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Mentored Faculty

Cancer Biology

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

    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.

Pregnancy Sciences

  • Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

    Dr. McAdow received her MD and PhD in Microbiology from the University of Chicago. Her doctoral studies conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Olaf Schneewind investigated the interactions between Staphylococcus aureus virulence factors and the host coagulation cascade during the pathogenesis of bacterial infection. She came to Yale University for her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and stayed for fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Dr. McAdow cares for patients with high risk pregnancies. She is the recipient of one of the inaugural Yale Physician Scientist Development Awards and a training grant from the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine and the American Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology Foundation. Her research, conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Anne Eichmann in the Cardiovascular Research Center, investigates the molecular mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction in preeclampsia, a common complication of pregnancy that jeopardizes the health of the mother and fetus.

Ovarian & Gamete Biology