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.
Recently 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.
In addition to leading the department, Dr. Rader provides leadership in development of a Women’s Health Research Programand 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.