in America (1998, and annually since 2003)
  • Chairman's Award, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (1989)
  • J. Marion Sims Teaching Award, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (1986)
  • Sigma Xi Research Society Award, Amherst College (1981)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Invited fellow, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
  • Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology, current membership committee member and former council member (2004-2007)
  • Member of the American Society for Microbiology
  • Medical Advisory Board member of National Vulvodynia Association
  • Outreach Committee of the Huntingdon Valley Presbyterian Church
  • Served on the World Medical Mission
  • Clinical mentor with Minority Access to Research Careers Program at Temple University School of Medicine
  • Coach/assistant coach on the Jenkintown Youth Association

Other Languages Spoken


Dr. Paul Nyirjesy is the director of the Drexel Vaginitis Center. He has received numerous awards for the quality of his clinical care. Dr. Nyirjesy has written over 100 research and review publications on a broad array of vulvovaginal conditions and has trained other experts in the field.

Dr. Nyirjesy has been a consultant on the Centers for Disease Control's guidelines on sexually transmitted diseases treatment since 2005 and wrote the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' most recent guidelines on vaginitis. He has served as on the Medical-Scientific Advisory Board of the National Vulvodynia Association since 2002.


If you have a non-urgent question about your care or our services, you are welcome to email the Drexel Vaginitis Center at

Clinical Services

Contact dermatitis, Fixed drug eruption, Trichomoniasis, Vaginismus, Yeast infections, Gynecology, Minimally invasive surgery, Pelvic examination, Vulvar diseases, Vaginal diseases, Vulvodynia, Lichen sclerosus, Candidiasis, Vaginitis - atrophic, Vaginitis - bacterial, Vaginosis, HPV infection, Benign gynecologic surgery, Bacterial vaginosis (BV), Lichen simplex, Desquamative inflammatory vaginitis (DIV), Vulvar eczema, Vulvar psoriasis, Vulvar manifestation of Crohn's disease, Levator ani-syndrome, Pudendal neuralgia, Plasma cell vulvitis, Ulcers - vulvar and vaginal, Vulvar vestibulitis, Minimally invasive gynecological surgery, Gynecologic infectious diseases, Vulvovaginal diseases


  • Infectious Diseases - Temple University Hospital (1992)


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (1989)


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (1986)

Dr. Nyirjesy is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has received numerous teaching awards throughout his career, including:

  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Excellence in Teaching Award (2003, 2005)
  • Greater Philadelphia Comprehensive Ob/Gyn Review Course, Distinguished Faculty Award (1998)
  • J. Marion Sims Teaching Award, Thomas Jefferson University Medical College
  • Excellence in Teaching Ob/Gyn Medical Students of Block 6 Award, Thomas Jefferson University Medical College

Research Interests

Vulvovaginal conditions


Dr. Nyirjesy's clinical research studies focus primarily on vulvovaginal conditions. His work has been published in such peer-reviewed journals as Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet. In addition, he has contributed numerous book chapters and audiovisual publications. Dr. Nyirjesy is currently a reviewer for more than a dozen journals including Obstetrics and Gynecology, where he had the distinction of being selected as one of the top 100 reviewers in 2003.