Yale Gynecologic Oncology focuses on the treatment of malignancies and diseases of the reproductive system through techniques such as:

  • Early cancer detection and preventions
  • Colposcopy for the diagnosis of precancerous and cancerous conditions¬†
  • Surgery and staging for gynecologic cancers
  • Chemotherapy for the treatment of gynecologic cancers
  • Radiation therapy for the management of gynecologic malignancies

The Division of Gynecologic Oncology brings together a clinical team whose primary focus is fighting these cancers through diagnosis and treatment. What makes Yale gynecologic Oncology unique is the special training and research excellence of our team. Our physicians are all board certified in gynecologic oncology. This is a subspecialty that unites expertise in surgery with know-how in the treatment of cancer in women.

The resources available to our referring physicians and patients are best described as comprehensive and state-of-the art. Our physicians are part of the Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center, the cornerstone of our resources devoted to the fight against cancer. Yale's comprehensive cancer center is the only one in southern New England to receive this designation by the National Cancer Institute. An example of Yale's commitment to the fight against cancer is our Early Ovarian Cancer Detection Program. As the first early detection program in the State, Yale's program has helped hundreds of women to better understand their risk.

Current Fellows

Jonathan Black, M.D., Fellow, 3rd Year
Gulden Menderes, M.D., Fellow, 2nd Year
Gary Altwerger, M.D., Fellow, 1st Year
Stephanie Haynes, P.A.

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Our Physicians

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Peter E Schwartz, MD

Section Chief

John Slade Ely Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Vice Chair, Gynecology

Section Chief, Gynecologic Oncology

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Masoud Azodi, MD


Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship

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Babak Litkouhi, FACOG, FACS, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

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Elena Ratner, MD

Associate Professor Term

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Alessandro D. Santin, MD

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Clinical Research Program Leader, Gynecologic Oncology Program, Yale Cancer Center

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Dan-Arin Silasi, MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Director, 'Discovery to Cure' International Fellowship Program in Gynecologic Oncology

Director, Obesity Robotic Pelvic Surgery Program

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