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Fellowship Director: Frederick R. Ueland M.D.
The Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Kentucky is approved by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and is structured to prepare the fellow for a career in academic Gynecologic Oncology. The fellowship selection process identifies candidates with excellent clinical and teaching skills, a career interest in oncology and demonstrated ability in basic, translational or clinical research. After completing the interview process, these candidates are given the highest priority for acceptance into the program.

The Fellowship Program in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Kentucky is approved by the American Board of OB/GYN as a 3-year program, consisting of 12 months of research (protected) and 24 months of clinical experience. Upon completion of the fellowship, the newly trained Gynecologic Oncologist will have the necessary skills to accept an academic position, evaluate and manage patients with gynecologic malignancies, and participate in collaborative research activities.  He / she should also be able to implement cancer education programs, participate in institutional & national clinical trials, and assume a leadership role in cancer centers.

The Division of Gynecologic Oncology is an integral part of the Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky.  Under the leadership of Dr. Mark Evers, the Markey Cancer Center conducts research in a variety of basic science programs (cellular immunobiology, molecular genetics, physical chemistry, molecular biology, matrix proteins, cancer pharmacology, and nutrition); several clinical research areas (molecular oncology, pediatric oncology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology, surgical oncology, clinical biology and neuro-oncology) and in cancer control and cancer epidemiology. It maintains core research facilities shared by medical center faculty, including  faculty members in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. Since its establishment in 1983, the Markey Cancer Center has experienced a steady increase in numbers of faculty, research programs, funding and space. In FY 2009 the Markey Cancer Center had more than $31M in funding, including over $25M in Federal funding, $10M+ from the National Cancer Institute and $6M+ of non-Federal funding.  The Markey Cancer Center has a total center controlled research space of over a 150,000 net square feet. The center treats more than 2,000 new cancer patients each year and serves as one of the major cancer treatment and referral centers in the region.

The clinical research facility has a computerized tumor registry that contains all gynecologic oncology cases monitored since 1969. Strong support is provided from the Biostatistics Division of the Markey Cancer Center led by Dr. Richard Kryscio.  Click on peer reviewed publications by fellows, (Summary). Click on presentations by the Division at the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 2010 meeting:(13th Biennial Meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society, International Journal of Gynecological Cancer Volume 20, Supplement 2, October 2010 A, B), 14th Biennial Meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society 2011 A, International Journal of Gynecological Cancer (SGO 2010 # 27, 53, 54, 162, 208, 211, 266, 298), (SGO 2011 # 78, 82, 169, 170, 185, 238, 242, 254, 266 ), (SGO 2012 # 44, 47, 148, 223, 247, 248), (SGO 2013 # 98, 146, 205 , 220 ,  266 ,268 , 320 , 393 )(ESGO 2011 # 1209, 377).   

The Division has five gynecologic oncology attending physicians and a very large volume of clinical cases that uniquely promote the development of skills necessary to demonstrate competency in all aspects of management of patients with gynecologic cancer.   Additional critical care education and training in the da Vinci intuitive surgical system is also provided in the Gynecologic Oncology fellowship program. A weekly tumor conference formalizes the gynecologic oncology components in the education of students, residents and fellows.  Representative tumor conference lectures are listed below for examination as .pdf files.  

Adenocarcinoma of the Uterus  
Adnexal Mass
Adnexal Masses and Early Ovarian Cancer
 
Anatomy for the Gynecologic Oncologist  
Ano-rectal Problems
Cancer in Pregnancy  

Cervical Carcinoma  

Colposcopy
  

Endometrial Hyperplasia and Estrogen Therapy   

Fallopian Tube Cancer  

Fluid and Electrolytes  

Genes and Cancer
  
Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasias  

Gynecologic Pathology

HPV and Abnormal PAP Tests  

Preinvasive Disease of the Vagina and Vulva
  
Invasive Cancer of the Vagina and Urethra  
Ovarian Cancer Screening (1)
 
Ovarian Cancer Screening (2) 

Epithelial Ovarian Cancer (Part 1)  
Epithelial Ovarian Cancer (Part 2)  
Epithelial Ovarian Cancer (Part 3)  

Non-epithelial Ovarian Cancer
    
Ovarian Germ Cell Tumors  
Sarcoma of the Uterus  
Upper Abdominal Debulking

Palliative Care

Over the past 5 years, the Division has enjoyed steady growth in faculty number,  research productivity  and patient volume. This expansion has provided an opportunity to structure the fellowship in such a way as to provide a comprehensive educational program which prepares fellows to become outstanding clinician scientists in our specialty.  The fellows' training, service and responsibilities are entirely in gynecologic oncology with no obstetrical call responsibilities.

DOWNLOAD FELLOWSHIP DESCRIPTION .pdf file

DOWNLOAD FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION .pdf file   .doc file

UK Fellows in Gynecologic Oncology

1977        Elvis Donaldson, M.D.  
               (Private Practice, Lexington, KY)
                1780 Nicholasville Rd, Suite 101
                Lexington, KY 405031

1980        Michael Hanson, M.D.  
               (Private Practice, Ft. Thomas, KY)

1985        Holly Gallion, M.D.  
                2516 Jane Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203

1987        Ken Rowley, M.D.  
               (Retired, Santa Fe, NM)
                38 Camino Tortuga Santa Fe, NM 87505

1989        Robert Higgins, M.D. Assoc Dir Gyn Onc,  
                Carolinas Medical Center 
                Department OB/GYN 
                PO Box 32861 Charlotte, NC 28232

1991        Paul DePriest, M.D.  
               
Completed fellowship 6/30/91 
                 (Senior Vice President/ Chief Medical Officer)
                 Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corporation  
                 350 North Humphries Blvd
                 Memphis, TN 38120

1992        Larry Puls, M.D., Associate Professor  
               
Completed fellowship 6/30/92 
                Cancer Centers of the Carolinas 
                900 West Faris Road Cancer Center 
                Greenville, SC 29605

1993        James Hunter, M.D., Director, Gyn Onc Asscs, 
               
Completed fellowship 6/30/93  
                Cancer Centers of the Carolinas 
                900 West Faris Road Cancer Center 
                Greenville, SC 29605Greenville, SC)

1994        Stephen Andrews, M.D.
               
Completed fellowship 6/30/94  
                161 North Forge Street, Suite 298 
                Akron, OH 44304               

1995        Stephen Buckley, M.D., Dir. 
               
Completed fellowship 6/30/95
                915 W Monroe Street, Suite 300 
                Jacksonville, FL 32204

1996        Cheryl Bailey, M.D.
               
Completed fellowship 6/30/96
                Minnesota Oncology, P.A.
                800 E. 28th Street, Piper Bldg., Ste. 40
5
                Minneapolis, MN  55407-3799

               (Clin. Asst. Professor, Univ of Minnesota)

1997        Fred Ueland, M.D.  
                Completed fellowship 6/30/98
                Associate Professor
                Division of Gynecologic Oncology
                333 Whitney-Hendrickson Bldg.
                University of Kentucky Medical Center
                800 Rose Street

                Lexington, KY   40536

1999        William Richards, M.D.  
              
Completed fellowship 6/30/99
                Director, Gynecologic Oncology
                University of Cincinnati Medical School 
                231 Albert Sabin Way Room 5361, 
                MSB ML 0526 Cincinnati, OH 45267
                

2000        Mark Reedy, M.D.  
               
Completed fellowship 6/30/2000
                Abilene Physicians Group Gynecologic Oncology 
                6250 Regional Plaza, Suite 1050 
                Abilene, TX 79606 

2002        James Wilder, M.D.  
               
Completed fellowship 6/30/02
                South Texas Gynecologic Oncology
                540 Madison Oak Dirve. Ste. 570

                San Antonio, TX   78258

2002        Jeanne Schilder, M.D.  
               
Completed fellowship 6/30/02
                Assistant Professor
                Indiana University Medical Center
                535 Barnhill Drive, Room 436

                Indianapolis, IN   46202

2003        Scott Rushing, M.D.  
               
Completed fellowship 6/30/03
                 Northwest Cancer Specialists 
                 210 SE 136th Avenue 
                 Vancouver, WA 98684

2004        Nick Chobanian, M.D. 
              
Completed fellowship 6/30/04
                 St. John's Mercy Medical Center 
                 Gynecologic Oncology 
                 607 S. New Ballas Road, Suite 2350 
                 St. Louis, MO 63101
 

2005        Chris DeSimone, M.D.  
               
Completed fellowship 6/30/05
                Assistant Professor
                Division of Gynecologic Oncology
                371 Whitney-Hendrickson Bldg.
                University of Kentucky Medical Center
                800 Rose Street

                Lexington, KY   40536

2006        Charles Dietrich III, M.D.
                Completed fellowship 6/30/06  
                Tripler Army Medical Center 
                Dept. of OB/GYN, 1 Jarrett White Road 
                Tripler AMC, HI 96859

2007        Amy Cooper, M.D.
               
Completed fellowship 6/30/07
                St. Luke's Boise Medical Center 
                100 East Idaho Street 
                Boise, ID 83712
                

2008         J. Matt McDonald, M.D.
                
Completed fellowship 6/30/08
                 Presbyterian Gynecologic Oncology
                 200 Hawthorne Ln
                 Charlotte, NC 28204            

2009         Brook Saunders, M.D.
                
Completed fellowship 6/30/09
                 Knoxville Gynecologic Cancer Specialists PC 
                 101 Blount Avenue, Suite 400 
                 Knoxville, TN 37920ill 

2010         Rachel Ware, M.D.
                
Completed fellowship 6/30/10
                 Assistant Professor
                 331A Whitney-Hendrickson Bldg.
                 University of Kentucky Medical Center
                 800 Rose Street

                 Lexington, KY   40536

2011         Scott Goodrich, M.D.
                
Completed fellowship 6/30/11
                 Madigan Health Care Systems
                 9040A Fitzsimmons Blvd
                
Tacoma, WA 98431
                 

2012         Iwona Podzielinski, M.D.
                
(Private Practice, Ft. Wayne, Indiana)
                 Completed fellowship 6/30/12
                
Women's Health Advantage 
                 2518 E. Dupont Road
                 Fort Wayne, IN 46825

2013         Jeff Elder , M.D.
                
(Private Practice Greenville, SC)
                 Completed fellowship 6/30/13
                 331A Whitney-Hendrickson Bldg.
                 University of Kentucky Medical Center
                 800 Rose Street

                 Lexington, KY   40536

2014         John T Hoff , M.D.
                 Private Practice
                 St. Louis, Mo

2015         Lauren Baldwin , M.D.
                
(Third Year Fellow in Gynecologic Onc)
                 Will complete fellowship 6/30/15
                 331A Whitney-Hendrickson Bldg.
                 University of Kentucky Medical Center
                 800 Rose Street

                 Lexington, KY   40536

2016         Jason Lefringhouse , M.D.
                
(Second Year Fellow in Gynecologic Onc)
                 Will complete fellowship 6/30/15
                 331A Whitney-Hendrickson Bldg.
                 University of Kentucky Medical Center
                 800 Rose Street

                 Lexington, KY   40536

2017         Robert Ore , M.D.
                
(First Year Fellow in Gynecologic Onc)
                 Will complete fellowship 6/30/15
                 331A Whitney-Hendrickson Bldg.
                 University of Kentucky Medical Center
                 800 Rose Street

                 Lexington, KY   40536

 

 

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