Swedish Gynecologic Cancer Team
What is a Gynecologic Oncologist?
Gynecologic oncologists have extensive training; they must first complete a four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology after medical school, followed by a two- to four-year clinical fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology. Special surgical skills are learned during this fellowship, as well as training in administration of chemotherapy. The gynecologic oncologist then will take a written and oral examination to earn certification with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Meet Swedish's Gynecologic Oncologists:
Dr. Davis participated in a four-year Obstetrics/Gynecology Residency at the University of Michigan and a three-year fellowship at the world-renowned cancer institute, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He received his medical degree from Texas Tech University's School of Medicine. Dr. Davis is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Gynecologic Oncology.
Dr. Schmitz underwent extensive training during a two-year fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a one-year fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in Washington DC. She received her medical degree from the St. Louis University School of Medicine and is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Gynecologic Oncology.