Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Research

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

Bala Bhagavath, MD
Bala Bhagavath, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Current Projects
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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Ellen Hartenbach, MD
Ellen Hartenbach, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

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

Manish Patankar, PhD
Manish Patankar, PhD

Reproductive Sciences/Gynecologic Oncology

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Dinesh Shah, MD
Dinesh Shah, MD

Emeritus

Publications
Ryan Spencer, MD
Ryan Spencer, MD

Gynecologic Oncology

Publications
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

Publications
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

 Senderowicz publishes in Health Policy and Planning

Senderowicz publishes in Health Policy and Planning

In a new study in Health Policy and Planning, Leigh Senderowicz, ScD, assistant professor in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive and Population Health, evaluates postpartum intrauterine device (PPIUD) programs on outcomes related to contraceptive choice.“The effect of a postpartum intrauterine device program on choice of c... more
 Bird published in Journal of Molecular Endocrinology

Bird published in Journal of Molecular Endocrinology

Congratulations to Ian Bird, PhD, professor in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive Sciences, who published a new study in the Journal of Molecular Endocrinology!Bird and postdoctoral scholar Luca Clemente, PhD, published “The Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor in Healthy Pregnancy and Preeclampsia”, which consider evidence f... more
 Green published in Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

Green published in Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine

A new article in the journal Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine examines racial/ethnic differences in post-operative pain experience and opioid medication use in the first day after C-section delivery! Tiffany Green, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Reproductive and Population Health, is senior author on the arti... more
 Swan, Cutler, Higgins in publish study in AJOG

Swan, Cutler, Higgins in publish study in AJOG

A new article in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology uses data from a 2019 survey of UW SMPH physicians to assess physicians’ understanding of whether contraceptive methods work by causing abortion. Laura Swan, PhD, LCSW, postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Population Health Sciences Green Inequ... more
 Brown hosts monthly ICTR dissemination and implementation seminar

Brown hosts monthly ICTR dissemination and implementation seminar

Heidi Brown, MD, MAS, associate professor in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, is the host of a new interactive, monthly lunchtime seminar about the growing science of dissemination and implementation research and practice!Presented by the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational ... more