Dr. Santoro’s major research interests include the reproductive endocrinology of premature, peri- and post-menopause, infertility and the physiology of gonadotropin-releasing hormone secretion. She has been involved with a number of industry and government supported clinical trials, including the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN), the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS), and the Reproductive Physiology of Ovarian Failure. Dr. Santoro has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, books, book chapter and abstracts, and serves as co-editor of the “Textbook of Perimenopausal Gynecology, Amenorrhea - A Clinicians Guide” and “Primary Ovarian Insufficiency”. Dr. Santoro received her medical degree from Albany Medical College of Union University in Albany, New York, completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, and completed her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Nanette Santoro, M.D.
OB-GYN, KOL-Menopause, Clinical Trials, WHI
Chair, Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Santoro is the professor and E. Stewart Taylor chair of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Colorado Medical School. Prior to this position, she was professor and director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Bart CJM Fauser, M.D., Ph.D., FRCOG
OB-GYN, KOL- Women’s Health
Bart CJM Fauser, MD, PhD, FRCOG, is a gynecologist and Emeritus Professor of Reproductive Medicine, former Head of the Department for Reproductive Medicine and Gynecology and former Chair of the Division of Woman & Baby at the University of Utrecht and the University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands.
He is a fellow ad eundum of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the board of the Dutch Medical Research Counsel (ZonMW), Editor in Chief of Reproductive Biomedicine Online (RBMO), and chair of the World Health Organization (WHO) steering committee for infertility guidelines. He previously held posts as a Fulbright scholar at the University of California, San Diego; and visiting professorships at Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA; Free University, Brussels, Belgium; University of Siena, Italy; University of Southampton, United Kingdom; and the University of Adelaide, Australia. He was Editor-in-Chief for Human Reproduction Update (2001–2007).
His major research interests include the pathophysiology of human ovarian function, PCOS, POI, IVF and women’s health. He has published over 440 peer-reviewed articles (Hirsch factor > 100), and his work has been widely covered in the national and international lay press.
Margaret Wierman, M.D.
Dr. Wierman received her medical degree and residency training at Baylor College of Medicine and her fellowship and research training at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard University.
She has been a faculty member at the University of Colorado since 1987, and her expertise is in reproductive and neuroendocrinology. Dr. Wierman’s research interests are in the regulation of the genes that control the reproductive axis. She studies the mechanisms by which gonadal sex steroids and peptide hormones regulate the expression of the gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH). The major goal of Dr. Wierman’s work is to define the mechanisms by which GnRH neuronal development is controlled in order to gain a deeper understanding of the pubertal process, infertility and hypogonadism. The other focus of the lab is to understand the mechanisms of pituitary tumorigenesis. Translational studies are identifying new genes that cause or are markers of pituitary tumor. Both cellular and transgenic animal models, as well as human studies are ongoing. Collaborative projects with other investigators at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCDHSC) include the role of sex hormones in body weight distribution at menopause and sex hormone effects on HIV transmission and progression in women.
William Robinson, M.D., Ph.D.
Hematology and Oncology
Colorado-native Dr. William Robinson earned his medical degree from University of Colorado Medical School. He completed an internship and residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and then returned to the University of Colorado as the chief resident in internal medicine in 1965.
Dr. Robinson received his doctoral degree in medical biology and completed his fellowship at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Robinson was one of the pioneers in the study of white blood cell regulation and was the first to describe and characterize human G-CSF. He joined the faculty of University of Colorado Denver in 1968 and was the first head of the Division of Medical Oncology. During his career, Dr. Robinson received many teaching and research awards and has been honored numerous times for his contributions to medicine, specifically medical oncology. He has spent time in India as a Fulbright Scholar, training junior doctors and conducting research.