- Arthur Lawrence Ulene, M.D.
Arthur (Art) Ulene was a Board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist whose interest in the educational needs of patients led him to the use of mass media for the delivery of health-related information. During a 23-year span, he delivered more than 2,000 health reports on NBC’s TODAY program, and produced a nationally-syndicated health series. Between 1988 and 2001, he organized and led several nationwide health promotion campaigns in collaboration with the American Medical Association. Dr. Ulene authored or produced more than 50 health-related books and home video/audio programs about health and medicine, and he was the co-founder of Cable Health Network, forerunner of Lifetime Television Network.
Dr. Ulene is the recipient of numerous honors and awards for his role in public health education. These include the Blakeslee Award from the American Heart Association, an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Georgetown University, and a Lifetime Honorary Pharmacist award from the American Pharmaceutical Association. In 2006, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Medical Communicators.
Dr. Ulene received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a member of the full-time faculty at the University of Southern California School of Medicine from 1970 to 1975, and served on the Clinical Faculty for 15 years thereafter. Currently, he serves on the Board of Trustees of the AARP Foundation, the Boards of Councilors of the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and the School of Pharmacy at the University of Southern California; and the Advisory Board of USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Art Ulene lives in Los Angeles, California, and Park City, Utah, with his wife of 49 years, Priscilla. They share three children, five grandchildren and a love of travel. He is an advanced skier, an avid motorcyclist and a beginning artist.