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Harvey Kliman, MD, PhD

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,...

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Research Interests

Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications

Clinical Interests

Autistic Disorder; Infertility; Pregnancy Complications

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Kristin Milano

Director of Laboratory Services

Clinical Interests

Infertility; Pregnancy Complications; Pregnancy Trimester, First; Pregnancy Trimester, Second; Pregnancy Trimester, Third

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Katie Olive

Director of Clinical Services

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Katherine Campbell, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship in Ob/Gyn

Biography

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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Clare Flannery, MD

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

Biography

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 then went on to...

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France Galerneau, MD, FRCS(C)

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Biography

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.

Her scholarly interests include: undergraduate medical education in the field of reproduction, graduate education in maternal-fetal-medicine, particularly Ob&Gyn ultrasound, fetal...

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Seth Guller, PhD

Senior Research Scientist in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Director, Gyn/Endocrine Laboratory

Biography

Dr. Seth Guller, trained as a biochemist, joined the Yale Fertility Center as Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology Laboratory in 2007. The function of this clinical laboratory is to provide rapid hormone analysis for patients as well as test results for research studies. Dr. Guller strives to implement new tests for the recently acquired Roche Cobas e411 analyzer to improve the quality of patient care. He has also directed a research laboratory for the last 21 years. Dr. Guller has...

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Winifred Mak, MBBS, PhD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Director, Early Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Program

Biography

Yale’s Early Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL) Program provides cutting-edge fertility treatments to help couples overcome pregnancy loss. As the program’s director, Dr. Winifred Mak believes in the importance of consistently incorporating new research and therapies into treatment methods. “Our goal is your goal: to achieve a healthy pregnancy,” she says.

With four offices in Connecticut—Guilford, New Haven, Westport and Stamford—the program offers, “a personalized and evidence-based approach to...

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Gil Mor, MD, PhD, MSc

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Division Director, Reproductive Sciences

Director Reproductive Immunology Unit and Discovery to Cure Program

Editor in Chief, AJRI

Biography

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 the...

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Lubna Pal, MBBS, MRCOG, FACOG

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Director, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Program

Director, Menopause Program

Interim Section Chief, REI

REI Fellowship Director

Biography

Dr. Lubna Pal is the director of two clinical programs at Yale Reproductive Endocrinology: the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Program and the Menopause Program. Dedicated to helping couples conceive, Dr. Pal develops individualized treatment plans to help infertile couples overcome specific fertility-related challenges they may face. “It is a privilege to assist couples achieving healthy pregnancies,” she says.

In 1988, Dr. Pal received her MBBS from Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan....

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W. Mark Saltzman

Goizueta Foundation Prof Chem & Biomed Engineering

Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering

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Stephen Stearns

Edward P Bass Prof Ecology/Evolutionary Bio

Professor

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Hugh Taylor, MD

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

Biography

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.

Dr. Hugh Taylor received his undergraduate training at Yale...

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Gunter Wagner, PhD

Alison Richard Prof Ecology/Evolutionary Bio

Biography

is an evolutionary geneticist with training in biochemcial engineering, zoology and mathematics from the University of Vienna, Austria. I spent six postdoctoral years at the Max Planck Institutes for Biophysical Chemistry (Goettingen, Germany) and for Developmental Biology (Tübingen, Germany). My academic career started at the University of Vienna and in 1991 I followed a call to assume a full professorship at the Biology Department at Yale. From 1996 to 2001 I was Chair of the...

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Amber Anders

Medical Student (Class of 2018)

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Sarah Barry

Post-Bac Gap Year

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Morgan Firestein

Graduate Student

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Kimberly Murdaugh

Medical Student (Class of 2017)

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Kia Quinlan

Undergraduate

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Alessandra Setaro

Undergraduate

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Erin Siegman

Undergraduate

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Tatiana Winkelman

Undergraduate

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.”
B Fleming-Jones, Nurse-Midwifery Program, School of Nursing, Yale University, “Trophoblast Inclusions and Autism”

Saier (Vivien) Ye, Department of Statistics, Yale University, "Estimated Placental Volume" and "Trophoblast inclusions and autism risk."

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”
N Sinha, Discovery to Cure High School Internship Program, Yale University School of Medicine, "Serotonin Expression in the Placenta"
C Kruglik, Discovery to Cure High School Internship Program, Yale University School of Medicine, "Frequency of Trophoblast Inclusions in Pregnancy Loss Tissues"