Gynecological Oncologists in the Greater Cincinnati Area

Multiple studies conducted over the past decade have shown that an ovarian cancer patient’s chance of survival is significantly improved when her surgery is performed by a gynecologic oncologist. One analysis of multiple studies found that women whose surgeries were performed by gynecologic oncologists had a median survival time that was 50% greater than women whose surgeries were done by general gynecologists or other surgeons inexperienced in optimal debulking procedures. Sometimes referred to as cytoreductive surgery, debulking involves removal of as much of the tumor as possible.


As part of the debulking procedure, doctors try to stage definitively the disease and identify the optimal treatment for the cancer. Proper staging and optimal debulking translate into improved overall survival for women at any stage of ovarian cancer.


Gynecologic oncologists have greater success in treating ovarian cancer as a result of their tendency to perform more aggressive surgery. Women whose tumors have been reduced to less than one centimeter have a better response to chemotherapy and improved survival rate. Gynecologic oncologists also are more likely to perform the multiple peritoneal and lymph node biopsies necessary to ensure adequate surgical staging. The following is a list of local Gynecological Oncologists which was found through the Society of Gynecological Oncologist. To find a gynecologic oncologist in your area, visit the Women’s Cancer Network website at www.wcn.org or call 1-800-444-4441.


Gynecologic Oncologists in Greater Cincinnati


Tri-Health Tristate Gynecologic Oncology

Good Samaritan Medical Office Building
3219 Clifton Avenue, Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Phone: 513-862-1888
Fax: 513-862-3616


St. Elizabeth Medical Center
Tri-State Gynecologic Oncology SEMC Cancer Care Center
1 Medical Village Drive
Edgewood, KY 41017
Phone: 859-301-2237
Fax: 859-301-2607


Jack Basil, MD

James C. Pavelka, MD

Helmut Schellhas, MD


UC Health

234 Goodman Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Phone: 513-584-6373


Wm. Eric Eisenhauer, MD Director of Women's Cancer

Thomas Reid, MD

Heather Pulaski, MD


Oncology/Hematology Care Inc.

5053 Wooster Road
Cincinnati, OH 45226
Phone: 513-751-CARE (2273)
Fax: 513-751-1840


Marcia Bowling, M.D. Specialties: Gynecologic Oncology

Nancy Simon, M.D. Specialties: Gynecologic Oncology