Faculty & Staff

Professor & Departmental Director, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Director, Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program
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Clinical Faculty

Marcia Schmidt, MD
Attending Physician, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Medical School: SUNY Upstate
Residency: Winthrop University Hospital
Fellowship: University of South Florida
Breast Fellowship: Brown University Women & Infant Hospital
Margaux Kanis, MD
Gynecologic Oncologist
New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Medical School: SUNY Buffalo
Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Fellowship: Northwestern University
Michele Follen, MD PhD MBA
Director, Gynecologic Oncology
Kings County Hospital Center

Medical School: University of Michigan
Residency: Columbia University
Fellowship: M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
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Yi-Chun Lee, MD
Director, Gynecologic Oncology and Fellowship Program
SUNY Downstate Health Science University

Medical School: Temple University
Residency: Temple University
Fellowship: SUNY Downstate
Ovadia Abulafia, MD
Dept. of OB/GYN
SUNY Downstate Health Science University

Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine, Israel
Residency: SUNY Downstate
Fellowship: Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester
Constantine Gorelick, MD
Director, Minimal Invasive Surgery
New York - Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
Brooklyn, NY

Medical School: SUNY Stony Brook
Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship: SUNY Downstate
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Scientific Mentors

Alan Gintzler, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry.
Josef Michl, MD
Professor of Cell Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, and Pathology.
Ehsan Sarafraz-Yazdi, PhD
Wen-Ching Lee, PhD
Fellowship program coordinator, Departmental IRB Administrator, PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from Columbia University.
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Blerina Salman, MD (3rd year)
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Residency: Staten Island University Hospital
Jennifer McEachron, DO (2nd year)
Medical school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
Nancy Zhou, MD (1st year)
Medical school: Drexel University
Residency: New York Medical College
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Devareco "Dee" Wilkie, MS
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Onicka Joseph, MSN
Oncology Nurse
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Updated July 2019.