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Elena Ratner, MD

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences; Co-Chief, Section of Gynecologic Oncology

Dr. Ratner received her medical degree from State University of NY Medical College and completed both her residency and fellowship training at Yale. As a gynecologic oncologist she has special interests in chemotherapy targeted drug development, patient quality of life programs, and early cancer detection.

Her expertise is cytoreductive surgery for patients with advanced ovarian cancer, minimally invasive procedures (advanced laparoscopy and robotics) for patients with gynecologic malignancies or complex benign gynecologic conditions, robotic fertility sparing surgery for young patients with cancer. Dr. Ratner's laboratory is working on new targeted drugs for ovarian cancer in order to provide patients with truly personalized care. Her work additionally focuses on reversing chemotherapy resistance in ovarian and uterine cancers.