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Seiko Yamada, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Chicago, IL, University of Chicago Medical Center


Obstetrics & Gynecology Chicago, IL

Gynecologic Oncology

Joseph Bolivar DeLee Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago Medicine

Overview of Dr. Yamada

I am a board certified gynecologic oncologist and I lead the Section of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Chicago. I have a keen interest in developing systems to giving the community access to the best gyn oncology care possible. I collaborate with translational and clinical researchers to bring novel therapies to ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer patients. I also have a strong interest in education and administrative leadership. I was a member of the gynecologic oncology board of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology between 2014-2020 and served as President for the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 2021-2022.

Education & Training

  • University of California (Irvine)
    University of California (Irvine)Fellowship, Gynecologic Oncology, 1997 - 1999
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterFellowship, Gynecologic Oncology, 1995 - 1997
  • Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
    Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical CenterResidency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1991 - 1995
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLAClass of 1991
  • Brown University
    Brown UniversityBA, Biology and Classics-Latin, 1982 - 1986

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1999 - 2026
  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 2008 - 2025
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1993 - 1999
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Gynecologic Oncology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Deputy Editor Gynecologic Oncology, 2024
  • President Society of Gynecologic Oncology, 2021-2022
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012-2013
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Case Report Second Primary Rhabdomyosarcoma of the Uterine Cervix Presenting with Synchronous Ovarian Sertoli-Leydig Cell Tumor: An Illustrative Case of DICER1 Syndrome  
    Matthew Cowan, Melody Perpich, Mark A Applebaum, S Diane Yamada, Andrea D Olivas, Ricardo R Lastra, ScienceDirect

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
    BCBS Illinois PPO
    CIGNA Open Access
    Cofinity PPO
    Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
    Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
    First Choice
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    HealthLink PPO
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    Providence Health System Personal Option
    Sagamore Health Plus
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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