Dr. Kushner is Director of the UW Gynecologic Oncology program. He completed his four-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University Prentice Women’s Hospital. After finishing his residency in 1998, he went on to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and performed a three-year clinical and research fellowship in gynecologic oncology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and holds board certification in obstetrics and gynecology as well as gynecologic oncology.
Since joining the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center in 2001, Dr. Kushner has continued his clinical interest in minimally invasive gynecologic cancer procedures and complicated pelvic surgery. He has received special training in fertility-sparing surgery for cervical cancer, including radical trachelectomy. Such laparoscopic cancer approaches minimize the impact of surgery on a patient’s life, with less pain and shorter recovery. He directs and participates in numerous cancer clinical research studies. He is also a nationally recognized specialist in minimally invasive surgery for gynecologic cancer including robotic hysterectomy.