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Program Strengths

  • Skilled and mature academic gynecologic cancer surgeons who have a proven commitment to excellence in patient care, academic pursuits, and education.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 and protected academic time for fellows each Friday from 0900-1200.

An opportunity to 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
  • Cancer immunology and vaccine development

Unique resources available at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical Institutions:

  • Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Johns Hopkins Program in International Education in Gyn/Ob (JHPIEGO)
  • Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School
  • Proximity to the NCI
  • Sheikh Zayed Critical Care Tower at Johns Hopkins Hospital has 355 private rooms, state of the art imaging, surgical technology and operating rooms and a beautiful new labor suite. The Zayed Tower offers the opportunity for enhanced educational opportunities for gynecologic oncology fellows and a modern healing environment for patients.
  • The operating rooms are equipped with state of the art laparoscopic equipment, surgical beds and eight da Vinci surgical robotic platforms.
  • NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with all of the anticipated shared core-facilities, which is part of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
  • Total integration of the Training Program into the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical Institutions (JHMI)-Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) Gynecology and Obstetrics universe. 
  • Minimal distance (9.5 miles) and travel time (20 minutes during peak traffic volume) between facilities
  • A relatively inexpensive community in which to live.
  • The cultural and geographic advantages of the Greater Baltimore-Washington area.
  • The high quality of JHMI residents.