The F. J. Montz Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program

The Johns Hopkins F.J. Montz Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology is a three-year program with one to two fellowship positions available each year. Our goal is to train world-class abdominal-pelvic surgeons, clinicians who are well-versed in medical oncology, palliative care and oncofertility for women with gynecologic malignancies, and the future academic leaders of our field.

Inside the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program

James Stuart Ferriss, director of the F.J. Montz Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology, describes our fellowship, a three-year program with one to two fellowship positions per year. As one of the strongest #GynecologicOncology programs in the country, we offer our fellows the opportunity to become well-versed in the spectrum of gynecologic oncology care by working in the lab, at the bedside and within the operating room.

Program Highlights

Surgical Breadth

Skilled and mature academic gynecologic cancer surgeons who have a proven commitment to excellence in patient care, academic pursuits, and education.

Multidisciplinary Collaboration

The full breadth and depth of expertise of the non-gynecologic oncologist faculty. These include medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, hepatobiliary surgeons, and gynecologic pathologists who are all experts within their respective fields.

Unique Research Opportunities

Faculty members who are full-time NCI scientist/investigators who bring not only a unique vision, but also access and exposure to resources to which fellows are rarely exposed.

Exposure to a Variety of Care Needs

Patient volume and mix, both of disease processes and socio-cultural demographics, such that the Fellow is fully exposed to all diseases that a Gynecologic Oncologist must be expert at managing.

Dedicated Academic Time

Dedicated and protected academic time for fellows each Friday from 0900-1200.

Discover More

Spend "discovery" block time in one of numerous disciplines: public health, cancer control and prevention access to care, outcomes research, international women's cancer care (focus on developing countries), health care financing, basic and translational laboratory sciences, growth factor and bio-marker expression and oncogenesis and cancer immunology and vaccine development.

Current Fellows

Alison Goulder, M.D.

Third Year Fellow

Alison Goulder, M.D.

Benjamin Matthews, M.D.

Third Year Fellow

Benjamin Matthews, M.D.

Tullia Rushton, M.D.

Second Year Fellow

Tullia Rushton, M.D.

Dana Lewis, D.O.

First Year Fellow

Dana Lewis

Emily MacArthur, M.D.

First Year Fellow

Emily MacArthur


Fellowship Photobook

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Application Process


Completion or anticipated completion of a ACGME accredited Gynecology and Obstetrics residency.

The FJ Montz Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology is committed to cultivating and sustaining an environment that fosters the development of physician leaders who are committed to eliminating the nation’s health inequities through patient care, education, advocacy, and research. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of our education program, the Department of Gynecology and Obstetricsand the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine are encouraged to apply! According to the AAMC, “Underrepresented in medicine means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.

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How to Apply

 If you wish to apply to our fellowship program, please apply through ERAS at: Please include the following letters of recommendation with your application:

  • Residency Program Director
  • Director of Gynecologic Oncology
  • Gynecologic Oncologist (or other surgeon) that you have worked with
  • A fourth letter of recommendation from an individual of your choice or the evaluation letter from an external Gynecologic Oncology rotation (ex. MSKCC, MD Anderson, Etc.)

Please note the letters must be submitted via ERAS (to be included with your application). The Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) offers a standardized letter of evaluation form. You may use this form for one of your letters. Note: you only need to submit one standardized letter. 

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact us:

Phone: 410-955-8496

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Deadlines for 2024

The application deadline will be Monday, April 1, 2024.

We will send invitations to select applicants for interviews on Friday, April 26, 2024. We will only offer one invitation for each interview slot we have; thus, we will maintain a waiting list of highly qualified applicants. In accordance with updated NRMP guidelines, candidates will have 48 hours to respond to an interview request before we make an offer to another qualified candidate.

All interviews will be conducted via live video link. There will be no in-person events planned in Baltimore. Additional information will be shared as we get closer to our interview day.

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Curriculum Details

Our fellowship is in excellent standing, with continuing accreditation received by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Fellowship Administration and Faculty

The Program Director, Dr. James Stuart Ferriss and Associate Program Director, Dr. Kimberly L. Levinson are responsible for the continuous supervision of all fellows with support from Sarah Meyers, Fellowship Program Coordinator for Oncology and Maternal Fetal-Medicine. Throughout the three years of the fellowship, the fellows meet with the program director on a regular basis. Additionally, fellows will be supervised by some of the following individuals when they are either on a specific rotation or participating in protected discovery time.

Program Leadership 

  • James Stuart Ferriss, M.D.

    • Director, F.J. Montz Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program
    • Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

    Expertise: Cervical Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Gynecologic Cancers, Gynecologic Oncology, High Risk Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

  • Kimberly Lynn Levinson, M.D., M.P.H.

    • Director of Gynecologic Oncology, Greater Baltimore Medical Center
    • Associate Program Director, Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship
    • Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Sarah Meyers

Fellowship Program Coordinator for Oncology and MFM
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-955-8496

Ashley Shaffer

Breast and Ovarian Cancer Surveillance, Clinical Trials and Chemotherapy

Deborah K Armstrong, M.D.

  • Director, Breast and Ovarian Surveillance Service
  • Professor of Oncology

Expertise: Breast Cancer, Cancer Genetics, Cancer Risk, Cervical Cancer, Gynecologic Cancers

Gynecologic Oncology, Clinical Trials and Chemotherapy

Stephanie Louise Gaillard, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Director of Gynecologic Cancer Trials
  • Co-Director of Development Therapeutics/Phase I Clinical Trials Program
  • Associate Professor of Oncology
  • Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Expertise: Cervical Cancer, Chemotherapy, Endometrial Cancer, Immunotherapy, Ovarian Cancer

Gynecologic Pathology

Russell Stephen Vang, M.D.

  • Director, Division of Gynecologic Pathology In-house Service
  • Co-Director, Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship Training Program
  • Co-Director, Gynecologic Pathology Consultation Service
  • Professor of Pathology
  • Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Expertise: Gynecologic/Obstetric Pathology

Intensive Care Unit

Pamela Ann Lipsett, M.D.

  • Program Director, Surgical Critical Care
  • Program Director, General Surgery
  • Co-Director Surgical Intensive Care Units
  • Professor of Surgery
  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Expertise: Critical Care, Surgical Critical Care

GBMC Radiation Oncology

Geoffrey Neuner, M.D.

Ashley Shaffer

Johns Hopkins Radiation Oncology

Akila Viswanathan, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.

  • Director, Johns Hopkins Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
  • Director of Johns Hopkins Gynecological Radiation Oncology
  • Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
  • Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Professor of Oncology

Expertise: Brachytherapy, Gynecologic Cancers, Gynecologic Oncology, Radiation Oncology

Palliative Care

Thomas J Smith, M.D.

  • The Harry J. Duffey Family Professor of Palliative Medicine
  • Director of Palliative Medicine
  • Professor of Oncology
  • Joint Appointment in Medicine

Expertise: Hospice and Palliative Care, Medical Oncology, Pain Management, Palliative Care