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Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
Bio Dawn Pekarek, MD is a native of Westlake, Ohio. She completed a combined BS/MD program through the University of Akron/Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (now NEOMED). Subsequent to this, she completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio and a combined Genetics residency and Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has practiced in various settings since completion of her fellowship in 2009 and joined the faculty at Stanford in 2014. Dr. Pekarek is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and Clinical Genetics.
Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor in the School of Medicine, Emerita
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Polan's research has centered around ovarian function during both the follicular and luteal phases. Studies of steroidogenesis, LH receptor synthesis, and the involvement of the plasminogen activator system in ovarian events have been performed.