University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Bio for Elizabeth McGee, M.D.
Elizabeth McGee, M.D.

Elizabeth McGee, M.D.

Professor, Director of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Division
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Contact Information
Office Location:
UVMMC, Smith 401, 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401


1998     Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, Reproductive Scientist Development Program
1995     Fellowship - University of Texas, Dallas, TX, Reproductive Endocrinology
1993     Residency - University of Texas, Dallas, TX
1989     M.D. - University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
1985     B.S. - Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, Biology

Research Interests

Dr. McGee’s research is a broad mix of basic science studies in ovarian physiology and signal transduction and a new interest in vulvovaginal mucosal biology. She is also transitioning into more translational research of the gynecology of cancer survivors.

Awards and Honors

2013     Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women's Health Research Award (Shared with Victoria Menzies and Jaime Sturgill)
2012     20th Annual Congress of Womens Health, Washington, DC - Prize Abstract
2010     SSR Award for Outstanding Service, Translational Research Subcommittee
2007     American Society for Reproductive Medicine Ira and Esther Rosenwaks New Investigator Award
2007     American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology District III Prize Paper Award
1999, 2000, 2001     American Society for Reproductive Medicine Ortho McNeil Award in Reproductive Medicine


Wickham EP 3rd, Tao T, Nestler JE, McGee EA. Activation of the LH receptor up regulates the type 2 adiponectin receptor in human granulosa cells. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2013 Jul;30(7):963-8. doi: 10.1007/s10815-013-0012-3. Epub 2013 Jun 19. PubMed PMID: 23779096; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3725221.
Quezada M, Wang J, Hoang V, McGee EA. Smad7 is a transforming growth factor-beta-inducible mediator of apoptosis in granulosa cells. Fertil Steril. 2012 Jun;97(6):1452-9.e1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2012.03.024. PubMed PMID: 22656308.
McGee EA. Regenerative medicine meets gynecology. Semin Reprod Med. 2011 Jan;29(1):3-4. doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1268698. Epub 2011 Jan 4. PubMed PMID: 21207329.
Smaldone GM, Krohn MA, McGee EA. Cervical cancer and risk for delivery of small-for-gestational age neonates. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010 May;19(5):969-74. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2009.1574. PubMed PMID: 20392155.
Heise MK, Koepsel R, McGee EA, Russell AJ. Dynamic oxygen enhances oocyte maturation in long-term follicle culture. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2009 Sep;15(3):323-32. doi: 10.1089/ten.tec.2007.0418. PubMed PMID: 19552585; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2865977.

See PubMed listing here.