About Marcela del Carmen, MD, MPH

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 a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School.   

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. 

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Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital

Mass General Cancer Center: Gynecologic Oncology
55 Fruit St.
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Suite 9E
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-4800
Fax: 617-724-6898

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Medical Education

  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital***
  • 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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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.


  • 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.

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