Denise S. Uyar, MD
Denise S. Uyar, MD

“It’s important for all women with gynecologic cancers to seek the opinion of a subspecialist in gynecology oncology.”

Denise S. Uyar, MD

Associate Professor

Uyar, Denise S., MD

July 15, 2013  |  Doctors

Introduction

Dr. Denise Uyar joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Gynecology Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in October of 2004. She received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Vermont in 1997. She subsequently went on to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Vermont, Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington. After her four year residency, she continued her training in the subspecialty of Gynecology Oncology. Dr. Uyar completed a three year fellowship in Gynecology Oncology at The Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Uyar’s clinical practice includes the care of women with gynecologic malignancies including uterine, cervical, ovarian primary peritoneal, fallopian tube, vulvar and vaginal malignancies and gestational trophoblastic disease. She performs the surgery, the post-operative therapy if indicated, and the follow up surveillance of women in her practice. In addition, she is also interested in the treatment of women who have been diagnosed with pelvic masses, pre-cancerous lesions of the cervix, vulva, vagina or uterus, as well as cancer screening and prevention. She is trained and has expertise in the administration of chemotherapy for gynecologic malignancies, including intraperitoneal chemotherapy for ovarian malignancy. She has extensive expertise in minimally invasive surgery including general laparoscopy and robotic assisted laparoscopy.

Dr. Uyar’s academic interests include research in early and advanced uterine malignancies and the Human Papillomavirus and its effects on the genital tract.

She has published many articles.

Denise Uyar, MDDr. Uyar is a member of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO), The Milwaukee Gynecologic Society (MGS), and The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). She has served on several committees at the Medical College of Wisconsin andFroedtert Hospital including the Faculty Council, The Library Council, The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Education Committee and The Physician Satisfaction Committee. She is active in the Milwaukee community and has given several Continuing Medical Education (CME) Lectures at Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls as well as discussions at Small Stones. In addition, she initiated and organizes the Gynecologic Oncology Support Group, a networking and educational group open to all patients with a gynecologic cancer and their families, which meets on a monthly basis in the Clinical Cancer Center.

Areas of Expertise

    Denise S. Uyar, MD

    Denise S. Uyar, MD

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

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 Vermont College of Medicine – Burlington (1997)
  • Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology – University of Vermont – Burlington (1997-2001)
  • Fellowship in Gynecology Oncology – Cleveland Clinic Foundation – OH (2001-2004)

MCW Start Date

  • 10/01/2004

Publications

Research

Principal InvestigatorStudy Title
Uyar, Denise S., MD"Genentech-Maggie: A Multicenter, Single-Arm, Open-Label, Phase II Study of GDC-0980 For the Treatment of Recurrent or Persistent Endometrial Carcinoma"
Uyar, Denise S., MD"Early Endometrial Cancer: T Regulatory Cells in Early Endometrial Cancer Before and After Treatment"
Uyar, Denise S., MD"MERCK-A Study of MK-1775 in Combination with Paclitaxel and Carboplatin versus Paclitaxel and Carboplatin Alone in Adult Patients with Platinum Sensitive p53 Mutant Ovarian Cancer"
Uyar, Denise S., MD"The Incidence of Lymphedema in Patients Undergoing Pelvic and/or Para-aortic Lymph Node Dissection with Laparoscopic or Total Abdominal Hysterectomy"
Uyar, Denise S., MD"Utilizing Peer Teen Advocates to Increase HPV Vaccination Rates in Adolescents"
Uyar, Denise S., MD"Brain Metastasis and the Blood Brain Barrier"

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I don’t think anything needs improvement! My experience at the cancer center was hard but Dr. Uyar made my visits a lot easier. Dr. Uyar was very caring she explained everything to me and she made me feel comfortable during my exams. She is the greatest!!!