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.

Congratulations to winners of the 2024 UW Department of Ob-Gyn awards!

On June 13, 2024, the UW Department of Ob-Gyn held its annual awards ceremony, recognizing educational, research and administrative accomplishments throughout the year.The ceremony started by celebrating service milestones, including both service in the Department of Ob-Gyn and at the University of Wisconsin or UW Health over... more

Spencer to become UW Health ADIO

Please help us congratulate Ryan Spencer, MD, MS, associate professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, on a very exciting career development! Spencer has accepted an offer to become the UW Health Associate Designated Institutional Official (ADIO), Graduate Medical Education (GME). Dr. Spencer will take on this new .25... more

Kushner elected to Vice Chair of UW-Madison Biological Sciences committee

Congratulations to David Kushner, MD, professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology! Kushner was elected to serves as the 2024-25 Vice Chair of the UW–Madison Biological Sciences Division Committee, beginning July 1. After a year as vice chair, Kushner will become Chair of the committee for the 2025-26 academic year. The ... more

Sobecki, Zhang talk about mentorship in cancer care with OncLive

Janelle Sobecki, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, and Catherine Zhang, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, spoke with OncLive about the importance of women in leadership positions and mentorship within the field of oncology.In “UW Health Experts Underscore Valu... more

Zhang, Sobecki talk about barriers to equitable cancer care with OncLive

Catherine Zhang, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, and Janelle Sobecki, MD, assistant professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, joined OncLive to discuss the barriers and limitations within oncologic care and equitable treatment.In “Action is Key to Continue to Break Down Barriers ... more