Mary Lake Polan, M.D., PH.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Polan served as chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Stanford University School of Medicine from 1990 to 2006 and is currently Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Polan specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and hormonal issues related to gynecology patients and menopause. She received her bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and M.D. from Yale University and completed her residency and Reproductive Endocrine Fellowship in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Polan received her M.P.H. (Maternal and Child Health Program) from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research has involved ovarian and urologic function with many publications in both areas. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, a part of the National Academy of Sciences and has served on a number of NIH and university committees. She has a long-standing interest in women’s health research and has been actively involved in international public health.