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

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.