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Robert P. Edwards, M.D., Rejoins Magee-Womens Hospital’s Gynecologic Cancer Program To Direct Research Efforts

Program expansion includes additional services, staff

PITTSBURGH, September 28, 2005 — Robert P. Edwards, M.D., former director of gynecologic oncology at the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center, has rejoined the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) as director of research and outreach education of the Center of Excellence in Ovarian Cancer at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

Before going to Kentucky in 2002, Dr. Edwards formerly served as medical director of gynecological oncology at Magee and director of the gynecological oncology center at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. In his current position, he will serve as professor in the School of Medicine and vice chair for clinical affairs for the division of gynecologic oncology.

Other new faculty members in the division include Paniti Sukumvanich, M.D., assistant professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, a specialist in genetic risk for breast and ovarian cancers; Thomas Krivak, M.D., assistant professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and assistant fellowship director for the division, specializing in minimally invasive approaches to uterine cancer; and Kristin Zorn, M.D., assistant professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, whose area of expertise includes cervical cancer screening and surveillance.

The new faculty members will join existing faculty Joseph L. Kelley, M.D., division director, and Kathleen McIntyre-Seltman, M.D., director of the Women’s Cancer Wellness Center.

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