Jessica Shank, MD

Assistant Professor, Section Chief of Gynecologic Oncology

Medical Director of Tulane Gynecologic Oncology, University Medical Center
Office Address
1430 Tulane Avenue, Box 8611
School of Medicine



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Dr. Jessica Shank is board certified in Gynecologic Oncology and Obstetrics & Gynecology and specializes in female pelvic cancers including ovarian, fallopian tube, primary peritoneal, uterine, cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers.  She performs radical surgery utilizing the latest minimally invasive techniques to include robotic, laparoscopic and laser surgery.  She also specializes in cancer survivorship including physical and psychosocial aspects of life after surviving cancer including sexual function and management menopausal symptoms.  She has presented her medical research at national and international meetings and has published multiple peer-reviewed articles in the field of Gynecologic Oncology and Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Dr. Shank is a native of Louisiana and received her undergraduate degree in Art and Biology at Tulane and her medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine. Prior to starting medical school Dr. Shank was awarded the Navy Health Professions Scholarship and was commissioned a Naval Officer. After medical school, Dr. Shank completed Internship and Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Naval Medical Center San Diego followed by a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Michigan.  After completing fellowship, Dr. Shank served as a staff Gynecologic Oncologist at Naval Medical Center San Diego for 5 years and was the Division Director of Gynecologic Oncology.   Upon retiring from the United States Navy in 2018, Dr. Shank is excited to return home to Tulane as a staff Gynecologic Oncologist.

Dr. Jessica Shank and her team at Tulane Cancer Center are committed to taking care of all patients and their families with the utmost respect and compassion regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity (NOLA Transgender Institute: or expression, or disability. We believe every person deserves the best healthcare available. Dr. Shank also sees patients at University Medical Center New Orleans.

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