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.
Patients may be seen by either self or physician referral at any of the clinic locations at the bottom of this page.
Jessica Shank, MD and Mayra Ramirez, 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.
Jessica Shank, MD, Section Chief of Gynecologic Oncology
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
Lorene Yoxtheimer, MD, Director of Gynecologic Pathology
Robin Staudinger, MD
Aaron Armelie, PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Michelle Fradella, RD, CSO, LDN
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
Queenet Ibekweh, PharmD, BCPs, BCOP, Oncology Pharmacy Coordinator
Medical Office Assistants
Tulane Cancer Center
150 S. Liberty St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
The clinic is adjacent to Tulane Hospital and Clinic in downtown New Orleans. Adequate free parking is provided on site, with covered pickup and drop-off access on the first floor.
Tulane Center for Women’s Health – Lakeside
4720 South I-10 Service Road, Suite 209
Metairie, LA 70001
Tulane Lakeview Surgery Clinic
95 Judge Tanner Blvd.
Covington, LA 70433