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

Check out this Women Magazine/aWomensheath.com page on gynecologic cancers, featuring our Listen, Learn, Act message and an article by National Race Surgeons Team Captain Linda Duska, M.D.

Awareness

This year’s GCAM awareness is focused on the important link between obesity and endometrial cancer. Check out the new toolkit to learn more.

Research

Prize applications are due on October 8, 2014. The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to share its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards booklet.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 in West Bloomfield, MI. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.