Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship

Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship

About the Program

The Florida Hospital Cancer Institute is on a 172-acre, urban medical community, home to leading physicians, scientists, researchers and life science-companies. In keeping with its mission, the Gynecologic Oncology team at Florida Hospital has continued to contribute to the care of women afflicted with cancer through multi-layered strategy which includes research, training the next generation of oncologists, contributing to the scientific literature, and serving as thought leaders in the oncologic community.

Like Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of Florida Hospital, believed, physical healing by itself is not enough. He believed, as we do today, that a person's physical health is closely linked with emotional , spiritual, and mental well-being; and they sough to provide a place where each of these aspects of the whole person could find both healing and nurture.

Today, more than 105 years later, Florida Hospital is committed to the same goals, providing excellent medical care through state-of-the-art service, equipment, and training incorporating our CREATION Health mission.

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Nathalie McKenzie, MD
Program Director

This three-year fellowship program (one year of protected research and two clinical years) is designed to progressively develop proficiency then mastery in the knowledge and art of the diagnosis, treatment, and practice of Gynecologic malignancies all while advancing the science of GYN cancer care. Our fellows gain vast experience in all aspects of gynecologic oncology, including extensive debulking procedures, pelvic exenteration, bowel resections, urologic procedures, radiation oncology, critical care medicine, and chemotherapy. Historically, at the end of each clinical year, each fellow has performed an average number of 500 cases as the primary surgeon with an additional 400 cases as assistant.

Nathalie McKenzie, MD MSPH FACOG FASCO

Program Director

Faculty

of Florida Hospital Medical Education

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    Robert Holloway, MD
    Dr. Holloway earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University and completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Georgetown University Hospital. Even as co-medical director of Florida Hospital Gynecologic Oncology, a founding member of Florida Hospital’s Global Robotic Institute, and clinical professor at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Holloway insists his skills all come down to working with his hands, a trait he picked up while growing up on a farm. Dr. Holloway has become one of the most respected robotic surgeons in the world, teaching advanced robotic surgery training courses to both American and International surgeons. He regularly directs and speaks at robotic symposia in South America, Europe and Japan. When stateside, Dr. Holloway serves as the principal investigator for many clinical trials and research projects seeking more advanced treatments for gynecologic oncology conditions, such as ovarian cancer.
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    James Kendrick, MD
    Dr. Kendrick joined the gynecologic oncology program at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute in July 2009. His clinical interests include robotic surgery and the management of all gynecologic malignancies. Dr. Kendrick and the physicians at Florida Hospital Gynecologic Oncology treat all gynecologic cancers and complicated benign conditions offering treatments and services including da Vinci Robotic hysterectomy, chemotherapy, clinical trials and a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.
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    Nathalie McKenzie, MD
    Program Director
    Nathalie Dauphin McKenzie, MD, MSPH, is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist with a breadth of experience providing advanced treatments including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures for women with all types of gynecologic cancer. She earned her medical degree with research honors at the University of New York at Buffalo and undertook her residency training and fellowship at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. She also earned her Master of Science in Public Health with honors while completing her fellowship training. Dr. McKenzie is an award-winning physician who is known for her expertise in radical debulking procedures for removing advanced tumors. She is particularly interested in HPV-related neoplasia and patient-driven cancer treatment. She is also a multilingual provider with fluency in English, French, medical Spanish and Haitian Creole.
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      Robert Holloway, MD

      Dr. Holloway earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University and completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Georgetown University Hospital. Even as co-medical director of Florida Hospital Gynecologic Oncology, a founding member of Florida Hospital’s Global Robotic Institute, and clinical professor at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Holloway insists his skills all come down to working with his hands, a trait he picked up while growing up on a farm.

      Dr. Holloway has become one of the most respected robotic surgeons in the world, teaching advanced robotic surgery training courses to both American and International surgeons. He regularly directs and speaks at robotic symposia in South America, Europe and Japan. When stateside, Dr. Holloway serves as the principal investigator for many clinical trials and research projects seeking more advanced treatments for gynecologic oncology conditions, such as ovarian cancer.

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      James Kendrick, MD

      Dr. Kendrick joined the gynecologic oncology program at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute in July 2009. His clinical interests include robotic surgery and the management of all gynecologic malignancies. Dr. Kendrick and the physicians at Florida Hospital Gynecologic Oncology treat all gynecologic cancers and complicated benign conditions offering treatments and services including da Vinci Robotic hysterectomy, chemotherapy, clinical trials and a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.

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      Nathalie McKenzie, MD
      Program Director

      Nathalie Dauphin McKenzie, MD, MSPH, is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist with a breadth of experience providing advanced treatments including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures for women with all types of gynecologic cancer. She earned her medical degree with research honors at the University of New York at Buffalo and undertook her residency training and fellowship at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. She also earned her Master of Science in Public Health with honors while completing her fellowship training. Dr. McKenzie is an award-winning physician who is known for her expertise in radical debulking procedures for removing advanced tumors. She is particularly interested in HPV-related neoplasia and patient-driven cancer treatment. She is also a multilingual provider with fluency in English, French, medical Spanish and Haitian Creole.

Fellows

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      Amanda Stephens, DO
      Chief Resident
      OMGE-7
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      Christine Fitzsimmons, DO
      OMGE-5
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      Jessica Kennard, DO
      OMGE-6
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      Madhavi Manyam, DO
      OMGE-4
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      Amanda Stephens, DO
      Chief Resident
      OMGE-7
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      Christine Fitzsimmons, DO
      OMGE-5
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      Jessica Kennard, DO
      OMGE-6
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      Madhavi Manyam, DO
      OMGE-4

Curriculum

Rotation Schedule

Our fellows gain vast experience in all aspects of gynecologic oncology, including extensive debulking procedures, pelvic exenteration, bowel resections, urologic procedures, radiation oncology, critical care medicine and chemotherapy. At the end of each academic year, each fellow has performed an average number of 500 cases as the primary surgeon with an additional 400 cases as assistant.

The fellows will have a comprehensive educational curriculum, covering the breath and depth of all aspects of gynecologic oncology through clinical exposure, operative experience, quality improvement projects, clinical and transnational research, weekly didactic lectures, grand rounds, and multi-disciplinary conferences. Regular conferences will include didactic review of related curriculum, twice-a-month tumor boards, morbidity and mortality (M&M), and journal club. In addition, the fellows have access to theNiicholson Center which is one of the worlds most innovative surgical simulation training centers.

Please contact our Program Coordinator Carrie Hersman, for more information.

Research

Fellows are actively involved in numerous research projects and have had multiple abstracts accepted for poster presentations at annual SGO meetings, as well as podium presentations at many International and National conferences. The group has had participation in more than 100 national clinical trails as they are continually discovering and incorporating new ways to prevent and treat gynecologic cancer.

Eligibility

What You'll Need

Residents with an interest in the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program at Florida Hospital are advised to contact the program coordinator to receive an application.

Sample Resident Agreement

Eligibility & Selection Policy

According to the American Osteopathic Associations Basic Standards for Fellowship Training in Gynecologic Oncology, applicants for the fellowship training program must:

  1. Have graduated from an AOA-accredited college of osteopathic medicine
  2. Have satisfactorily completed an AOA-approved residency program in obstetrics and gynecology
  3. Be and remain members of the AOA during fellowship training
  4. Be appropriately licensed in the state in which training is conducted
  5. The candidate shall have applied for the AOBOG general OB/GYN certification exam, and shall have taken the written portion of the exam prior to matriculating the fellowship

Benefits

We’ll Take Care of You

Salary (for 2018-2019 academic year):

OGME-5: $59,000

OGME-6: $60,000

OGME-7: $61,000

Life Insurance:

Life Insurance equivalent to one year's salaray is provided free of charge. Additional life insurance may be purchased for a minimal charge.

Malpractice Insurance:

Occurrence-based malpractice insurance is provided at no cost to the Fellows.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Allowance:

Fellows receive $1,500 together with five (5) days paid leave specifically for continuing education at the Program Director's discretion. The annual Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Conference will be reimbursed through the Florida Hospital Osteopathic Foundation.

Professional Fees:

Fellows receive payment of the following licensure and certification fees and professional membership dues:

  • Florida State Medical Training License and/or Initial Florida State Medical License, if required.
  • Drug Enforcement Agency license
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) membership dues
  • AOA membership dues
  • American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOOG) membership dues
  • ACLS certification
  • Post graduate course in statistics relative to the gathering, dissemination and interpretation of biomedical information.
  • Post graduate course relating to biomedical information and dissemination.

For more information on the many benefits offered across all programs, click here.

Application Process

Join Our Fellow Team

Applicants to the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program should also have:

  1. Successfully passed all board exams
  2. Acceptable explanation of break in education (if necessary)
  3. Commitment to Gynecologic Oncology

Applications should be received by the Program prior to May 31

Apply Here

Directions

  • From the airport
    Take the North Exit Take 528 West (Toll $2.25) Take 1-4 East to Orlando Take the Princeton Exit (#85) Turn right on Princeton St Turn left on North Orange Ave Take the 2nd right onto East Rollins St
  • From the Tampa area:
    Take 1-4 East to Orlando Take the Princeton Exit (#85) Turn right on Princeton St Turn left on North Orange Ave Take the 2nd right onto East Rollins St
  • From the Daytona area:
    Take I-4 West to Tampa Take the Princeton Exit (#85) Turn left on Princeton St Turn left on North Orange Ave Take the 2nd right onto East Rollins St
Once on Princeton:
Make a left at Orange

For hospital parking garage entrance, turn right at King Street

Carrie Hersman

Residency Coordinator

407-303-5947407-303-7323 2501 N Orange Ave Suite 235 Orlando, FL 32804