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

This special section in Self Magazine features a GYN surgeon and 34-year-old (at the time of diagnosis) patient.

Awareness

This year’s National Race to End Women’s Cancer aims to spread the word that all women should Love Your Ladyparts! Check out site’s new features and join the MOVEMENT.

Research

The Foundation’s research award winners will be notified in January. Thank you to all who sent in their applications.

Education

The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in D.C. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.