Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology
Thank you for your interest in a Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship at the University of North Carolina. We hope you’re able to find the information you need on our website.
Applicants must have completed a residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology either in the United States or Canada. The University of North Carolina will participate in ERAS for the Fellowship. Have your completed application* submitted to ERAS by April 3, 2023 for fellowship starting August 1, 2024. Following faculty review of applications received, selected applicants will be notified April 23, 2023. Two virtual interview dates will be held on July 10 and August 5.
*Completed application consists of the following:
- ERAS application
- Curriculum vitae
- Personal statement
- Medical school transcript
- A copy of the dean’s Letter from your medical school file
- USMLE scores
- Letters of recommendation (LOR)
- We consider the dean’s letter from your med school as a LOR.
- A letter from your residency program director or OB-GYN chair.
- A letter from someone who can speak to your interest in gynecologic oncology.
- If you do a rotation such as Galloway or Rutledge Fellowship, we would like a letter from this rotation.
- Additional letters are not required, but you may submit additional letters if you would like.
Raven West will contact candidates with the status of your application. She will either inform candidates their file is complete or what items are needed. Thanks so much for your interest in the University of North Carolina Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program!
The Fellowship Training Program in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is designed to prepare highly skilled sub-specialists dedicated to the care of women with gynecologic malignancy, spanning the depth and breadth of the specialty. To achieve this, all educational experiences are supervised by board active faculty in Gynecologic Oncology in a supportive clinical environment capable of delivering comprehensive cancer care. Acquisition and development of research skills is an important component of the educational process and critical and analytic thinking are an expectation for completion of fellowship. The faculty of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology support the clinical and research missions of the Fellowship Training program by mentoring fellows to achieve future successes as clinicians, academicians and as national leaders in Gynecologic Oncology.
If you have any questions at all about the application process, or about our training program, please e-mail or call Raven West at 919-843-2077.
Our clinical faculty include ten gynecologic oncologists (Victoria Bae-Jump MD PhD, Wendy Brewster MD PhD, John Boggess MD, Leslie Clark MD, Kimberly Dessources MD, Olivia Lara MD, John Soper MD, Katherine Tucker MD and Linda Van Le MD). All attending physicians supervise patient care and the teaching of fellows. Fellows actively participate in all surgical cases which provides a robust and diverse clinical volume and diversity of technique. Our faculty and fellows enjoy daily interaction and while there are formal teaching activities, learning and teaching are an integral component of all our daily activities. Our faculty members have outstanding reputations both regionally and nationally and are involved in all aspects of our discipline from research to policy, administration to education. These activities create for our fellows a rich academic culture that we are confident will help inspire future participation in our society after graduation.
With more than 900 beds, the UNC Medical Center on the campus on the University of North Carolina includes a dedicated cancer hospital which houses our inpatient unit, outpatient clinic space and operating rooms. All of the Fellow’s clinical experience occurs within this facility. With 14 dedicated inpatient beds and 6 operating rooms, the gynecologic oncology service has ample inpatient resources to provide comprehensive care to women newly diagnosed with cancer as well as to our patients needing adjuvant treatment and management of complications related to their disease. A fully staffed Emergency Room, three Surgical Intensive Care Units, one Medical Intensive Care Unit and a Cardiac Care Unit physically connected to the gynecologic oncology clinic and inpatient medical unit allows immediate access for acute and intensive care needs for complicated patients. Our outpatient gynecology oncology clinic is located in the same hospital providing a seamless connection between inpatient and outpatient services. Our clinic provides outpatient follow-up and new patient evaluation and serves as a walk-in evaluation clinic during daylight hours. While our division provides comprehensive surgical, medical and chemotherapy to our patients, we have the support of many outstanding clinical departments within the school of medicine including Surgical Oncology, Urology, Plastic Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Hematology-Oncology, Interventional Radiology and Pathology.
Goals and Objectives for Gynecology Oncology Rotations
Research: Bae-Jump Laboratory
Most fellows join Dr. Victoria Bae-Jump’s laboratory during their 12 months of dedicated research time, with projects spanning basic science (animal and organoid models, cell lines) to translational and clinical trials in a true bench-to-bedside spectrum. Dr. Bae-Jump’s area of expertise is metabolic signaling in obesity and gynecologic cancers including a focus on racial disparities in endometrial cancer. For more information about the ongoing projects in Dr. Bae-Jump’s lab, please follow the link below.
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Bae-Jump Lab
Research: Masters in Public Health
Fellows who choose this track use the 12 months of dedicated research time to attain a Masters in Public Health. A faculty advisor within the University of North Carolina’s School of Public Health is assigned who solicits a mentor for the fellow and designs curriculum which will satisfy the requirements for a degree of Masters in Public Health. The research year is then dedicated to completing the assigned coursework relevant to the discipline chosen by the fellow (Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Behavior/Health Education, Public Policy, Public Health Leadership). The fellow also completes a Masters Thesis as part of this degree program, supervised by the School of Public Health faculty mentor.
Current and Former Fellows
|Graduation Year||Fellow||Currently Practicing||City & State|
|1982||Weldon Chafe, MD||Virginia Commonwealth University||Richmond, VA*|
|1984||Michelle R. Dudzinski, MD||Shawnee Mission Cancer Center||Shawnee Mission, KS*|
|1986||Deborah Jean Dotters, MD||Peace Health||Springfield, OR*|
|1988||David Harry Moore, MD||Gynecologic Oncology Specialist||Indianapolis, IN*|
|1989||Cyril O. Spann, Jr., MD||Piedmont Physicians Gyn Oncology||Decatur, GA|
|1990||David Allen Martin, MD||Knoxville GYN Cancer Specialist||Knoxville, TN|
|1991||James Lawrence Freddo, MD||UC San Diego Health||Del Mar, CA*|
|1992||Fidel A. Valea, MD||Duke University||Durham, NC|
|1993||Linda Van Le, MD||University of North Carolina||Chapel Hill, NC|
|1994||Leslie Robbins DeMars, MD||Catholic Medical Center||Manchester, NH*|
|1995||Paul Joseph MacKoul, MD||The Center for Innovative GYN Care||Rockville, MD|
|1996||Gerardo Marcelino Perez, MD||St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Inst.||Boise, ID|
|1997||Lynne Antoinette Eaton, MD||Springfield Regional Medical Center||Springfield, OH*|
|1998||John Fletcher Boggess, MD||University of North Carolina||Chapel Hill, NC|
|1999||Patricia Lynn Judson, MD||Karyopharm Therapeutics||Gaithersburg, MD|
|2000||Paola Alvarez Gehrig, MD||UVA||Charlottesville, VA|
|2001||Dan Steven Veljovich, MD||Swedish Cancer Institute||Seattle, WA|
|2002||Thomas P. Morrissey, MD||Boca Raton Regional Hospital||Boca Raton, FL|
|2003||David M. Boruta II, MD||MD Anderson||Houston, TX|
|2004||Karen Ann Finkelstein, MD||Southwest Women’s Oncology||Albuquerque, NM|
|2005||Mildred Ridgeway, MD||Univ. of Mississippi Medical Center||Jackson, MS|
|2006||Elizabeth Naisang Skinner, MD||Novant Health||Winston-Salem, NC|
|2007||Victoria Lin Bae-Jump, MD, Ph.D.||University of North Carolina||Chapel Hill, NC|
|2008||Lisa Nicole Abaid, MD, MPH||Hoag Gynecologic Oncology||Newport Beach, CA|
|2009||Aaron Shafer, MD||MD Anderson Cancer Center||Houston, TX|
|2010||Leigh Anne Cantrell, MD, MSPH||University of Virginia||Charlottesville, VA|
|2010||Alberto Mendivil, MD||Hoag Gynecologic Oncology||Newport Beach, CA|
|2011||Rabbie K. Hanna, MD||Henry Ford Health System||Detroit, MI*|
|2011||Emma Caroline Rossi, MD||Duke University||Durham, NC|
|2012||Emily Meichun Ko, MD||Penn Medicine||Philadelphia, PA|
|2013||Kevin Michael Schuler, MD||St. Elizabeth Healthcare||Edgewood, KY|
|2013||Anuj Suri, MD||Houston Methodist||Houston, TX|
|2014||Amanda Jackson, MD||University of Cincinnati||Cincinnati, OH|
|2014||Joshua Kilgore, MD||Texas Oncology||Amarillo, TX|
|2015||Kemi Doll, MD||University of Washington||Seattle, WA|
|2015||Jessica Stine, MD||Florida Cancer Specialist||Trinity, FL|
|2016||Dario Roque, MD||Northwestern University||Chicago, IL|
|2016||Weiya Wysham, MD||Legacy Medical Group||Portland, OR|
|2017||Emma Barber, MD||Northwestern University||Chicago, IL|
|2017||Leslie Clark, MD||University of North Carolina||Chapel Hill, NC|
|2018||Stephanie Sullivan, MD||Virginia Commonwealth University||Richmond VA|
|2018||Arthur Tran, MD||Kaiser Permanente Medical Center||Santa Clara, CA|
|2019||Stuart Pierce, MD||Ohio Health GYN Cancer Surgeons||Columbus, OH|
|2019||Lindsey West, MD||Baystate Health||Springfield, MA|
|2020||Stuart-Allison Staley, MD||Rocky Mountain Gynecologic Oncology||Denver, CO|
|2020||Katherine Tucker, MD||University of North Carolina/ConeHealth||Chapel Hill, NC|
|2021||Gabrielle Hawkins, MD||Tennessee Valley Gynecologic Oncology||Huntsville, AL|
|2021||Sarah Paraghamian, MD||Tufts University School of Medicine||Boston, MA|
|2022||Lindsey Buckingham, MD||Novant Health||Wilmington, NC|
|2022||Jillian O’Donnell, MD||Arizona Oncology||Tucson, AZ|
*Last known practice/no longer clinically active