Richard R. Barakat, MD, Elected 2014 President of Two Gynecologic Oncology Medical Societies

International Society Announces New Officers at Biennial Meeting


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Richard R. Barakat, MD, was recently named President-elect of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) and the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS). He will serve as President of both societies beginning in 2014. Dr. Barakat is Vice Chair, Clinical Activities, Department of Surgery; Chief, Gynecology Service; Ronald O. Perelman Chair in Gynecologic Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. Dr. Barakat is also an editorial advisory board member of The ASCO Post.

The International Gynecologic Cancer Society also announced the results of the recent election for new Officers, Council Members, and Committee Members, and these positions became effective following the 14th Biennial Meeting of the Society held recently in Vancouver, Canada.

In addition to Dr. Barakat as President-elect, new officers for the IGCS include:

Vice President, Soon-Beom Kang, MD, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Secretary-Treasurer-elect, Robert L. Coleman, MD, of the UT-MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

Council, Africa/Europe/Middle East, Roberto Angioli,MD, of University of Rome, Italy

Council, America, Nadeem Abu-Rustum, MD, of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center,  New York

Council, Pathology. Elvio Silva, MD, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

Finance committee member, Paolo Zola, MD, PhD, University of Turin, Italy. ■

Visit SGO.org and IGCS.org for more information about these gynecologic oncology societies.


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