Dr. Janet S. Rader, MD
Dr. Janet S. Rader, MD

"The lifelong health of women provides the major portal to improving family, community, and global health."

Janet S. Rader, MD

Jack A. & Elaine D. Klieger Professor;
Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Rader, Janet S., MD

July 15, 2013  |  Doctors

Introduction

Dr. Janet S. Rader became the Jack A. & Elaine D. Klieger Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in September, 2009. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Missouri. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center. She did a Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and gynecologic oncology.

Top DoctorsRecently named in U.S. News & World Report’s Top Doctors List for 2012-2013, Dr. Rader is ranked in the top 1% of Gynecologic Oncologists nationwide. Dr. Rader’s practice involves chemotherapy and surgery (including laparoscopic/robotic procedures). She specializes in cervical, ovarian and uterine cancers, gestational trophoblastic disease, pelvic masses, cancer screening and prevention.

Janet S. Rader, MD, FACOGIn addition to leading the department, Dr. Rader provides leadership in development of a Women’s Health Research Program and while continuing her own research program in gynecologic cancers.

She has received National Institutes of Health (NIH) and American Cancer Society (ACS) funding for her research since 1994. Her research focus is on early molecular changes and genetic predisposition for cervical cancer.

Her laboratory focuses on identifying genes involved in the progression of cervical cancer through the analysis of molecular changes in the preinvasive and invasisve neoplasias of the cervix, in addition to identifying host genetic susceptibility polymorphisms in the progression of disease.

Dr. Rader has 149 peer reviewed publications and 24 book chapters.

In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, long walks and bike riding. She is an avid spectator at her son’s sporting events.

The lifelong health of women provides the major portal to improving family, community, and global health.

Areas of Expertise

    Janet S. Rader, MD, FACOG

    Janet S. Rader, MD, FACOG

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Gynecologic Cancers
  • Pelvic Masses
  • Vulvar and Vaginal Cancers
  • Cancer Screening and Prevention
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Second Opinions
  • Chemotherapy for Treatment of Gynecologic Cancers
  • Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
  • Cancer Treatment

Board Certification(s)

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Oncology

Patient Ages Seen

  • Infant (0-12 months)
  • Child (1-12 yrs)
  • Adolescent (13-18 yrs)
  • Adult (18 + )
  • Senior (60 +)

Languages Spoken

  • English

Education / Training

  • Doctor of Medicine – University of Missouri, St. Louis (1983)
  • Fellowship in Gynecology Oncology – Johns Hopkins University Hospital – Baltimore, MD (1995-1998)
  • Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology – Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center – Chicago, IL (1984-1987)
  • Internship in Obstetrics & Gynecology – Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center – Chicago, IL (1983-1984)

MCW Start Date

  • 09/01/2009

Publications

Research

Principal Investigator
Study Title
Rader, Janet S., MD, FACOGTCGA Database Project
Rader, Janet S., MD, FACOGMAP3: 125-04 A Phase III Randomized Study of Exemestane Plus Placebo in Postmenopausal Women at Increased Risk of Developing Breast Cancer
Rader, Janet S., MD, FACOG"HPV Assays for GOG 207: HPV Assays for GOG 207 (A Randomized Double-Blind Phase II Trial of Celecoxib, a COX-2 Inhibitor, in the Treatment of Patients with Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia 2/3 or 3 (CIN 2/3 or 3) (IND #69,656, Sponsor – GOG)"
Rader, Janet S., MD, FACOG"TCGA Cervical: RECOVERY - The Cancer Genome Atlas Project - Cervical Cancer"
Rader, Janet S., MD, FACOG"CerGE-Genetic Susceptibility: Genetic Susceptibility to Cervical Cancer (Cervical Cancer Genetic Epidemiology)"
Rader, Janet S., MD, FACOG"The Role of Slit-Robo Pathway in Gynecological Cancer Progression"
Rader, Janet S., MD, FACOG"Role of Microenvironment in Gynecological Tumor Metastasis"

In the News

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8th Annual Laura’s Smile Mile on June 7 to Benefit MCW Cancer Research

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The 8th annual Laura’s Smile Mile will take place on Milwaukee’s lakefront on Saturday, June 7. Laura’s Smile Mile is a 5k run/ 2 mile… Read More ›

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02/03/2014  |  Awards & Recognition

458 Medical College Doctors Recognized as Best Doctors in America

A total of 446 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) faculty physicians, representing 63 specialties, are listed… Read More ›

Ovarian Cancer Research has Champion in the William and Sandy Heitz Family Foundation

Ovarian Cancer Research has Champion in the William and Sandy Heitz Family Foundation

09/10/2013  |  Department News

A family that has been affected by cancer several times over is making significant contributions to the advancement of more effective therapies for ovarian cancer… Read More ›

Happy Dance: Accurate Cancer Diagnosis, Key to Recovery for Dancer

Happy Dance: Accurate Cancer Diagnosis, Key to Recovery for Dancer

08/26/2013  |  Department News
As seen in: Froedtert Today September 2013: MODEL HEART CAREDownload the Full

“I love ballroom dancing because all my cares are… Read More ›

Treatment Starts with the Right Diagnosis and Comprehensive Choices

Treatment Starts with the Right Diagnosis and Comprehensive Choices

08/26/2013  |  Department News
As seen in: Clinical Cancer Center Special Report 2013: The Cancer ResearcherDownload the Full Report

Not all gynecologic cancers are the same…. Read More ›

Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin elevated to full member of Gynecologic Oncology Group

Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin elevated to full member of Gynecologic Oncology Group

08/12/2013  |  Department News

Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin have been elevated to full membership in the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded cooperative… Read More ›

2013 News from the Residency Program Campuses

2013 News from the Residency Program Campuses

06/18/2013  |  Resident & Alumni News

News from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital
Once again, we bring a successful year to a close in the MCWAH Obstetrics and Gynecology… Read More ›

Best Doctors 2012-2013

Best Doctors 2012-2013

02/11/2013  |  Awards & Recognition

458 Medical College Doctors Recognized as Best Doctors in America

A total of 458 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) faculty physicians, representing 63 specialties, are listed… Read More ›

Top Doctors 2012-2013

Three Department Doctors Named in U.S. News Top Doctors List

07/20/2012  |  Awards & Recognition

Three MCW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology physicians were named in the 2012-2013 U.S. News & World Report Top Doctors List. The list was compiled… Read More ›

2012 News from the Residency Program Campuses

2012 News from the Residency Program Campuses

06/01/2012  |  Resident & Alumni News

News from the Medical College of Wisconsin
This year we held the 2nd annual Eleanor Delfs, MD Lectureship for Pioneers. David G. Mutch, MD was our… Read More ›

Almost All Endometrial Cancer Treated Robotically at Froedtert & the Medical College

Almost All Endometrial Cancer Treated Robotically at Froedtert & the Medical College

04/03/2012  |  Department News
As seen in: Clinical Cancer Center Special Report 2012: Defining the FutureDownload the Full Report

“During the last several years, minimally invasive… Read More ›

Mobile TRU

Global Research Effort Explores Genetics of Obesity

12/07/2011  |  Department News

Researchers at The Medical College of Wisconsin are national leaders on the genetic basis of obesity. They made a landmark discovery that uncovered a genetic… Read More ›

Best Doctors 2011-2012

Best Doctors 2011 – 2012

12/02/2011  |  Awards & Recognition

415 Medical College Doctors Recognized as Best Doctors in America
A total of 415 Medical College of Wisconsin faculty physicians, representing 63 specialties, are listed on… Read More ›

Nature - June 2011

Dr. Janet S. Rader one of the Study Authors of Integrated Genomic Analyses of Ovarian Carcinoma

07/18/2011  |  Department News

Janet Rader, MD, Chairman and the Jack A. & Elaine D. Klieger Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is one of the study authors of a paper… Read More ›

Volunteers Needed for Cervical Cancer Study

Volunteers Needed for Cervical Cancer Study

06/20/2011  |  Department News

Volunteers are needed for a study to identify genetic risk factors for cervical cancer. You may be eligible to participate if you have a personal history of invasive cervical cancer or pre-invasive cervical cancer (CIN3 or severe dysplasia).

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Individualized Treatment for Ovarian Cancer

Individualized Treatment for Ovarian Cancer

05/01/2011  |  Department News
As seen in: Froedtert Today, May, 2011Download the Full PDF

About 500 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer annually in Wisconsin. Even… Read More ›

Study Looks at Genetics and Cervical Cancer

Study Looks at Genetics and Cervical Cancer

01/13/2011  |  Department News

As seen in: Froedtert Today – January, 2011Download the Full PDFWomen who have been treated for cervical cancer may be eligible… Read More ›


Dr. Janet Rader is Phenomenal! We are so lucky to have her. Not only did she save my life, but she did it in the least obtrusive manner possible. Even in our first meeting, I felt a connection with her. She is a strong, positive force and I wanted her fighting for me. I will be forever in her debt.