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Vanessa                        Barnabei

Vanessa M. Barnabei MD, PhD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professor and Chair

Specialty/Research Focus

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional Summary:

Dr. Barnabei received her Doctor of Philosophy in Biology and her Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Virginia in 1980 and 1985, respectively. She went on to complete her Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Chicago, IL at Northwestern University Medical Center’s Prentice Hospital from 1985-1989. Dr. Barnabei was a faculty member at George Washington University from 1989-1998 before joining the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1998. She assumed the Chair here October 2012.

Dr. Barnabei’s clinical interests include menopause and the risks and benefits of hormone therapy at midlife, women’s health, gynecology and gynecologic surgery, and low risk obstetrics. She also has a special interest in disorders of the vulva such as lichen sclerosus and chronic pain.

Dr. Barnabei’s research interests include hormone therapy and menopause, gynecology and women’s health issues, and disease prevention. She was an investigator in several pivotal clinical trials on the risks and benefits of hormones in postmenopausal women.

Education and Training:
  • MD, Medicine, University of Virginia (1985)
  • PhD, Biology (Genetics), University of Virginia (1981)
  • Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University at Buffalo, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2012-present)
  • Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical College of Wisconsin, School of Medicine (1998–2012)
  • Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, George Washington University, School Of Medicine (1989–1998)

Research Expertise:
  • Disorders of the Vulva
  • Menopause and Midlife Health

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Professional Memberships:
  • Central Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2000–present)
  • North American Menopause Society (1991–present)
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1986–present)

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Contact Information

219 Bryant Street
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: 716-878-7138
Fax: 716-888-3833

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