About Eric Eisenhauer, MD

I have devoted my career to caring for women with cancerous and complex gynecologic problems, including ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancers and gynecologic sarcomas. I have served as Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at Mass General since 2018. Advancing care quality and patient outcomes are of the utmost importance, and I have expertise with a wide range of complex surgical and novel medical therapies. Hearing that you have cancer can be scary, and gynecologic cancer affects parts of one's body that are very personal. I develop a best care plan with each of my patients based on her condition and needs, and employ the considerable resources of our institution to support them. At Mass General, we deliver exceptional care that is informed by our patients as to how best to improve. I graduated from Dartmouth College and received my medical degree from UCSD School of Medicine. I completed an integrated residency in OB/GYN at Mass General and Brigham & Women's Hospitals and completed my fellowship training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. I have had faculty appointments at The Ohio State University/James Cancer Hospital, and at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where I was Director of Gynecologic Oncology. I returned to Boston with my wife and two daughters to build on the excellent framework for clinical care and research at Mass General, and I must begrudgingly admit to being the fourth most capable in my family. I lecture nationally and internationally on managing advanced ovarian and other gynecologic cancers, and have authored many original articles and book chapters. I have had committee and leadership appointments in local and professional organizations throughout my career. I have received multiple awards for teaching and improving patient experience, and completed additional coursework in Quality Improvement Science from Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

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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

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Newton: Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Mass General Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley
2014 Washington St.
Newton, MA 02462
Phone: 617-219-1230

Medical Education

  • MD, University of California, San Diego
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

American Board Certifications

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

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  1. Advancing our ability to treat advanced and recurrent ovarian cancer
    a.  Author or co-author on multiple publications on improving the surgical approach to advanced and recurrent ovarian cancer
    b. Principal investigator or institutional principal investigator on more than 30 trials in the last decade related to novel therapies to treat advanced and recurrent ovarian cancer
    c. PI/author of published trial of novel therapy regimen for recurrent ovarian cancer
  2. Quality Improvement regarding perioperative care
    a. Longitudinal quality improvement study studying process change to decrease perioperative morbidity after cancer surgery
  3. Improving access to gynecologic cancer services

See Dr. Eisenhauer's publications on PubMed


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