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 assistant professor in the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Vash-Margita also teaches medical and midwifery students how to care for women of all ages. “I take great pride in working in close collaboration with a group of excellent students and midwives,” says Dr. Vash-Margita. “We care for women ages 11 to 90.”
Dr. Vash-Margita’s clinical interests include office hysteroscopy and office saline hysterograms, abnormal Pap tests, female pelvic pain, gynecological laparoscopy, breech vaginal deliveries, TOLAC (trial of labor after cesarean section) and forceps-assisted deliveries.
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 seven languages (English, Ukrainian, Slovak, Polish, Russian, Serbian, and Hungarian). 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.
Education & Training
- MDUzhgorod State University Medical School (1995)
- Clinical Fellow Pediatric and Adolescent GynecologyUniversity of Michigan
- ResidencyMount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
- National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) AustraliaBrisbane, Australia (2020-2021)Congenital malformations of the female reproductive tract: identification of novel genetic causes to improve diagnosis and management
Honors & Recognition
|Charles W. Bohmfalk Prize for teaching in the clinical sciences and Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award||Yale University School of Medicine||2020|
|APGO Excellence in Teaching Award, APGO-CREOG||APGO-CREOG||2019|
|Fellows Research Consortium, NASPAG||Advisor||2018 - Present|