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  • Jonathan S. Berek, MD, MMSc

    Jonathan S. Berek, MD, MMSc

    Laurie Kraus Lacob Professor

    BioLaurie Kraus Lacob Professor
    Stanford University School of Medicine

    Director, Stanford Women’s Cancer Center
    Senior Advisor, Stanford Cancer Institute

    Executive Director, Stanford Health Communication Initiative
    Director, MedArts Films
    Stanford Center for Health Education
    Stanford University

  • John K. Chan

    John K. Chan

    Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

    BioAs a board-certified gynecologic oncologist caring for cancer patients undergoing surgery, chemotherapy, and biologic treatment over the last 20 years, I have a deep understanding of the pathophysiology of ovarian, uterine, cervical, and vulvovaginal cancers. I trained at MD Anderson Cancer Center under the Felix Rutledge oncology fellowship and at University of California, Los Angeles and Irvine for Medical School and Gynecologic Oncology fellowship.

    My translational science research on cancer immunotherapy was supported under a National Institute of Health Career Development Award. With respect to population science, I studied ovarian cancer prevention and outcomes under a National Cancer Institute grant. As a clinical researcher, I served as the principal investigator for numerous phase II and III clinical trials and received multiple grants and awards, including those from the National Cancer Institute, the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, and the Gynecologic Oncology Group / NRG.

    Over the years, my research studies have published nearly 200 peer-reviewed journals in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Lancet Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology and Clinical Cancer Research and numerous textbook chapters. Clinically, I have been elected as the Best doctor in America and Best Doctors as recognized by the U.S. News and World Report.

  • Stephanie Chow

    Stephanie Chow

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

    BioDr. Chow is a fellowship-trained gynecologic oncologist. She is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology.

    She treats the full spectrum of gynecologic cancers, including cervical, endometrial, ovarian, vaginal, and vulvar. She emphasizes minimally invasive treatment and performs laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

    Dr. Chow works closely with radiation oncology, genetics, and other oncologic specialists in a multidisciplinary setting to provide high quality, evidence-based, and individualized care. Dr. Chow is a strong advocate for patient education and strives to deliver compassionate care to patients and their families.

    Dr. Chow has conducted extensive clinical research. Her work has focused on the role of the sentinel lymph node biopsy technique for gynecologic cancer, therapeutic vaccines for ovarian cancer, the impact of race on the development of uterine cancer, and other topics. She has published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Gynecologic Oncology, Scientific Reports, and other peer-reviewed journals.

    Dr. Chow has also won numerous honors and awards for her scholarship and research achievements. In fellowship, she earned the AACR Doreen J. Putrah Cancer Research Foundation Scholar-In-Training Award. She was also awarded the AAGL Recognition of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology.

    Dr. Chow is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO), American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

  • Georgios E. Hilaris

    Georgios E. Hilaris

    Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

    BioGeorgios "George" Hilaris MD is a Gynecologic Oncology and Minimally-invasive Gynecologic Surgery Specialist.

    He received his residency training at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, in Los Angeles California and RUSH University Medical Center of RUSH Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his fellowship training at Stanford University in Palo Alto California.

    In his home country Greece, he is considered an innovator in Gynecologic Oncology and Laparoscopic/Robotic Gynecologic Surgery.

    Some of his pioneering work include the first in Greece laparoscopic radical hysterectomy with systematic pelvic and paraaortic lymph node dissection in 2004 as well as first Robotic-assisted surgical staging for endometrial cancer in 2009.

    In 2018 he also led the team that described the first in Greece, Robotic-assisted interval cytoreduction for advanced stage ovarian cancer.
    He has also published the first series of Laparoscopic staging of early stage cervical and endometrial cancers in Greece in 2008.

    He is Adjunct Faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine, since 2007.

    Since February 2018, he serves as the Director and Head of the 2nd Department of Gynecologic Oncology in Hygeia Hospital, the largest private medical center, in Athens Greece

  • Amer Karam

    Amer Karam

    Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

    BioDr. Amer Karam is a board-certified, fellowship-trained gynecologic surgeon and clinical professor in the Stanford Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Gynecology Oncology. He specializes in gynecologic oncology, hospice and palliative care, hereditary gynecologic cancers, laparoscopic and robotic gynecologic surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology.

    Dr. Karam attended medical school at the American University in Beirut. He completed his internship and residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, before completing a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of California Los Angeles and a fellowship in breast surgery at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Karam has a vested interest in minimally invasive and robotic surgery with a practice centered on this approach for the treatment of patients with gynecologic malignancy and complicated pelvic surgery. He is currently director of Robotic Surgery and Outreach in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology.

  • Babak Litkouhi

    Babak Litkouhi

    Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

    BioDr. Litkouhi joined the Stanford Women's Cancer Center in 2019. He was previously faculty at Yale and Harvard universities, and co-chief of gynecologic oncology at John Theurer Cancer Center in Hackensack, NJ. His expertise is in gynecologic surgery and medical and surgical management of gynecologic cancers. He is the program director of the gynecologic oncology fellowship program at Stanford. He has been the recipient of numerous patient-care and teaching awards.

  • Emily Clair McClung, MD, FACOG

    Emily Clair McClung, MD, FACOG

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

    BioDr. McClung is a fellowship trained, board certified Gynecologic Oncologist with the Stanford Medicine Cancer Center and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Stanford Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology.

    She graduated from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City and she completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford Medicine. She then pursued sub-specialty Gynecologic Oncology fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

    Prior to joining Stanford Health Care, Dr. McClung was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arizona Banner University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona.

    Dr. McClung actively contributes to gynecologic cancer research. She has studied prevention of surgical site infections, gene expression prediction of lymph node metastasis in endometrial cancer, treatment resistance in ovarian cancer, and additional topics. She co-authored articles on her findings for peer-reviewed publications such as the International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer, International Journal of Women’s Health, and Gynecologic Oncology Reports.

    She authored the chapter on the diagnosis and management of vaginal cancer in the textbook Handbook of Gynecology and has made invited presentations at meetings of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and other associations. She works to improve patient access to state-of-the-art care as an investigator in cooperative group clinical trials.

    She has won multiple teaching awards for her work with medical students and residents. She is passionate about increasing awareness of gynecologic cancer in medical trainees.

    Dr. McClung provides comprehensive care with a personalized approach for patients with gynecologic cancer and pre-cancer including surgery, chemotherapy, cancer risk reduction, and palliative care. She has a strong clinical interest in patient safety and quality of life both during and after cancer treatment.

  • Valerie Sugiyama, MD

    Valerie Sugiyama, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

    BioDr. Valerie Sugiyama is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology and a double-boarded specialist in obstetrics and gynecology and gynecology oncology.

    Dr. Sugiyama has multiple peer-reviewed journal publications in high impact journals such as the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has also given presentations on the effect of socioeconomic status on the survival of ovarian cancer patients.

    Dr. Sugiyama is passionate about treating patients who have gynecological malignancies or who have surgical specialty needs. She has worked both in the academic and community hospital settings since 2009.

  • Nelson Teng

    Nelson Teng

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Oncology), Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsGynecologic Malignancies
    Immunotherapy
    Biologic Response Modifiers
    New Drug Development
    Antigenic specificities of human antibodies encoded by the VH4-34 gene