Sharmila Makhija, MD, MBA

University of Louisville School of Medicine

MahkijaDr. Makhija is Professor of Gynecologic Oncology, the Donald E. Baxter Endowed Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

She completed her Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. Makhija received the Georgia Cancer Coalition’s Distinguished Cancer Clinicians and Scientists Award and was named to the Top 15 Doctors in Women’s Healthcare, each annually for the past four years. She serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Oncology Practice and is a reviewer for the journals Gynecologic Oncology, the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer and Clinical Cancer Research.

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.