Philip M. Sarrel, M.D., completed his medical education at New York University School of Medicine, his internship at the Mount Sinai Hospital, and his residency at Yale New Haven Hospital. In addition to his many years on the faculty of the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Sarrel has also been a Faculty Scholar in the department of psychiatry at Oxford University, Visiting Senior Lecturer at King's College Hospital Medical School at the University of London, Visiting Professor in Cardiac Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute in London, and Visiting Professor in the Department of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He is currently Emeritus Professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and psychiatry at Yale University.
Dr. Sarrel is the founder of the Yale Menopause Program and the Yale Sex Counseling Service. His research interests have included the effects of transdermal estrogen in postmenopausal women with symptomatic atherosclerotic coronary vascular disease; nutrients and endothelial function; ovarian hormones and menstrual cycle-related migraines; postmenopausal sexual function, and numerous other topics. He is the author or coauthor of more than 100 journal articles, 50 book chapters, and 6 books, as well as more than 50 abstracts.
Dr. Sarrel is an editor of Maturitas, The Journal of the International Menopause Society; Menopause, the Journal of the North American Menopause Society as well as serving as a reviewer for numerous journals, including the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
In a recent article on EmpowHER titled "Facing Menopause Together" we concluded with this advice, "So, turn from the computer to your partner and say 'I really need your help. I think I’m facing ...
April 8, 2016 - 12:58pm
If you are in a long-term committed relationship, you know that anything in life that seriously affects you or your partner affects both of you. This is certainly true of any important physical ...
March 7, 2016 - 4:54pm
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February 29, 2016 - 1:05pm
Question: I’m 46 and about to have a hysterectomy and my ovaries removed. I’m wondering if I should take estrogen once I’ve had the surgery.
Response: When your ovaries are ...
February 25, 2016 - 10:51am
Some doctors reacted to news published in 2002 that made it sound as if the risks of all menopause-related hormones outweighed the benefits. In fact, the study showed that a particular hormone ...
February 12, 2016 - 2:53pm
Question: I’m 53 and had a hysterectomy two years ago due to fibroids. I recently moved so I had to go to a new OB-GYN. She wants me to consider starting hormone therapy. She said that it ...
January 23, 2016 - 10:55am
A 2015 article in Menopause lists the five most common menopause-related symptoms: vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, disrupted sleep, and weight gain. The list goes on to include 11 more ...
January 21, 2016 - 5:36pm
Estrogen is prescribed for menopausal women for two reasons: to treat symptoms and to reduce the risk of certain diseases.
Women who have had a hysterectomy can use estrogen-only therapy (ET). ...
December 30, 2015 - 1:13pm
Recently (Nov. 2014) a study called the ELITE study by Dr. Howard Hodis and his associates at USC was presented at The American Heart Association. This study helps to confirm some very good news ...
January 16, 2015 - 10:26am
Millions of women experience disturbed sleep at the time of menopause. For most, this is a change while for others, who have had one problem or another with sleep during their lives, sleep ...
April 25, 2013 - 1:45pm
Millions of postmenopausal women around the world use hormone therapy to prevent hot flashes, restore healthy vaginal cells and sexual function and prevent osteoporosis. Hormone therapy does this ...
April 28, 2011 - 2:14pm
Dr. Philip Sarrel discusses new findings recently released related to post menopausal women who have gone through a hysterectomy and hormone replacement therapy use.
April 22, 2011 - 11:04am
Dr. Sarrel shares how the study of heart disease in women has changed over time.
December 7, 2010 - 10:31am
Dr. Sarrel describes a heart attack, shares the common symptoms that present in women, and recalls an example of a woman who had a heart attack.
December 7, 2010 - 10:20am
Dr. Sarrel describes how smoking damages a woman's heart.
December 7, 2010 - 10:11am
Dr. Sarrel explains what a woman should do if she suspects she might be having a heart attack.
December 7, 2010 - 9:52am
Dr. Sarrel shares some reasons why more women than men may be dying from heart attacks.
December 6, 2010 - 1:00pm
Dr. Sarrel recalls the most common heart attack risk factors for women.
December 6, 2010 - 12:48pm
Dr. Sarrel describes the relationship between high blood pressure and a woman's risk for a myocardial infarction.
December 6, 2010 - 12:10pm
Dr. Sarrel describes the relationship between hormones and an increased risk for heart disease in women.
December 6, 2010 - 11:53am
Dr. Sarrel shares tips for women taking testosterone.
December 14, 2009 - 3:41pm
Dr. Sarrel discusses hormone replacement therapy's impact on a woman's heart disease risk.
December 14, 2009 - 2:58pm
Dr. Sarrel explains when a doctor would recommend a woman take testosterone.
December 14, 2009 - 1:31pm
Dr. Sarrel discusses how women can learn more about the hormones in their bodies.
December 14, 2009 - 1:17pm
Dr. Sarrel describes the best way to evaluate menopause symptoms.
December 14, 2009 - 11:59am
Dr. Sarrel explains how a woman can find a qualified health care provider to treat her menopause symptoms.
December 14, 2009 - 11:51am
Dr. Sarrel shares if there is an FDA-approved synthetic testosterone available?
December 14, 2009 - 11:40am
Dr. Sarrel discusses the risks women face after surgical menopause if they do not undergo hormone replacement therapy.
December 14, 2009 - 11:33am
Dr. Sarrel explains what a woman should consider before she sees her physician for hormone replacement therapy.
December 14, 2009 - 11:16am
Dr. Sarrel describes male and female sex hormones.
November 20, 2009 - 4:18pm
Dr. Sarrel explains how a woman's body produces sex hormones.
November 20, 2009 - 4:09pm
Dr. Sarrel describes testosterone's role in a woman's body.
November 20, 2009 - 3:55pm
Dr. Sarrel explains how a woman's sex drive can be affected by testosterone.
November 20, 2009 - 3:46pm
Dr. Sarrel discusses if women commonly take testosterone for sexual problems.
November 20, 2009 - 3:32pm
Dr. Sarrel shares why women benefit from talking to their doctors about sexual problems.
November 20, 2009 - 3:17pm
Dr. Sarrel explains who has problems with androgen deficiency.
November 20, 2009 - 3:06pm
Dr. Sarrel explains what a doctor evaluates during a hormone deficiency test before administering synthetic hormones.
November 20, 2009 - 2:43pm
Dr. Sarrel discusses the testosterone available to women and how they can find the right product.
November 20, 2009 - 1:32pm
Dr. Sarrel shares what a woman can expect when she starts taking testosterone.
November 20, 2009 - 1:24pm
Dr. Sarrel explains the negative effects testosterone could have on a woman.
November 20, 2009 - 1:03pm
Dr. Sarrel shares what women should know about testosterone.
November 20, 2009 - 12:55pm
Dr. Sarrel discusses the most effective testosterone deficiency test.
November 20, 2009 - 12:09pm
Dr. Sarrel explains what women can expect when starting hormone replacement therapy.
November 20, 2009 - 11:54am
Dr. Sarrel explains why women experience sleep disturbances during menopause, and shares how women can advocate for their menopausal symptoms.
May 1, 2009 - 2:12pm
Dr. Sarrel explains why only a select few are trained in menopausal healthcare.
April 16, 2009 - 12:24pm
Dr. Sarrel explains how a woman can find a credible menopause specialist.
April 13, 2009 - 5:02pm