The Division of Gynecologic Oncology is one of the top-ranked programs in the country. We focus on integrated, patient-centered care to maximize quality of life and opportunity for cure.
We have a team of nationally recognized faculty, well-funded researchers, a top-ranked gynecologic oncology fellowship and a program that is housed within an NCCN designated cancer center that allows multidisciplinary care and access to a large number of clinical trials.
- To provide high-quality patient-centered care
- To provide excellent education for UW Medicine and the WWAMI region in gynecologic cancer
- To be national leaders in research for prevention and treatment of gynecologic malignancies
What we do
We treat a wide range of cancers and pre-invasive disease in a woman's reproductive system, including uterine, vaginal, ovarian, cervical and vulvar cancers and gestational trophoblastic disease.
By the numbers
- Each year over 1,000 new gynecologic cancer patients are seen at UWMC
- About 70% go on to receive treatment at the institution and 30% are seen only for consultation
- The service performs over 700 major surgical cases each year and administers more than 1,800 cycles of chemotherapy
Team of experts
Many of our patients come to us with complex gynecologic cancers requiring coordination by multiple healthcare professionals.
Our team includes experts from gynecologic and surgical oncology, social work, nursing, nutrition, physical therapy, radiation oncology, chemotherapy, palliative medicine, and psychiatry and pain medicine, all working together to provide the best possible care for our patients.
Our faculty in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology are:
- Heidi J. Gray, MD
- Jennifer K. Burzawa, MD
- Kemi M. Doll, MD, MSCR
- Nicole McAllister, ARNP, MN, CNOR
- Barbara A. Goff, MD
- John B. Liao, MD, PhD
- Renee M. Lorbeski, PA-C
- Barbara S. Norquist, MD
- Erin E. Panek, MSN, ARNP
- Kathryn P. Pennington, MD
- Barbara J. Silko, ARNP, PhD
- Elise J. Simons, MD, FACOG
- Emily K. Smith, MSN, ARNP
- Elizabeth M. Swisher, MD
- Renata R. Urban, MD
Treatment options depend upon many factors, but can include:
- Complex pelvic and abdominal surgery
- Robotically assisted laparoscopic surgery
- Molecular targeted therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Hormonal therapy
- Vaccines and the use of novel biologic agents
We specialize in fertility-sparing surgery and provide oncofertility options for our patients. In addition, we provide a breast and ovarian cancer prevention program for families at increased risk.
Where we are
- University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) is our primary site of care. We offer outpatient cancer care at both the UWMC-Montlake and UWMC-Northwest campuses. All of our inpatient activity, surgery and infusion of chemotherapy is done at the main UWMC campus.
- At Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), our services include radiation oncology and infusion-related visits, the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention Clinic, clinical trials, and gynecologic oncology survivorship and wellness visits.
- We also operate a Hematology & Oncology Clinic at Valley Medical Center in Renton.