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Kara Long Roche, MD

Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

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  • Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

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  • Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service


Cervical Cancer, Cytoreductive Surgery, Fertility Sparing Surgery, Gynecologic Cancers, Gynecologic Oncology, Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ovarian Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Uterine Cancer, Vulvar Cancer


Dr. Long Roche is a gynecologic oncologist, specializing in ovarian, uterine, cervical and vulvar cancers. She specializes in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, fertility sparing treatments, as well as cytoreductive surgery for advanced and recurrent ovarian cancer. Upon completion of her fellowship in gynecologic cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, she was honored by the Department of Surgery with an award for her superior clinical and operative skills.

Dr. Long Roche believes strongly in providing her patients with a patient centered, individualized approach and the importance of exploring dynamic treatments for patients with advanced cancers. With a background in epidemiology, Dr. Long Roche’s clinical research interests include caring for patients with hereditary breast and gynecologic cancers. She is also interested in improving outcomes in the treatment of patients with advanced ovarian cancers.


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2005 – present   American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

2009 – present   Society of Gynecologic Oncology

2011 – 2012       Society of Gynecologic Oncology, Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Co-chair: Resident, Fellow, Candidate Session

2013 – present    American Society of Clinical Oncologists

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  • Education +


    • Weill Cornell Medical College (New York NY ) (2013)
    • University of North Carolina School of Medicine (Chapel Hill NC ) (2005)


    • New York University Medical Center / Obstetrics and Gynecology (New York NY ) (2009)


    • Memorial Sloan - Kettering Cancer Center / Oncology (New York NY ) (2013)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Postoperative outcomes among patients undergoing thoracostomy tube placement at time of diaphragm peritonectomy or resection during primary cytoreductive surgery for ovarian cancer. Sandadi S, Long K, Andikyan V, Vernon J, Zivanovic O, Eisenhauer EL, Levine DA, Sonoda Y, Barakat RR, Chi DS. Gynecologic Oncology. 2014 Feb;132(2):299-302.

    Prophylactic salpingectomy in premenopausal women at low risk for ovarian cancer: risk-reducing or risky? Tanner EJ, Long KC, Visvanathan K, Fader AN. Fertility and Sterility. 2013 Dec; 100(6):1530-1.

    Long KC, Tanner EJ, Frey M, Leitao MM Jr, Levine DA, Gardner GJ, Sonoda Y, Abu-Rustum NR, Barakat RR, Chi DS. Intraoperative hypothermia during primary surgical cytoreduction for
    advanced ovarian cancer: Risk factors and associations with postoperative morbidity. Gynecologic Oncology. 2013. Sept 7. (PMID: 24016410).

    Long KC, Kauff ND. Screening for Familial Ovarian Cancer: A Ray of Hope and a Light to Steer by. Editorial. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2012. Dec 3. Vol 30. (PMID: 23213103).  

    Tanner EJ, Long KC, Feffer JB, Leitao, Jr MM, Abu-Rustum NR, Barakat RR, Chi DS. Parenchymal Splenic Metastasis is an Independent Negative Predictor of Overall Survival in Advanced Ovarian, Fallopian Tube and Primary Peritoneal Cancer. Gynecologic Oncology. 2012 Sept 25. (PMID: 23017819)


    Book Chapters:

    Kara C. Long, Dennis S. Chi. Ovarian Cancer: Surgical Considerations. In Management of Gynecologic Cancers in Older Women. Springer–Verlag. 2012. In press.

    Kara C. Long, Dennis S. Chi. Surgical Management of Ovarian Cancer. In Clinical Decision Support. Gynecology/Gynecologic Oncology. Decision Support in Medicine, LLC. 2012. In press.

    Kara C. Long, Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum. Clinical Approach to Diagnosis and Management of Cancer of the Cervix and Vulva. In Surgical Pathology Clinics. Current Concepts in Gynecologic Pathology: Epithelial Tumors of the Gynecologic Tract. Volume 4, Number 1. W.B. Saunders Company. March 2011.





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  • Activities & Honors +


    2013 The Michael E. Burt MD, PhD Memorial Award, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Given on an annual basis to a graduating fellow in recognition of superior clinical and operative skills and commitment to education

    2009 Chief Resident Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Ob/Gyn, New York University Medical Center

    2009 Achievement in Laparoscopic Surgery Award, Department of Ob/Gyn, New York University Medical Center

    2005 Eugene S. Mayer Honor Society, University of North Carolina School of Medicine



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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410 955 8240
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    Johns Hopkins Medicine - White Marsh
    4924 Campbell Boulevard
    Nottingham, MD 21236
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-0400
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