S. Diane Yamada, MD
Joseph Bolivar DeLee Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology
Chief, Section of Gynecologic Oncology
Dr. Diane Yamada specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers. She is the principal investigator at the University of Chicago for the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), a cooperative clinical trials group supported by the National Cancer Institute.
Her areas of interest include:
Her recent research focuses on 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 and cervical cancer through the GOG.
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 book chapters and reviews concerning gynecologic cancers.
The University of Chicago Medicine
Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
University of Chicago Obstetrics
Year Started Practice
Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of California Los Angeles
Internship and Residency
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
University of California--Irvine, Orange, CA
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
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When horse racing analyst Christine Gabriel learned she had primary peritoneal cancer, she turned to the University of Chicago Medicine for her care. Dr. Yamada took an aggressive approach to Gabriel’s medical and surgical treatment. Six years after the diagnosis, Gabriel is still cancer-free. Read the story.
After Emily Jordan was diagnosed with cervical cancer, Dr. Yamada helped spare her ovaries and eggs for in vitro fertilization. Two years later -- with Emily's mother serving as the gestational carrier -- Emily and her husband are proud parents.
Learn More About Dr. Yamada
Listen to Dr. Yamada discuss "Cancer and Your Genes" on the WVON Community Health Focus Hour.
In the PRISM Clinic, Dr. Yamada and her colleagues provide specialized care for all women and girls who have sexual health problems -- in many cases, caused by cancer or cancer treatment.
View a video about gynecologic cancer care teams that features Dr. Yamada and other University of Chicago Medicine specialists.
Dr. Yamada serves as co-directory of the Program in Integrative Sexual Medicine for Women and Girls with Cancer.
View a partial list of Dr. Yamada's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.