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Obstetrics & Gynecology Fellowships Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship

Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship

NYU Langone’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers a three-year Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship with the mission of training fellows to be outstanding physician–scientists, as well as clinical gynecologic oncologists.

Our fellowship, offered through the department’s Division of Gynecologic Oncology and led by Whitfield B. Growdon, MD, fellowship director, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and prepares candidates for board certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). We accept one fellow per year.

The first fellowship year consists of intensive research training in gynecologic oncology basic science. In the remaining two years, fellows receive hands-on clinical experience, including clinical research training.

As a fellow, you play an integral role in the clinical practice of gynecologic oncology and serve as co-surgeon on oncology cases at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. We prioritize your continuity at our Bellevue outpatient clinic, where you manage all patients under the close supervision of an attending gynecologic oncologist. As a result, you develop close relationships with your patients while running a comprehensive clinic where you craft treatment plans including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and cutting-edge biologic therapy.

As you rotate through our hospitals and clinics, you acquire a unique education from our diverse patient care settings. You also benefit from the specialized care and research opportunities offered at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

During your fellowship, you work with multiple faculty members on basic, translational, and clinical projects. You are part of our weekly research meetings and are expected to update the division on your research on a regular basis. In addition, you present your research at national meetings including the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting, the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, and others.

Application Process

Applications to the three-year Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants are required to have completed or be on track to complete an accredited obstetrics and gynecology residency in the United States or Canada.

We are participating in the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) 2023 Common Date Program. Please mark your calendar with the following 2023 common dates:

  • April 3, 2023: application deadline
  • April 24, 2023: interview invitations to be sent

Applicants starting in July 2024 may apply through ERAS. Interviews will be by invitation in the summer of 2023.

Required Materials

Your completed application package must include the following supporting materials:

  • three letters of recommendation (one from your residency program director), including an SGO Standard Letter of Evaluation (required in 2022); access the SGO letter of evaluation and review frequently asked questions
  • a current CV
  • a personal statement
  • an official transcript from all medical schools attended and a copy of your diploma or diplomas
  • a U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) transcript, including all exam attempts
  • a recent photograph
  • Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) scores

It is not necessary to separately submit any items that are already contained in your ERAS application. If you are submitting additional items that are not in your ERAS application, please email them as PDF documents to Deirdre K. Stieglitz, administrative coordinator, at Please give each PDF file a simple descriptive name that includes your last name (surname), for example, “Smith CREOG Scores PGY1-3.pdf.”

International medical school applicants must supply these additional documents:

  • a transcript of all college education
  • an Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certificate

Documents in a language other than English must be submitted with a certified translation. We may require additional documentation before any candidate is appointed.

Our Faculty

Our faculty are leading experts in the field of gynecologic oncology.

Leslie R. Boyd, MD
Whitfield B. Growdon, MD
Kari E. Hacker, MD, PhD
Michelle D. Lightfoot, MD
Ghadir M. Salame, MD
Bhavana Pothuri, MD
Marina Stasenko, MD

Meet Our Current Fellows

Our gynecologic oncology fellows are listed below.

Catherine Hermann, MD, First-Year Fellow

Hometown: All over! New York is my eighth state.
Undergraduate school: University of Notre Dame
Medical school: University of Arizona College of Medicine–Phoenix
Residency: Penn Medicine–Pennsylvania Hospital
Hobbies: hiking, reading, skiing, and eating my way through New York City
Why I chose NYU Langone: The Bellevue experience is truly unique among fellowships, and I couldn't ask for better faculty mentors and co-fellows.

Sarah Lee, MD, MBA, Second-Year Fellow

Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Undergraduate school: Stanford University
Medical school: NYU School of Medicine
Residency: NYU School of Medicine
Hobbies: hiking, New York Times crossword puzzles, watching bad TV, and reading good books
Why I chose NYU Langone: The faculty mentors I want to emulate and the patients at Bellevue

Irina Tunnage, DO, Third-Year Fellow

Hometown: San Francisco, California
Undergraduate school: Johns Hopkins University
Graduate school: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Medical school: Touro University California
Residency: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital-Washington Hospital Center
Hobbies: wine tasting, spending time with my dogs, and locating the best foodie restaurants
Why I chose NYU Langone: The patient care experiences at Bellevue as well as the outstanding faculty and resources at NYU Langone made it a great fit.

Contact Us

For additional information about our fellowship, please contact Deirdre K. Stieglitz, administrative coordinator, at 212-263-5198 or To schedule an appointment with our gynecologic oncologists, please contact their office.