Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum, MD, FACOG, FACS

Chief, Gynecology Service; Vice Chair for Technology Development, Department of Surgery
Pictured: Nadeem Abu-Rustum

Nadeem Abu-Rustum, Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery for the Gynecology Service, discusses how the gynecologic cancer care team treats each woman with an individualized approach tailored to her needs.


I am a board-certified gynecologic oncologist specializing in surgery for gynecologic cancers. I am also a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College.

I have a special interest in minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy) for the treatment of cancerous and noncancerous diseases of the female reproductive system. My clinical expertise includes minimally invasive and general gynecologic surgery for cancers of the ovary, uterus, and cervix. For selected women who are at an increased risk of ovarian cancer, such as those with a strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer or with mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes or Lynch syndrome, we offer laparoscopic prophylactic surgery, if they desire, to reduce their risk of the disease.

Appointments for New Patients
Clinical Expertise

Gynecologic Oncology; Cancers and Tumors of the Cervix, Uterus, Ovary, Vulva, and Vagina; Laparoscopic Surgery; Fertility-Sparing Surgery (Radical Trachelectomy); Prophylactic Laparoscopic Oophorectomy for High-Risk Patients

Languages Spoken
English; Arabic

MD, American University of Beirut


Greater Baltimore Medical Center


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Obstetrics and Gynecology; Gynecologic Oncology

Publications by Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum
Selected Books
Atlas of Procedures in Gynecologic Oncology. 3rd ed. Abu-Rustum NR, Levine DA, Barakat RR, eds. London: Informa Healthcare; 2013.  

Gynecologic Tumor Board. Dizon Don, Abu-Rustum NR. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett; 2008.

100 Questions and Answers about Ovarian Cancer. 2nd ed. Dizon Don, Abu-Rustum NR. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers; 2006.

Selected Book Chapters

“Innovative 21st century therapies.” Rowinsky EK, Mundt AJ, Abu-Rustum NR.  In: Principles and Practice of Gynecologic Oncology. 5th ed. Barakat RR, Markman M, Randall ME, eds. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009.

“Schauta radical vaginal hysterectomy and laparoscopic radical hysterectomy.”  Sonoda Y, Abu-Rustum NR. In: Operative Gynecologic Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy. 3rd ed. Nezhat C, Nezhat F, Nezhat C, eds. New York:  Cambridge UP; 2008.

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