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Marcela G. del Carmen, MD

  • Chief Medical Officer, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization


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
Foreign Languages
  • Spanish
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Existing Patients
Patient Gateway
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • 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
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • 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
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • 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
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

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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  Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. del Carmen is also Chief Medical Officer of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization.  

She is a fellow of the American 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 has been a  member of the Ovarian Cancer Committee of the Gynecologic Oncology Group and currently serves on several committees in the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.  

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 Carmen  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.

Dr. del Carmen has authored over 200 papers in the peer-reviewed literature and authored a textbook. 

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.

News & Events

  • Taking charge: Female leaders voice of new podcast

    The MGH this week launched a new podcast called “Charged,” featuring some of the hospital’s leading female voices.

  • Q&A with Marcela G. del Carmen, MD, MPH

    This Women’s History Month, Marcela G. del Carmen, MD, MPH, a gynecologic oncologist at the Mass General Hospital Cancer Center and Chief Medical Officer at the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, encourages more women and girls to enter the sciences.

  • Stand Against Racism: A crucial conversation

    The critical topic of race in health care was the focus of a dynamic conversation during the annual YWCA Stand Against Racism event April 27 in Richard B. Simches Research Center.

  • MGPO welcomes new medical director

    Marcela G. del Carmen, MD, MPH, of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been named the new MGPO medical director, starting Feb. 1.

  • 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.



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