Dr. Rebecca Stone is an associate professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Her area of clinical expertise is gynecologic cancers, including cervical, uterine, vulvar and ovarian cancer, as well as gestational trophoblastic disease. Dr. Stone is a highly skilled surgeon with expertise in laparoscopic and robotic surgery for gynecologic tumors. She also serves as director of the Gynecology Enhanced Recovery after Surgery initiative, an innovative, multidisciplinary program that improves recovery and healing time after major abdominal surgery, as well as minimizes health care costs for patients.
Dr. Stone received her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Virginia. She earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where she subsequently completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Stone performed a four-year gynecologic oncology fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She also earned a master’s degree in cancer biology from the University of Texas in 2010.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Stone was an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where she was one of five gynecologic oncologists serving the entire state.
Dr. Stone is internationally recognized for her research pertaining to early diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer. She is widely published in the field of gynecologic oncology, with first-author papers in the New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet Oncology, as well as over 40 co-authored manuscripts in peer-reviewed medical journals. She was honored with an award for one of the most influential papers published in the field of obstetrics and gynecology in 2012 and with an Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Grant for “Unplugging Ovarian Cancer from the Power of Platelets.”
Dr. Stone strongly believes in a multidisciplinary team approach to gynecologic cancer care. She seeks to provide women with the most advanced and personalized treatment plans while best preserving quality of life. She enjoys working with community providers so that patients are comforted by receiving care close to home.