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Zev Williams, MD, PhD, is the Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and the Wendy D. Havens Associate Professor of Women’s Health at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He is a nationally-recognized clinician and researcher in the area of recurrent pregnancy loss and infertility. Dr. Williams completed his MD and PhD training in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine before continuing to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. After completing his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Weill-Cornell, Dr. Williams then did a post-doctoral fellowship on RNA biology in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Tuschl at Rockefeller University. Dr. Williams comes to CUIMC from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and brings with him the Program for Early and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (PEARL) that he started. The PEARL program encompasses a clinical care site focused on integrating a multidisciplinary approach to preventing recurrent miscarriage as well as a basic/translational research program and focuses on public education surrounding pregnancy loss, including webinars, public lectures, online informational videos, and blog pieces. Dr. Williams has also achieved success in federally-funded research projects in several different areas of study, having received numerous NIH grants to support his work. Currently, as part of an NIH R01 grant, Dr. Williams is engaged with a research project intended to use placental RNA as a screening tool for diseases and complications of pregnancy, to enable early intervention, and to provide insights into disease pathogenesis. Dr. Williams has also taken a leading role as an educator, serving as a mentor and adviser to medical students, residents and fellows.

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Board Certified: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Medical School: The Mount Sinai Medical School of New York University
Residency Training: Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Training: Weill Cornell Medical Center

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