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Eric L. Eisenhauer, MD

  • Chief, Gynecologic Oncology


Accepting New Patients



Obstetrics & Gynecology

Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Gynecologic cancers
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Ovarian cancer surgery
  • Intra-peritoneal chemotherapy
  • Surgery for recurrent gynecologic cancer
  • Pelvic reconstructive surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Cervical cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Vulvar cancer
  • Gynecologic sarcoma
  • Fertility preservation for cancer patients
  • Palliative care
  • Cancer risk assessment
Medical Education
  • MD, UC San Diego School of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Board Certifications
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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 - Connecticut
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • 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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Dr. Eisenhauer was born in Seattle, Washington and raised in San Diego, California.  He graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College, following which he received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.  Dr. Eisenhauer completed an integrated residency in obstetrics & gynecology at Mass General and Brigham & Women’s Hospitals and completed his gynecologic oncology fellowship training at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.  He joined the faculty at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2008 as an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, with an appointment in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.  In 2013, he was recruited to the University of Cincinnati as associate professor to create and develop a Division of Gynecologic Oncology, which currently counts seven faculty members and a robust clinical and research program.  He also served as medical director for gynecologic oncology, vice chair of gynecologic surgery, principal investigator for NRG Oncology and chair of the Robotic Steering Committee.  In 2018, he returned to Mass General as the chief of gynecologic oncology.  Dr. Eisenhauer, his wife and two daughters are excited to return to the Boston community, and he begrudgingly admits to being the fourth most capable in the family.

Dr. Eisenhauer has been invited to lecture nationally and internationally on the management of advanced ovarian and other gynecologic cancers.  He is the member of multiple professional organizations and has authored more than 60 original articles and book chapters. He has received multiple awards for teaching and improving patient experience, and completed additional coursework in Quality Improvement Science from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.  

Research & Publications

Research Summary

View my most recent research


  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


View my most recent publications at PubMed


Women's Cancer Center
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-4800
Fax: 617-724-6898

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