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Gary Altwerger, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Wellness committee, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

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Gary Altwerger, MD

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  • Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

    PO Box 208063

    New Haven, CT 06520

    United States


Gary Altwerger, M.D. is a Gynecologic oncologist in the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Altwerger has a special interest in early uterine cancer detection, identification of predictive and prognostic biomarkers in precancerous lesions, and has been published in novel treatment techniques for gynecologic cancers.

He is the currently the Supervising Physician for the Inpatient Gynecologic Oncology Physicians Assistants, and Assistant Director of Inpatient Gynecologic Oncology Services, and serves on the IRB committee reviewing cancer research protocols at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Altwerger’s laboratory is working on identifying ways to target DNA repair pathways in advanced uterine cancer. He additionally is implementing novel surgical techniques for the treatment of early-stage gynecologic cancer. Dr. Altwerger is the PI on multiple rare gynecologic cancer protocols.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Yale University (2019)
  • Residency
    Yale University (2016)
  • MD
    University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2012)
  • BS
    State University at Albany, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (2007)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Laxmi Baxi Award for basic and translation research on folic acid receptor in uterine cancerSociety for Reproductive Investigation2018
The John J. Meehan-Clifford R. Miller AwardYale School of Medicine2016
Resident Teaching AwardYale School of Medicine2014
Clyde L. Randall Society Award in Gynecology-ObstetricsJacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences2012
Presidential ScholarUniversity at Albany2007
Phi Beta KappaUniversity at Albany2007

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