S. Diane Yamada, MD

Gynecologic Oncology (Gynecologic Cancer), OB/GYN | More

Joseph Bolivar DeLee Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Chief, Section of Gynecologic Oncology

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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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.

Medical Education

  • David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles

Internship

  • Harbor-University of California Los Angeles Medical Center

Residency

  • Harbor-University of California Los Angeles Medical Center

Fellowship

  • University of California Irvine Medical Center

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  • Gynecologic Oncology Group
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1999

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Oncology

Languages Spoken

  • English