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Dr. Carol Brown begins term as 50th SGO President

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Mar 27, 2018

SGO Contact:
Ellen J. Sullivan, MS, MSJ
Chief Communications and Advocacy Officer
Society of Gynecologic Oncology

New Orleans, LA (March 27, 2018) – Carol L. Brown, MD, FACOG, FACS, began her one-year term as the 50th President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) today at the conclusion of the Society’s 49th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer.

“In service to SGO, I have worked with members, leadership, elected officials, government agencies and our patients to increase access to high-quality multidisciplinary specialty care, improve reimbursement, increase funding for research ,and improve care for women with gynecologic cancer around the world,” said Dr. Brown. “These critical issues will remain my priority during my tenure as the 50th President of the SGO.”

Dr. Brown will be presiding over the 50th anniversary of the Society and the SGO Annual Meeting scheduled for March 16-19, 2019, in Honolulu, HI.

A member of the SGO since 1994, Dr. Brown has served as Chair of the Government Relations Committee, a member of the SGO Board and the Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair for the 2014 SGO Annual meeting. As President-Elect, Dr. Brown continued her service to SGO as Chair of the Health Policy and Socioeconomic Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee.

“The principles of inclusion and health equity—ensuring women affected by cancer have access to high quality screening and treatment that can prolong and save their lives—are the focus of my career,” who is the Associate Director for Diversity and Health Equity at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. Dr Brown is an Attending Surgeon on the Gynecology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Outside of SGO, Dr. Brown serves as a Co-Chair of the NRG Oncology Health Disparities Committee and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Biden Cancer Initiative, established by Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden with a mission to “develop and drive implementation of solutions to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, research, and care and to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes.”

Dr. Brown graduated with honors from Harvard University and received her MD from Columbia University, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. She has received several honors and awards, including the first Malcolm X Memorial Scholarship from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, the American Cancer Society’s Clinical Oncology Career Development Award for her research in cervical cancer, and the 2017 American Association of Cancer Research Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship. Dr. Brown was named one of ”America’s Leading Physicians” by Black Enterprise magazine in 2001 and 2008; listed in “Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area ” by Castle Connolly 2008-2018, and listed in “ Best Doctors in America” from 2001-2017.


The Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) is a 501(c) (6) national medical specialty organization of physicians and allied health care professionals who are trained in the comprehensive management of women with malignancies of the reproductive tract. www.sgo.org


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