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Kaityn Wald, MD

Clinical Fellow, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 550 16th St, Box 0132
San Francisco, CA 94143
Practice Phone: 415-353-7475

Research/Clinical Interests

Dr. Wald's research interests include: understanding the impact of cancer treatment on fertility, optimizing care for patients undergoing fertility preservation prior to cancer treatment and understanding the genetics of ovarian aging. Her clinical interests include: fertility preservation in cancer patients, preimplantation genetic diagnosis for single gene mutations and management of menopausal symptoms in patients following risk-reducing ovarian surgery.



2007  Washington University in St. Louis B.S. Biology 
2013 University of Washington School of Medicine M.D. Medicine
2016 University of Washington Medical Center, Residency Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Present University of California San Francisco Fellow Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Selected Publications

Nikita Sinha, Joseph Letourneau, Kaitlyn Wald, Piong Xiong, Tal Imbar, Eve Harris, Evelyn Mok-Lin, Marcelle Cedars, Mitchell Rosen. Antral follicle count recovery in women with menses after treatment with and without gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist use during chemotherapy for breast cancer. J Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, October 2018, 35(10), p. 1861-1868. PMID 30066303.

Joseph Letourneau, Nikita Sinha, Kaitlyn Wald, Eve Harris, Molly Quinn, Tal Imbar, Evelyn Mok-Lin, A. Jo Chien, Mitchell Rosen. Random start ovarian stimulation for fertility preservation appears unlikely to delay initiation of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. Human Reproduction, October 2017, 32(10), p. 2123-2129. PMID: 28938748.

Kaitlyn Wald, Thomas Easterling, Elizabeth Swisher. Spontaneous Twin Pregnancy After Oophoropexy and Pelvic Radiation for Rectal Cancer. Obstetrics and Gynecology, October 2016, 128(4), p. 792-4. PMID: 27607863.

Emily Knouf, Kavita Garg, Jason Arroyo, Yesenia Correa, Deepayan Sarkar, Kaitlyn Wurz, Kathy O’Briant, Andrew Godwin, Nicole Urban, Walter Ruzzo, Robert Gentleman, Charles Drescher, Elizabeth Swisher, Muneesh Tewari. An integrative genomic approach identifies p73 and p63 as activators of miR-200 microRNA family transcription. Nucleic Acid Research, January 2012, 40(2), p. 499-510. PMID: 21917857.

Barbara Norquist, Kaitlyn Wurz, Christopher Pennil, Rochelle Garcia, Jenny Gross, Wataru Sakai, Beth Karlan, Toshiyasu Taniguchi, Elizabeth Swisher. Secondary Somatic Mutations Restoring BRCA1/2 Predict Chemotherapy Resistance in Hereditary Ovarian Carcinomas. Journal of Clinical Oncology, August 2011, 29(22), p. 3008-3015. PMID: 21709188

Josh Press, Kaitlyn Wurz, Barbara Norquist, Ming Lee, Christopher Pennil, Rochelle Garcia, Piri Welch, Barbara Goff, Elizabeth Swisher. Identification of a Preneoplastic Gene Expression Profile in Tubal Epithelium of BRCA1 Mutation Carries. Neoplasia, December 2010, 12(12), p. 993-1002. PMID: 21170264.

Kaitlyn Wurz, Rochelle L Garcia, Barbara A Goff, Patrick S Mitchell, Jun Haeng Lee, Muneesh Tewari, Elizabeth M Swisher. MiR-221 and MiR-222 Alterations in Sporadic Ovarian Carcinoma: Relationship to CDKN1B, CDKN1C and Overall Survival. Genes Chromosomes and Cancer, March 2010, 49(7), p. 577-584. PMID: 20461750.

Wataru Sakai, Elizabeth M Swisher, Celine Jacquemont, Kurapaty Venkatapoorna Chandramohan, Fergus J Couch, Simon P Langdon, Kaitlyn Wurz, Jake Higgins, Emily Villegas, Toshiyasu Taniguchi. Functional Restoration of BRCA2 Protein by Secondary BRCA2 Mutations in BRCA2-Mutated Ovarian Carcinoma. Cancer Research, August 2009, 69(16), p. 6381-6386. PMID: 19654294.

Elizabeth M Swisher, Wataru Sakai, Beth Y Karlan, Kaitlyn Wurz, Nicole Urban, Toshiyasu Taniguchi. Secondary BRCA1 Mutations in BRCA1-mutated Ovarian Carcinomas with Platinum Resistance. Cancer Research, April 2008, 68(8), p. 2581-2586. PMID: 18413725.

Julia Willner, Kaitlyn Wurz, Kimberly H Allison, Vijaya Galic, Rochelle L Garcia, Barbara A Goff, Elizabeth M Swisher. Alternate Molecular Genetic Pathways in Ovarian Carcinomas of Common Histological Types. Human Pathology, April 2007, 38(4), p. 607-613. PMID: 17258789.