Winifred Mak MD, PhD

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

Biographical Info

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 recruited to Yale University to be one of the Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) scholars. The WRHR program is a nationwide prestigious NIH funded physician-scientist training program specific for Obstetrician/Gynecologist. Therefore, as well as caring for patients, she also has an active research program at the Yale Stem Cell Center. Her clinical interests include all aspects of Infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome and especially recurrent pregnancy loss. Her research interests include the role of a translational regulator, Pumilio, in primordial folliculogenesis and oogenesis, epigenetics of placenta development, placental stem cells, embryo implantation and pregnancy outcomes of Assisted Reproductive Technologies such as IVF.

Education & Training

University of London (1997)
University of London (2004)
University of Pennsylvania, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (2008 - 2011)
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Obstetrics and Gynecology (2004 - 2008)
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Obstetrics & Gynecology (1998 - 1999)
St. Mary's Hospital, Obstetrics (1999 - 2000)
Board Certification
Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Board Certified  (2014)

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