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

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.