Positions

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

Education

AB from Princeton University
MD from Jefferson Medical College
Residency at Northwestern University Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical Fellowship at University of Chicago Gynecologic Oncology

Certifications

MD

Professional Interests

  • Treatment of uterine cancer and preinvasive disease
  • Treatment of cervical cancer and preinvasive disease
  • Treatment of ovarian cancer
  • Screening and risk-reduction of women at high risk of gynecologic cancers
  • Treatment of vulvar and vaginal cancers and preinvasive disease
  • Surgical and medical education
  • Complex gynecologic surgery
  • Treatment of uterine sarcoma
  • Clinical Medical Ethics
  • Clinical Trials

Professional Statement

I was drawn to gynecologic oncology for the opportunity to care for women across the cancer care continuum for women with cancers of the ovary and fallopian tube, sarcomas and endometrial cancers of the uterus, and cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers. As a gynecologic oncologist, I provide surgery and chemotherapy for patients, and I work closely with radiation oncologists, surgical colleagues, and a whole team of pharmacists, nurses, and medical assistants to make care as seamless as possible.

In addition to clinical care, I have participated in developing guidelines for the use of heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy for ovarian cancers and research interviewing women with advanced ovarian cancers to compile patterns in patient concerns that could be addressed more frequently in a patient-physician relationship. My goal is always to partner with patients and their families find the option that is most suited to their diagnosis and goals, especially as they may change over time.

Selected Publications

Memberships

Society for Gynecologic Oncology
American Society of Clinical Oncology

Professional Development

Robotics training course

Skills

Minimally-invasive and robotic surgery
Complex gynecologic surgeries
Management of chemotherapy