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

Hear from Dr. Anil Sood, the Foundation’s Research Chairman, and Carol Brown, 2014 SGO Program Chair, about research of interest to women and the public presented at the 2014 SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Watch the video

Awareness

A new SGO Clinical Practice Statement states women diagnosed with epithelial ovarian, tubal, and peritoneal cancers should be considered for genetic counseling and testing, even in the absence of a family history.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course Friday, May 2, 2014 in Long Island, NY. For more information on courses, click here.