As a gynecologic oncologist, Dr. Rachel Ruskin provides specialized care for women with ovarian, uterine, cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancer. She personalizes each patient’s treatment plan through a variety of surgical approaches, chemotherapy regimens, and targeted agents. Utilizing her training in palliative medicine, she seeks to optimize quality of life for her patients during and after their cancer treatment and to ensure that the plan of care is in line with each woman’s values and goals.
Dr. Joseph Ivy is dedicated to providing compassionate, effective care for female cancer patients and their families. He passionately believes that cancer care should focus on providing the best possible quality of life and chance of recovery for his patients. To this end, he employs some of the most advanced surgical techniques currently available. The use of minimally invasive techniques whenever possible in his surgical practice means that his patients recover more quickly and experience less pain and discomfort than patients who undergo traditional open surgery. Dr. Ivy also utilizes the da Vinci® Surgical System, a form of advanced robotic technology, for more precise and safer procedures. His office partners with local providers for counseling, medical services and other needs of cancer patients and their families.
Dr. Janiel Cragun is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arizona. She is fellowship-trained in the specialty of gynecology oncology. Dr. Cragun specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers such as endometrial and ovarian cancers as well as rare reproductive cancers, abnormal pap smears, high-risk cancer screening and fertility preservation. She offers surgical interventions to include both radical and minimally invasive procedures. She also offers chemotherapeutic and palliative interventions.
Dr. Thuzar Shin is a Dermatologist, Mohs Surgeon, and Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Shin treats patients at Penn Dermatology Perelman in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Shin has memberships in the following organizations:
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
American Academy of Dermatology
American College of Mohs Surgery
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Association of Professors of Dermatology
lInternational Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative
Rare Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Guidelines Workgroup
Women's Dermatologic Society
Gynecologist-obstetrician, Dr. Patrice Mathevet is an expert in gynecological cancers and more particularly in the surgical treatment of pelvic cancers. He was appointed full professor of UNIL and chief physician of the Department of Gynecology of CHUV from 1 October 2013.
Born in 1960, Dr. Mathevet completed his degree in medicine and biology at the University Claude Bernard Lyon. He obtained his qualification as a specialist in gynecology-obstetrics (1990), which he completed with a certificate of methods in research clinical and epidemiological (1991) and a Master of Human Biology (1991). A stay at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston (USA) as Visiting Professor Assistant (1992-1993) allowed him to work on carcinogenesis in relation to human papillomaviruses. Back in Lyon, he went on to a diploma of advanced studies (DEA) in differentiation, genetics and immunology (1994) and a doctorate of science (2002), while practicing as a hospital practitioner in the Department of Prof. Dargent at the Edouard Herriot Hospital in Lyon.
Dr. Wilson is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Wilson was the first woman to join the Urologic faculty at the University. She is subspecialty trained in Oncology and is further subspecialty trained in robotic surgery. Dr. Wilson's interests include bladder, kidney, prostate, testicular, and penile cancer. Dr. Wilson is on the faculty and is involved in teaching the family practice community, medical students, residents, and is the director of the Urologic Oncology fellowship. She is also actively involved in clinical and basic science research to improve outcomes in patients diagnosed with genitourinary malignancy.
Tyler Ford, MD, is a gynecologic oncologist in Richmond, VA. Dr. Ford received his undergraduate degree in behavioral science and health before going on to complete his master’s degree in public health from the University of Utah. He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY. Dr. Ford’s specialties include minimally-invasive surgical techniques treating specific gynecologic cancers, as well as clinical research.
Silvina Pugliese, M.D., is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Attending Physician at the Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center and Stanford Cancer Institute. She attended medical school at Boston University and completed her residency at Loma Linda, serving as Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Pugliese practices Supportive Dermato-Oncology (SDO) at the Stanford main campus and also launched the South Bay Cancer Center's SDO Clinic in 2015. She is interested in the management of cutaneous complications associated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, organ transplantation, and their impact on patient quality of life.
Sumaira Z. Aasi, M.D., is a Professor of Dermatology and Director of Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Aasi completed a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology at Yale University where she was on faculty and served as Associate Chief. Dr. Aasi helped train fellows in Mohs and Micrographic Surgery for over ten years. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Mohs Surgery. Her clinical interests include management of high risk nonmelanoma skin cancers, Mohs histopathology, and reconstructive surgery.
From 1983 to 1997, Olbricht worked as a staff dermatologist at what was then Beth Israel Hospital. She then served as Chair of the Dermatology Department at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center from 1998 to 2017. Olbricht’s clinical interests include Mohs micrographic surgery for the removal of difficult skin cancers. Her clinical practice primarily focuses on treating patients with skin cancer and associated syndromes requiring surgical treatment, with a focus on complications and management of precursor lesions. Olbricht served as President of the American Academy of Dermatology in 2018.
Assistant Professor, Section of Mohs and dermasuregery, Department of Dermatology, Division of Internal Medicine, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Education /. Training
2000 — University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA, MD, Dermatology
2008-2009 — Clinical Fellowship, Dermatophathology, University of Texas at Houston, Houston, TX
2005-2006 — Clinical Fellowship, Surgical Dermatology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, TX
University Position: Assistant Professor
Current Appointments: Attending Staff, Kingston Health Sciences Centre
Areas of Clinical Interest: Cleft Lip and Palate, Oncological Reconstruction, Plastic Surgery
Areas of Research Interest: Melanoma, Healthcare Economics
Fellowship: 2008-09 — Cleft and Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne Australia
Dr. Lee is a dermatologist who focuses on caring for people with basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, early-stage melanoma, and rare types of skin cancers. I have special training in Mohs surgery, laser surgery, and other dermatologic procedures used to remove skin cancer. Dr. Lee provides care at MSK’s 60th Street Outpatient Center. Dr. Lee chose the field of dermatologic and Mohs surgery because it allows her to build long-term relationships with the people she cares for.
Bryan Voelzke, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.S., is a board certified urologist at Spokane Urology. Dr. Voelzke prior academic practice was solely devoted to reconstructive urology at the University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. While there, he cultivated a broad network of physician referrals across the Pacific Northwest to provide surgical and medical care for patients with complex urologic reconstructive issues. Providing patient-centered care is important to Dr. Voelzke. He has received a number of awards from patients in recognition of his attention to patient care.
My mission is to provide the highest standards of care in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers by incorporating the latest surgical approaches and practicing evidence based medicine. My practice promotes compassionate care with a focus on empowering women to be active participants in decision making regarding their health care, which ultimately allows them to make appropriate treatment choices.
I am a board-certified dermatologist with advanced training and expertise in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer, particularly melanoma. To most effectively manage my patients at high risk for skin cancer, I use total body photography, dermoscopy, sequential digital dermoscopic imaging, and confocal laser microscopy. These imaging techniques allow me to noninvasively diagnose skin cancers as early as possible, while also minimizing the unnecessary removal of benign skin lesions. I work closely with a multidisciplinary team of dermatologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, physician assistants, nurses, and patient advocates to deliver the best possible care for my patients and their families. I am deeply committed to compassionate patient communication and to fostering an environment where patients can make informed healthcare decisions.
University of Tennessee College of Medicine, MD
University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, Internship & Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, Fellowship, Gynecologic Oncology
Areas of Expertise
Dr. Hoffman is a world-renowned expert in the surgical management of gynecologic cancers and other complex gynecologic disorders. He has over 30 years of surgical experience, has published extensively on all aspects of female cancer surgery, and has lectured around the world on these subjects. Dr. Hoffman’s expertise includes laparoscopic, robotic, open (traditional) and vaginal surgery. After completing his gynecologic oncology fellowship at The University of South Florida, Dr. Hoffman stayed as a full-time faculty member until October of 2015. He is the author of one textbook, over 250 articles in scientific journals and 24 textbook chapters. He is an examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Hoffman was voted by physician peers as one of the top gynecologic oncologists (Tampa Magazine, 2017).