S. Diane Yamada, MD

Joseph Bolivar DeLee Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology


Chief, Section of Gynecologic Oncology

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 GynecologyGynecologic Oncology, and Cancer. She is also the author or co-author of numerous book chapters and reviews concerning gynecologic cancers.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine 
5841 S. Maryland Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine 
5758 S. Maryland Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Health Specialists 
222 Indianapolis Boulevard 
Schererville, IN 46375

University of Chicago Obstetrics 
and Gynecology Specialty Services 
Pavilion A 
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard, Suite 475 
New Lenox, IL 60451

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Obstetrics and Gynecology 
Gynecologic Oncology

Medical School

University of California Los Angeles

Internship and Residency

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA


University of California--Irvine, Orange, CA


American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) 
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) 
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 
Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) 
Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO)

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-6123

Office Fax

(773) 702-5411

Office Postal Address

S. Diane Yamada, MD 
The University of Chicago Medicine 
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2050 
Chicago, IL 60637

Related Videos

Update on the Prevention and Treatment of Gynecologic Malignancies Video

Update on the Prevention and Treatment of Gynecologic Malignancies

Chief, Section of Gynecologic Oncology, Dr. Diane Yamada, gives an update on the prevention and treatment of gynecologic malignancies.