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Molly McAdow

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; Co-Medical Director, Yale University Reproductive Sciences Biobank

Contact Information

Molly McAdow, MD, PhD, FACOG

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

    333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States



Dr. McAdow received her MD and PhD in Microbiology from the University of Chicago. Her doctoral studies investigated the interactions between Staphylococcus aureus virulence factors and the host coagulation cascade during the pathogenesis of bacterial infection under the mentorship of Dr. Olaf Schneewind. She came to Yale University for her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and stayed for fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Dr. McAdow cares for patients pregnancy complications. She is the recipient of one of the inaugural Yale Physician Scientist Development Awards and a training grant from the Foundation for the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and the American Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology Foundation. Her research, conducted under the mentorship of Dr. Anne Eichmann in the Yale Cardiovascular Research Center, investigates the molecular mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction in preeclampsia, a common complication of pregnancy that jeopardizes the health of the mother and fetus. Her other research interests include the biology of labor induction and fetal growth restriction.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University (2021)
  • Resident
    Yale New Haven Hospital (2018)
  • MD
    University of Chicago (2014)
  • PhD
    University of Chicago, Microbiology (2012)
  • BA
    Smith College, Biology (2006)


  • Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor 1 as a mediator of endothelial dysfunction
    Houston, TX 2023
    Baylor School of Medicine Science Friday
  • Detecting and Targeting Endothelial Dysfunction in Preeclampsia: Molecular Mechanisms and Clinical Applications
    Baylor School of Medicine, Virtual Grand Rounds 2023
    Baylor School of Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Identifying and Targeting Endothelial Dysfunction in Preeclampsia
    New Haven, CT, United States 2022
    Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences Grand Rounds
  • Prediction and Prevention of Preterm Birth
    Waterbury, CT, United States 2021
    Waterbury Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds
  • Prevention of Staphylococcal sepsis by inhibition of its agglutination in blood
    Bethesda, MD, United States 2012
    National Association for Researchers of Staphylococcus aureus

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Perinatal Research Society Young Investigators Workshop AwardeePerinatal Research Society2023
C. Lee Buxton Research Day, Fellow Research AwardObstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences2021
Residency Program Award for Excellence in ObstetricsSociety for Maternal Fetal Medicine2018
Meehan Miller AwardObstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences2018
Medical Student Teaching AwardObstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences2016

Professional Service

Cellular and Molecular Biology LettersReviewer2024 - Present
Diversity Equity and InclusionLead2023 - Present
American Journal of Reproductive ImmunologyReviewer2023 - Present
Scientific reportsReviewer2023 - Present
Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & GynecologyReviewer2023 - Present
Resident Research DayJudge2022
Medical Student Thesis Reviewer2022
Residency Director Search CommitteeMember2021
American Journal of Obstetrics and GynecologyReviewer2021 - Present
Society for Maternal Fetal MedicineMember2018 - Present
Reproductive SciencesReviewer2018 - Present
American College of Obstetrics and GynecologyMember2014 - Present

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