I am a clinical psychologist and certified sexual health therapist who provides individual interventions to women with cancer. I currently serve as the Head of the Female Sexual Medicine and Women’s Health programs and care for patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Barbara White Fishman Women’s Health Center. I am a member of the attending staff of the Gynecology Service in the Department of Surgery and of the Department of Psychiatry.
My research interests have included sexual health, cancer-related infertility, and patients’ quality of life following surgery. I serve on the quality of life committee of the Gynecologic Oncology Group and am also a member of the other scientific and medical societies including American Psychological Association; American Association of Sex Counselors, Educators and Therapists (AASECT); and International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH).
- Clinical Expertise: Psycho-Oncology; Women's Health Issues; Sexual Dysfunction
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Residencies: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Selected Book Chapters
“Cancer sexuality and sexual expression.” Krychman M, Amsterdam A, Carter J. In: Female Sexual Function and Dysfunction: Study, Diagnosis and Treatment. Goldstein I, Meston CM, Davis S, Traish A, eds. London: Francis Publishing Group; 2005.
“Quality of life issues in gynecologic cancer.” Wenzel L, Penson R, Carter J, Cella D. In: Principles and Practice of Gynecologic Oncology. 5th ed. Barakat RR, Berchuck A, Markman M, Randall ME, eds. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009.
“Communicating about infertility risks.” Rosberger Z, Carter, J. Achille M, et al. In: Handbook of Communication in Cancer and Palliative Care. Kissane D, ed. New York: Oxford UP; 2010.
“Sexuality after cancer.” Roth AJ, Carter, J, Nelson, C. In: Psycho-Oncology. 2nd ed. Holland J, ed. New York: Oxford UP; 2010.
“Sexual medicine in the management of older gynecologic cancer patients.” Stabile C, Steed R, Carter J. Management of Gynecological Cancers in Older Women. London: Springer; 2013: 349-366.
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