Photo of Marcela (Marcela) G. DelCarmen, MD

Marcela (Marcela) G. DelCarmen, MD


Accepting New Patients


Marcela del Carmen, MD, MPH, is a gynecologic oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center's Gillette Center for Gynecologic Oncology and the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.


Obstetrics & Gynecology

Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Ovarian cancer surgery
  • Endometrial cancer management
  • Fertility preservation for cancer patients
  • Health disparities among minority women
  • Gynecologic cancers
  • Intra-peritoneal chemotherapy
  • Clinical trial design
Medical Education
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group

Edit Profile


Marcela G. del Carmen, MD, MPH is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Gynecology and Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. She graduated with a Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. del Carmen was on the faculty at Johns Hopkins before returning to join the faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. del Carmen is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. del Carmen is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. She is a fellow of the Americal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Surgeons, and a full member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, the International Gynecologic Cancer Society, and the New England Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. Dr. del Carmen is a member of the Ovarian Cancer Committee of the Gynecologic Oncology Group.   Dr. del Carmen's research interests include the surgical treatment of gynecologic malignancies, specifically ovarian cancer, the management of rare gynecologic tumors and improving access to health care services for underserved populations.  Dr. del Carme has been a principal investigator of clinical trials evaluating novel therapies in the treatment of ovarian cancer, as well as the design of a novel device for delivery of intra-peritoneal catheter.

Edit Profile

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. del Carmen's research efforts have focused on innovative surgical techniques for the treatment of ovarian cancer, and discovery of novel therapies in the treatment of ovarian cancer. Her other research interests involve the treatment of rare gynecologic cancers such as carcinosarcoma, and clear cell cancers of the ovary and uterus, and serous cancer of the uterus.  Other research efforts include the design of a novel device for delivery of intra-peritoneal chemotherapy.

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Bristow RE, del Carmen MG, Kaufman HS, Montz FJ. Radical oophorectomy with primary stapled colorectal anastomosis for resection of locally advanced epithelial ovarian cancer. J Am Coll Surg. 2003;197(4):565-74.

del Carmen MG, Rizvi I, Chang Y, Moor AC, Oliva E, Sherwood M, Pogue B, Hasan T. Synergism of epidermal growth factor receptor-targeted immunotherapy with photodynamic treatment of ovarian cancer in vivo. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2005;97(20):1516-24.

del Carmen MG, Findley M, Muzikansky A, Roche M, Verrill C, Horowitz NS, Seiden MV. A comparison of demographics, risk factors, and screening knowledge between Latino and non-Latino women referred for colposcopy. Gynecol Oncol. 2007;104(1):70-76.

Orezzoli GP, Sioletic S, Olawaiye A, Oliva E, del Carmen MG. Endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the endometrium: cervical stromal invasion does not correlate with overall survival. Gynecol Oncol. 2009;(113):316-23.

Edit Profile

News & Events

  • MGH physicians receive Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award

    Three MGHers have been awarded Harvard Medical School's Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award.

  • MGPO honors physicians with Brian A. McGovern, MD, awards

    THE RECIPIENTS OF THE Brian A. McGovern, MD, Award for Clinical Excellence were announced March 23 at the MGPO annual Physician Recognition Dinner at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. The three honorees were selected from among 95 MGPO physicians nominated for their dedication, patient-centered care and clinical excellence. The award was created by the MGPO and is presented every 18 months to honor McGovern, a well-loved MGH cardiologist, who died in 2003.

  • Promoting the benefits of Pap smears

    MGH Hotline 12.04.09 The inspiration for creating the CBS Cares public service Pap smears web campaign – featuring MGH Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Chief Isaac Schiff, MD, and gynecologic surgeon Marcela G. del Carmen, MD, MPH – began when a CBS Cares producer overheard a conversation between two women while dining at an Italian restaurant in Manhattan's West Village.



Women's Cancer Center
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-4800
Fax: 617-724-6898

Edit Profile

Back to Top