Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

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As members of a prestigious research community at UW-Madison, it is our mission to foster a passion for obstetric and gynecological research through mentorship and training, as well as to educate future scientists and physicians in the integration of ideas through interdisciplinary and collaborative biomedical research.

Such a strong foundation incorporates every facet of the research process: from the laboratory bench where fundamental science is developed and conducted, to the doctors applying cutting-edge research and developed technology in the field.

As such, research conducted in a state-of-the-art clinical department are translated to real-world results and are instrumental in cultivating a higher quality of patient care for a healthy and bright future for all women, infants and children.

Ob-Gyn Research Faculty

Ahmed Al-Niaimi, MD
Ahmed Al-Niaimi, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

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Bala Bhagavath, MD
Bala Bhagavath, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

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Heidi Brown, PhD
Heidi Brown, PhD

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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Laura Cooney, MD
Laura Cooney, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

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Jenny Higgins, PhD, MPH
Jenny Higgins, PhD, MPH

Reproductive and Population Health

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Laura Jacques, MD
Laura Jacques, MD

Academic Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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David Kushner, MD
David Kushner, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

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Manish Patankar, PhD
Manish Patankar, PhD

Reproductive Sciences/Gynecologic Oncology

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Dinesh Shah, MD
Dinesh Shah, MD

Emeritus

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Ryan Spencer, MD
Ryan Spencer, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

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Aleksander Stanic-Kostic, PhD, MD
Aleksander Stanic-Kostic, PhD, MD

Reproductive Sciences/Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

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Sumer Wallace, MD
Sumer Wallace, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

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Claire Wendland, PhD
Claire Wendland, PhD

Reproductive and Population Health

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To learn more about gynecologic cancer clinical trials at the UW Carbone Cancer Center, contact:

Claire Kostechka, ACRP-CP
Claire Kostechka, ACRP-CP

Gyn Onc Clinical Research Program Manager

UW Carbone Cancer Center

kostechka@wisc.edu (608) 263-7282

 Brown and research team win ICS abstract award

Brown and research team win ICS abstract award

Huge congratulations to Associate Professor Heidi Brown, MD, MAS, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, and research team members Madeline Moureau and Zoe Rozema! Their abstract “Zoom to scale? Real world implementation of online versus in-person community-based continence promotion” ... more
 Cutler published in Women’s Health Issues

Cutler published in Women’s Health Issues

UW Ob-Gyn Assistant Professor Abigail Cutler, MD, of the Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, published a randomized trial in Women’s Health Issues.In “The Impact of First-Person Abortion Stories on Community-Level Abortion Stigma: A Randomized Trial”, Cutler and co-authors randomized participants to view either three ... more
 Kushner published in International Journal of Obesity

Kushner published in International Journal of Obesity

Professor David Kushner, MD, of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, is a co-author on a new study published in the International Journal of Obesity. In "Obesity and "obesity-related" cancers: Are there body mass index cut-points?", Kushner and co-authors used a retrospective cohort study to look for statistically significan... more
 CORE postdoc Seymour published in AJPH

CORE postdoc Seymour published in AJPH

Jane Seymour, PhD, postdoctoral trainee in the UW Collaborative for Reproductive Equity, is the lead author on a new publication in the American Journal of Public Health examining telemedicine policies for medication abortion.In “Potential Impact of Telemedicine for Medication Abortion Policy and Programming Changes on Aborti... more
 Al-Niaimi publishes in Annals of Surgical Oncology

Al-Niaimi publishes in Annals of Surgical Oncology

UW Ob-Gyn Professor Ahmed Al-Niaimi, MD, of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, co-authored a new article in the Annals of Surgical Oncology.In “Rethinking Routine Intensive Care After Cytoreductive Surgery With Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy: The Fiscal Argument”, Al-Niaimi and co-authors used a cohort comparison of p... more