The Reston team of gynecologic oncologists is renowned for their expertise in the treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the female reproductive tract. Patients are offered minimally invasive surgical options whenever possible, including da Vinci robotic assisted surgery.
John Elkas, MD, JD, graduated from Dartmouth College and received his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Immediately following, he completed a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at University of California, Los Angeles.
After completion of his fellowship, he became Director of Gynecologic Services at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and Associate Program Director for the Uniformed Services Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Elkas also has received his Juris Doctorate with an emphasis in Health Law from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America. He is a member of multiple professional societies and has presented both basic science and clinical research at national scientific meetings as well as having published over 30 articles in multiple peer reviewed journals.
Ruchi Garg, MD, graduated from a six-year honors program in Medicine at University of Miami School of Medicine. Following her studies, Dr. Garg joined Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, Maryland for a four year journey through the residency program in Gynecology and Obstetrics. Dr. Garg continued her training as a fellow in Gynecologic Oncology at University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Garg is an active member of Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, International Gynecological Cancer Society and International Papillomavirus Society. She has published several articles, and remains interested in research efforts, particularly in cervical, endometrial and ovarian cancer. Dr. Garg is a trained Robotic surgeon and is interested in modifying and implementing newer technology to enhance medical care.
Annette Bicher, MD, is a board certified Gynecologic Oncologist who has had a long standing interest of bringing academic medicine to the private practice setting. She received her MD at the University of Michigan in a combined 6-year premed/MD program and completed her residency at the George Washington University in Obstetrics and Gynecology. This was followed by a 1 year Research Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, which fueled her interest in novel therapies in the treatment of ovarian cancer and modes of resistance. She went on to complete a clinical fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
At the completion of training Dr. Bicher returned to George Washington University where she held a clinical appointment while simultaneously holding a research position at the National Cancer Institute. In addition to her surgical work she has developed the chemotherapy unit. This has now grown to the extent that in addition to standard therapies many clinical trials are being conducted and a separate research division has grown. Dr. Bicher has received several teaching awards including the National CREOG award. She has published several articles and 2 book chapters on ovarian cancer.
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