Gynecologic Oncology

The Division of Gynecologic Oncology offers comprehensive specialized care for women with pre-invasive and invasive malignancies involving the uterus, cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, vagina or vulva. The Division of Gynecologic Oncology consists of board certified surgeons, dedicated gynecologic oncology nurses and a physician assistant. Attending physicians in our Division have completed four years of an accredited Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and have also completed an additional training in an accredited Fellowship Program in Gynecologic Oncology. The Division of Gynecologic Oncology is an active member of the Vermont Cancer Center and the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), a NCI designated clinical research group.

Education

We are actively involved in medical student and resident education through medical student clerkships from within The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont as well as outside institutions, and a residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology, respectively.

Research

The Division of Gynecologic Oncology is an active member of the Gynecologic Oncology Group, a nationally recognized cooperative research group which offers new and/or investigational treatment protocols for cancer patients.

The Division of Gynecologic Oncology collaborates with the Department of Pharmacology and the Department of Immunology at the The Larner College of Medicine in the study of angiogenesis and cytokine production in ovarian cancer.

Patient Care

The Division of Gynecologic Oncology offers comprehensive and compassionate care for women. Our services include:

  • Evaluation of invasive gynecologic cancers.
  • Screening examinations for cancer (Pap smears, colposcopy, and endometrial biopsies).
  • Surgical treatment (ranging from minimally invasive surgery such as laparoscopy, to radical cancer surgery).
  • Administration of chemotherapy.

To ensure that our patients receive the best possible care, the Division of Gynecologic Oncology works with other members of the University of Vermont Cancer Center such as Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology, and the Breast Care Center. Outpatient care is also closely followed not only by the attending physician, but also dedicated registered nurses in gynecologic oncology.

Our Faculty

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Cheung Wong, M.D. 

Wong Invested as Inaugural Berta Pi-Sunyer Williams Endowed Professor

Cheung Wong, M.D., vice chair of gynecology, director of gynecologic oncology and urogynecology, associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences, and associate dean of Continuing Medical and Interprofessional Education at the University of Vermont's Larner College of Medicine, was invested in a formal ceremony on June 8, 2018 as the inaugural Berta Pi-Sunyer Williams Endowed Professor.

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