Doctor Profile

Satu Kuokkanen
MD

Satu Kuokkanen
MD

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
12 Walker Avenue
Rye, NY 10580

Rye

New York (NY)

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Reproductive Endocrinology; Obstetrics/Gynecology

Reproductive Endocrinology

Obstetrics/Gynecology


Profile

Dr. Satu Kuokkanen is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and holds a PhD in genetics. She completed her residency and fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center/Einstein in New York. Her multi-level clinical and research experience, combined with her genetics education, have allowed for a unique medical perspective when treating infertility. She enjoys overcoming the challenges that infertility diagnoses present as well as using science and personalized care to create successful pregnancies. She prides herself on compassionate and tenacious patient care. Her special areas of interest include fertility preservation, unexplained infertility, recurrent IVF failure and preimplantation genetic testing.

Published In:

New York Super Doctors 2018
New York Super Doctors 2017

About Satu Kuokkanen

Medical School: University of Helsinki

Graduation Year: 1992

Professional Webpage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-m2Az4sNsY

Honors and Awards:

Research Bridge Funding Award

American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation (AAOGF)/ American Boards of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) Foundation, 2012

Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction and Infertility Pilot Grant, National Institutes of Health (NICHD), 2012

Research Scholarship Award

American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation (AAOGF)/ American Boards of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) Foundation, 2007

Workshop for Clinical Investigators in Trainee Award, the Endocrine Society,

Boston, MA

Trainee Attendance and Travel Award, 2006

Award for Excellence in Medical student Teaching

Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2004

Award for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching

Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2003

Ortho McNeil award for the resident with the highest CREOG score

Ortho McNeil, 2001

Special Licenses/Certifications:

American Board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

2010

Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist

2008

American Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

2007

Professional Activity:

Abstract Reviewer, Americal Society of Reproductive Medicine, Annual Meeting 2017

2017

Abstract reviewer and oral abstract session moderator (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility), SRI Annual Meeting

2017

Abstarct Reviewer, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Annual Meeting 2016

2016

Abstract Reviewer, Society for Reproductive Investigation, Annual Meeting 2016

2016

Grant Reviewer, Junior Investigator Award, Society for Reproductive Investigation, 2015

2015

Scientific Session Moderator, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Annual Meeting 2014

2014

Abstract Reviewer, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ARSM), Annual Meeting 2013

2013

Attending Physician, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwell-Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 2008- present

Attending Physician, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2008- 2017

Assitant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2008- 2017

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist, Long Island IVF, 2008- 2016

Member, Women's Council, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) since 2015

Member, Endometriosis special Interest Group, Member, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) since 2015 

Member, Physician-Scientist Scpecial Interest Group, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) since 2016

Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG)

Member, American Society for Reproductive Medicine since 2008

Member Society for Reproduction, Endocrinology and Infertility(SREI) since 2008

Member Society for Reproductive Investigation since 2014

Volunteer Assistant Professor, Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. 2017- present

Community Service:

Nassau Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, Secretary  (2015 - present)

2015

Ad Hoc Peer Reviewer: Biology of Reproduction, Human Reproduction, Molecular Human Reproduction, Journal of Assisted Reproductionand Genetics (JARG), Menopause, PlosOne, PlosGenetics, Maturitas, MicroRNA

Publications, Lectures and Presentations:

Kuokkanen S and Pollard JW

Poster Presenter, Mir-204-5p regulates ROR2 (thyrosine-protein kinase transmembrane receptor) and other genes involved in the functions of the human endometrial epithelium, Society for Reproductive Investigation, Canada, 2016

Kuokkanen S and Pal L. In Essentials of Menopause Management: a case-based approach.

 

Author in Book Chapter, Reproductive Aging: Epidemiology, symptomatology and nomenclature, Springer Publishing, 2016

Kuokkanen S, Polotsky AJ, Chosich J, Bradford AP, Jasinska A, Phang T, Santoro N, Appt SE. 

Author, Corpus luteum as a novel target of weight changes that contributes to impaired female reproductive physiology and function, Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine, 2016

Kudesia R and Kuokkanen S

Author, Thin endometrium after radiation therapy as an unresolved treatment challenge: a case report , Gynecological Endocrinology, 2016

Kuokkanen S and Pollard JW

Oral presenter, Integrated analysis of microRNA (miR) and messenger RNA (mRNA) expression profiles reveals miR regulation in sex steroid actions in the mouse uterus, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Salt Lake City, 2016

Kuokkanen S, McAvey B, Pollard JW

Oral presenter, Selective progesterone receptor modulator (SPRM) CDB-4124 inhibits decidualization of human and mouse endometrial stromal cells and prevents embryo implantation in the mouse uterus, Americal Society of Reproductive Medicine, Annual Meeting, 2015

Bradford AP, Jones K, Kechris K, Chosich J, Montague M, Warren W, May MC, Al-Safi Z, Kuokkanen S, Appt SE, Polosky AJ. 

Author, Joint miRNA/mRNA Expression Profiling Reveals Changes Consistent with Development of Dysfunctional Corpus Luteum after Weight Gain, PlosOne, 2015

Poster Presenter, Weight fluctuations induce opposing changes in luteal molecular signals in vervet monkeys,  Society for Gynecological Investigation, Annual Meeting, 2013

Roundtable Discussion Leader, Hormone replacement here and now, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Annual Meeting, 2013

Author in Poster Presentation, Endometrial actions of selective progesterone receptor modulator CDB-4124 (CDB), American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Annual Meeting, 2012

Author in Poster Presentation, Endometrial actions of selective progesterone receptor modulator CDB-4124, Society for Reproductive Investigation, Annual Meeting, USA, 2012

Author in Poster Presentation, The effect of a low oxygen environment on early embryo development and cycle outcome , American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Annual Meeting, 2011

Author in Oral Presentation, The effect of a low oxygen environment on early embryo development, 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Fertility and Sterility (IFFS), 2010

Invited Speaker, MicroRNAs as regulators of endometrial functions, American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society (AGOS), Annual Meeting, 2010

Invited Speaker, MicroRNAs as regulators of endometrial functions, Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2010

Oral Presenter, MicroRNAS as cell cycle regulators in human endometrial functions, American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation (AAOGF)/ American Boards of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) Scholarship Retreat, 2010

Kuokkanen S, Chen B, Ojalvo L, Benard L, Santoro N, Pollard JW

Author, Genomic Profiling of microRNAs and mRNAs Reveals Hormonal Regulation in microRNA expression in Human Endometrium, Biology of Reproduction, 2010

Liu Z, Kuokkanen S, Pal L.      

Author, Steroid Hormone Receptor Profile of Premenopausal Endometrial Polyps, Reproductive Sciences , 2010

Poster Presenter, Interactions of microRNAs and cell cycle regulators in hormonal actions in human endometrium, Society for Gynecological Investigation, Annual Meeting, UK , 2009

Interactions of MicroRNAs and cell cycle regulators in hormonal actions in Human Endometrium, American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation (AAOGF)/ American Boards of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) retreat, 2009

Poster Presenter, Sex steroid hormone status can be defined by microRNA status in the mouse uterus , Endocrine Society, Annual Meeting, 2008

Invited Speaker, MicroRNAs as regulator of endometrial function in the mouse and human uterus, Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2008

Kuokkanen S and Santoro N. In the Global Library of Women’s Medicine.

Author, Endocrinology of Perimenopausal Women, 2008

Guffanti E, Kittur N, Brodt ZN, Polotsky AJ, Kuokkanen SM, Heller DS, Young SL, Santoro N, Meier UT. 

Author, Nuclear pore complex proteins mark the implantation window in human endometrium, Journal of Cell Sciences , 2008

Oral Presenter, Interactions of MicroRNAs and cell cycle regulators in hormonal actions in Human Endometrium, American Boards of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) retreat, 2008

  

Author in Poster Presentation, Nucleolar channel systems of human endometrial epithelial cells mark the preimplantation window, Society for Gynecological Investigation, 2nd International Summit on Reproductive Medicine, Spain, 2007

Oral Presenter, Modulation of the human endometrial cell cycle by selective estrogen receptors (SERMs), American Boards of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) retreat, 2007

Poster Presenter, Intra-ovarian mechanisms in diminished ovarian reserve (DOR): Exploring apoptotic pathways using gene expression analysis in human luteinized granulosa cells, American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Annual Meeting, 2006

Nejentsev S, Laaksonen M, Tienari PJ, Fernandez O, Cordell H, Ruutiainen J, Wikstrom J, Pastinen T, Kuokkanen S, Hillert J, Ilonen J.    

Author, Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 K469E polymorphisim: study of association with multiple sclerosis, Human Immunology , 2003

Pihlaja H, Rantamaki T, Wikstrom J, Sumelahti ML, Laaksonen M, Ilonen J, Ruutiainen J, Pirttila T, Elovaara I, Reunanen M, Kuokkanen S, Peltonen L, Koivisto K, Tienari PJ. 

Author, Linkage disequilibrium between the MBP tetranucleotide repeat and multiple sclerosis is restricted to a geographically defined subpopulation in Finland, Genes Immunology , 2003

Peltonen L, Saarela J, and Kuokkanen S. In The Genetic Basis of Common Diseases, 2nd edition, eds. Richard A. King, Jerome I. Rotter, and Arno G. Motulsky.    

Author in Book Chapter, Genetic Basis of Multiple Sclerosis, Oxford University Press, 2002

Laaksonen M, Pastinen T, Sjooroos M, Kuokkanen S, Ruutiainen J, Sumelahti ML, Reijonen H, Salonen R, Wikstrom J, Panelius M, Partanen J, Tienari PJ, Ilonen J.    

Author, HLA class II associated risk and protection against multiple sclerosis – a Finnish family study, Journal of Neuroimmunology , 2002

Reunanen K, Finnila S, Laaksonen M, Sumelahti ML, Wikstrom J, Pastinen T, Kuokkanen S, Saarela J, Uimari P, Ruutiainen J, Ilonen J, Peltonen L, Tienari PJ 

Author, Chromosome 19q13 and multiple sclerosis susceptibility in Finland: a linkage and two-stage association study, Journal of Neuroimmunology, 2002

Saarela J, Schoenberg Fejzo M, Chen D, Finnila S, Parkkonen M, Kuokkanen S, Sobel E, Tienari PJ, Sumelahti ML, Wikstrom J, Elovaara I, Koivisto K, Pirttila T, Reunanen M, Palotie A, Peltonen L. 

Author, Fine mapping of a multiple sclerosis locus to 2.5 Mb on chromosome 17q22-q24, Human Molecular Genetics , 2002

Poster Presenter, Amplicon mapping in human ovarian adenocarcinoma by BAC contig assay, EST mapping and tissue microarray analysis, American Society of Cancer Genetics, 90th Annual Meeting, USA, 2000

Poster Presenter, 8th International Workshop on Chromosomes in Solid Tumors, USA, 2000

Poster Presenter, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Scientific Retreat, USA, 1999

Tienari PJ, Kuokkanen S, Pastinen T, Wikstrom J, Sajantila A, Sandberg-Wollheim M, Palo J, Peltonen L.    

Author, Golli-MBP gene in multiple sclerosis susceptibility, Journal of Neuroimmunology , 1998

Poster Presenter, Human Genome Meeting, HGM’97, Canada, 1997

Poster Presenter, The European Society of Human Genetics, 29th Annual Meeting, Italy, 1997

Wansen K, Pastinen T, Kuokkanen S, Wikstrom J, Palo J, Peltonen L, Tienari PJ    

Author, Immune system genes in multiple sclerosis: genetic association and linkage study on TCR beta, IGH, IFN-gamma and IL-1ra/IL-1 beta loci, Journal of Neuroimmunology , 1997

Kuokkanen S, Gschwend M, Rioux JD, Daly MJ, Terwilliger JD, Tienari PJ, Wikstrom J, Palo J, Stein LD, Hudson TJ, Lander ES, Peltonen L.    

Author, Genome-wide scan of multiple sclerosis in Finnish multiplex Families, American Journal of Human Genetics , 1997

Poster Presenter, Human Genome Meeting, HGM’96, Germany, 1996

Poster Presenter, Gordon Research Conference on Myelin, Italy, 1996

Kuokkanen S, Sundvall M, Terwilliger JD, Tienari PJ, Wikstrom J, Holmdahl R, Pettersson U, Peltonen L.

Author, A putative vulnerability locus to multiple sclerosis maps to 5p14-p12 in a region syntenic to the murine locus Eae2, Nature Genetics , 1996

Oral Presenter, American Society of Human Genetics, 45 th Annual Meeting, USA, 1995

Oral Presenter, International Symposia on Myelin and Myelin Formin Cells, Japan, 1995

Oral Presenter, INSERM Conferences: Demyelination and Remyelination, France, 1995

Poster Presenter, Gordon Conference on Myelin, USA, 1994

Oral Presenter, Europen Society of Human Genetics, 26th Annual Meeting, France, 1994

Other Outstanding Achievements:

Roundtable Discussion Leader: Fragile X Premutation – Premature Ovarian Insufficiency and Beyond, ASRM Annual Meeting

2017

President elect, Menopause and Ovarian Insufficiency Special Interest Group, MOISIG, American Society of Reproductive Medicine

2017

Round Table Discussion Leader, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Annual Meeting 2013

2013

Mentor for Beth McAvey's REI fellowship thesis work entitled Endometrial effects of the selective progesterone receptor modulator, CDB-4124.

2012

Invited speaker, American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society (AGOS), Annual Meeting in Napa Valley, CA. Topic: MicroRNAs as regulators of endometrial functions.

2010

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Educational Background:

Fellowship, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

2008

Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

2005

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University, New York, NY 2000-2001

2000

Post-Doctoral Fellow, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD 1998-2000

1998

Graduate Degree PhD in Human Molecular and Population Genetics, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

1998

Graduate Dergee MD, Unversity of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

1992


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