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Lab Members

Dr. Gary Ventolini

Gary Ventolini, M.D. 


  • Natalia Schlabritz-Lutsevich, M.D., Ph.D., and research group
  • Abdul Hamood, Ph.D.

Gynecological Research

Dr. Ventolini's research focuses on vaginal biofilms by lactobacilli and vaginal infections by virus, bacteria, and fungi. Dr. Ventolini also does research on vulvar skin conditions. 


  1. Ventolini G. Progresses in vaginal microflora physiology and implications for bacterial vaginosis and candidiasis. Women's Health (London Engl). 2016 may 24.
  2. Ventolini G. Lactobacilli Bacteriocins: Promising Natural Therapeutic Agents. Journal of Nature and science (JNSCI). 2016 Apr 23;2 (1): 170.
  3. Ventolini G. Vaginal Leptothrix: From Fungi to Lactobacillosis. J Genit Syst Disor. 2015, 4:1.
  4. Ventolini G. Wet Mount Appearance of Candida dubliniensis: A Resistant Fungus that colonizes Vagina. J Gynecol Surg. 2015 Aug, 31(4): 212-213.
  5. Ventolini G. Progress on Biofilm Formation by Vaginal Lactobacilli. J Nature Science. Vol. 1, No. 4, e70, 2015.
  6. Ventolini G, Mitchell E, Salazar M. Biofilm formation by Vaginal Lactobacillus in vivo. Medical Hypotheses. 2015 may; 84(5): 417-420.
  7. Ventolini G, Patel R, Vasquez R. Lichen sclerosus: A potpourri of misdiagnosed cases based on a typical clinical presentations. Int J Women's Health. 2015 May 8; 7:511-5.
  8. Ventolini G. Vaginal Lactobacillus: biofilm formation in vivo -- clinical implications. Int J Women's Health. 2015 Feb 16; 7:243-7.
  9. Ventolini G, Yaklic J, Galloway M, Duke J, Maher J. Obstetric vulvar lacerations and postpartum dyspareunia. J Reprod Med. 2014, 59(11-12); 560-565.
  10. Ventolini G. Vaginal Lactobacilli and Biofilm Formation. J Bacteriol Mycol. July 2014.
  11. Ventolini G, Schrader C, Mitchell E. Vaginal lactobacillosis. J Clin Gynecol Obstet. 2014; 3(3): 81-84.
  12. Ventolini G, Cruz A, Yaklic J, Duke J. Recurrent Vulvovaginitis and Herpes Simplex Virus IJEI. 2014, 2(3): 47-49.
  13. Ventolini G. Aspergillus and Vaginal Colonization. J Anc Dis Prev Rem 2014, 2:1
  14. Ventolini G, Barhan S, Haas J. Breast abscess and community-acquired resistant staphylococcus aureus: Case Report and Literature Review. J Gynecol Surg. October 2013, 29(5): 251-253.
  15. Ventolini G, Gygax SE, Adelson ME, Cool DR. Vulvodynia and fungal association: A preliminary report. Medical Hypotheses. Volume 81, Issue 2, August 2013, Pages 228-230.
  16. Ventolini G. Vaginal Septum in Adolescents: Clinical Implications. Journal of Genital System & Disorders. 2013.
  17. Ventolini G, Chupp L, Kline M, and Hampton M. Correlating Microscopic Images with Vaginal Fungal Cultures in Recurrent Candida Colonization. J Gynecol Surg. June 2013, 29(3): 135-139.
  18. Ventolini G. New Insides on Vaginal Immunity and Recurrent Infections. J Genit Syst Disor 2: 1 of 2 (2013): 2.
  19. Ventolini G. New Insides on Vaginal Immunity and Recurrent Infections. J Genit Syst Disor. 2013: 1:2. 2 of 2
  20. Ventolini G. Vulvar pain: Anatomic and recent pathophysiologic considerations. Clin. Anat. 2013, 1:2.

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