Gary Altwerger, MD
Research & Publications
Gary Altwerger, M.D. is a Gynecologic oncologist in the department of Assistant 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.
Education & Training
- FellowshipYale University (2019)
- ResidencyYale University (2016)
- MDUniversity at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2012)
- BSState University at Albany, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (2007)
Honors & Recognition
|Laxmi Baxi Award for basic and translation research on folic acid receptor in uterine cancer||Society for Reproductive Investigation||2018|
|The John J. Meehan-Clifford R. Miller Award||Yale School of Medicine||2016|
|Resident Teaching Award||Yale School of Medicine||2014|
|Clyde L. Randall Society Award in Gynecology-Obstetrics||Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences||2012|
|Presidential Scholar||University at Albany||2007|
|Phi Beta Kappa||University at Albany||2007|