John C. Elkas, MD, JD

New York Medical College

ElkasDr. Elkas earned his Bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth College and his medical degree at New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, He then completed his residency at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Elkas went on to complete a Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of California, Los Angeles, California. He then served as Director of Gynecologic Services at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Elkas left active duty military service in 2006 and joined Mid-Atlantic Pelvic Surgery Associates in Washington, DC.

He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Elkas is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Elkas also received a Juris Doctorate from the Columbus School of Law with an emphasis in Health Law. He is currently a Commander in the United States Naval Reserve.

Spotlight

Women Magazine released a special report on ovarian cancer, featuring Q&A’s with three expert SGO surgeons and important facts about the disease.

Awareness

This year’s GCAM awareness is focused on the important link between obesity and endometrial cancer. Check out the new toolkit to learn more.

Research

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to share its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards booklet. The booklet describes the prizes and the application process. Prize applications are due on October 8, 2014.

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.