About the Program
The Fellowship Program in Gynecologic Oncology at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics was established in 1990 to provide complete training in all aspects of the science and management of gynecologic cancer. Graduates of our program are well-prepared for a career in Gynecologic Oncology; many have taken positions at major academic centers. There are currently two full-time faculty: Drs. David Bender and Michael Goodheart. Dr. Barrie Anderson is Professor Emeritus.
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has a long history of excellence in the treatment of cancer. The hospital's Tumor Registry enters approximately 2,500 new cancer cases each year. Iowa also participates in the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recognizes the Holden Cancer Center at UI as the only cancer center in Iowa designated as "comprehensive." This is a five-year designation. (2011).
The University of Iowa is a founding member of the Gynecologic Oncology Group and participates actively in its protocols. There is excellent clinical cooperation with the Departments of Medical Oncology, Surgery, Urology, Radiology, Radiation Oncology and Palliative Care.
The fellowship is a three-year ABOG approved program. Our program complies with the 80-hour weekly duty requirement.