Dr. Hakan Cakmak is a reproductive endocrinologist and fertility specialist who cares for patients seeking treatment for fertility issues or recurrent pregnancy loss, and those interested in assisted reproductive techniques (such as intrauterine insemination and in-vitro fertilization) or fertility preservation (such as egg or embryo freezing). In research, Dr. Cakmak develops better strategies for treating infertility, particularly by improving ovarian stimulation protocols and embryo selection techniques. He also investigates the molecular causes of implantation failures and miscarriages.
End of Infertility is Insight
Infertility may be caused by wide range of factors affecting ovarian development, maturation of oocytes, and fertilization competence, as well as the potential of a fertilized egg for preimplantation development, implantation, and fetal growth. Genetic abnormalities leading to infertility comprise large chromosome abnormalities, and DNA sequence variations in the genes that control these biological processes. Understanding and potentially screening these genetic abnormalities may pave the pathway for more successful infertility treatments in the future.
Aleksandar Rajkovic, UCSF
Kathryn G. Schubert, Society for Women's Health Research
Researchers have long been recognizing the uniqueness of women’s health and its substantial effect on clinical practice, acknowledging the increasing appreciation of the importance of multidisciplinary approaches to health and disease. In every organ system, there are diseases that are unique to women, more common in women than in men, or characterized by differences in disease course in women compared to men. This Track will focus on the following topics related to Women’s Health: