S. Diane Yamada, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

S. Diane Yamada, MD

Joseph Bolivar De Lee Professor of Obstetrics and 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:

  • 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
  • Intraperitoneal chemotherapy
  • Clinical trials

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.

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Oncology

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Gynecologic Oncology Group

Practicing Since

  • 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Residency

  • University of California Los Angeles Health

Fellowship

  • University of California San Francisco Medical Center; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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