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  • Amer Karam

    Amer Karam

    Clinical Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

    Bio Dr. Amer Karam attended medical school at the American University in Beirut. He completed his internship and residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of California Los Angeles and a fellowship in breast surgery at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Karam has a vested interest in minimally invasive and robotic surgery with a practice centered on this approach for the treatment of patients with gynecologic malignancy and complicated pelvic surgery. He is currently a clinical professor at the Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Director of Robotic Surgery and Outreach in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology

  • Isabel M. Lazo, MD

    Isabel M. Lazo, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

    Bio Dr. Lazo is a fellowship-trained gynecologic oncologist and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Lazo uses evidenced-based approaches to treat patients with endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine sarcoma, malignant bowel obstruction, and other conditions. She has fellowship training in gynecologic oncology and palliative medicine.

    In all cases, she develops a comprehensive care plan personalized to the unique needs of each patient and family. Her goals are always to deliver compassionate care of the highest quality, achieve the best possible outcome, and optimize quality of life. Dr. Lazo is bilingual, caring for patients in English and Spanish.

    Dr. Lazo has published on the topic of uterine sarcoma prediction before hysterectomy in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Her research interests also include histological responses to chemotherapy before surgery in advanced-stage endometrial cancer patients.

    She has investigated the sexual, psychological, and broad quality of life of gynecologic cancer survivors. Dr. Lazo has presented the findings of her research at meetings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Society of Gynecologic Oncology, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists.

    Dr. Lazo has won awards for leadership in medical student education. Her passion for teaching is also reflected in her community involvement. She has appeared on Telemundo to discuss HPV vaccination education and disparities in rates of HPV-related cancer afflicting the Latino and Black communities. She has done extensive volunteer community outreach, providing services to free clinics, a women?s shelter, and rape crisis center. She has also developed community education materials on palliative care.

  • Babak Litkouhi

    Babak Litkouhi

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

    Bio Dr. Litkouhi joined the Stanford Women's Cancer Center in 2019. He was previously faculty at Yale and Harvard universities, and co-chief of gynecologic oncology at John Theurer Cancer Center in Hackensack, NJ. His expertise is in gynecologic surgery and medical and surgical management of gynecologic cancers. He is the program director of the gynecologic oncology fellowship program at Stanford. He has been the recipient of numerous patient-care and teaching awards.

  • Malte Renz, MD, PhD

    Malte Renz, MD, PhD

    Instructor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am interested in cell motility and molecular dynamics. I believe that intra- and intercellular molecular dynamics, compartmentalization, and complex formation may differentiate disease from normal beyond the expression level of proteins and may constitute relevant pathomechanisms. The tools I am using are quantitative fluorescence live-cell microscopy on the ensemble and single-molecule level. I aim to bridge direct patient care and basic research.

  • Valerie Sugiyama

    Valerie Sugiyama

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

    Bio Dr. Valerie Sugiyama is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology and a double-boarded specialist in obstetrics and gynecology and gynecology oncology.

    Dr. Sugiyama has multiple peer-reviewed journal publications in high impact journals such as the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has also given presentations on the effect of socioeconomic status on the survival of ovarian cancer patients.

    Dr. Sugiyama is passionate about treating patients who have gynecological malignancies or who have surgical specialty needs. She has worked both in the academic and community hospital settings since 2009.

  • Nelson Teng

    Nelson Teng

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Oncology)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Gynecologic Malignancies
    Immunotherapy
    Biologic Response Modifiers
    New Drug Development
    Antigenic specificities of human antibodies encoded by the VH4-34 gene

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