The Division of Gynecologic Oncology plays an integral part in Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC)’s academic and clinical community. Our physicians work with researchers at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) to translate advances in research into clinical practice and to investigate new treatments to improve patients’ outcomes. We collaborate deliver the best patient care, to educate future leaders in the field, and to advance research to improve patients’ health and quality of life.
Excellence in Patient Care
Patients benefit from a multidisciplinary approach to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow up. Our gynecologic oncologists consult with leading researchers and specialists in related fields: pathology, radiation oncology, genetics, and reconstructive surgery.
Excellence in Research
Our division participates in the nationally-recognized, interdisciplinary research, education and patient care programs supported by HICC to advance research and training to discover the best approaches for cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Columbia’s College of Physicians & Surgeons (P & S) is the only major medical school in New York City designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, and has maintained this highest level of designation for nearly 40 years. Our physicians are members of the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), a multi-institutional clinical research group funded by the NCI and participants in other notable cooperative trial groups. This association provides our patients with opportunities to participate in innovative clinical trials involving the latest, most promising chemotherapeutic treatments, including novel, targeted biologic agents.
Excellence in Education
Medical Students, Residents and Fellows benefit from training with top clinicians and participating in world-class research at CUMC. Columbia University’s P & S is consistently ranked among the nation’s top academic institutions, and medical students practice at New York Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 in New York City, according to US News & World Report.
Areas of Focus
Robotics and Minimally-invasive surgery Research