Charles Levenback, MD

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

LevenbackDr. Levenback is Professor and Deputy Chair for Patient Care and the Gynecologic Oncology Center Medical Director in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Levenback joined the faculty in 1989 after completing fellowship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.  Dr. Levenback is recognized as a clinical leader as Deputy Chairman of the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine as well as Medical Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Center.  He has been instrumental in doubling the size of the Gynecologic Oncology Center practice while incorporating strategies to improve clinical effectiveness and safety.  Dr. Levenback has received several M.D. Anderson recognition awards for his skill as an educator and communicator, and he is currently ranked as the Top Doctors for Gynecologic Oncology in U.S. News & World Report.  Dr. Levenback has an international reputation for the development of sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with gynecologic cancer and serves as a member of several organizations, including the Board of Directors for The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Steering Committee for the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care in Washington, DC, The Gynecologic Oncology Group Ovarian Committee and chairs the Surgery Safety Committee at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Spotlight

Hear from Dr. Anil Sood, the Foundation’s Research Chairman, and Carol Brown, 2014 SGO Program Chair, about research of interest to women and the public presented at the 2014 SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Watch the video

Awareness

A new SGO Clinical Practice Statement states women diagnosed with epithelial ovarian, tubal, and peritoneal cancers should be considered for genetic counseling and testing, even in the absence of a family history.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course Friday, May 2, 2014 in Long Island, NY. For more information on courses, click here.