Research

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences is recognized worldwide as a leader in basic, translational and clinical research in all facets of reproduction. 

Areas of special emphasis includes:

  • reproductive immunology 
  • oncology 
  • hemostasis 
  • angiogenesis
  • neurophysiology

In addition, we conduct studies in: 

  • fertility preservation and restoration
  • predicting and preventing pregnancy complications
  • developing novel contraceptives
  • reproductive endocrinology

These studies should not only lead to improved care of our patients but to fundamental discoveries that can have a great impact on reproductive biology.

All Yale Ob/Gyn full–time faculty members conduct clinical, translational or basic research with medical students, residents, clinical fellows or pre– and post–doctoral research fellows. Over 100 peer–reviewed publications are generated each year by the faculty, many in high impact clinical and scientific journals including: New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation, PNAS, Nature, and Science. Our current or former faculty edits many of the premier textbook in the field. 

There is a weekly Research-in-Progress meeting where each researcher is expected to present her/his lab’s work for feedback at least once a year. In addition, clinical sections and individual labs have weekly research meetings. 

Thus, it is not surprising that Yale has trained more university chairs of ob/gyn than any other medical school.

Division of Reproductive Sciences Research

The Division of Reproductive Sciences is recognized as a worldwide leader in basic and translational research encompassing all facets of female reproductive health. Our objective is to enhance our understanding of the different aspects associated with reproduction and therefore to provide better ways to improve women health.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Research

For the last several decades the Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine has been at the forefront of conducting and teaching research in the field of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and developmental biology. Our faculty and fellows promote, coordinate, and conduct cutting-edge clinical, basic science, epidemiologic and translational research.