Ginger J. Gardner, MD

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Gardner

Dr. Gardner is Director, Survivorship Program in Gynecology; Director, International Fellowship Program in Gynecologic Oncology and Associate Member, Gynecology Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  She graduated magna cum laude from the accelerated medical degree program at Boston University in 1996. Dr. Gardner completed her residency in gynecology and obstetrics at The Johns Hopkins, followed by a gynecologic oncology fellowship with specialized training in minimally invasive surgery for gynecologic cancers at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Upon the completion of the training in 2004, she worked as a full-time gynecologic cancer surgeon at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and relocated to Memorial Sloan-Kettering in 2007.

She has received competitive funding from the Foundation for Women’s Cancer and the National Cancer Institute for her research in ovarian cancer tumor biology and developmental therapeutics. Dr. Gardner also serves on national committees dedicated to improving outcomes for women with gynecologic cancers including the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Practice Committee, the Foundation for Women’s Cancer Communications Committee, and the Gynecologic Oncology Group Ovarian Cancer Committee.

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.