Marcela G. del Carmen, MD, MPH is a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and Chief Medical Officer for the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO). In that role, she leads over 3,200 MGPO physician members. She is also a gynecologic oncologist at Massachusetts General Hospital's Center for Gynecologic Oncology and the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Dr. del Carmen has authored over 160 papers in the peer-reviewed literature and has authored a textbook. She is the recipient of numerous teaching and service awards including the National Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) Award, the Howard Ulfelder Teaching Award, the CINE Golden Eagle Award, CBS Cares, and the McGovern Award for Clinical Excellence.

Marcela G. del Carmen, MD, MPH
Marcela G. del Carmen, MD, MPH

How long have you worked at Mass General?

I’ve been on the faculty for 15 years, with another three years in training as a fellow in gynecologic oncology.

What is special about Mass General?

The commitment to excellence, patient care, research, education and community service.

What do you like most about your job?

The privilege of taking care of patients and working for the physicians at Mass General in my role in the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization.

How can we encourage more women and girls to enter the sciences?

By being role models and striving to achieve excellence in our work and commitment to medicine.