About Our Program Director
Dr. Dineo Khabele, a physician and surgeon, specializes in treating women diagnosed with ovarian and other gynecologic cancers. As a productive scientist and one of very few clinically active gynecologic oncologists who also leads an ovarian cancer translational research laboratory, she is trained in multiple aspects of the field.
Board certified in both obstetrics and gynecology and gynecologic oncology, Dr. Khabele earned undergraduate and medical degrees from Columbia College and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, respectively. After residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at The New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell University Medical Center, she completed a clinical fellowship in gynecologic oncology and post-doctoral research training in cancer biology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center.
Dr. Khabele has mentored and trained fellows, residents, and medical students as well as faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.
"These experiences have taught me that it is important to personalize my teaching approach. Each person has an individual learning style required to achieve success. This teaching philosophy reflects my own approach as a life-long learner. In addition, my experience in developing clinical and research collaborations has shown the importance of functioning well on a team."
The goal of the gynecologic oncology fellowship is to ensure that trainees are:
- surgically adept in cancer staging and radical procedures,
- well-versed in medical aspects of gynecologic oncology,
- able to function well on a complex medical team, and
- exposed to research principles.
This approach will allow us to train the next generation of clinical and academic gynecologic oncologists to seek out the breadth and depth of this unique subspecialty.