Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vice Chair of Women’s Health Research, and Director of Cancer Population Genetics. Dr. Karlan completed her medical degree at Harvard Medical School, residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a gynecologic oncology fellowship at UCLA School of Medicine. She is a board-certified gynecologic cancer surgeon. Dr. Karlan’s clinical practice and research intersect to focus on cutting edge treatments for ovarian and other women’s cancers, as well as early detection and inherited cancer susceptibility. She is an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor and is editor-in-chief of the scientific journals Gynecologic Oncologyand Gynecologic Oncology Reports. In 2012, Dr. Karlan was appointed by the White House to serve on the National Cancer Advisory Board and in 2015 she was elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine.
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program Director. Dr. Cohen completed his medical degree at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, his obstetrics & gynecology residency at UCSF School of Medicine and his obstetrics & gynecology fellowship at UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen is a board certified gynecologic oncologist and the program director for the UCLA gynecologic oncology fellowship. He has extensive experience in minimally invasive gynecologic surgical procedures including robotic surgery and sentinel lymph node dissection. Dr. Cohen is committed to providing cutting edge clinical trials for patients with a focus on personalized medicine.
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Lai completed her medical degree and obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Hawaii, and a gynecologic oncology fellowship at UCLA. Her clinical and research interests include hereditary cancers, targeted and novel therapeutics in gynecologic cancers, palliative care and comprehensive care for women with gynecologic cancers.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Dr. Memarzadeh completed her medical degree at University of Pittsburgh, residency and gynecologic oncology fellowship at UCLA School of Medicine. As a board-certified expert gynecologic cancer surgeon Dr. Memarzadeh has 14 years of active surgical practice specializing in minimally invasive robotic surgery, ovarian cancer debulking surgery, complex pelvic and abdominal surgeries. Her surgical expertise also includes sentinel lymph node mapping, vulvar, cervical and endometrial cancer surgeries. In addition to being an accomplished surgeon she is a scientist performing leading edge research aimed at advancing therapies for women impacted by cancers. Dr. Memarzadeh treats her patients as family members and is determined to improve lives of women with cancer through implementing innovative surgical and research approaches.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Salani, a board certified gynecologic oncologist, completed medical school at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, followed by residency at Emory University and fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Over the course of her career, she has been recognized with multiple teaching awards. She is an active member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and the International Gynecologic Cancer Society, where she serves as the Chair of the Education Committee. She is a longstanding member of the Cervix committee within the NRG Oncology Group and serves as the Co-Chair for the Cervix Cancer NCI Task Force. Her clinical and research interests intersect and include novel therapeutics for cervical cancer and gynecologic cancer survivorship.
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Zakhour completed her medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical Center, residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and fellowship at Cedars-Sinai and UCLA School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include hereditary cancer syndromes, palliative care, discrepancies in cancer care and minimally invasive gynecologic oncology surgery.
Specialty: Gynecologic Oncology
Professor in Residence of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology. Dr. Konecny is the lead clinician for gynecologic oncology in the Department of Medicine at UCLA. He obtained his medical degree and completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Munich in Germany. Following his specialist training he focused on clinical breast cancer research and moved to the U.S. to pursue postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Dennis J. Slamon to participate in laboratory and clinical research that led to the approval of new breast cancer drugs such as trastuzumab and lapatinib. He subsequently undertook research and subspecialty training in gynecologic oncology by completing a gynecologic oncology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. In 2007 he was recruited back to the University of California as a group leader to the Translational Oncology Research Laboratory of UCLA, to establish a laboratory for preclinical drug and clinical trial development in the area of gynecologic malignancies.
Specialty: Gynecologic Oncology
Physician Assistant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Rachel Frankenthal received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her Masters in Medical Sciences and Masters in Public Health from Nova Southeastern University. She is a board-certified and licensed Physician Assistant specializing in gynecologic oncology. She is interested in comprehensive and compassionate care, hereditary cancers, palliative care and survivorship for women with gynecologic cancers.
Specialty: Gynecologic Oncology
Physician Assistant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Jessica Walchonski received her undergraduate degree from Temple University and her Masters in Medical Sciences from Salus University. She is a board-certified and licensed Physician Assistant specializing in gynecologic oncology. She believes in the importance of a comprehensive and personalized approach to women with gynecologic cancers. She is especially interested in palliative care, hereditary cancer syndromes, and gynecologic cancer survivorship.