Department of OBGYN

Yoel Sadovsky, MD

  • Executive Director, Magee-Womens Research Institute
  • Elsie Hilliard Hillman Chair of Women's Health Research
  • Distinguished Professor of OBGYN, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
  • Vice Chair (research), Department of OBGYN and Reproductive Sciences
  • Associate Dean, Women’s Health Research and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Education & Training

  • Postdoctorate, University of California, San Francisco, 1993
  • Fellowship, Maternal-fetal medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 1992
  • Residency, OBGYN, Washington University in St. Louis, 1990
  • MD, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, 1986

Representative Publications

  • Mouillet JF, Chu T, Nelson DM, Mishima T, Sadovsky Y. MiR-205 silences MED1 in hypoxic primary human trophoblasts. FASEB J 2010;24(6):2030-9. 

  • Delorme-Axford E, Donker RB, Mouillet JF, Chu T, Bayer A, Ouyang Y, Wang T, Stolz DB, Sarker SN, Morelli AD, Sadovsky Y*, Coyne CB*.. Human placental trophoblasts confer viral resistance to recipient cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2013;110(29):12048-53. PMID23818581 (*equal contribution) Recommended by Faculty of 1000, August 2013. 2013 Cozzarrelli Prize recipient, Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences. 

  • Bayer A, Lennemann NJ, Ouyang Y, Bramley JC, Morosky S, Azevedo Marques TE, Jr, Cherry S, Sadovsky Y*, Coyne CB*. Type III interferions produced by human placental trophoblasts confer protection against Zika virus infection. Cell Host Microbe 2016;113(19):E2598-607.(*equal contribution) 

  • Mishima T, Sadovsky E, Gegick M, Sadovsky Y. Determinants of effective lentivirus-drive microRNA expression in vivoSci Rep 2016;6:33345.  

  • Chang G, Mouillet JF, Mishima T, Chu T, Sadovsky E, Coyne CB, Parks WT, Surti U, Sadovsky Y. The expression and trafficking of placental microRNAs at the feto-maternal interface. FASEB J, in press, epub available.