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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

  • Linda Fan

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

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

    After completing medical school and residency at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Fan remained for advanced training in laparoscopy and urogynecology. She is subspecialty boarded in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. As the director of the resident gynecologic surgical practice at Columbia University Medical Center, she kindled her passion for surgical and clinical instruction. In this role, she earned medical student and resident teaching awards.

    In late 2012, Dr. Fan joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine. She has worked towards improving the access to gynecologic care for the underserved through the Women’s Center at the York Street Campus. In June 2013, the Section of Gynecology was created within the OB/GYN department and Dr. Fan was named Director of this group The Section of Gynecology is committed to improving access to care within the Yale Community, and serving as a consult service to the University.

    An advocate of evidenced-based medicine, she helped form the Gynecologic Practice Guidelines committee. Moreover, Dr. Fan is committed to creating systems for constant self-assessment and improvement within medicine. She serves as co-chair of the Gynecologic Practice Quality Assurance Committee at Yale. She has also spearheaded a novel process for M&M within the OB/GYN department.

  • Julia Cron

    Assistant Professor; Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; Director, Ob/Gyn Residency Program

    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.

  • Shefali Pathy

    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

    Dr Pathy is an general OBGYN. She is the Medical Director at the YNH Women's Center. She is also one of the Clerkship Directors of the Women's and Children's Health Clerkship. Her interests are in provision of care to the underserrved as well as in medical education.

  • Farinaz Seifi

    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, patient 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 (FCOG).

    After her fellowship, She joined the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, the division of gynecology 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.

  • Sangini Sheth

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

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

    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 assistant 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.

  • Mark Silvestri

    Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Specialties, Yale School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Medical Director of Quality and Operations, Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center

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