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
Chief, Gynecology Service; Vice Chair for Technology Development, Department of Surgery
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, Regional Care Network and MSK Cancer Alliance; 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 and Head, Section of Ovarian Cancer Surgery, Gyncology Service, Department of Surgery
Pictured: Ginger J. Gardner, MD, FACOG
Ginger J. Gardner
Director, International Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology
Pictured: Elizabeth Jewell
Elizabeth Jewell
Mario M. Leitao, Jr., MD, FACOG -- Co-Director, Robotic Surgery
Mario M. Leitao, Jr.
Fellowship Director, Gynecology Service; Co-Director, Robotic Surgery, Department of 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
Chief, Gynecology Service; Vice Chair for Technology Development, Department of Surgery
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, Regional Care Network and MSK Cancer Alliance; 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 and Head, Section of Ovarian Cancer Surgery, Gyncology Service, Department of Surgery
Pictured: Ginger J. Gardner, MD, FACOG
Ginger J. Gardner
Director, International Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology
Pictured: Elizabeth Jewell
Elizabeth Jewell
Mario M. Leitao, Jr., MD, FACOG -- Co-Director, Robotic Surgery
Mario M. Leitao, Jr.
Fellowship Director, Gynecology Service; Co-Director, Robotic Surgery, Department of 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
Pictured: Dmitriy Zamarin
Dmitriy Zamarin

Radiation Therapy

Kaled M. Alektiar, MD
Kaled M. Alektiar
Daphna Y. Gelblum, MD
Daphna Y. Gelblum
Marisa A. Kollmeier, MD
Marisa A. Kollmeier
Pictured: Boris Mychalczak
Borys R. Mychalczak
Chief, Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Sleepy Hollow
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

Radiology

Pathology

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

General Gynecology

Deborah J. Goldfrank, MD, FACOG; Head, General Gynecology
Deborah J. Goldfrank
Head, General Gynecology
Mercedes Castiel, MD, FACOG, FRCS(C)
Mercedes Castiel
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.