Karl C. Podratz, MD, PhD

Mayo Clinic

PodratzDr. Podratz is the Joseph I. and Barbara Ashkins Professor of Surgery Emeritus, matriculated the gynecologic fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN where he combined a high volume gynecologic surgery/oncology practice with complementary clinical and translational investigations and served as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for 14 years. His chief research interest has been endometrial cancer focusing on the pathogenesis and treatment-related outcomes.

He has had the honor of serving as Chair of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, member of Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons, and president of several specialty organizations, including the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.

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

The CDC recently announced that fewer than half of American children are given the HPV vaccination.

Research

As of the July 23 deadline, 55 research abstracts were submitted in hopes of receiving one of only 6 grants from the Foundation. This points to a need for more funding so that the Foundation may award grants to every deserving applicant.

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.