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
Clinical Assistant Professor
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
Attending 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
Professor
Dept. of OB/GYN
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine, Israel
Residency: SUNY Downstate
Fellowship: Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester
Constantine Gorelick, MD
Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology & 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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Julia Fehniger, MD
Assistant Professor (July 2020)
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Medical School: University of Michigan
Residency: University of Chicago
Fellowship: NYU Langone Medical Center
Albert J. Palileo, MD
Attending Gynecologic Oncologist
Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York

Medical School: University of Miami
Residency: SUNY Downstate
Fellowship: SUNY Downstate
Ioannis
Director of Gynecologic Oncology
Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York

Medical School: University of Thessaloniki Medical School, Greece
Residency: UT Houston
Fellowship: SUNY Downstate
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Scientific Mentors

Alan Gintzler, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry
Wen-Ching Lee, PhD
Departmental IRB and Clinical Research Administrator
PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology

Graduate School: Columbia University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Laura A. Martello-Rooney, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Stacy Blain, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Pediatrics and Cell Biology
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Fellows

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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Associates

Devareco "Dee" Wilkie, MS
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Onicka Joseph, MSN
Oncology Nurse
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Updated May 2020.