Tulane Doctors Gynecologic Oncology

graphic of types of gynecologic cancers

The Gynecologic Oncology team at Tulane provides comprehensive care for women with cancers of the female pelvic organs including ovarian, fallopian tube, primary peritoneal, uterine, cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers.

We are dedicated to providing cancer care at the highest level, offering the latest treatments including radical surgery utilizing the latest minimally invasive techniques to include robotic, laparoscopic and laser surgery. We also offer molecular targeting chemotherapy and the most current technology in radiation therapy. Genetic, nutrition and financial counseling are also regular aspects of our care plan. In addition to treatment of women’s cancers, we offer cancer survivorship care to address the physical and psychosocial aspects of life after surviving cancer including sexual function and management menopausal symptoms. It is our promise to strive every day to provide a compassionate and welcoming environment to help our patients and their families through the challenges of cancer and its treatments.

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  or expression, or disability. We believe every person deserves the best healthcare available. Dr. Shank also sees patients at University Medical Center New Orleans.

To see our diversity, equity and inclusion mission statement, click here

Patients may be seen by either self or physician referral at any of the clinic locations at the bottom of this page. Dr. Shank and her team accepts Medicare, Medicaid and almost all private insurance plans.

Meet our diverse team of
"Women Caring for Women"

Jessica Shank, MD & Mayra Ramirez, RN
Jessica Shank, MD and Mayra Gonzalez, RN

"Gynecological cancer is an intensely personal diagnosis," said Jessica Shank, MD, Tulane Gynecologic Oncology Section Chief. "That's why I think it's so important to have a diverse team of women caring for women, from diagnosis to treatment to survivorship."

And that's what Tulane offers. From the surgeon to the radiation oncologists and therapists to the radiologist, pathologist, geneticist, pharmacists, nutritionist, clinical psychologist, nurses, financial counselors, social worker, new nurse navigator and beyond, Tulane has assembled a team of deeply dedicated women all focused on one goal - providing the highest level of care to our gynecologic cancer patients.

"Many women want to see women, especially when it involves multiple pelvic exams or discussions of post-treatment sexual health," said Kendra Harris, MD, chair of Radiation Oncology.

Gynecologic Oncology
Jessica Shank, MD, Section Chief of Gynecologic Oncology

Radiation Oncology
Audrey Dang, MD, Radiation Oncology
Carol Boyd, CMD, Radiation Dosimetrist

Oncologic Fertility
Ronald Clisham, MD, HCLD, Reproductive Endocrinology

Pelvic Floor Disorders
Margie Kahn, MD, Director of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Cervical and Vulvar Dysplasia
Amber Naresh, MD

Gynecologic Pathology
Lorene Yoxtheimer, MD, Director of Gynecologic Pathology

Gabriela Pridjian, MD, Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Chris Dvorak, MS, LCGC, Genetic Counselor
Nikki Walano, MS, LCGC, Genetic Counselor

Interventional Radiology
Brookes Ezell, MD
Bruce Bordlee, MD
James Caridi, MD, FSIR

Clinical Psychologist
Aaron Armelie, PhD,  Clinical Psychologist

Oncology Nutrition
Michelle Fradella, RD, CSO, LDN

Social Worker
Melissa Barrois, LMSW

Women's Health Lead Nurse
Mayra Gonzalez, RN

Oncology Infusion Team
Missy Bean-Tanner, RN - Supervisor
Amber Hamilton, RN
Bonnie Hunt, RN
Valerie Langford, RN
Heather Monteleone, RN
Heather Zimmerman, RN
Lakeisha Bell - MOA

Oncologic Pharmacy
Queenet Ibekweh, PharmD, BCPs, BCOP, Oncology Pharmacy Coordinator
Hemali Upadhyawa
Carrie Brondum

Financial Counselor
Shawna Blackmore

Medical Office Assistants
Tasha Crutcher
Antoinette Charlot
Quiana Raymond

Clinic Locations

Tulane Cancer Center - East Jefferson General Hospital
For Appointments Call: 504-883-2968

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Tulane Cancer Center at EJGH
4204 Houma Blvd. 
2nd Floor
Metairie, LA 70006
Call: 504-883-2968
Fax: 504-988-6347

The clinic is located on the second floor of East Jefferson General Hospital. Plenty of free parking is available in the garages next to the hospital.


Tulane Center for Women's Health- Lakeside
For Appointments Call: 504-988-8070

150 S. Liberty St., New Orleans, LA

Tulane Center for Women’s Health – Lakeside
4720 South I-10 Service Road, Suite 209
Metairie, LA 70001
Call: 504-988-8070
Fax: 504-988-8071


Tulane Lakeview Surgery Clinic
For Appointments Call: 504-988-6509

Lakeview Surgery Clinic Covington, LA

Tulane Lakeview Surgery Clinic
Physicians Plaza
95 Judge Tanner Blvd.
Covington, LA 70433
Call: 504-988-6509
Fax: 504-988-6348