Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Division of Gynecologic Oncology

The University of Wisconsin Gynecologic Oncology program strives to be among the nation’s best, serving women in Wisconsin and beyond. We accompany every woman and her family throughout their journey with cancer. We nurture ourselves and each other allowing us to greet each day revitalized. Our entire team is committed to patient-centered care, research, and education in a mutually respectful environment.

The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center has the largest Gynecologic Oncology department in Wisconsin, offering patients state-of-the-art care in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancer. Our gynecologic oncologists see more than 450 patients annually with common as well as rare gynecologic cancers including:

  • Cervical
  • Ovarian
  • Uterine
  • Vulvar
  • Vaginal
  • Gestational trophoblastic disease
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Mixed mullerian tumors
  • Pseudomyxoma peritonei

Patients diagnosed with any of these gynecologic cancers are seen in our multidisciplinary clinic by our team of gynecologic oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, genetic counselors and health psychologists. Each patient is evaluated and treatment is individually tailored to each patient's needs. In addition to treatment, the UW Carbone Cancer Center is committed to improving a woman's quality of life and minimizing side effects while she undergoes therapy.

 Barroilhet presents keynote speech at Middleton Society event

Barroilhet presents keynote speech at Middleton Society event

On September 30, 2022, Lisa Barroilhet, MD, MS, associate professor in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology, presented the keynote speech at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Middleton Society event.Barroilhet presented “Women Need Us Now: The Science and Strategy of Cancer Prevention” to an audience of ... more
 Barroilhet joins Crossing the Line podcast to discuss Dobbs’ impact on health care

Barroilhet joins Crossing the Line podcast to discuss Dobbs’ impact on health care

On a recent episode of the new podcast Crossing the Line, Lisa Barroilhet, MD, MS, associate professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, discussed Wisconsin’s abortion ban and the challenges of navigating the “life of the mother” exception.In the episode “A Matter of Life or Death”, Barroilhet talks about the lack of c... more
 Huffman presents at HAGO conference

Huffman presents at HAGO conference

Laura Huffman, MD, assistant professor and newest member of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology, presented at the Heartland Association of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting in September!Huffman presented during the Tumor Board session at the HAGO conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she gave an excellent over... more
 Betancourt Ponce presents poster at SACNAS Conference

Betancourt Ponce presents poster at SACNAS Conference

Congratulations to Mayra Betancourt Ponce, UW School of Medicine and Public Health MD/PhD student, who recently presented a poster at the SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico!Betancourt Ponce presented the poster “Characterizing T cell exhaustion in ovarian cancer ascites” during the three-day... more
 Tamkus presents at 2022 HAGO meeting

Tamkus presents at 2022 HAGO meeting

UW Ob-Gyn resident Saule Tamkus, MD, PGY-2, presented at the Heartland Association of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan on September 29, 2022!Tamkus presented the abstract “Analysis of the Initial Years of Gynecologic Oncology Standardized Letters of Evaluation (SLOE) for Fellowship Applications” at t... more