Dr. Swisher is a professor in gynecologic oncology and adjunct professor in medical genetics and is the director of the Breast and Ovarian Cancer…
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Patient Care Philosophy
I believe in patient engagement and a team medicine approach. In cancer prevention, I want to empower patients to use genetic knowledge to develop a cancer prevention plan that is right for them. I believe we can reduce the deadliness of ovarian cancer through effective risk assessment, prevention and new targeted therapies. We have made a lot of progress in understanding the genetics and origins of ovarian cancer. Now, we need to use that knowledge to stamp out this deadly disease. I will spend the remainder of my career in that pursuit.
Golfing, hiking, skiing, backpacking, biking, family and photography.
Gynecologic cancer; cancer prevention; cancer genetics; novel therapeutics; minimal invasive surgery.
Research in genetics of ovarian and other gynecologic cancers; clinical trials for targeted ovarian cancer treatment, identifying predictors of response for ovarian cancer, novel approaches to genetics risk assessment and cancer prevention.
|Univ. of Calif. SOM, San Diego||Medical education||1992
|UW - Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology||Internship||
|UW - Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology||Residency||
|Washington University SOM||Fellowship||
|American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology||Gynecologic Oncology||2003
|American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology||Obstetrics & Gynecology||2001