Dr. Masoud Azodi has been at Yale for almost 20 years. He’s honored to be a part of the Ob/Gyn department where, he says, “we have excellent patient care and our team works with up-to-date surgical techniques and research.”
Dr. Azodi completed his undergraduate, graduate, medical school and Ob/Gyn residency training in Ohio. He then completed his fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Yale School of Medicine (YSM) in 1996. He is currently a professor in the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at YSM. He is director of minimally invasive and robotic surgery and director of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery fellowship program in gynecologic oncology section.
Dr. Azodi is board certified in both Ob/Gyn and in Gynecologic Oncology. He treats all gynecologic cancers and pre-cancers using numerous therapies, including chemotherapy and surgery. Dr. Azodi has a special interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques, particular robotic surgery and its future in medicine. He has performed many minimally invasive surgeries for management of gynecologic diseases, including more than 2,500 conventional laparoscopic and more than 2,000 robotic-assisted cases.
On the clinical side, Azodi’s interests include pre-malignant and malignant gynecologic disorders involving the vulva, cervix, vagina, uterus, ovaries and placenta. In addition to helping women with cervical cancer explore less-invasive treatment options, Dr. Azodi educates his patients on radical trachelectomy: a surgical option that removes the cervix, upper part of the vagina and lymph nodes in the pelvis. This treatment plan can be helpful for patients concerned with maintaining their fertility after cancer.
Dr. Azodi was named as a “Top Doc” in New York magazine’s “Best Doctors” of 2012, 2013, and 2014. He is the editor-in-chief of the international journal Robotic Surgery: Research and Reviews. He also serves on the editorial board of several other peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Azodi is actively involved in research and is a principal investigator (PI) and co-PI in multiple protocols treating gynecologic cancer. He also trains residents and fellows in gynecologic cancer treatment and in performing minimally invasive surgeries for complicated gynecologic disorders.