Ovarian cancer genesis; High-grade serous carcinomas; Neoplasms in the female genital tract; Morphologic and genetic alterations of early events in carcinogenesis
Dr. Robert Kurman is a professor of gynecology and obstetrics, oncology and pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include gynecologic pathology, and he is an expert at diagnosing borderline ovarian tumors. Dr. Kurman serves as the director of the Division of Gynecologic Pathology.
Dr. Kurman received his M.D. from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed a residency in pathology from Brigham and Women''s Hospital, a residency in obstetrics and gynecology from Boston City Hospital, and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. He performed a fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.
He was recently awarded a multimillion-dollar Ovarian Cancer Research Program Consortium Award from the Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program to study where high-grade serous carcinomas originate. He and his team are trying to prove that most ovarian cancer originates in the fallopian tubes.