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Education

We believe in training the next generation of gynecologists to serve our community. Our resident physicians are dedicated to providing high quality care. Throughout their four years of training, they learn comprehensive primary gynecologic care, gynecologic specialty care, and gynecologic surgery which includes minimally invasive approaches. Their educational experiences are supplemented through a Global Reproductive Health Lecture Series and through a variety of international elective opportunities supported by our faculty.

Faculty

  • Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Director, Gynecology Section; Co-chair Gynecologic Services Quality Assurance Committee

    Education
    BA, Princeton University, 1996; MD, Columbia University Coll of Physicians & Surgeons, 2002

    Linda Fan, M.D. is an assistant professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.  the Section Chief of Gynecology and the Director of Gynecologic Quality and Safety at Yale.   Her clinical expertise includes chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, fibroids, adenomyosis, minimally invasive gynecologic procedures, hysterectomy, and urogynecological conditions. 

    She received her undergraduate degree in History from Princeton University. She received her medical degree from Columbia University, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she remained for her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia. After graduation, she stayed at Columbia as an attending where she earned several teaching awards.  Since her arrival to Yale in 2012, her work has been devoted to advancing the delivery of gynecologic care for the patients at Yale.  

    Dr. Fan is a board certified subspecialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, and maintains an active practice in minimally invasive gynecologic procedures.  She established the Division of Gynecologic Specialties and became the first Director of this group which provides the broad spectrum of Gynecologic Specialty care.

    She is also and has led multiple projects including spearheading the GYN Consensus Guidelines Committee; and revamping both the departmental gynecologic peer review committee and M&M conference. As previous chair of the Yale New Haven Hospital Surgical Site Infection Committee, her work in in decreasing the hysterectomy SSI rate won first place in the 2018 National Improvement Challenge awarded by the Counsel for Patient Safety in Women’s Health.  She currently serves on multiple hospital-wide and university committees including the Yale Medicine Operations, Yale Medicine Clinical Leadership Group, YNHH Credentialing Committee, and the Perioperative Safety and Quality Committee.


     



  • Assistant Professor; Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; Residency Program Director, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

    Education
    MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 1999; BA, Hamilton College, 1994

    Dr. Cron is clinically active as an Attending within the Divisions of Gynecologic Specialties and Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Yale New Haven Hospital. She also serves as the Residency Program Director for the Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine.

  • Assistant Professor

    Education
    BA, University of California, Berkeley, 2006; MD, Yale School of Medicine, 2011; MSCR, Drexel University School of of Medicine, 2017

    Terri Huynh, M.D., is passionate about promoting the health of women and providing compassionate care at the highest standards by utilizing her skills in advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery.  Her clinical expertise covers fibroids, adenomyosis, abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, minimally invasive gynecologic procedures, and hysterectomy.

    After graduating magna cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006, she made her way to the East Coast for her medical training.  She received her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine prior to completing her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  She went on to complete a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Christiana Care in Newark, Delaware where she remained on faculty.  After several years in Delaware, she has returned to Yale to serve the Greater New Haven community and advance reproductive health.

    Dr. Huynh is dedicated to championing medical education and served as the Education Chief Resident in her final year of residency.  She previously served as the Associate Director for the Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Christiana Care and was the recipient of the 2019 Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Excellence in Teaching Award.  She is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.

  • Assistant Professor

    Education
    MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015; MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014; BA, Cornell University, 2010

    Dr. McKenney grew up in the American South and has ventured throughout the country for her education and clinical training. She completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Subsequently she moved home to North Carolina, where she studied medicine and population health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, obtaining her medical degree and master's degree in public health. She then moved to Chicago for OB/GYN residency training at Northwestern University's Prentice Women's Hospital and John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Her current clinical work includes full-spectrum obstetrics and gynecology in both the outpatient and hospital settings. 

    As a resident, Dr. McKenney earned teaching awards for both medical student and junior resident education and served as Education Chief Resident during her final year of residency. She is excited to be involved in the education of medical students and residents in her role as a clinician educator. 

    Her current research interests surround management of abnormal uterine bleeding as well as health-related decision making and informed consent.

  • Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences; Medical Director YNH Women's Center, Yale-New Haven Hospital Primary Care Center; Clerkship Director, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

    Education
    MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2001; MPH, Yale School of Public Health, 1997

    Shefali R Pathy, MD, MPH is currently the OB/GYN Director of the Women’s Center at Yale New Haven Hospital and Assistant Clinical Professor of OB/GYN and the OB/GYN Clerkship Director for Yale School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr Pathy received her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY where she also completed her OB/GYN residency. Dr Pathy has spent the majority of her career working in an urban health setting, including Jacobi Hospital, Yale New Haven Hospital and Stamford Hospital. She has a strong interest in health care in the urban setting and medical education.

  • Assistant Professor

    Dr. Farinaz Seifi is sub-specialized in minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries. Dr.Seifi completed the OBGYN residency at Icahn school of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, then she completed her fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeries (MIGS) at Yale school of Medicine. 

    She was trained in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgeries to be able to perform the complex gynecologic cases including large fibroids, stage IV endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, patients with large BMI and multiple prior surgeries in minimally invasive fashion. She is board certified in OB/GYN, a Diplomate of American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), and a Fellow of American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG).

    After her fellowship, she joined the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, the Division of Gynecologic Specialties at Yale School of Medicine .

    Dr. Seifi is passionate about the value of laparoscopic and robotic gynecologic surgeries for the patients as it provides better outcome, faster recovery and improves the quality of post operative life for the patients.

  • Associate Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; Associate Medical Director & Director of Colposcopy and Cervical Dysplasia, Women's Center, Yale New Haven Hospital

    Education
    BS, Yale University, 2003; MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2009; MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2008

    As a member of the winning research team for Yale’s 2015 Excellence in Educational Innovation Prize, Dr. Sangini S. Sheth is equally at home caring for patients and mentoring young doctors. She serves as an associate professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine.

    “I deeply enjoy the great breadth and depth of Ob/Gyn,” says Sheth. “Discussing preventative medicine in clinic one day and performing complex surgery with advanced technology the next.”

    A native of Connecticut, Dr. Sheth graduated cum laude from Yale University and returned to her alma mater in 2013 after receiving her MD and MPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health. In clinical practice, she is passionate about providing a full range of gynecologic services to women in all stages of life, from cervical cancer prevention and prenatal care to advanced treatments and surgery for conditions like fibroids and abnormal uterine bleeding. Her role as an educator and academic at Yale School of Medicine consistently informs the care she provides her patients. “There are several quickly changing areas within Ob/Gyn,” Dr. Sheth says. “I'm excited to be a frontline provider with a researcher's lens.”

    Before joining Yale’s Ob/Gyn department, Dr. Sheth volunteered in Honduras and South Africa as part of her continuing commitment to improving women’s reproductive health worldwide. She is particularly sensitive to those who may feel marginalized by age, race or ethnicity, and women living with HIV. “The field of women's reproductive health is inherently linked to social and political advocacy and provides many opportunities to address health disparities,” Dr. Sheth says. An advocate of patient education, she believes in partnering with patients and encouraging women to become knowledgeable and active participants in all aspects of their reproductive health.

    Dr. Sheth is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, the Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Specialties, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences; Chief Medical Officer, Medical & Dental Services, Cornell Scott Hill Health Center

    Education
    MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2009; MHS, Yale School of Medicine, 2015; AB, Harvard College, 2005