I am a board certified gynecologic oncologist specializing in the treatment of cancerous and precancerous conditions of the female reproductive tract. I received my medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and went on to the University of Texas at Houston-MD Anderson Cancer Center for internship and residency. Following my residency, I did my fellowship training in gynecologic oncology at the University of Michigan.
When an operation for cancer or pre cancer is required, I try to incorporate minimally invasive techniques (vaginal, laparoscopic, or robotic) to minimize the recovery time and discomfort for patients and their families. I perform hundreds of these procedures every year. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer, you may already know the multiple treatment options—surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hyperthermia—that are often needed. I am honored to help you navigate a sometimes confusing and frustrating road to health.
In addition, since finishing my training, I have been committed to the development of innovative and safe treatments for advanced and refractory cancer. I am Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of Verthermia Inc, a medical device company investigating new treatments for metastatic cancer utilizing heat to stimulate the body’s own immune response. I am also co-principal investigator in a clinical trial using intra-abdominal heating for treating cancer within the abdominal cavity.
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Residency: University of Texas at Houston/MD Anderson Cancer Center
Galloway Rotating Residency: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Fellowship: University of Michigan
Languages: English, Spanish
Interests: Robotic Surgery, HIPEC for recurrent malignancy