Surgeon

(TX) Dr. Valencia D. Thomas, MD

(TX) Dr. Valencia D. Thomas, MD

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

(Canada) Dr. Douglas McKay, MD

(Canada) Dr. Douglas McKay, MD

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

(NY) Dr. Erica Lee, MD

(NY) Dr. Erica Lee, MD

Dr. Lee is a dermatologist who focuses on caring for people with basal cell carcinomasquamous 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.

(WA) Dr. Bryan B. Voelzke, MD

(WA) Dr. Bryan B. Voelzke, MD

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.

(FL) Dr. Mitchel S. Hoffman, MD

(FL) Dr. Mitchel S. Hoffman, MD

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).

(DC) - Dr. Martin Braun, MD

(DC) - Dr. Martin Braun, MD

Dr. Martin Braun, MD is a dermatologist in Washington, DC. He specializes in dermatology and mohs micrographic surgery. Dr. Braun completed his undergraduate education at Princeton University. He received his medical doctorate at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and completed his internship in internal medicine at the University of Maryland Medical System. He is board certified in dermatology. Dr. Martin A. Braun is a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Washington DC Dermatological Society,and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

(DC) - Dr. Jason D. Engel, MD

(DC) - Dr. Jason D. Engel, MD

Dr. Jason D. Engel is a urologist affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital and George Washington University Hospital, where he is the director of urologic robotic surgery and a clinical associate professor. Dr. Engel is certified in urology by the American Board of Urology. He practices out of Urologic Surgeons of Washington in Washington, D.C. Dr. Engel was the first to successfully perform a robotic prostatectomy in the region and is the founder of the robotic prostatectomy program at George Washington University Hospital.

(MN) - Dr. Jerry D. Brewer, MD, MS

(MN) - Dr. Jerry D. Brewer, MD, MS

I study skin cancer in the setting of lymphoma. My studies have included all the common forms of skin cancer and their behavior in patients with either chronic lymphocytic leukemia or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. 

One of my areas of focus has been melanoma in the setting of immunosuppression. To this end, I have undertaken studies of patients with melanoma who also have had an organ transplant, or who have had lymphoma. 

(TN) - Dr. Alpa M. Nick, MD

(TN) - Dr. Alpa M. Nick, MD

Dr. Nick is a board certified gynecologic oncologist. Dr. Nick received her medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, and completed her gynecologic oncology fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX in 2011. As a gynecologic oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Nick worked collaboratively to expand the developmental therapeutics research program and led a quality improvement project focused on improving outcomes and standardizing care for patients with ovarian cancer. Dr. Nick provides patients who are high risk or have gynecologic cancers novel and up-to-date medical and surgical treatment options including laparoscopic and robotic surgery. 

(OH) - Dr. Janice Rafferty, MD

(OH) - Dr. Janice Rafferty, MD

Janice Rafferty, MD, is a colorectal surgeon at The Christ Hospital and Professor of surgery at the University of Cincinnati, college of Medicine. She brings over 20 years of experience in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of colorectal cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and other digestive diseases. She is currently Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal surgery within the University of Cincinnati, Department of Surgery, and at The Christ Hospital.

(PA) - Dr. Christopher J. Miller, MD

(PA) - Dr. Christopher J. Miller, MD

Dr. Christopher Miller, MD is a board certified dermatologist in Philadelphia, PA. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is an Assistant Professor at Perelman School of Medicine.

(NC) – Dr. Bradley D. Figler, MD, FACS

(NC) – Dr. Bradley D. Figler, MD, FACS

Brad Figler received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed his residency training in Urology at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Following residency, Dr. Figler completed a two-year fellowship in Genitourinary Trauma and Male Reconstruction at University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center with Dr. Hunter Wessells and Dr. Bryan Voelzke. During this time, Dr. Figler also worked at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, where he pursued an interest in health services research. After his fellowship training, Dr. Figler worked at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia as Assistant Professor of Urology and Director of Reconstructive Urology. In 2016, Dr. Figler joined UNC as an Assistant Professor of Urology. Along with Dr. Coward, Dr. Figler serves as fellowship faculty for the UNC Urology Men's Health Fellowship.

(AZ) - Dr. Debora J. Fox-McClary, MD

(AZ) - Dr. Debora J. Fox-McClary, MD

Dr Fox-McClary earned her medical degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency in General Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, followed by a Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery, also at the Mayo Clinic.

Board certified in both specialties of General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dr. Fox-McClary is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. She is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Arizona Medical Association, American Medical Association and the Maricopa County Medical Society.

(NY) - Dr. Mario M. Leitao, Jr., MD, FACOG, FACS

(NY) - Dr. Mario M. Leitao, Jr., MD, FACOG, FACS

I am a board-certified gynecologic oncologist who specializes in surgery for women with ovarian, endometrial, cervical, vulvar, or vaginal cancer.

I have a strong interest in providing minimally invasive surgical options for our patients, including both laparoscopic and robotic-assisted procedures. In 2006, I became one of the first gynecologic oncologists to use the da Vinci® Surgical System to perform robotically-assisted procedures in women with benign and malignant gynecologic conditions. Minimally invasive procedures result in less blood loss than do traditional surgeries, allowing for shorter hospital stays and faster recuperation time for patients. I serve as the Director for the Minimal Access and Robotic Surgery Program in the Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering and have helped to build one of the best and most experienced robotic surgery programs in the world across multiple surgical specialties.

I also perform radical procedures via traditional laparotomy in cases when these more-traditional surgeries may provide better results and longer survival. These include debulking for ovarian cancer and radical procedures for other gynecologic cancers.

(MD) - Dr. Edward James Tanner, III, MD

(MD) - Dr. Edward James Tanner, III, MD

Dr. Edward Tanner is an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics and at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He serves as the director of surgical innovations and the robotic surgery program in the department, leader of the Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service’s Sentinel Lymph Node Program, and associate director of the F.J. Montz Fellowship Program in Gynecologic Oncology.

Additionally, Dr. Tanner is co-leader of the GYN/Urology Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program and the Robotic Surgery Steering Committee. In these roles, he oversees a multidisciplinary program in surgical quality and patient safety at the hospital. Dr. Tanner is recognized for his outstanding surgical skills, compassionate bedside manner and teaching abilities.

Dr. Tanner’s clinical interests include the surgical management of advanced gynecologic cancers, including radical debulking surgery for ovarian cancer, as well as minimally invasive surgery for early-stage female cancers.

(CA) – Dr. Bridgette Duggan, MD

(CA) – Dr. Bridgette Duggan, MD

Biography

My practice is dedicated to the comprehensive care and treatment of women diagnosed with gynecologic cancers, pre-cancerous conditions and complex problems that require the specialized training and experience of a gynecologic oncologist.

It is the mission of our doctors, nurses and other support personnel to provide the best treatments available to all of our patients, while at the same time recognizing that each patient is a partner in their own treatment. We therefore strive to provide the highest level of care in an atmosphere that promotes the open exchange of information between the patient and the caregiver.

Even though the nature of medical care delivery changes daily, we will always work hard to maintain the high standard of patient care that has been a distinguishing feature of our practice since its beginning in 1998.

In practice since: 1992

(MN) - Dr. Jamie N. Bakkum-Gamez, MD

(MN) - Dr. Jamie N. Bakkum-Gamez, MD

The research involvement and interests of Jamie N. Bakkum-Gamez, M.D., include screening and early detection modalities in ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer; prognostic molecular markers in ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer; and quality improvement in postoperative outcomes after ovarian cancer staging surgery.

Dr. Bakkum-Gamez also focuses on prevention of ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer and primary peritoneal cancer, and is investigating minimally invasive surgical management of gynecologic cancers.

Additional research involves pathogenesis and risk factor modification in endometrial cancer.

(MN) – Dr. Christian L. Baum, MD

(MN) – Dr. Christian L. Baum, MD

Christian L. Baum, MD is a practicing Dermatologist (Skin Specialist) in Rochester, MN. Dr. Baum graduated from University of Iowa, Roy J and Lucille A Carver College of Medicine, in 2005. He currently practices at Mayo Clinic Obstetrics & Gynecology and is affiliated with University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.