Dennis S. Chi, MD, FACOG, FACS

Deputy Chief and Head, Section of Ovarian Cancer Surgery, Gynecology Service, Department of Surgery
Pictured: Dennis Chi

Dennis S. Chi, Deputy Chief of the Gynecology Service, talks about the way Memorial Sloan Kettering’s research and state-of-the-art care help women with ovarian, cervical, and uterine cancers.


I am a board-certified gynecologic oncologist dedicated to caring for and surgically treating women with cancerous and noncancerous diseases of the gynecologic/female genital tract. I have been an attending surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering for more than 17 years and, due to my dedication to and experience in caring for women with gynecologic cancers, was appointed Deputy Chief of the Gynecology Service in 2010.

My areas of particular expertise include the use of minimally invasive surgery to diagnose and treat women with early-stage gynecologic cancers, as well as those with nonmalignant gynecologic conditions. I also have a special interest in the use of innovative surgical techniques and technology to improve outcomes for women with early, advanced, or recurrent cancers of the ovaries, uterus, cervix, vagina, or vulva. When appropriate, I offer my patients newer treatment modalities such as sentinel node biopsy, fertility-preserving surgery, and robotic surgery, as well as panniculectomies (removal of excess fat from the lower abdomen), which result in better surgical outcomes and improved cosmesis of the abdomen.

Appointments for New Patients
Clinical Expertise

Gynecologic Oncology; Cancers of the Cervix, Uterus, Ovary, and Vulva

Languages Spoken

MD, New York University School of Medicine


New York University School of Medicine


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Obstetrics and Gynecology; Gynecologic Oncology

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Publications by Dennis S. Chi

Surgery for Ovarian Cancer: Principles and Practice. 2nd ed. Bristow RE, Karlan BY, Chi DS, eds. New York: Informa Healthcare; 2010.

Selected Book Chapters
“Cancer of the ovary, peritoneum, and fallopian  tube.” Chi DS, Kauff ND. In: PRECIS: Oncology.  3rd ed. Danvers  MA: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; 2007: 88-100.

“Cervical cancer.” Chi DS, Perez CA, Kavanagh J. In: Cancer  Management: A Multidisciplinary Approach. 11th ed. Pazdur R, Wagman LD, Camphausen KA, Hoskins WJ, eds. Norwalk, CT: UBM Medica; 2008: 465-496.

“Pelvic exenteration.” Levine DA, Bochner BH, Chi DS. In: Atlas of Procedures in Gynecologic Oncology. 2nd ed. Levine DA, Barakat RR, Abu-Rustum NR, eds. London: Informa Healthcare; 2008: 93-116.

“Extended pelvic resection.” Diaz JP, Boland PJ, Chi DS, Abu-Rustum NR.  In: Atlas of Procedures in Gynecologic Oncology. 2nd ed. Levine DA, Barakat RR, Abu-Rusturn NR, eds. London: Informa Healthcare; 2008: 137-144.

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