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Tessa Madden, MD, MPH

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; Chief, Section of Family Planning ; Program Director, Complex Family Planning Fellowship

Contact Information

Tessa Madden, MD, MPH

Mailing Address

  • Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

    310 Cedar Street, PO Box 208063

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States



Tessa Madden, MD, MPH is Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the Yale School of Medicine where she is also the Section Chief for Family Planning. Previously, she was at Washington University in St. Louis for more than 15 years where she was a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Family Planning Division Director, and the Program Director of the Complex Family Planning Fellowship. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University in New York City and her Family Planning Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University. During fellowship, she received her MPH from the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is active in patient care, clinical research, and education. Dr. Madden’s research interests are focused on contraceptive care including interventions to improve patient access to the full range of contraceptive options. She has received research funding from the NIH, PCORI, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and private foundations. She is an author of more than 70 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Madden is also an enthusiastic clinical research mentor, having mentored 30 trainees including medical students, residents, and fellows. She has a national reputation as an expert in Complex Family Planning serving on multiple advisory committees and recently served as the Board President of the Society of Family Planning.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2007)
  • MPH
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Epidemiology (2006)
  • Resident
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia (2005)
  • MD
    Washington University in St. Louis (2001)

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