Dr. Yoel Sadovsky earned a medical degree from Jerusalem’s Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School before completing additional training at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of California, San Francisco. He is the Elsie Hilliard Hillman Professor of Women's and Infants Health Research in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
A well-known physician-scientist, he is highly respected as an educator and mentor of students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, and fellow faculty. Dr. Sadovsky’s research focuses on reproductive development and function, particularly the mechanisms that determine placental cell formation during human pregnancy. He has received several National Institutes of Health grants, and his work has resulted in the publication of more than 125 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 20 book chapters and invited publications.