About Annekathryn Goodman, MD, MS, MPH

Annekathryn Goodman, MD, MPH  is a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and a Fellow of both the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Surgeons.  She has a full-time practice in Gynecologic Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and is an affiliate of MGH Global Disaster Response and the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In addition to board certification in gynecologic oncology, she is certified in acupuncture, and has completed training in both pastoral and palliative care. She received a certificate in Clinical Ethics and Health Policy from the Center for Practical Bioethics, University of Kansas Medical School. She received a certificate in Global health and MPH in Health Policy and Management from New York Medical College. She has undergone advanced training in humanitarian disaster relief work through the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Missioncraft in disaster relief operations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma. 

She was the Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1998 through 2016. She is the past president of The Obstetrical Society of Boston and of the New England Association of Gynecologic Oncologists. She is also a member of the Ethics Committee at Massachusetts General Hospital.

She is a member of the national Trauma and Critical Care Team and has deployed to various international disasters.  Since 2008, she consults in Bangladesh on cervical cancer prevention and the development of medical infrastructure to care for women with gynecologic cancers. She has also developed a two-month observership in gynecologic oncology at MGH for physicians from resource-limited countries. She is the director of Strength and Serenity MGH Initiative to End Gender- Based Violence which seeks to create a worldwide consortium  to share best practices, develop training programs, and publish on issues pertaining to sexual exploitation and abuse with the goal to end Gender-Based Violence. She also edits the monthly email newsletter, MGH Global OB Gyn Newsletter : From Academics to Advocacy and Action.

Clinical Interests:



Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital

Mass General Cancer Center: Gynecologic Oncology
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Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
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Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-4800

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Medical Education

  • MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Tufts Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Gynecologic Oncology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Co-investigator on clinical trials for women with gynecologic cancers


  • 209 publications and 22 Book Chapters on gynecologic cancers, acupuncture, surgical techniques, screening, Global Health, Gender Based Violence.

    Survival after Sexual Violence and Genocide: Trauma and Healing for Yazidi Women in Northern Iraq. Health 2020

    Role of Molecular Biomarker Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) E6 Oncoprotein  in Cervical Cancer Screening. Gyn Oncol 2020

    “Chemotherapy - Induced Cognitive Decline Moving from the mechanistic debate towards prevention and treatment” J Cancer Therapy 2020

     "The Rohingya Refugee Crisis of Bangladesh: Gender Based Violence and the Humanitarian Response" Open J Political Science 2019

    How to talk with dying patients and their families after disasters and humanitarian crises: A review of available tools and guides for disaster responders. J International Humanitarian Action 2019

    Prevalence of Various Cancer-Related Risk Factors among the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar National Community, the Rohingya, in Bangladesh: A Preliminary Assessment. J Cancer Therapy 2019

    Maternal Health Care In Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: A Survey Of Midwifery Experience At Hope Foundation And A Review Of The Literature. Open J Obstetrics & Gynecology 2019

    Adjuvant hysterectomy in patients with residual disease after radiation for locally advanced cervical cancer: A prospective longitudinal study. Journal of Global Oncology 2019

    Obstetric Care among Refugees: The Complex Interplay of Barriers to Care, Culture, Health Resources and the Healthcare Infrastructure of Host Countries. Open J Obstetrics and Gynecology 2019

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