Dr. Yemane is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist with the LGBTQ+ Health Program and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She offers full-spectrum gynecologic care and specializes in caring for people who identify as gender and sexual minorities. She prepares personalized, comprehensive care plans, delivered with compassion.

Dr. Yemane’s research interests include expanding access to safe obstetric and gynecologic care for LGBTQ+ populations. One of her noteworthy studies examined perceptions and patterns of cervical cancer among women in the patient population.

Dr. Yemane has shared her research at local and national conferences. She has appeared on podcasts to discuss transgender health care and how to make obstetric and gynecologic care more LGBTQ+-friendly.

Dr. Yemane is a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Clinical Focus

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Academic Appointments

Honors & Awards

  • Sabine Droste Award, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Nominee for the Physician Excellence Award, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (UW Health)

Professional Education

  • Medical Education: Tulane University School of Medicine (2010) LA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology (2017)
  • Residency: LACplusUSC Medical Center Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency CA

All Publications

  • Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence. Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America Yemane, R. E., Sokkary, N. 2022; 49 (3): 581-590


    Sexual assault and intimate partner violence (IPV) of children, adolescents, and adult women are prevalent in the United States and have long-term physical and mental health, financial, and social effects. Pregnant women and women of color are particularly high-risk populations. Obstetrics and gynecology providers are uniquely situated to assess and treat survivors of IPV and sexual assault. A timely, thorough forensic medical examination, appropriate evaluation, and prophylactic therapy are all vital components in the care of these patients.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.ogc.2022.02.020

    View details for PubMedID 36122986

  • Perceptions and patterns of cervical cancer screening among predominately Hispanic women who have sex with women: a cross-sectional study. European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology Yemane, R. E., Brueggmann, D., Brown, N., Church, T., Jaque, J. M. 2016; 198: 163-164

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2015.11.020

    View details for PubMedID 26704940