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

Vaccine efficacy against vulvar infection with HPV 16/18 was comparable to the efficacy found against cervical infection 4 years after vaccination, according to researchers with the National Cancer Institute.

Research

The Foundation has published its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards Booklet with Applications. Please consider applying to become part of an elite group of physician-scientists committed to the well-being of women at risk for/affected by gyn malignancies.

Education

The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Boston. For more information on courses, click here.