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The Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program is fully accredited by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. We accept one fellow per year for a three-year fellowship.

  • Year 1 of the fellowship is spent doing research in the basic science laboratories.
  • Year 2 of the fellowship is at the Moffitt Cancer Center, which is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. There are seven full-time, gynecologic oncologists (Hye Sook Chon, MD, Mian M. Shahzad, MD, PhD, Robert Wenham, MD, MS, FACOG, FACS., Mitchel Hoffman, MD, Erin George, MD; Monica Avila, MD, MPH. and Jeannie Chern, MD, ScM) They have a heavy patient load which translates both to a large volume of radical abdominopelvic surgery as well as a high volume of outpatient and inpatient chemotherapy.
  • Year 3 of the fellowship is spent at Tampa General Hospital working one-on-one with Dr. Mitchel Hoffman. While still clinically very active, the experience is slightly different than at the Moffitt Cancer Center. The surgical mix is different. At Tampa General Hospital there is a large volume of radical pelvic surgery but also a significant volume of other types of tertiary gynecologic procedures. Fellows assume a greater level of independence both surgically and in day-to-day clinical decision-making. Fellows have a close working relationship with the radiation oncologist. Tampa General Hospital is the main teaching hospital for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. There is also an opportunity to participate more extensively in departmental activities. 


The goals of this program are to ensure that gynecologic oncologists maintain the highest standards in clinical areas with continued emphasis on all medical and clinical skills required for the comprehensive management of patients with gynecologic cancer. More specifically, the fellow will do the following.

  • Allow the fellow to develop the leadership and communication skills necessary to treat women with gynecologic cancers in a complex multidisciplinary environment.
  • Allow the fellow to obtain a thorough understanding of the principles, applications, and complications of radiation oncology relevant to gynecologic cancer treatment.
  • Provide the fellow with the opportunity for structured clinical research, basic laboratory research, and development of additional clinical skills.
  • Improve the fellow’s understanding of the latest scientific techniques and clinical knowledge, thus facilitating collaboration with other scientists and clinicians.
  • Contribute to the education of obstetrics and gynecology residents and medical students.
  • Enhance the academic contributions of the fellows to the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the subspecialty of Gynecologic Oncology
  • Increase the opportunities for the fellows in academic pursuits. 


Fellows are heavily exposed to clinical research during this time. Moffitt Cancer Center serves as the Parent Institute for affiliates in the Gynecologic Oncology Group, and Robert Wenham, MD, MS, FACOG, FACS is part of the Experimental Therapeutics/Phase I Division. 


Diana English, MD
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, Florida 33606


Caroline Kuehling
2 Tampa General Circle
USF STC – Sixth Floor
Tampa, FL 33606


Hye Sook Chon, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center
Mitchel Hoffman, MD, University of South Florida
Mian M. Shahzad, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center
Robert Wenham, MD, MS, FACOG, FACS, Moffitt Cancer Center
Jeannie Chern, MD, ScM, Moffitt Cancer Center
Erin George, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center
Monica Avila, MD, MPH, Moffitt Cancer Center


The University of South Florida participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) from the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). You may obtain detailed information on how to apply by contacting the ECFMG or by visiting the AAMC-ERAS Website. When completing your application, please be sure to include all documentation listed below. Additionally, please be sure to update ERAS with any changes of address, telephone number, or other important changes or honors received (AOA). USF can host J1 visas only. 



  • Applications are due in April.
  • Interviews are in July.
  • All applicants will be notified of their application status by mid-June.
  • The program starts on July 7. 


GME handbook (including sample contract and benefits) 


Our alumni have gone to institutions that include Moffitt Cancer Center, MUSOM/Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and New York Presbyterian Hospital. 


All applications must be submitted through ERAS.