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Malgorzata Skaznik-Wikiel, MD


​​​Assistant Professor, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Secondary appointment, Division of Reproductive Sciences

Contact:
MS 8613, RC2
Fax: (303) 724 3512

Education:
MD (2002) - Medical University of Warsaw
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2004-2006) - Harvard Medical School, Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital - Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Residency (2006-2010) - Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth Medical Center/Cleveland Clinic - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship (2013-2016) - University of Colorado Denver - Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Research Interests:
Dr. Skaznik-Wikiel joined the University of Colorado faculty in 2016 after completing her clinical fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.  Currently, the primary focus of Dr. Skaznik-Wikiel's research is to better understand how high-fat diet influences fertility and to investigate the influence of different types of dietary fat exposure on ovarian function.  She is also interested in the role of cytokines in ovarian biology.  Dr. Skaznik-Wikiel's research​ has been presented and recognized at multiple national and international conferences and published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including Cell, Fertility and Sterility, Menopause, and Biology of Reproduction.  Dr. Skaznik-Wikiel is a recipient of a prestigious three-year American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation Grant to study the effects of obesity and high-fat diet exposure on ovarian function.



Recent Publications:
  1. ​Hohos NM, Cho KJ, Swindle DC, Skaznik-Wikiel ME. High-fat diet exposure, regardless of induction of obesity, is associated with altered expression of genes critical to normal ovulatory function. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2017 (Epub ahead of print)
  2. Hohos NM, Skaznik-Wikiel ME. High-Fat Diet and Female Fertility. Endocrinology. 2017 Aug 1;158(8):2407-2419
  3. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, and Polotsky AJ.  The health pros and cons of continuous versus intermittent calorie restriction: More questions than answers.  Maturitas 2014 Nov;79(3):275-8
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