Ovarian Cancer: Find an Ovarian Cancer Expert

Memorial Sloan Kettering has long-standing experience providing comprehensive screening, counseling, and treatment for ovarian cancer. Our gynecologic team sees more than 100 patients with newly diagnosed cases of ovarian cancer each year, as well as some 100 patients with a recurrent form of the disease.

Although each patient has a primary doctor who coordinates her care, all patients — regardless of the type of treatment they receive — are cared for by a multidisciplinary team of experts. The team meets every week to review patient cases and develop treatment plans. They are joined by specialists who ensure that nonmedical needs, such as psychosocial support for patients and their caregivers, are also met.

Surgery

Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum, MD, FACOG, FACS -- Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecology Service; Chair Surgical Quality Assessment
Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum
Vice Chair for Technology Development, Department of Surgery; Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecology Service; Chair, Surgical Quality Assessment
Richard R. Barakat, MD, FACS -- Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Memorial Sloan Kettering Regional Care Network and Alliances; Ronald O. Perelman Chair in Gynecologic Surgery
Richard R. Barakat
Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Memorial Sloan Kettering Regional Care Network and Alliances; Chief, Gynecology Service; Ronald O. Perelman Chair in Gynecologic Surgery
Carol L. Brown, MD, FACOG, FACS
Carol L. Brown
Director, Office of Diversity Programs in Clinical Care, Research, and Training
Pictured: Dennis Chi
Dennis S. Chi
Deputy Chief, Gynecology Service; Director, Fellowship Program, Gynecology Service; Co-Director, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery
Pictured: Ginger J. Gardner, MD, FACOG
Ginger J. Gardner
Pictured: Elizabeth Jewell
Elizabeth Jewell
Mario M. Leitao, Jr., MD, FACOG -- Co-Director, Robotic Surgery
Mario M. Leitao, Jr.
Co-Director, Robotic Surgery
Pictured: Douglas Levine
Douglas A. Levine
Head, Gynecology Research Laboratory
Yukio Sonoda, MD, FACOG, FACS
Yukio Sonoda
Oliver Zivanovic
Oliver Zivanovic
Director, Innovative Surgical Technology, Gynecology Service, Department of Surgery

Surgery: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum, MD, FACOG, FACS -- Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecology Service; Chair Surgical Quality Assessment
Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum
Vice Chair for Technology Development, Department of Surgery; Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecology Service; Chair, Surgical Quality Assessment
Richard R. Barakat, MD, FACS -- Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Memorial Sloan Kettering Regional Care Network and Alliances; Ronald O. Perelman Chair in Gynecologic Surgery
Richard R. Barakat
Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Memorial Sloan Kettering Regional Care Network and Alliances; Chief, Gynecology Service; Ronald O. Perelman Chair in Gynecologic Surgery
Carol L. Brown, MD, FACOG, FACS
Carol L. Brown
Director, Office of Diversity Programs in Clinical Care, Research, and Training
Pictured: Dennis Chi
Dennis S. Chi
Deputy Chief, Gynecology Service; Director, Fellowship Program, Gynecology Service; Co-Director, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery
Pictured: Ginger J. Gardner, MD, FACOG
Ginger J. Gardner
Pictured: Elizabeth Jewell
Elizabeth Jewell
Mario M. Leitao, Jr., MD, FACOG -- Co-Director, Robotic Surgery
Mario M. Leitao, Jr.
Co-Director, Robotic Surgery
Pictured: Douglas Levine
Douglas A. Levine
Head, Gynecology Research Laboratory
Yukio Sonoda, MD, FACOG, FACS
Yukio Sonoda
Oliver Zivanovic
Oliver Zivanovic
Director, Innovative Surgical Technology, Gynecology Service, Department of Surgery

Medical Oncology

Carol Aghajanian, MD -- Chief, Gynecologic Medical Oncology Service
Carol Aghajanian
Chief, Gynecologic Medical Oncology Service
Katherine M. Bell-McGuinn, MD, PhD
Katherine M. Bell-McGuinn
Pictured: Rachel N. Grisham
Rachel N. Grisham
Martee L. Hensley, MD
Martee L. Hensley
Pictured: David Hyman
David Hyman
Jason A. Konner, MD
Jason A. Konner
Pictured: Asma Latif
Asma Latif
Pictured: Stuart M. Lichtman, MD, FACP
Stuart M. Lichtman
Vicky Makker, MD
Vicky Makker
Pictured: Roisin O'Cearbhaill
Roisin E. O'Cearbhaill
Pictured: Paul Sabbatini
Paul Sabbatini
Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Clinical Research
David R. Spriggs, MD -- Head, Division of Solid Tumor Oncology; Winthrop Rockefeller Chair of Medical Oncology
David R. Spriggs
Head, Division of Solid Tumor Oncology; Winthrop Rockefeller Chair of Medical Oncology
William P. Tew, MD
William P. Tew

Radiation Therapy

Karen D. Schupak, MD -- Chief, External Beam Radiotherapy Service, Regional Care Network; Chief, Basking Ridge Radiation Oncology
Karen D. Schupak
Chief, External Beam Radiotherapy Service, Regional Care Network; Chief, Basking Ridge Radiation Oncology
Kaled M. Alektiar, MD
Kaled M. Alektiar
Daphna Y. Gelblum, MD
Daphna Y. Gelblum
Pictured: Boris Mychalczak
Borys R. Mychalczak
Chief, Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Sleepy Hollow
Marisa A. Kollmeier, MD
Marisa A. Kollmeier

Radiology

Pictured: Oguz Akin
Oguz Akin
Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD -- Chair, Department of Radiology; Carroll and Milton Petrie Chair
Hedvig Hricak
Chair, Department of Radiology; Carroll and Milton Petrie Chair
Yulia Lakhman, MD
Yulia Lakhman
Weining Ma, MD
Weining Ma
Svetlana Mironov, MD
Svetlana Mironov
Neeta Pandit-Taskar, MD
Neeta Pandit-Taskar
Harpreet K. Pannu
Pictured: Evis Sala; Chief, Body Imaging Service
Evis Sala
Chief, Body Imaging Service
Debra Sarasohn
Debra Sarasohn
Pictured: Jean Marie Torrisi
Jean Torrisi
Hebert Alberto Vargas
Hebert Alberto Vargas

Pathology

Robert Soslow, MD
Robert Soslow
Director, Gynecologic Pathology; Director, Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship Program
Kay J. Park, MD
Kay J. Park
Program Director, Oncologic Surgical Pathology Fellowship
Pictured: Sarah Chiang
Sarah Chiang
Deborah DeLair

General Gynecology

Mercedes Castiel, MD, FACOG, FRCS(C)
Mercedes Castiel
Deborah J. Goldfrank, MD, FACOG; Head, General Gynecology
Deborah J. Goldfrank
Head, General Gynecology
Noah D. Kauff, MD, FACOG -- Director, Ovarian Cancer Screening and Prevention, Gynecology Service, Department of Surgery
Noah D. Kauff
Director, Ovarian Cancer Screening and Prevention, Gynecology Service, Department of Surgery

Sexual Health

Social Work

Nursing

Nurses play an important role in caring for patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering and are often the members of the treatment team with whom you will have the most contact. Your nurses bring extraordinary knowledge, experience, and expertise to your care because they specialize in helping people with your particular type of cancer. Your nurses will help you through your experience at Memorial Sloan Kettering whether you are being treated in the hospital or as an outpatient.

Nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering collaborate with doctors and other members of your patient care team to develop a treatment plan that is right for you. The nurses on your team provide a range of services — administering therapies, monitoring your treatment and watching out for side effects, educating you and your family about what to expect during treatment, and offering emotional support. Nurses also help coordinate your appointments, communicate important information to various members of your patient care team, and keep track of other details related to your treatment. Nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering maintain a patient-centered focus, placing your needs and preferences first.