Division of Gynecologic Oncology

The University of Wisconsin Gynecologic Oncology program strives to be among the nation’s best, serving women in Wisconsin and beyond. We accompany every woman and her family throughout their journey with cancer. We nurture ourselves and each other allowing us to greet each day revitalized. Our entire team is committed to patient-centered care, research, and education in a mutually respectful environment.

The University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center has the largest Gynecologic Oncology department in Wisconsin, offering patients state-of-the-art care in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancer. Our gynecologic oncologists see more than 450 patients annually with common as well as rare gynecologic cancers including:

  • Cervical
  • Ovarian
  • Uterine
  • Vulvar
  • Vaginal
  • Gestational trophoblastic disease
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Mixed mullerian tumors
  • Pseudomyxoma peritonei

Patients diagnosed with any of these gynecologic cancers are seen in our multidisciplinary clinic by our team of gynecologic oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, genetic counselors and health psychologists. Each patient is evaluated and treatment is individually tailored to each patient's needs. In addition to treatment, the UW Carbone Cancer Center is committed to improving a woman's quality of life and minimizing side effects while she undergoes therapy.

Spencer invited to ACGME Review Committee for Ob-Gyn

Congratulations to Ryan Spencer, MD, MS, associate professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and director of the Gynecologic Oncology fellowship! Spencer was invited to join the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology​. He will begin a six-year term i... more

Jacques, Wagar publish article in Wisconsin Medical Journal

Laura Jacques, MD, associate professor in the Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, and gynecologic oncology fellow Matthew Wagar, MD, recently co-authored an article in the Wisconsin Medical Journal. Co-authors include Bridget Kelly, MD, John Soehl, Janine Rhoades, MD, Elise S, Cowley, BS, Peter G. Pryde, Abigail Cutle... more

Spencer discusses clinical trials during Uterine Cancer Awareness Month

Ryan Spencer, MD, MS, associate professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, joined CBS 58 for a recent story about one patient and her experience with a clinical trial at the UW Health Carbone Cancer Center.In “’An extension on life:’ Madison survivor shares clinical trial experience during Uterine Cancer Awareness Mon... more

Montemorano shares what’s next after Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship

After three years of intense fellowship training in the UW Department of Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Lauren Montemorano, MD, is preparing to graduate. Montemorano shares what’s next after fellowship, the important lessons she will carry forward, and what she will miss about Madison.Where will you be going and wha... more

Congratulations to winners of the 2024 UW Department of Ob-Gyn awards!

On June 13, 2024, the UW Department of Ob-Gyn held its annual awards ceremony, recognizing educational, research and administrative accomplishments throughout the year.The ceremony started by celebrating service milestones, including both service in the Department of Ob-Gyn and at the University of Wisconsin or UW Health over... more