Dr Curtin chosen to lead gynecologic oncology society

March 17, 2011

John P Curtin, MD, MBA, has been elected president of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists at the organization?s 42nd Annual Meeting, March 6-9, in Orlando, Florida. Dr Curtin is associate director for academic affairs and education at the NYU Cancer Institute and professor and director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the NYU School of Medicine in New York City.

John P Curtin, MD, MBA, has been elected president of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists at the organization’s 42nd Annual Meeting, March 6-9, in Orlando, Florida. Dr Curtin is associate director for academic affairs and education at the NYU Cancer Institute and professor and director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the NYU School of Medicine in New York City.

“The health care system itself presents a host of challenges to women’s cancer care as it continues to rapidly evolve,” Dr Curtin said. “SGO will do its part to meet these challenges, viewing them as opportunities to help individuals attain the best healthcare available with the best outcomes possible.”

He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Creighton University and an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. His residencies in family practice and obstetrics and gynecology were at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and he was a fellow in gynecologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr Curtin was an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Minnesota Medical School; assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Southern California School of Medicine; and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Cornell University Medical College. In 1999, he was named director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the NYU School of Medicine, where he later served as interim department chair and was appointed Stanley H Kaplan Professor and Chair of the department.

He has written, co-authored, and contributed to more than 200 publications, and has served as an examiner for the oral board examinations, general and subspecialty, for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is a member of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society, the Society of Memorial Gynecologic Oncologists, the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, and the New York Obstetrical Society.