Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh is a board certified gynecologic oncologist with over 12 years of active practice. She is an accomplished surgeon and is skilled in optimal cytoreduction, robotic surgery, and minimally invasive operations. Compassionate and adept, she specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of all gynecologic pre-invasive and invasive diseases, including ovarian, endometrial, and cervical cancer. She serves patients at UCLA and also serves women Veterans at the West Los Angeles VA hospital.
After the conclusion of her formal residency at the UCLA Medical Center, she continued at UCLA to complete a specialized three year fellowship training in gynecologic oncology. This fellowship is designed to meet the subspecialty requirements of the Gynecologic Oncology Division of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. This fellowship has provided her with advanced surgical training for treatment of gynecologic cancers in addition to training in administration of chemotherapy and care for cancer patients.
But beyond surgery and execution of standard therapies, Dr. Memarzadeh is dedicated to finding new, more effective options for therapy for gynecologic cancer. During her training, she was struck by how therapies for gynecologic diseases had not made significant advancements in several years. Therefore, after completing her fellowship, she continued to complete a Ph.D. in the department of Molecular Biology at UCLA. Today, in addition to being a skilled surgeon, maintaining her practice, and caring for her patients, she is performing science research at UCLA, focusing on the molecular pathways of gynecologic cancers in the hopes of better understanding these diseases and developing new, more effective therapies to help her patients. This includes planning to implement clinical trials for patients with ovarian cancer and discovering predictors of response to hormonal therapy in endometrial tumors. On the forefront of translating Gynecologic cancer research to the therapy of patients, she has won multiple awards for her work, including the Reproductive Scientist Developmental Grant, the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation Grant, a Gynecologic Cancer Foundation award, and the STOP CANCER award. Dr. Memarzadeh has authored many published articles in respected journals and textbook chapters.
Furthermore, Dr. Memarzadeh is dedicated to teaching others, holding a tenured position as an Associate Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She has received acknowledgements for her capability as a teacher including the APGO Excellence in Teaching Award. She takes a personal role in helping all those who work with her to learn as much as they can with the goal of advancing the field of women’s gynecologic cancer care. She is also the site director of the Gynecologic Oncology fellowship program at UCLA.
Dr. Memarzadeh currently maintains staff and operating room privileges at Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center. She is readily available for consultations and is accepting new patients seeking care in all aspects of gynecologic cancer or pre-cancerous diseases. If you are interested in making an appointment, please call (310) 794-7274 or (310) 794-9098.
- Associate Professor with Tenure and Gynecologic Cancer Surgeon, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA Ronald Reagan Hospital
- Gynecologic Oncology Staff and Gynecologic Cancer Surgeon, VA Hospital, West Los Angeles
- Director, G.O. Discovery Laboratory, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center
- Site Director, UCLA Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program, UCLA School of Medicine
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