Research & Publications
Yale gynecologist Dr. Alla V. Vash-Margita focuses her practice on the medical and emotional needs of children and adolescent girls. It’s a subspecialty, she notes, that represents “a grey zone, where pediatricians may not have enough expertise and ‘adult’ gynecologists may be out of their comfort zone.”
As an associate professor in the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Vash-Margita also teaches medical students how to care for girls of all ages. “I take great pride in working in close collaboration with a group of excellent medical students,” says Dr. Vash-Margita. “We care of girls ages birth to 24 years.”
Dr. Vash-Margita’s clinical interests include Mullerian anomalies, chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, lichen scleosus in premenarchal girls and polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescents.
Dr. Vash-Margita received her MD from Uzhgorod State University Medical School in Ukraine and went on to complete her Ob/Gyn residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Dr. Vash-Margita speaks six languages (English, Ukrainian, Slovak, Polish, Russian and Serbian). Her fluency in multiple languages allows her to be an active contributor to numerous global humanitarian organizations, including the United Ukrainian American Relief Committee and Yale’s Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Education Program, which provided psychological counseling to victims of the 2014 Ukraine Revolution. More recently she established a non-profit organization Doctors United for Ukraine with team of collaborators. This non profit serves to bring educational opportunities to Ukrainian Scholars affected by the Russian-Ukrainian war that started in February 2022.
Education & Training
- Clinical Fellow Pediatric and Adolescent GynecologyUniversity of Michigan (2017)
- ResidencyMount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY (2004)
- MDUzhgorod State University Medical School (1995)
- National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) AustraliaBrisbane, QLD, Australia (2020-2021)Congenital malformations of the female reproductive tract: identification of novel genetic causes to improve diagnosis and management
Honors & Recognition
|APGO Excellence in Teaching Award, APGO-CREOG||APGO-CREOG||2019|
|Fellows Research Consortium, NASPAG||Advisor||2018 - Present|