Dr. Diane Yamada specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers. She is the Section Chief for Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Chicago.
Her areas of interest include:
Surgery for gynecologic malignancies including ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers, as well as minimally invasive surgery
Prophylactic surgery for women at high risk for the development of hereditary ovarian and endometrial cancers
Management of high grade uterine cancers
Novel clinical trials
Her research focuses on new treatments and drug development for ovarian and endometrial cancer, the regulation and radiologic imaging of ovarian cancer metastasis and the unique biology of aggressive uterine cancers. She conducts clinical trials targeting ovarian cancer as well as endometrial cancer.
Dr. Yamada is an editorial reviewer for a number of academic medical journals, including the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, and Cancer. She is also the author or co-author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and reviews concerning gynecologic cancers. She holds national leadership positions on the gynecologic oncology board of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and she is President-Elect II for the Society of Gynecologic Oncology.