Our team of world-renowned surgeons, medical oncologists, researchers and cancer experts deliver personalized and comprehensive gynecologic cancer care that supports our patients on the journey to wellness and survivorship. We are recognized for our mastery of the most innovative treatments and surgical approaches and our contributions to advancing cancer care and treatment.
Ashley Kulp was diagnosed with a rare and very aggressive cervical cancer at the age of 29 when she was 29 weeks pregnant with her first child. Experts at Johns Hopkins Hospital were able to save her life and the life of her unborn son by performing a C-section at 30 weeks gestation and a radical hysterectomy and debulking procedure.
Why Choose Johns Hopkins
Learn what makes our center unique and why you should trust us with your cancer care.
Our gynecologic oncologists are skilled surgeons who take a proactive approach to cancer treatment. We use the most advanced surgical approaches, including minimally invasive surgery.
Our gynecologic oncologists work alongside specialists across the Johns Hopkins network to offer our patients the most comprehensive and evidenced-based care.
The Whole Patient
Our philosophy is to treat the whole patient, not just a person's cancer. Learn about our compassionate support services, including the Susan L. Burgert, M.D. Gynecologic Oncology Survivorship Program.
Specialization in Rare Cancers
The Center for Rare Gynecologic Cancers is a specialized program that offers patients innovative and targeted therapies for the treatment of uncommon malignancies.
Research & Clinical Trials
Our experts are the leading experts in gynecologic cancer research and have pioneered the development of new therapies, medications and vaccines, including the HPV vaccine, to prevent and treat cancers.
Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Ashley's Story
Ashley Kulp, was diagnosed with a tumor on her cervix when she was 29 weeks’ pregnant with her first child. She elected for early delivery and radical hysterectomy. After she received steroids to speed fetal lung maturity, her baby boy, Kayden, was delivered without complications and Amanda Nickles Fader, M.D., performed a radical hysterectomy and surgical debulking procedure that removed her tumors.
Molar Pregnancy and Choriocarcinoma Maggie's Story
Molar pregnancy, a rare pregnancy complication, led to uterine cancer and threatened Maggie’s health and her chance of having a second baby. Effective treatment and caring experts made all the difference.
Ovarian Cancer Tara's Story
Tara Mulder is a talented artist and former art teacher who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. At Johns Hopkins she underwent extensive surgery and intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy. With patience and self-care, Tara regained her health and resumed her life.
Our HistoryWho is Kelly?
The Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service is named for Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly, one of the founding physicians of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the first professor in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Many credit Dr. Kelly with establishing gynecology as a medical specialty. Today, our expert gynecologic oncologists carry on Dr. Kelly's legacy with a commitment to surgical excellence, innovation and patient-focused care.