Positions

Assistant Professor
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Gynecologic Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, United States

Education

BS from Missouri State University
Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry
MD from The University of Texas at Houston McGovern Medical School
Residency at The University of Texas at Houston McGovern Medical School- Memorial Hermann Hospital
Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Gynecologic Oncology

Certifications

MD
Texas Medical License
Board eligible in Obstetrics & Gynecology
American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Board eligible in Gynecologic Oncology
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional Interests

  • Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Minimally invasive surgery for gynecologic cancers
  • Sentinel lymph node mapping for gynecologic cancers
  • Treatment of ovarian cancer
  • Treatment of cervical cancer and pre-invasive disease
  • Treatment of uterine cancer and pre-invasive disease
  • Treatment of vulvar cancer and pre-invasive disease
  • Treatment of vaginal cancer and pre-invasive disease
  • Treatment of uterine sarcomas
  • Management of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndromes
  • Fertility-sparing treatment of gynecologic cancers
  • Complex gynecologic surgery

Professional Statement

Anthony B. Costales, M.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology. He graduated residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. He then completed his fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Costales provides both medical and surgical care to women with gynecologic cancers. He performs minimally invasive surgery, both robotic and laparoscopic surgery, for appropriate patients with uterine and early-stage ovarian cancers. Dr. Costales also has a special interest in the use of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for advanced and recurrent ovarian cancers.

Along with providing excellent care to his patients, Dr. Costales’ primary research interests include surgical clinical trials to optimize outcomes in gynecologic cancer patients. Specifically, he is pursuing study in the advancement of the role of minimally invasive surgery in gynecologic oncology, as well as the use of HIPEC in advanced and recurrent ovarian cancers. Dr. Costales believes in the early adoption of technology to improve outcomes in his patients. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on these and other subjects.

With his free time, Dr. Costales enjoys playing all sports, in particular soccer, working out at his CrossFit gym, traveling around the world with his family, and going to the dog park with his American Bulldog-Pitbull mix named Jorge.

Selected Publications

Memberships

Society of Gynecologic Oncology
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Projects

Minimally invasive interval debulking surgery in ovarian cancer (MIID-SOC): A prospective pilot study
Taussig Cancer Center
https://consultqd.clevelandclinic.org/investigating-the-role-of-minimally-invasive-surgery-for-interval-debulking-in-advanced-ovarian-cancer/
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03378128
https://www.gynecologiconcology-online.net/article/S0090-8258(19)30865-0/abstract

Professional Development

Robotic Training Network Curriculum
Sponsor: Institute of Surgical Excellence
Robotic training certification