Elena Ratner, MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; Co-Chief, Section of Gynecologic Oncology

Departments & Organizations

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Discovery to Cure | Gynecologic Oncology: Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery Program; Sexual Intimacy & Menopause Program | Reproductive Sciences: Discovery to Cure Internship; Ratner Lab

GI Cancer Genetics & Prevention Program

Palliative and End-of-Life Care Education

Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Prevention and Control | Gynecologic Oncology Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Elena Ratner, M.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Ratner is a Board Certified Gynecologic oncologist with special interests in chemotherapy targeted drug development, patient quality of life programs and early cancer detection. She is the current co-director of Discovery To Cure, director of Discovery to Cure Early Ovarian Cancer Detection program and a founder and director of Sexuality, Intimacy and Menopause cancer survivorship program. Dr. Ratner's laboratory is working on new targeted drugs for ovarian cancer in order to provide patients with truly personalized care. Her work additionally focuses on reversing chemotherapy resistance in ovarian and uterine cancers. Dr. Ratner is a recipient of multiple clinical and teaching awards, most recently 2015 Yale University Smilow Cancer Center Award for Clinical Excellence.

Education & Training

MD State University of NY Medical College (2003)
BS Barnard College, Columbia University, Premedical Studies (1998)
Fellowship Yale University School of Medicine
Residency Yale-New Haven Hospital

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Elena Ratner, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Gynecologic OncologyStamford Hospital
30 Shelburne Road

Stamford, CT 06902
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Yale Gynecologic Oncology ProgramSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste 1st Floor

New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208063
New Haven, CT 06520-8063