Douglas A. Levine, MD, FACOG, FACS

Head, Gynecology Research Laboratory
Pictured: Douglas Levine

I am a gynecologic oncologist who specializes in the surgical treatment of women with known or suspected ovarian or uterine cancers.

For most women with these cancers, surgery is an important part of the initial treatment and increases the possibility of a cure. Many studies have shown that women with gynecologic cancers have better outcomes when their primary surgery is performed by a gynecologic oncologist. In addition to my expertise in the surgical management of gynecologic cancers, I also have special training in minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy) and preventive surgery for appropriately selected patients. Intraperitoneal chemotherapy has been proven to be a superior method of treatment for advanced ovarian cancer, and I fully incorporate this into the treatment of appropriate patients. I also perform single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) in appropriate cases, which reduces the number of surgical incisions or scars from four down to only one. 

Appointments for New Patients
Clinical Expertise

Gynecologic Oncology; Cancers of the Ovary and Uterus; Laparoscopy; Prevention of Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers in High-Risk Women

Languages Spoken

MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York)


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology

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Publications by Douglas A. Levine

Atlas of Procedures in Gynecologic Oncology. Levine DA, Barakat RR, Hoskins WJ, eds. London: Martin Dunitz; 2003. 

Atlas of Procedures in Gynecologic Oncology. 2nd ed. Levine DA, Barakat RR, Abu-Rustum NR. London: Informa Healthcare; 2008.

Handbook for Principles and Practice of Gynecologic Oncology. Levine DA, De Los Santos JF, Fleming GF, Barakat RR, Markman M, Randal ME. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2010.

Selected Book Chapters
“Gynecologic cancers.” Levine DA, Barakat RR, section eds. In: Atlas of Cancer. 2nd ed. Markman M, ed. Philadelphia: Current Medicine; 2008.

“Genetics of hereditary gynecologic cancers.” Levine DA, Kauff ND, Boyd J. In: Atlas of Cancer. 2nd ed. Markman M, ed. Philadelphia: Current Medicine; 2008.

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