About Our Program Director
Dr. Lori Spoozak is a dedicated physician and surgeon, who specializes in treating women diagnosed with ovarian and other gynecologic cancers. In addition to her work in gynecologic oncology, she has a clinical practice in outpatient palliative medicine. She conducts research in the field of palliative medicine. During her years of teaching, she has mentored and trained fellows, residents, and medical students.
Dr. Spoozak attended Yale University School of Medicine where she completed both a doctorate of medicine and a master of health science. She completed residency training at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center and then a clinical fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Additionally, she completed a second clinical fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and is one of a small group of gynecologic oncology physicians board certified in palliative medicine and hospice.
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.