Posts by Annekathryn Goodman, MD
Lymph Node Evaluation Underutilized for Early-stage Vulvar Cancer
Massachusetts General Hospital researchers found in a nationwide study that contrary to guidelines, 34% of eligible patients with early-stage vulvar cancer did not undergo lymph node evaluation. Among patients 80 and older, the figure was 49%, even though withholding lymph node assessment did not improve survival.
Quality of Life Needs Attention in Ovarian Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy in Low-Income Countries
Annekathryn Goodman, MD, MPH, gynecologic oncologist and co-director of Women's Global Health, and colleagues documented that distressing physical and psychological symptoms, deteriorating emotional function and financial difficulties negatively affected quality of life among women with ovarian cancer in Bangladesh.
Refugees and Other Displaced Women Face Higher Rates of C-section
A review examines current knowledge of obstetrical care for refugees and other displaced women. Current data suggests these women may face higher rates of c-section, which can pose unnecessary medical issues.
Annekathryn Goodman, MD, MPH is a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and a Fellow of both the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Surgeons. She has a fulltime practice in Gynecologic Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and is an affiliate of MGH Global Disaster Response and the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In addition to board certification in gynecologic oncology, she is certified in acupuncture, and has completed training in both pastoral and palliative care. She received a certificate in Clinical Ethics and Health Policy from the Center for Practical Bioethics, University of Kansas Medical School. She received a certificate in Global health and MPH in Health Policy and Management from New York Medical College. She has undergone advanced training in humanitarian disaster relief work through the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Missioncraft in disaster relief operations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma.
She was the Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1998 through 2016. She is the past president of The Obstetrical Society of Boston and of the New England Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. She is also a member of the Ethics Committee at Massachusetts General Hospital.
She is a member of the national Trauma and Critical Care Team and has deployed to various international disasters including Bam, Iran 2004, Banda Aceh 2005, Haiti 2010, the Philippines 2014, and Nepal 2015. Since 2008, she consults in Bangladesh on cervical cancer prevention and the development of medical infrastructure to care for women with gynecologic cancers. She has also developed a two-month observership in gynecologic oncology at MGH for physicians from resource-limited countries.