The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Fellowship Program in Gynecologic Oncology

Program Leadership

Program Director

Sara Isani, MD
Tel: 718.405.8082  

Fellowship Administrator

Lekesha Charles
Tel: 718.430.3152  

  • Established in 1991
  • Length of training: 3 years
  • Number of Fellows: 5
  • The division meets ACGME requirements for fellowship training.
  • Division educational sessions include: journal club, morbidity & mortality, quality improvement, statistics, genetics, evidence based medicine and clinical and translational research.
  • Participation in national and international sponsored research protocols, including NCI-sponsored NRG Oncology, provides access to cutting edge and innovative therapies for women with gynecologic cancers.
  • Training includes the entire spectrum of gynecologic oncology care:
    • Consultations
    • Screenings
    • Follow-up care
    • Minimally invasive and robotic surgery
    • Chemotherapy
    • Radiation 
    • Palliative care and cancer survivor support 


Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
Last site visit: 2018
Next scheduled site visit


Completion of a residency in obstetrics and gynecology

Current Fellows

Rupal Bhana, MD (PGY5)

Udele Tagoe, MD (PGY5)

Evan Levy, MD (PGY6)

Kaitlin Haines, MD (PGY7)

Lauren Scanlon, MD (PGY7)  


Application Process

Applications are accepted through ERAS
Application deadline: April 15
Interview month: late July 

Selection Process


Contact Us

Lekesha Charles

Sample Block Schedule
  July-August Sept-Oct Nov-Dec Jan-Feb March-April May-June
Year One Research
Year Two Weiler Moses Jacobi Weiler Moses Jacobi
Year Three Moses Jacobi Weiler Moses Jacobi Weiler
Educational Sessions
Monday Tuesday Thursday
  7:00 a.m.: Gyn/Gyn/Oncology Rounds at Moses Division  
7:15 a.m.: Division Conference Departmental Statistics Conference    7:15 a.m.: Division Conference
8:00 a.m.: Departmental Grand Rounds   8:00 a.m.: Tumor Board Conference
    9:30 a.m.: Fellows Presentation
  5:30 p.m.: Division Conference  

Educational Sessions

Education Sessions
  • Required research:
    • Fellows work with a primary lab investigator who understands the requirement to publish a manuscript as a primary author and assists the fellow in this objective.
  • Supplemental research:
    • Investigator-initiated and Pharmaceutical company sponsored trials
    • Fellows can write the protocol for new institutional trials
    • Other clinical projects overseen by faculty members.
    • Faculty members reach out to fellows and residents interested in the field
    • All fellows and some residents are involved in clinical projects supervised by faculty members.
  • Research Presentations:
    • Locally at the Department Research Day or Grand Rounds
    • Regionally at the New York Obstetric Society
    • Nationally at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO), Society of Gynecologic Investigation (SGI), American Radium Society (ARS), American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) or American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meetings.  
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