SGO Issues Aug 9, 2018

SGO Issues Aug. 9, 2018

SGO welcomes 68 new, 51 transitioning members
Former WAGO President Edward Savage dies
Highlights from the August 2018 edition of Gynecologic Oncology
SGO Educational Needs Assessment Survey open until Aug. 30
2018 National Race to End Women’s Cancer on Nov. 4

SGO welcomes 68 new, 51 transitioning members

From April through July 2018, 68 new members joined the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and an additional 51 members transitioned to the next membership level. SGO congratulates the following new and transitioning members:

Transitioning to Candidate Membership
Jennifer Bergstrom, MD
Christine Garcia, MD, MPH
Gregory M. Gressel, MD
Casey M. Hay, MD
Erica Hope, MD
Gillian Hsieh, MD
Jessica Lee, MD
Navya Nair, MD
John Michael Robinson, MD
Stephanie Sullivan, MD
Morgan Lucas Taylor, MD
Arthur Quan Minh Tran, MD
Transitioning to Fellow-in-Training Membership
Raanan Alter, MD
Brian T. Burgess, DO
Lindsey M. Charo, MD
Katherine Marie Croft, MD
Christine Fitzsimmons, DO
Allison Gockley, MD
Ricardo A. Gomez, MD
Lauren Hand, MD
Ross Harrison, MD
Sarah Kim, MD
Regina Lee, MD
Shuk On Annie Leung, MD
Benjamin Margolis, MD
Shariska Petersen, MD
Monica Hagan Vetter, MD
New Full Members
Seth Matthew Cohen, MD
Mark A. Miller, DO
New Fellow-in-Training Members
Stefany Acosta-Torres, MD
Monica Avila, MD
Courtney Bailey, DO
Derman Basaran, MD
Bethany Bustamante, MD
Laura Chambers, DO
Kiran Clair, MD
Matthew Cowan, DO
Kimberly Dessources, MD
Christina Leigh Duncan-Lothamer, DO
Charlotte Gamble, MD
Jennifer Gibbs, DO
Rosa Guerra, MD
Carolyn Haunschild, MD
Karen Levy, MD
Madhavi Manyam, DO
Carrie A. McIlwain, MD
Heather Miller, MD
Lea Moukarzel, MD
Deepa Maheswari Narasimhulu, MD
Jocelyn Ray, MD
John Siemon, MD
Travis T. Sims, MD
Shobhana Talukdar, MBBS
Nicole Vilardo, MD
Christina R. Washington, MD
Wala Sadiq Mehros, DES
New Resident/Student Members
Amma F. Agyemang, MD
Kayla Cagle-Colon, MD
Chibuike Friday Chukwunyere, MBBS
Anna Caroline Cochrane, MD
Chadwick Miles Densley, DO
Anthony Grandelis, MD
Katelyn Handley, MD
Katherine Hicks-Courant, MD
Megan Elizabeth Kassick, MD
David Klein, MD
Brooke Lamparello, MD
Beth Leopold, MD
Larissa Mattei, MD
Ann Oluloro, MD
Alexander Paridon, MD
Thomas Paterniti, MA
Maria Phillis MD, JD
Christopher G. Smith, MD
Riley Young, MD


New Allied Members
Michele Bafile-Sharrow, PA-C
Kelly Ball, MSN, WHNP-BC
Tamara Baumann, APRN, CNM
Jennifer Christiansen, PA-C
Johanna D’Addario, PA-C
Marlo Dombroff, MS, PA-C
Amanda Duck, PA-C
Mallory Ehrenzeller, NP-C
Kara Davis Faith, PA-C, MPAS
Sarah Hennemann, PharmD
Deanna Hunt, MSN
Erin H. Vogt Kemp, MSN, RN
Laura Orange, MSN
Klarisa Stoudemire, MSN, ARNP
Heather Thomas-Osuntokun, WHNP-BC
Jenna K. Unke, PA-C
Shanty Varughese, MSN, APRN
Debbie Werley, MSN
Misty White, MS, NNP
Casey Williams, PharmD

Former WAGO President Edward Savage dies

Edward W. Savage, Jr, MD

SGO regrets to announce that senior SGO member Edward W. Savage, Jr, MD, passed away last month at the age of 85.

According to his obituary in the Los Angeles Sentinel, Dr. Savage was a graduate of Talladega College and Meharry Medical College. He made a significant impact in the practice of medicine in the Southern California region and on the national level within the field of gynecologic oncology. Starting his practice of medicine at King Drew Hospital in 1973, Dr. Savage was a fighter for quality health care, especially for residents of South Los Angeles. Dr. Savage served as the Medical Director of King Drew Medical Center from 1996 to 2002.

Dr. Savage also received a dual appointment as the dean of Clinical Affairs at Charles R. Drew University. He was the 10th president of the Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists (WAGO), the 7th president of 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, and a member of the National Medical Association.

Dr. Edward Savage was honored with the City of Los Angeles Hall of FAME Award held at Los Angeles City Hall during the African American Heritage Month Celebration.

Dr. Savage leaves behind his wife Carole, children Cheryl, Racheal and Edward III, sister Dove Savage Pinkney and a host of grandchildren, relatives, and friends.

Highlights from the August 2018 edition of Gynecologic Oncology

Lead article: Factors that influence survival in high-grade serous ovarian cancer: A complex relationship between molecular subtype, disease dissemination, and operability Diogo Torres, Chen Wang, Amanika Kumar, Jamie N. Bakkum-Gamez, Amy L. Weaver, Michaela E. McGree, Gottfried E. Konecny, Ellen L. Goode, William A. Cliby

Editorial: The limits of aggressive surgical cytoreduction Douglas A. Levine

Meeting Report: The American Society of Clinical Oncology 2018 annual meeting: A review and summary of selected abstracts B.J. Rimel, Steven J. Gibson, Steven C. Beall, Bradley J. Monk

SGO Educational Needs Assessment Survey open until Aug. 30

SGO is conducting an educational needs assessment to increase the Society’s understanding of how members obtain educational content, topic areas of practice that are of interest, preferred learning formats, and competencies to improve patient outcomes. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes and all responses are confidential. The deadline for completion is Thursday, Aug. 30.

2018 National Race to End Women’s Cancer on Nov. 4

Hosted by the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC), the National Race to End Women’s Cancer on Sunday, Nov. 4, in Washington, DC, is an opportunity to celebrate survivors, honor loved ones, and is the pinnacle fundraising and awareness event for the FWC. SGO members are encouraged to support the National Race to End Women’s Cancer by joining the SGO & Friends team (formerly the Surgeons Team) or by donating online.