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Michael J. Worley Jr., MD


Surgical Oncology

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Physician

  • Director of Ovarian Cancer Surgery, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School

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Contact Information

  • Appointments617-632-2175 (new)
    617-632-3669 (follow-up)
  • Office Phone Number617-732-8843
  • Fax617-632-3479

Bio

Dr. Worley Jr. received his medical degree from Florida State University College of Medicine in 2007. He subsequently completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College in 2011, and his fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 2014. He is board-certified in Gynecologic Oncology and is a surgeon in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. His clinical expertise includes: complex gynecologic surgery, surgery for advanced stage ovarian/fallopian tube/peritoneal cancer and robotic surgery.

Fellowship:

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital-Harvard Medical School, Gynecologic Oncology

Residency:

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Medical School:

  • Florida State University College of Medicine

Research



For patients with advanced-stage ovarian/fallopian tube/peritoneal cancer, the quality of their initial surgery remains the most influential factor related to long-term survival. My research interests include improving the quality of surgical care delivered to these patients, so both short-term postoperative outcomes, as well as long-term survival, can be optimized.



I have published numerous articles regarding the appropriate use of primary cytoreductive surgery and neoadjuvant chemotherapy. These publications have provided clarity into what patient populations are ideally suited for each treatment approach. In addition, my research efforts have helped refine the overall goals of surgical resection, as well as management strategies to achieve the best surgical outcome.



I have lectured both locally and nationally on the topic of surgical resection of advanced-stage ovarian/fallopian tube/peritoneal cancer. In addition, I have been awarded the Eleanor and Miles Shore 50th Anniversary Fellowship Program for Scholars in Medicine (Harvard Medical School) in support of my research efforts.



Location

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
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