Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences Faculty

Taylor, Hugh S.


Research Interests:Endometriosis; Stem Cells; Embryo Implantation; Asherman's Syndrome; Menopause; Uterine Development; Endorcrine Disruption; Developmental Programming

Clinical Interests:Infertility; In Vitro Fertilization (IVF); Reproductive surgery; Congenital anomalies; Diethylstilbesterol (DES) exposure; Implantation/endometrial receptivity; Endometriosis; Menopause; Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS); Recurrent pregnancy loss (1st trimester); Fibroids; Asherman's syndrome

Abdel-Razeq, Sonya

Clinical Interests:Maternal and fetal inflammation/ infection; pregnancy complications; chorioamnionitis; preterm birth; free radical formation; critical care; sepsis; systemic inflammatory response syndromes; renal injury in the critically ill; multiple organ dysfunction syndrome

Abrahams, Vikki M

Research Interests:Reproductive Immunology; Immunology of Pregnancy

Alvero, Ayesha

Research Interests:Regulation of cell death pathways and bioenergetic requirements in ovarian cancer cells and ovarian cancer stem cells; Tumor inflammation and repair; Tumor immunology; Drug discovery

Arici, Aydin M

Research Interests:Endometriosis

Clinical Interests:Infertility; Egg donation; Recurrent pregnancy loss (1st trimester); Congenital anomalies; Endometriosis; Menstrual problems; Menopause

Azodi, Masoud

Research Interests:Translational research; Clinical research; Gynecologic cancer

Clinical Interests:Pre-malignant and malignant gynecologic disorders involving the vulva, cervix, vagina, uterus, ovaries, and placenta, with emphasis on minimally invasive approaches for gynecologic cancer, including laparoscopic staging, radical vaginal surgeries, and radical tracheolectomy for treatment of cervical cancer with preservation of childbearing capacity; Robotic surgery; Chemotherapy for all gynecologic cancers

Bahtiyar, Mert Ozan

Research Interests:Fetal cardiac function; Monochorionic gestation; Twin twin transfusion syndrome; Twin anemia polycythemia sequence; Selective intrauterine growth restriction

Clinical Interests:fetal therapy; twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome; TTTS; twin anemia polycythemia sequence; TAPS; selective intrauterine growth restriction; sIUGR; multiple gestation; fetal laser surgery; fetoscopy; fetal anemia; intrauterine blood transfusion; intrauterine partial exchange transfusion; posterior urethral valve; bladder shunt

Bercik, Richard S

Research Interests:Pelvic organ prolapse; Vaginal Mesh; Fecal Incontinence and neuromodulation

Clinical Interests:Urinary and fecal incontinence; Pelvic organ prolapse; Pelvic floor disorders; Interstitial cystitis; Urodynamic testing office; Cystoscopy; Collagen injections; Biofeedback for urinary and fecal incontinence; Advanced laparoscopic surgery; Abdominal and pelvic floor reconstruction; Vaginal hysterectomy for the enlarged/ fibroid uterus; Vaginal fistulae; Minimally invasive surgery for prolapse and incontinence; robotic surgery.

Campbell, Katherine Harper

Research Interests:Cervical ripening and preterm labor; Intraamniotic infection; Fetal growth restriction; Epidemiological trends in obstetrics

Clinical Interests:preconception counseling; medical complications of pregnancy; prenatal diagnosis; amniocentesis; multifetal pregnancies; fetal growth restriction; preeclampsia; infectious disease in pregnancy; preterm labor; intrapartum care; postpartum care

Copel, Joshua A

Research Interests:Prenatal diagnosis; Fetal therapy; Chorionic villus sampling; Cordocentesis

Clinical Interests:Fetal treatment; Fetal echocardiography; Chorionic villus sampling (CVS); Fetal surgery; Amniocentesis; First trimester screening

Desai, Vrunda Bhavsar

Research Interests:Patient safety and quality improvement, minimally invasive gyn surgery techniques

Clinical Interests:Fibroid uteri, abnormal PAP testing, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, contraception, perimenopause, advanced and minimally invasive gynecological surgical techniques

Diano, Sabrina

Research Interests:Metabolism Regulation

Dun, Erica Candice

Research Interests:Endometriosis; chronic pelvic pain; female veteran disparities

Clinical Interests:minimally invasive surgery, endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, fibroids

Fan, Linda L

Clinical Interests:Fibroids; benign ovarian masses; abnormal uterine bleeding; Pelvic Pain; Incontinence; Prolapse; Abnormal pap smears

Flannery, Clare Ann

Research Interests:Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus; Polycystic Ovary Syndrome; Endometrial cancer; Endometrial factors in early pregnancy loss

Clinical Interests:Diabetes mellitus, pre-diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, endocrine disorders in pregnancy, thyroid disorders, pituitary & adrenal disorders

Galerneau, France

Clinical Interests:Prenatal diagnosis; Obstetrical and pelvic ultrasound; Treatment of medical complications of pregnancy

Gao, Xiao-Bing

Research Interests:Neurotransmission; Neurotransmitter response and synaptic plasticity; Cellular physiology of neuropeptides (hypocretin/orexin, melanin concentrating hormone, neuropeptide Y, ghrelin, leptin, and a-MSH); Ion channels (Na+, Ca2+, K+ channels); Electrophysiology/patch clamp recording; calcium imaging; Hypothalamus/lateral hypothalamic area; Energy homeostasis/feeding regulation; Sleep homeostasis and regulation; Drug addiction

Gariepy, Aileen

Research Interests:Decision analysis and modeling of female sterilization procedures; Patient-centered outcomes; Digoxin; Post-abortal contraception

Clinical Interests:Family planning; contraception; birth control; sterilization; tubal ligation; Essure. Pregnancy termination; abortion. Complex contraception consultation for women with co-morbidities (transplants, stroke, MI, bariatric surgery, clotting disorders). Medical or surgical management of early pregnancy failures (<12 weeks). Surgical management of intrauterine fetal demise.

Greenfeld, Dorothy

Clinical Interests:Counseling of individuals and couples in all phases of reproduction and pregnancy regarding the emotional impact of infertility, pregnancy loss, and multi-fetal pregnancies; ethical and psychological aspects of egg and sperm donation; gestational surrogacy

Guess, Marsha Kathleen

Clinical Interests:Diagnostic and treatment modalities for: Urinary incontinence; Pelvic organ prolapse; Pelvic floor disorders; Interstitial cystitis; Reconstructive pelvic surgery; Advanced laparoscopy; Minimally invasive surgery; Treatment of simple and complex urogenital fistulae; Office cystoscopy; Non surgical treatment options including: Multi-channel urodynamic testing, Behavioral education and therapy; Pelvic floor-muscle rehabilitation; Physiotherapy and biofeedback; Myofascial release

Guller, Seth M

Research Interests:Placental physiology; Intrauterine growth restriction; Preeclampsia; Adverse pregnancy outcomes

Clinical Interests:Dr. Guller directs the Yale Gyn/Endocrine Laboratory which uses Immulite technology to analyze hormone levels in serum from patients seen in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Hochberg, Richard B

Research Interests:Steroid biochemistry; Steroid receptors; Synthesis of estrogens; locally active estrogens; SERMs; Radiochemistry; Estrogens and Androgens labeled with high energy isotopes

Horvath, Tamas L.

Research Interests:Neurobiology of obesity; Neuroendocrine physiology

Clinical Interests:Neurodegenerative diseases; aging; diet; nutrition

Huang, Yingqun

Research Interests:RNA biology; Stem cells; Post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression; Metabolism

Huszar, Gabor Bela

Clinical Interests:Sperm function tests; sperm structure; donor insemination; sperm cryopreservation (freezing) prior to vasectomy or oncological treatment; In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Illuzzi, Jessica L.

Research Interests:Obstetric Intervention; Group B streptococcus

Clinical Interests:evaluating the feasibility and need for a low intervention birth setting for low risk mothers

Kallen, Amanda Nicole

Research Interests:granulosa cell function; ovarian biology; infertility; steroid pathway; long noncoding RNAs; microRNAs

Clinical Interests:pediatric and adolescent gynecology and endocrinology; premature ovarian insufficiency; infertility; polycystic ovary syndome

Kliman, Harvey J

Research Interests:Endometrium; Placenta; Infertility; Pregnancy complications; Autism

Clinical Interests:infertility; endometrial function tests; recurrent pregnancy loss; intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD), PlacentASD® Test, placental pathology

Kodaman, Pinar Hatice

Research Interests:Polycystic ovary syndrome; Endometrial angiogenesis; Oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction

Clinical Interests:Infertility; Polycystic ovary syndrome; Premature ovarian failure; Asherman's syndrome; Abnormal uterine bleeding; Reproductive surgery; Recurrent pregnancy loss

Kohari, Katherine

Research Interests:Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy; Labor Induction; Multiple Gestations

Clinical Interests:Multiple gestations, prenatal ultrasound

Krikun, Graciela

Research Interests:Endometrial hemostasis; Angiogenesis; Endometrial immune response; Endometriosis.

Kummer, Nicole Elizabeth

Clinical Interests:- infertility treatment - polycystic ovarian syndrome - recurrent pregnancy loss

Leranth, Csaba

Research Interests:Positive gonadal hormonal negative bisphenol A effects

Lipkind, Heather Sue

Research Interests:Epidemiology; Outcomes research

Clinical Interests:high risk pregnancy; preterm labor; multiple gestations; ultrasound; labor and birth; critical care obstetrics; obesity

Magriples, Urania

Research Interests:Obstetric care delivery; Cognitive behavioral therapy; Complications of pregnancy; Centering pregnancy

Clinical Interests:Prenatal diagnosis; Treatment of medical complications of pregnancy; global and international healthcare initiatives.

Mak, Winifred

Research Interests:Embryogenesis; Epigenetic regulation of placental development; Role of Pumilio; RNA binding protein in oogenesis and embryogenesis; Trophoblast stem cells

Clinical Interests:Infertility; Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and recurrent pregnancy loss.

Martin, J. Ryan

Clinical Interests:Infertility; fertility preservation for cancer patients; PCOS.

Mor, Gil G

Research Interests:Immunology of Gynecologic tumors; Immunology of Implantation; Ovarian Cancer Stem Cells

Clinical Interests:1) Ovarian Cancer 2) Infection and pregnancy

Paidas, Michael J.

Research Interests:Fetal loss; Preeclampsia; Fetal growth restriction; Preterm delivery; Abruption; Thromboembolism; Postpartum hemorrhage; Inherited and acquired thrombophilia; Antithrombin deficiency; Autoimmune disorders; Alloimmune thrombocytopenia; Platelet disorders; PreImplantation Factor; Women’s health following pregnancy complications.

Clinical Interests:Fetal loss; recurrent miscarriage; stillbirth Preeclampsia; Fetal growth restriction; Preterm delivery; Abruption; Thromboembolism; Postpartum hemorrhage; Inherited and acquired thrombophilia; Antithrombin deficiency; Factor V Leiden; Autoimmune disorders Alloimmune thrombocytopenia; Platelet disorders; Women’s health following pregnancy complications; Thrombosis and bleeding disorders; Invasive fetal therapy; Fetal Blood Sampling (FBS); Chorionic villous sampling; Prenatal diagnosis; First trimester screening; Doppler ultrasound

Pal, Lubna

Research Interests:Decline in ovarian reserve and multisystem implications thereof; Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and metabolic implications; Menopause; Vitamin D and Reproductive Function

Clinical Interests:Infertility; Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS); Menopause/perimenopause; Diminished ovarian reserve; Obesity related reproductive dysfunction; Osteoporosis/osteopenia/low bone mineral density; Menstrual disturbances, Fibroids, PMDD.

Patrizio, Pasquale

Research Interests:Fertility and Infertility; Cryopreservation; Oocyte biology; Embryonic competence

Clinical Interests:Infertility (female and male) In Vitro Fertilization (IVF); Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI); Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD); Egg donation and gestational surrogacy fertility; Fertility Preservation for women and men with cancer: Egg/embryo freezing and sperm banking; Reproductive surgery; Genetics of infertility; Infertile men with vasectomy; Failed vasectomy or absence of the vas deferens; Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA); Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE)

Pettker, Christian M

Research Interests:Patient Safety; Induction of labor; Management of labor and delivery; Intra-amniotic infection and inflammation; Clinical trials and clinical research design

Clinical Interests:High-risk pregnancies; Prenatal diagnosis; Labor and delivery; Patient Safety; Obesity

Ratner, Elena

Research Interests:Ovarian cancer; Cancer genetics; Cancer prophylaxis; Micro RNA; Sexuality

Clinical Interests:ovarian cancer; uterine cancer; cervical cancer; cancer prevention; cancer prophylaxis; genetic risk factors; sexuality; menopause; early cancer detection

Santin, Alessandro D.

Research Interests:Mutational landscape of gynecolocic tumors; Therapeutic vaccine development for gynecologic malignancies; Tumor immunology; Immunotherapy; Tumor angiogenesis; Radiation biology; Experimental therapeutics in gynecologic oncology

Clinical Interests:Cancer of the ovary, uterus, vagina, cervix and vulva; Intraperitoneal chemotherapy; Tumor immunology and immunotherapy; Tumor angiogenesis; Radiation biology; Experimental therapeutics in Gynecologic Oncology

Schwartz, Peter E

Research Interests:Ovarian Cancer; Uterine; Vaginal; Cervical and vulvar cancer; Screening for ovarian cancer

Clinical Interests:Ovarian, uterine, vaginal, cervical and vulvar cancer; Difficult gynecologic surgery; Screening for ovarian cancer; Gestational neoplasia; Brachytherapy

Seli, Emre U

Research Interests:Translational regulation of gene expression during oocyte end early embryo development; Assessment of embryo viability in assisted reproductive technologies; Pathogenesis of endomentriosis.

Clinical Interests:Oocyte donation and surrogacy; infertility; In Vitro Fertilization (IVF); reproductive options for women with cancer; premature ovarian failure

Sfakianaki, Anna Katerina

Clinical Interests:Preterm birth prediction; Preterm birth prevention and treatment; Prenatal diagnosis; Family Planning; Gynecologic ultrasound

Sheth, Sangini S

Research Interests:Reproductive health access and outcomes; HIV; HPV vaccine; Management and treatment of HPV-related disease; Contraception utilization; Maternal morbidity and mortality; Adolescents;

Clinical Interests:minimally invasive gynecologic procedures; laparoscopy; da Vinci robotic surgery; fibroid management; contraception; HIV gynecologic care; cervical cancer screening and prevention; colposcopy and cervical dysplasia; adolescent health; obstetrics; multiple gestation pregnancy

Silasi, Dan-Arin

Research Interests:Robotic Surgery; Laparoscopic Surgery; Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection; Uterine cancer; Ovarian Cancer

Clinical Interests:Gynecologic cancers (ovarian, uterine, cervical, vulvar, and vaginal cancers); Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia; Complicated laparoscopic surgery; Robotic surgery; Single-port laparoscopic surgery; Advanced and complicated pelvic surgery; Chemotherapy for gynecologic cancers

Silasi, Michelle

Clinical Interests:high-risk maternity;

Stachenfeld, Nina S

Research Interests:Environmental physiology; Reproductive hormone effects on temperature and body fluid regulation; Polycystic Ovary Syndrome; Orthostatic tolerance; Blood pressure regulation

Stanwood, Nancy L.

Research Interests:Contraceptive care and access

Clinical Interests:Family Planning; Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC, intrauterine devices, implants), Medically Complex Contraception; Teen Reproductive Health.

Topran, Ernest A

Clinical Interests:obstetrics, menstrual disfunction, abnormal menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, endometriosis

Vash-Margita, Alla V

Clinical Interests:Adolescent and pediatric gynecology; office hysteroscopy and office saline hysterograms; management of abnormal PAP; pelvic pain in female; prenatal care in collaboration with midwifery practice; TOLAC-trial of labor after cesarean section; laparoscopy due to benign gynecologic conditions; birth control, including implant placement and IUD's.

Xu, Xiao

Research Interests:Health economics; Outcomes research; Cost effectiveness analysis; Women's health; Aging

Zamore, Leonard Hugh

Clinical Interests:Laproscopic surgery, obstetrics, infertility, fibroids, menopause,urogynecology, general gynecology