Surgeon & Scientist Appointed Director Of Gynecologic Oncology

March 1, 2016 7:18 pm

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Leading Surgeon & Scientist Appointed Director Of Gynecologic Oncology At NYU Langone Medical Center

Dr. Douglas Levine, a member of The Clearity Foundation’s scientific advisory board, will join NYU Medical Center as the Director of Gynecologic Oncology. Internationally renowned surgeon and scientist Douglas A. Levine, MD, FACOG, FACS, whose seminal biomarker research has helped to advance early detection and treatment of ovarian cancer, will join the faculty of NYU Langone Medical Center as director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at its Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, effective May 15, 2016.

Dr. Levine joins NYU Langone following a distinguished career at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he served as an attending physician and head of the Gynecology Research Laboratory. Specifically, his studies helped bring greater focus on treating patients through individualized therapies based on genetics and risk factors. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death, and the source of more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.

“We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Levine to lead our team of distinguished clinicians and researchers focusing on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of gynecologic cancers,” said David Keefe, MD, the Stanley H. Kaplan Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Langone. “His exceptional knowledge and skills will elevate our cancer care for women to an important next level.”

“Dr. Levine’s work sets the stage for greater understanding of why ovarian cancers start and how we can treat them better once they develop,” said Benjamin G. Neel, MD, PhD, director of the Perlmutter Cancer Center. “These contributions to the field have been practice-changing, providing new insights and innovations in how we think about and approach ovarian cancer.”

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