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Kliman, Harvey J

Director

Research Scientist in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Director, Reproductive and Placental Research Unit

Biography

Harvey J. Kliman has, in addition to an M.D., a Ph.D. in cellular biochemistry from the University of Chicago. He is currently a Research Scientist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale University School of Medicine and the Director of the Reproductive and Placental Research Unit with a special interest in infertility and pregnancy complications. He has over thirty years of anatomic pathology training with particular emphasis in electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry,...

Harvey J. Kliman has, in addition to an M.D., a Ph.D. in cellular biochemistry from the University of Chicago. He is currently a Research Scientist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale University School of Medicine and the Director of the Reproductive and Placental Research Unit with a special interest in infertility and pregnancy complications. He has over thirty years of anatomic pathology training with particular emphasis in electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, endometrial and placental pathology. He has over ten patents, including the patent for the Endometrial Function Test® (EFT®)—“The soil test for the endometrium®” and “Method and system for determining placental volume.” His contributions in the field of placental research include the development of the “Kliman” method of trophoblast purification, research into the mechanisms of trophoblast differentiation and invasion, the role and genesis of syncytial knots, the discovery of fetal fibronectin, and more recently, the clinical utility of abnormalities in placental villous growth patterns, especially trophoblast invaginations and inclusions, to diagnose genetic abnormalities in pregnancy, including autism.

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Milano, Kristin

Director of Laboratory Services


Olive, Katie

Director of Clinical Services



Campbell, Katherine Harper

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship in Ob/Gyn

Dr. Campbell joined the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine after completing fellowships in Obstetrical Ultrasound and Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. Her current research interests include prenatal diagnosis, abnormal placentation, and preterm labor. Additionally, she is interested in global health care, specifically finding ways to strengthen health care systems in order to decrease the incidence of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Dr. Campbell...

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Flannery, Clare Ann

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences (Reproductive Endocrinology) and of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Dr. Flannery received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Wellesley College in 1995 before obtaining her M.D. degree from Trinity College, Dublin in Ireland in 2001. She completed internship in medicine and surgery at St. James’s Hospital in Dublin Ireland, and then Internal Medicine residency in the Women’s Health Track at Jacobi Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. She was selected to be a Chief Resident in Internal Medicine in 2005-2006. She...

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Galerneau, France

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Dr Galerneau was born and raised in Canada where she completed her medical education including a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. After practicing perinatalogy for 12 years at University of British Columbia in Canada, she joined the MFM team at Yale University.

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Mak, Winifred

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Director, Early Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Program

Dr. Winifred Mak is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University and Director of Early Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Program. She obtained both of her medical degree and PhD in Genetics from the University of London, UK. She completed her Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai medical center, Los Angeles followed by a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from fellowship, she was...

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Mor, Gil G

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Division Director, Reproductive Sciences
Director Reproductive Immunology Unit and Discovery to Cure Program
Editor in Chief, AJRI

Gil Mor, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Mor has focused his studies on the interaction between reproductive organs and the innate immune system. In his research he examines topics related to the immunology of implantation, the role of apoptosis in tissue remodeling and cancer, as well as the role of inflammation in cancer formation and progression. Dr. Mor earned his Ph.D. in Immunoendocrinology from...

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Pal, Lubna

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Director, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Program
Director, Menopause Program

Dr. Pal, MBBS, MRCOG, MS, is Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences. She is the Director the Program for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) at Yale Reproductive Endocrinology. Her areas of clinical and research interests include ovulatory disorders including polycystic ovary syndrome and reproductive dysfunction of obesity, menopause, infertility and skeletal health. More recently, Dr. Pal’s research has focused on the multisystem...

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Taylor, Hugh S.

Anita O'Keeffe Young Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Anita O'Keeffe Young Professor of Women's Health, Yale University

Dr. Taylor is the Anita O'Keeffe Young Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine and Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is also Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental biology at Yale University. His clinical interests include IVF, infertility, endometriosis, implantation, menopause, uterine anomalies and DES exposure.

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Sarah Carroll Barry

Undergraduate

Bronwyn Fleming-Jones

Nursing Student

Natalia Garbriela Garza

Undergraduate

Natasha Sinha

Discovery to Cure Intern

Saier (Vivien) Ye

Graduate Student

     

Previous Staff

  • Julie McSweet, Research Supervisor
  • AnnMarie Franco, Research Assistant
  • Neha Desai, Research Assistant
  • Alicia Nicoletti, Patient Relations



Previous Students

Graduate Students
L-C Kao, Department of Pathology, University of Pennsylvania, “Trophoblast Interactions with Extracellular Matrix Proteins”
S Caltabiano, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania, “Role of GnRH in Trophoblast hCG Synthesis and Secretion”
E Meaddough, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale University, “Sexual activity, orgasm and tampon use are associated with a decreased risk for endometriosis”
C Lynch, Nurse-Midwifery Program, School of Nursing, Yale University, “Causes of IUFD”
S Ye, Department of Statistics, Yale University, “Modeling of Estimated Placental Volume Growth Curves” and “Frequencies of trophoblast inclusions in normal and at-risk populations.”
K Anderson, Nurse-Midwifery Program, School of Nursing, Yale University, “Trophoblast Inclusions as a Predictor of Autism Risk.”
K Anderson, Nurse-Midwifery Program, School of Nursing, Yale University, “Estimated Placental Volume Normative Curves in Rwanda.”

Medical Fellows
MA Feinman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania, “Role of cAMP in Trophoblast Differentiation”
L Schwartz, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale School of Medicine, “Mouse Ascites Golgi (MAG) Mucin Expression And Regulation By Progesterone In The Rat”
D Fishman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale School of Medicine, “ECM Attachment  Assay for Ovarian Cancer Cells Lines”
M Cunningham, Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, “Interleukin-8 Secretion by Trophoblasts in Response to Endotoxin”
M Nachtigall, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale School of Medicine, “Role of Leukemia Inhibitory Factor in Trophoblast Differentiation and Implantation”
T Asis, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale School of Medicine, “EPO  and CRH Expression in Normal and Stressed Placentas”
A Rebarber, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale School of Medicine, “Identification of fetal squamous cells in the maternal circulation”
D Duffy, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale School of Medicine, “Frequency of placental pathology in a community hospital population.”
X Ying, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale School of Medicine, “Frequency of placental pathology in a community hospital population.”
K Yusuf, Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, “Maternal immunologic rejection of the placenta”
H Azpurua, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Yale University “Validation of mathematical models of intrauterine placental volume estimates”
K Campbell, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale School of Medicine, “Normative placental growth curves using Estimated Placental Volume (EPV)”

Post-Doctoral Fellows
R Feinberg, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania, “Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor Expression in Invading Trophoblasts”
X Li, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Korea, “Degradation Pathways of hCG in the Chorionic Villous”
K-S Lee, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pusan National University, Korea, “Degradation Pathways of hCG in the Chorionic Villous Core”

Senior Medical Thesis Advisor
E Buchanan, Medical Student Research Fellow of the American Heart Association, Department of Pathology, University of Pennsylvania, “Urokinase Receptor: A Modulator for Trophoblast Invasion?”
L Elmore, Yale University School of Medicine, “Induction of MAG Mucin Estrogen Responsiveness in HT-3 Cells”
R Dubowy, Yale University School of Medicine, “Cyclins as a Marker of Endometrial Differentiation”
E Nannenberg, Visiting Medical Scholar, State University Groningen, Faculty of Medical Sciences, “Expression of MAG mucin in normal and infertile patient populations.”
E Arleo, Yale University School of Medicine, “Psycho-social implications of complicated obstetrical cases”
E Harel, Yale University School of Medicine, “5HT expression in human trophoblasts.”

Undergraduate Senior Thesis Advisor
S Wu, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania, “Effect of ECM on Trophoblast Endocrine Function”
K Ahn, Yale College, Yale University, “Identification of endometrial tissue in menstrual and peritoneal fluid: precursor for endometriosis?”
J Arruda, Yale College, Yale University, “MAG mucin as a predictor of endometrial receptivity”
M Sleater, Yale College, Yale University, “Villous edema expression in the placenta as a consequence of intrauterine inflammation”
I Maytal, Yale College, Yale University, “Degradation pathways of hCG in the human placenta”
L French, Yale College, Yale University, “Association of trophoblast inclusions with genetic defects”
J Catalanotti, Yale College, Yale University, “Does MAG mucin expression in a natural cycle predict subsequent IVF outcome?”
T La, Yale College, Yale University, “Correlation of syncytial knots with umbilical artery Doppler velocimetry”
Y Levin, Yeshiva University, New York, “Timing and cytokine regulation of villous edema”
C Drewes, Yale College, Yale University, “Time course of meconium interaction with the fetal membrane”
K Gluck, Yale College, Yale University, “Endometrial function test (EFT) patterns in infertile women”
A Labowsky, Yale College, Yale University, “Time course of meconium interaction with the fetal membrane”
A Lorch, Yale College, Yale University, “Endometrial function test (EFT) patterns in infertile women”
I Magidina, Yale College, Yale University, “TNFalpha expression in normal and inflamed placentas”
A Jacobs, Yale University Physician’s Assistants Program, “Placental Morphology in Developmental Disorders”
N Tamhankar, Yale College, Yale University, “Expression of 5HT and its receptors in normal and genetically abnormal placentas.”
S Lynch, Yale College, Yale University, “PP13: localization, function and utility in predicting gestational hypertension.”
A Socik, Yale College, Yale University, “Frequency of trophoblast inclusions in normal and ASD populations.”
Y Lee, Yale College, Yale University, “Estimated Placental Volume (EPV) normal curve development.”
P Subramanyam, Yale College, Yale University, “Estimated Placental Volume (EPV) normal curve development.”
C Seaver, Yale College, Yale University, “The Duality of Psychological Distress in the Evolving Interplay of Psychology and Infertility."
N Garza, Yale College, Yale University, “Frequencies of Trophoblast Inclusions in Karyotypically Validated Pregnancy Loss Placentas.”
S Barry, Yale College, Yale University, “Serotonin expression and function in ASD versus normal placentas.”


Summer Student Advisor
J Wetmore, Yale College, Yale University, “Endometrial MAG mucin expression in normal and infertile patients”
L Gordon, Yale College, Yale University, “Endometrial receptivity and MAG mucin expression”
I Maytal, Yale College, Yale University, “Degradation pathways of hCG in the human placenta”
G Brainard, Yale College, Yale University, “Cyclin E and p27 expression in the endometrium of patients with unexplained infertility”
C Millerick, Yale College, Yale University, “Validation of the Endometrial Function Test (EFT)”
A Orina, Yale College, Yale University, “Effect of stress on markers of endometrial development”
A Lorch, Yale College, Yale University, “Endometrial function test (EFT) patterns in infertile women”
C Lynch, Duke University, “Trophoblast inclusions as a marker of genetic and/or developmental abnormalities”
C Castaneda, Yale College, Yale University, “Frequency of Chlamydial infections in unexplained infertility cases”
R Baker, High School Scholar, “Epidemiology of IUGR”
Y Chen, Yale College, Yale University “Validation of mathematical models of intrauterine placental volume estimates”
C Lynch, Yale University School of Nursing, Midwife Program, “Causes of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss”
A Anders, University of Washington, St. Louis, BioSTEP Scholar, “Validation of Vscan for Estimated Placental Volume measurements”