Levi S. Downs, Jr, MD, MS

DownsDr. Downs, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health and Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. He is the Co-Lead of the Women’s Cancer Program at the Masonic Cancer Center, University Of Minnesota.

Dr. Downs received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He did his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Magee-Women’s Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Downs completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Minnesota and has a Master of Science degree in clinical research from the University Of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Dr. Downs has served as principal investigator for numerous clinical trials investigating ovarian and cervical cancers, chemotherapy, and therapeutic and preventive approaches to HPV related diseases. Among his many awards, Dr. Downs was recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Harold Amos Faculty Development Award. Dr. Downs is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, as well as a fellow of The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Spotlight

This special section in Self Magazine features a GYN surgeon and 34-year-old (at the time of diagnosis) patient.

Awareness

Check out CervivorTV’s new webisode: 5th National Race to End Women’s Cancer. Hosted by the fabulous cervivor herself, Tamika Felder! Click here.

Research

The Foundation’s research award winners will be notified in January. Thank you to all who sent in their applications.

Education

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to announce its upcoming FREE Telephone Education Workshop Dec. 18 on Cervical Cancer. For more information, click here.