Jacqueline Yano Maher, MD, FACOG: Biosketch

Dr. Jacqueline Yano Maher is a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist with a focus on Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.  She currently is a Staff Clinician and Assistant Research Physician at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) in the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Division.  She also is the Director of the Female Fertility Preservation Program at Children’s National Hospital and Co-Chair of the Oncofertility Consortium: Non-onocologic Subcommittee.  Originally from California, she received her B.S. In Biology at the University of California, San Diego (2005) and worked at Cedars Sinai Medical Center as a both a Clinical and Laboratory Research Assistant. Dr. Maher then received her Masters Degree in Medical Sciences (2008) and Doctor of Medicine Degree (2012) from Boston University.  This was followed by OB/GYN residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City (2016), fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) at Johns Hopkins Hospital (2019), and a 1-year apprenticeship with Dr. Gomez-Lobo in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG) at the NICHD and Children’s National Hospital  in Washington D.C. (2020).  Dr. Maher is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology cares for both children and adults.


  • Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation
  • Adolescent Fertility Preservation
  • Fertility before and after Cancer Treatment
  • Fertility in patients with Sickle Cell Disease
  • Surgery for Congenital Anomalies of the Reproductive Tract
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
  • Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) and Diminished Ovarian Reserve (DOR)
  • Puberty Induction and Hormone Replacement
  • Complex Contraception
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • In Vitro Fertilization
  • Transgender care

Research Interests:

  • Ovarian tissue cryopreservation
  • Fertility preservation for females receiving gonadotoxic treatment or Bone Marrow Transplant for: 1) Cancer 2) Sickle Cell Disease or other Hematologic disorders, and 3) Rheumatological Diseases
  • Fertility Preservation for special populations including: 1) Turner Syndrome, 2) Galactosemia, and 3) Adolescents with Premature Ovarian Insufficiency
  • Ovarian follicle activation and inhibition
  • Ovarian tissue histology and Artificial Intelligence
  • Premature Ovarian Insufficiency
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