John P. Curtin, MD, MBA

New York University School of Medicine

CurtinDr. Curtin is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the New York University School of Medicine.

Dr. Curtin received his B.S. and M.D. degrees from Creighton University and his M.B.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.  He completed his residency at the University of Minnesota Hospitals, where he served on the faculty for two years. After completing a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Curtin was appointed to the faculty at the University of Southern California at Los Angeles. He later returned to Memorial Sloan-Kettering as an Associate Attending Surgeon and as an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.  He joined the faculty at the New York University School of Medicine in 1999. He served as the Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology NYU School of Medicine from 2002-2008.

Dr. Curtin is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading gynecologic oncologist.  He is the immediate past President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO), has served on the Program Committee and as Program Committee chair for the SGO Annual Meeting in 2000.  He has served as chair of the Gynecologic Practice Subcommittee on Gynecologic Oncology and an ex officio member of the Committee on Gynecologic Practice of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). Dr. Curtin has been an invited participant at a Consensus Conference for ovarian cancer at the National Institutes of Health.

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.