Ross S. Berkowitz, MD - Obstetrics/Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

Dr. Ross S. Berkowitz reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Berkowitz is a specialist in gynecologic cancer who has devoted his career to teaching, writing and editing. He is William H. Baker Professor of Gynecology at Harvard Medical School and Co-Director of the New England Trophoblastic Disease Center. He has been affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston since 1980 and was appointed Director of Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology in 1989.

Dr. Berkowitz has served on the editorial board of Gynecologic Oncology and is an editorial consultant for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer Research,Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Cancer Treatment Reports, New England Journal of Medicine, and Journal of Reproductive Immunology.

Board Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1981
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Certificate of Special Competence in Gynecologic Oncology, 1982

Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed

Molar Pregnancy
Uterine Fibroids
Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

Education

M.D.: Boston University School of Medicine, 1973
Internship in Surgery, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, 1973–1974
Clinical Fellowship in Surgery, Harvard Medical School, 1973–1975
Residency in Surgery: Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, 1974–1975
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology: Boston Hospital for Women, 1975–1978
Clinical Fellowship in OB/GYN, Harvard Medical School, 1975–1978
Clinical Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology: Boston Hospital for Women, 1978–1980
Clinical Fellow in Gynecologic Oncology, American Cancer Society, 1978–1980
Junior Faculty Clinical Fellow, American Cancer Society, 1982–1985

Academic Appointments

Harvard Medical School:

Instructor in OB/GYN, The Boston Hospital for Women, 1978–1980
Assistant Professor of OB/GYN, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1980–1984
Associate Professor of OB/GYN, 1984–1989
Professor of OB/GYN and Reproductive Biology, 1989–1993
William H. Baker Professor of Gynecology, 1993–present

Hospital Affiliations

Director of Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 1989–present
Co-Director, Women's Cancer Program, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 1996–present
Leader, Dana Farber/Partners Cancer Care Gynecologic Oncology Committee, 1996–present

Professional Affiliations

Panel member, National Institutes of Health Consensus Conference on Cervical Cancer, 1996

Selected Publications

  1. Berkowitz RS, Bernstein MR, Harlow BL, et al. (1995). Case-control study of risk factors for partial molar pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 173: 788 - 794
  2. Berkowitz RS, Goldstein DP (1995). Gestational trophoblastic disease. Cancer, 76: 2079–2085.
  3. Berkowitz RS, Goldstein DP (1996). Chronic tumors. New England Journal of Medicine, 335: 1740–1748.

Book Chapters

  1. Berkowitz RS, Goldstein DP (1993). The management of molar pregnancy and gestational trophoblastic tumors. In Gynecologic Oncology, 2nd ed. New York: McGraw Hill.
  2. Berkowitz RS, Goldstein DP (1995). The management of molar pregnancy and gestational trophoblastic tumors. In Kistner's Gynecology: Principles and Practice, 6th edition. St. Louis: Mosby Year Book.
  3. Berkowitz RS, Goldstein DP (1996). Gestational trophoblastic disease. In Novak's Gynecology, 12th ed. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins.

Financial Disclosure

This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

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