Stanford Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program

The Stanford fellowship program in Gynecologic Oncology is a three-year, fully-accredited program via ACGME with emphasis on clinical care, education, and research. One fellow is chosen per year. The first year of fellowship is dedicated to the fellow’s research thesis, with minimal clinical responsibilities. The program director will help identify a mentor and thesis for the fellow based on the fellow’s interests. There are many possibilities for a unique and impactful thesis given the rich and diverse research environment at Stanford University; past projects have addressed questions in translational science and epidemiology. The second and third year are dedicated to clinical care on the gynecologic oncology service. The fellow is the leader of an inpatient team comprised of residents, medical students, and a PA. These two years are split between Stanford University Hospital and our county hospital affiliate, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (second-year fellow: 2/3 time at Stanford, 1/3 time at Santa Clara; third-year fellow: 1/3 time at Stanford, 2/3 time at Santa Clara). The second-year fellow starts the year with a month-long rotation in the SICU, while the third-year fellow has the option of off-service time at the end of the year. During these two years, fellows will become facile in full-spectrum surgical care including open, laparoscopic, robotic, and reconstructive surgeries; expert surgical consultants for OB and GYN surgeries; highly skilled in GI and GU procedures and upper abdominal surgery; as well as experienced with the administration of HIPEC. Fellows will directly administer and oversee the management of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapies. Throughout the three years, fellows participate in journal club, tumor board, didactics, QI initiatives, and clinical trials review. Additional pursuit of research opportunities and other academic development during the clinical years is strongly encouraged.

Application Process

Applicants should submit online applications through ERAS. In your application, please include your CV, personal statement, USMLE scores (ECFMG if applicable), medical school transcript, and three letters of recommendation as per the SGO guidelines (GYN Oncology SLOE, Residency Director SLOE, one letter of your choice). Also, please email your CREOG scores to

Our program and candidates will be matched through the NRMP system. Interviews will be held in early summer of 2024 by invitation. Our application deadline will be April 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Invitations will be sent April 26, 2024. Applicants have until April 29, 2024 to respond to invitations. The matching fellow will start on August 1, 2025.

For more information about the facilities/schools/departments for Stanford, please visit:

Fellowship Director

Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology

Fellowship Program Manager

Helen S. Wong
Division Administrator and Fellowship Program Manager
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Center for Academic Medicine
453 Quarry Road, MC 5317
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: (650) 724-0456
Fax: (650) 736-0902

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call
(650) 498-8080 or email your request to

Program Alumni

2020: Malte Renz, MD/PhD
Stanford University

2021: Karen Levy, MD
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

2022: Stephanie Chow, MD
Stanford University

2023: Ashley Moon, MD
UCSF Fresno