I am a board certified gynecologic oncologist specialized in the comprehensive treatment of ovarian, endometrial/uterine, cervical, vaginal, vulva and other rare gynecologic cancers. I perform radical tumor reductive surgery and minimally invasive surgical procedures such as laparoscopy and robotics, and also give chemotherapy. I serve as an associate professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at The Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital, and as the vice chair of the Cancer Institutional Review Board at The James. I was rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction in 2017, and was listed on Best Doctors in America® List in 2017 (approximately 5% of physicians practicing in the U.S. are selected to each Best Doctors list).
My recent research focuses on novel treatments for gynecologic cancers, predictors/biomarkers of cancer outcomes and sentinel lymph nodes in endometrial cancer. My research has been published in Gynecologic Oncology, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer, the Journal of Surgical Oncology and many others with now over 75 publications. Before coming to train and work at The James, I completed medical school at the University of Groningen in Groningen, Netherlands.
What I love about working at the OSUCCC – James is working within a highly experienced, multidisciplinary team to provide our patients with tailored, individualized treatment plans. At The James, we have many standard of care options for treatment as well as a large variety of clinical trials, and resources to make sure our patients have the best experience and best results as possible.