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

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.