Denise S. Uyar, MD

Chief, Gynecologic Oncology
Director, Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program

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

Uyar, Denise S., MD


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 and Froedtert 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.

At a Glance

Areas of Expertise

  • 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



Principal InvestigatorTitle of Research Study
Awards / Publications / Presentations
Uyar, Denise S., MD and Adam Greenberg, PhDAssessing Post-Operative Cognitive Dysfunction in the Elderly

*Grant funded by Advancing Healthier Wisconsin (AHW)
Uyar, Denise S., MD, Jamie Neary APNP, Jenny Geurts, MS, CGCImplementation of a Quality Improvement Project for Universal Genetic Testing in Women with Ovarian Cancer
* Presented at Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer, March 24-27, 2018
Uyar, Denise S., MD, Bishop, Erin, MD, Bradley, William, MD, Rader, Janet, MD, Precious AkinsanyaPreliminary Data on First Line Combination Carboplatin, Taxane and Pembrolizumab Therapy Followed by Maintenance Pembrolizumab for Cytoreduced Ovarian Cancer with Residual Disease
* Presented at Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer, March 24-27, 2018
Uyar, Denise S., MDIndustry-sponsored Cancer Trials
Uyar, Denise S., MD“Comparison of Management and Outcomes of Tubo-Ovarian Abscess in Obese and Non-Obese Patients”
Uyar, Denise S., MD"Early Endometrial Cancer: T Regulatory Cells in Early Endometrial Cancer Before and After Treatment"
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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Dr. Denise Uyar was just wonderful!

Dr. Denise Uyar is a gentle caring intelligent person. I am grateful for having her care for my needs.

Dr. Uyar is one of the most caring person/doctor that I know. I was truly blessed when I had her and her team assigned to me when I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Dr. Uyar and their nurses on call lines & their entire staff are amazing all the time.

Dr. Uyar is the epitome of what a great doctor should be. She is knowledgeable, thorough and caring. She listened and her concern for me was genuine. She also seemed sincerely pleased at my healthy outcome. Dr. Uyar took the time to call me for follow up weeks later and to notify me of test results done at another facility that were missed. I have the highest regard for Dr. Denise Uyar.

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!!!

Dr. Uyar is an excellent M.D. & very efficient.

I just want to express how much I appreciated the care & compassion I experienced on this particular appt from Dr. Uyar, her assist and the nursing staff. I felt very embarrassed over my physical problem & they efficiently & effectively treated me with dignity, assuring me it was all part of the situation.

Dr. Uyar was extremely nice and showed that she respected me and cared about my condition. The whole staff was excellent, it was obvious that you have a 1st class training program because everyone we came in contact with was exceptional. Thank you.

Dr. Kiran Turaga referred me to the doctor who would do my surgery and visit me everyday after surgery. It was Dr. Denise S. Uyar. She was excellent and such a sweet person. She gave me confidence. She listened to all my questions and answered them for me. She told me everything about her team who would help with the surgery. Froedtert is an excellent hospital and all the nurses were excellent who helped me everyday, especially Teri. All of them were so nice and encouraging. Dr. Denise Uyar and her staff are great and caring.

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