Dr. Ruskin believes that cancer happens not only to an individual, but also to her family and friends. As a result, she and her colleagues strive to support patients and their loved ones physically, emotionally, and spiritually as they face the stress of a gynecologic cancer diagnosis.
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. Ruskin’s research interests lie at the intersection of gynecologic oncology and palliative care. Specifically, her interests include improving symptom assessment and management as well as increasing shared decision-making between women with gynecologic malignancies and their physicians.