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Our mission is to foster greater diversity, equity, inclusion and accountability within SGO, Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) and the larger health care community to improve health outcomes for all patients. These efforts are led by the SGO DIHE committee.




Goals and Strategies

Attract, diversify and develop future generations of health care professionals and stakeholders who treat and care for gynecologic cancer patients.

SGO will accomplish this goal by developing new policies and curricula, providing implicit bias training to the Board and mentoring to SGO members, amplifying member voices and exploring a rebrand for corporate and event names to be more inclusive.


Increase diversity within membership, volunteer leadership roles and staff.

SGO will accomplish this goal by integrating the DI&HE policy to the hiring, Board election and committee appointment processes; provide resources for education, awareness, collaboration and career development that promotes diversity of thought and creates connections between diverse groups; and monitoring and upholding anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies.


Identify and support research and education aimed at improving health outcomes for diverse patient populations.

SGO will accomplish this goal by work to eliminate inequities in women’s and transgender/gender non-conforming patient care; promoting antiracist publications, platforms and research; coordinate with and amplify advocacy organizations and members supporting communities of color; provide and share education and resources dedicated to improving care of diverse patient populations, uplifting diverse voices in gynecologic oncology and giving patients access to clinical trials and increasing trust and involvement from diverse populations. Read our goals and strategies in depth by downloading the PDF.

Upcoming Events & Education Opportunities

Mar 22 - Mar 25, 2023

International Conference on Surgical Cancer Care

  The SSO 2023 International Conference on Surgical Cancer Care is March 22 – 25, 2023, in Boston, MA. This year’s program offers new educational sessions, friendly competitive events and more networking opportunities. Learn More More info
Mar 25 - Mar 28, 2023

SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer

SGO 2023 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer Join us March 25 – 28, 2023, at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FL. The SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer® is the premier educational and scientific... More info
Apr 14 - Apr 19, 2023

AACR Annual Meeting

The AACR Annual Meeting is the focal point of the cancer research community, where scientists, clinicians, other health care professionals, survivors, patients, and advocates gather to share the latest advances in cancer science and medicine.... More info

Diversity, Inclusion & Health Equity Committee

Jeffrey Hines, MD, Chair
Navya Nair, MD, Vice Chair

Allison Asante, PA-C
Joyce Barlin, MD
Shazia Bashir, MD, MPH
Eloise Chapman-Davis, MD
Sudeshna Chatterjee-Paer, MD
Hui (Amy) Chen, MD
Mitchell Clark, MD
Terri Earles, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC
Charlotte Gamble, MD, MPH
Radhika Gogoi, MD, PhD
Jennifer Gordon, MD
Soledad Jorge, MD, MPH
Elise Kohn, MD
Lindsay Kuroki, MD

Nita Lee, MD
Margaret Liotta, DO
Shannon MacLaughlan, MD, MS
Jenna Marcus, MD
Nathalie McKenzie, MD, MSPH
Andrea Nañez, MD
Katya Papatla, MD
Nicole Pena-Chappell, MD
Mian Shahzad, MD, PhD
Travis Sims, MD
Marina Stasenko, MD
Ana Tergas, MD, MPH
Christina Washington, MD
Shana Wingo, MD
Abdelrahman Yousif, MD
William Zammarrelli, MD
Board Liaison, John Farley, MD
Staff Liaison, Enishia Valentine-Davis, MPA

Questions or concerns?