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

This special section in Self Magazine features a GYN surgeon and 34-year-old (at the time of diagnosis) patient.

Awareness

This year’s National Race to End Women’s Cancer aims to spread the word that all women should Love Your Ladyparts! Check out site’s new features and join the MOVEMENT.

Research

The Foundation’s research award winners will be notified in January. Thank you to all who sent in their applications.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course will be February 7-8 in Anchorage, Alaska. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.