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Through its volume and diversity, the Program in Women's Oncology at Women & Infants provides the fellows with broad exposure to gynecologic malignancies and breast disease. Ample opportunity for performing radical pelvic surgery and managing GI, urologic, and vascular problems caused by gynecologic cancer, or its treatment, along with various breast procedures, is present during this four-year fellowship. Most importantly, the experience of selecting the appropriate treatment to recommend to patients, based on the nuances of their specific disease, is provided.

Experience in both outpatient and inpatient chemotherapy is another strength of the Program. The fellow is completely integrated into the team which plans and implements this treatment. Since the outpatient chemotherapy unit is located proximate to the clinic, the environment is designed to foster spontaneous discussions and participation in treatment in a culture concerned with quality-of-care and quality-of-life.

The Program provides an environment for learning leadership in gynecologic oncology and women's health. As the center of an integrated cancer network, substantial resources and educational opportunities exist through Brown University teaching hospitals and other affiliate institutions. The Breast Health Center, which has its own one-year breast fellowship, is also a strong and somewhat unique asset to the Fellowship Program.

The Gyn/Oncology program participates in a fully approved residency program in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as all the relevant disciplines at the Brown Medical School. The systems for clinical care and education have been well established and are effective for all concerned – including the teaching of residents. The Program has previously trained post-doctorate physicians and is dedicated to teaching at the highest level. Brown University and its affiliated hospitals offer capabilities for complex research, and the Program's high patient and surgical volume allow fulfillment of a comprehensive educational mission. Women's oncology is becoming the heart of a cancer care network encompassing Southern New England. Our health care model has led us to become the region's oncology leader with a bright and compelling future.

The umbrella of comprehensive women's oncology services provides a continuum of care with many dimensions including:

  • A multi-disciplinary team of physicians which functions as a health care model convening weekly in the open forum, Tumor Board.
  • Five board-certified gynecologic oncologists, four breast surgeons, and three medical oncologists.
  • The Breast Health Center, providing comprehensive multi-disciplinary diagnosis, consultation and management of breast disease including malignancies.
  • An excellent medical and support staff working in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • A broad array of treatment options including the latest cancer research protocols.
  • On-site tumor registry and data management.
  • An outpatient chemotherapy and IV treatment unit.
  • Oncology social workers, nurse practitioners, nurse navigators, nutritionists, and pharmacists on-site and integrated as part of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Humanistic decision making program-based home care and hospice services led by Gyn/Oncology.
  • Cutting-edge basic and translational research is ongoing. The program is a national leader in industry and cooperative group trials (NRG, etc.).
  • Nationally recognized integrative care program including therapeutic massage, deep relaxation, meditation, art therapy, and animal companionship during chemotherapy and in follow-up.
  • An Oncology Rehabilitation Program that includes physical therapists, occupational therapists and lymphedema certified specialists.
  • The Women & Infants' Telemedicine Network ("Virtual Presence"): an interactive video conference linkage between the oncology program, the hospital conference rooms, the OR and a growing network of hospitals in New England and internationally who look to us for leadership in cancer care.
  • Poetry, art, performance art, etc.

A broad political and "real-world" (e.g. business, economic, cultural) view of health care is also taught, offering fellows a perspective on the rapidly changing world of health care.

The program is constantly developing new relationships with allied institutions, services and physicians to build a sustainable sphere of influence. The vision encompasses a multi-institutional, integrated cancer network covering a wide, tri-state geographic region. Utilizing various means of outreach and the video conferencing network, still, the hub for cancer expertise will always be with "us" here in Providence. Program administration designed as a physician led "service-line" is employed to foster a comprehensive, multidisciplinary cancer program for women. Fellows gain experience in administering such programs to assure a leadership role in more than clinical care in their future positions.

Finally, questions of ethics and philosophy are central to every day functioning in Women's Oncology. As part of this, poetry written by fellows and staff with patients is not uncommon. The values of relationship-centered care are learned and appreciated by all.

All interested candidates are required to submit their applications electronically to ERAS (Electronic Resident Application Service).

The deadline for completed applications is April 1, 2018 with those applicants being considered for the start date of July 1, 2018. Interview invitations will be sent out in Monday, April 23, 2018.

Goals of the Gyn Oncology Fellowship Program

Fellowship Director

Ashley R. Stuckey, MD

Fellowship Coordinator

Debra Mallon


Program in Women's Oncology
Women & Infants Hospital/Brown University
101 Dudley Street
Providence, RI 02905-2401
p. (401) 453-7520 ext. 47223
f. (401) 453-7529


ABOG eligibility and state medical license.

First Year Salary

PGY 5-8 scale plus stipend for conferences, memberships, and educational materials.

Program Contents

Research (12 months)
Clinical/Surgical (36 months)