Fidel A. Valea, MD

Duke University Health System

Dr. Valea is an associate professor and Vice-Chair of Education in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Health System.  He is also the Residency Program Director in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as the fellowship director in Gynecologic Oncology at Duke University Hospital.

After completing both his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of North Carolina, he joined the faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stony Brook where he became Residency Program Director as well as the Director of Gynecologic Oncology until he joined the faculty at Duke in 2004. He is a full member of several organizations including the Society of Gynecologic Oncology as well as member of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of Gynecologic Oncology.  He has won numerous national and regional teaching awards and has over 60 peer-reviewed publications. His research interests are in cervical cancer as well as pre-invasive disease of the cervix and evidence based perioperative care.

Spotlight

Visit the Sisterhood of Survivorship page to read “Dena’s Story” — by a vulvar cancer survivor who has shared her story and wise words, and channeled her energy into her National Race to End Women’s Cancer team.

Awareness

The CDC recently announced that fewer than half of American children are given the HPV vaccination.

Research

As of the July 23 deadline, 55 research abstracts were submitted in hopes of receiving one of only 6 grants from the Foundation. This points to a need for more funding so that the Foundation may award grants to every deserving applicant.

Education

The Gynecologic Cancer Global Health Forum will be Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 in D.C.. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.