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

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.