Manish Patankar, PhD, became director of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive Sciences on August 1, 2019.
Patankar joined the UW Department of Ob-Gyn in 2004. Since then, he has conducted extensive research on ovarian cancer in partnership with the UW Carbone Cancer Center. He is also associate director of the UW Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology graduate program.
Patankar takes the baton from Ian Bird, PhD, who served as division director since 2016. Bird will continue in his role as Vice Chair for Research for the department.