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Course Directors

John (Jeb) V. Brown, MD, FACOG, FACS, is a gynecologic oncologist at Gynecologic Oncology Associates in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Brown attended Medical School at the University of Kansas. He completed an Internship and Residency in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University of Washington. His fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology was obtained at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the Medical Director of Robotic Surgery and the Co Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, CA. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Surgeons.


R. Wendel Naumann, MD, FACOG, FACS, is currently the Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Gynecologic Oncology and Professor in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Levine Cancer Institute at Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as his fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. He was the chair of the Education Committee and served on the Executive Council of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology. He has an interest in endometrial cancer, and co-authored the ACOG committee opinion on endometrial cancer and has served on the GOG Uterine Corpus Committee.

Ritu Salani, MD, MBA, is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She also serves as the Director for the Gynecologic Oncology fellowship program. Dr. Salani received her medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, OH. She completed a residency in gynecology and obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, followed by a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. During this time, she also received a Master of Business Administration. After her fellowship, Dr. Salani joined the faculty at The Ohio State University.