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Winifred Mak, M.D., Ph.D.

UT Health Austin Care Team Member

United Medical & Dental Schools of Guy's & St. Thomas Hospitals

Ph.D., Genetics
Imperial College, University of London


Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, U.K.

Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Fellowship, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
University of Pennsylvania


Winifred Mak, M.D., Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Women’s Health.

Mak came to Dell Medical School from Yale University, where she was an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences and a Women’s Reproductive Health Research scholar. She completed medical school at the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St. Thomas Hospitals in London, and completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, U.K., and St. Mary’s Hospital in London. After residency, she earned a Ph.D. in genetics from Imperial College in London. She then completed a second residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and completed a clinical fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mak’s research focuses on infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss and premature ovarian insufficiency. Her publications have appeared in high-impact journals, and she has received numerous awards at the national and international levels. Mak’s work has been supported by several grants through agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Medical Research Council. In addition to seeing patients with reproductive endocrine disorders and infertility, she has a special interest in recurrent pregnancy loss and premature ovarian failure. Mak is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and in the subspecialty of reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

In her spare time, she loves to travel with her husband and three children, experiencing new foods and cultures.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine
  • American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
  • Society for the Study of Reproduction
  • Society for Reproductive Investigation
Awards & Honors
  • Best New Investigator Poster Presentation
    Society for Gynecologic Investigation, 2011
  • Best Oral Presentation at the Center for Research on Reproduction & Women's Health Obstetrics & Gynecology Annual Research Retreat
    University of Pennsylvania, 2010
  • Travel Award
    Endocrine Society, 2009
  • Travel Award
    Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, 2007