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Whitfield B. Growdon, MD

  • Phone: 617-724-4800
Departments
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialties

  • Cancer Center
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
Clinical Interests
Personalized cancer therapy
Clinical trial design
Translational research into rare gynecologic cancers
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynecologic Oncology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gender
Male
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

Dr. Whitfield Growdon was born and raised in Boston. He graduated from Williams College with a degree in Art History. After years of appreciating fine arts in the Berkshire Mountains, he attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School. There he met Amanda, and 5 days before graduation, they were married in Salem, MA. He returned to Boston where he was a resident at the integrated Brigham & Womens/MGH Combined OBGYN Residency, and also completed a gynecologic oncology fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His interests include minimally invasive and robotic surgery, correlative investigation into rare gynecologic tumors and innovative clinical trial development. He lives in downtown Boston with his wife and his two children, Lily (3 years old, likes butterflies) and Jack (1 year old, likes everything) who light up his world.

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Please see the full list in Pubmed.

Growdon WB, Birrer MJ, Penson RA. Ovarian Cancer: Individualized and Personalized Care. Expert Rev Obstet Gynecol 2010 :5(4); 409-419.

Growdon WB, AJ Wolfberg, DP Goldstein, CM Feltmate, ME Chinchilla, ES Lieberman and RS Berkowitz. Low risk Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia and Methotrexate Resistance- Predictors of Response to Treatment with Actinomycin D and Need for Combination Chemotherapy. J Repro Med J 2010 Jul-Aug;55(7-8):279-84.

Growdon WB, Wolfberg AJ, Goldstein DP, Feltmate CM, Chinchilla ME, Lieberman ES, Berkowitz RS. Evaluating Methotrexate use in low risk GTN Gynecol Oncol 2009 Feb; 112(2): 353-7.

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Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-724-4800
Fax: 617-724-6898

Gillette Center for Women's Cancer
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-724-4800
Fax: 617-724-6898

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