Bhavana Pothuri, MD

  • Specialty: Gynecologic Oncology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-731-6455

About Me

I am a board certified gynecologic oncologist with more than 10 years of experience diagnosing, treating, and caring for women who have gynecologic cancer. I provide state-of-the-art care and access to the most cutting-edge treatment options, as I am most passionate about ensuring the best possible outcomes.

I review each woman’s diagnosis in depth and work with her to help her understand her options and create a personalized treatment plan. We discuss the immediate and future impact of the cancer diagnosis on her life, including treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. I also provide screening and prevention measures and access to advanced clinical trials.

I am an expert surgeon skilled in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic assisted surgery as well as extensive radical debulking procedures, in which malignant tumors are removed to make additional therapies more effective. The additional therapies I provide with the help of my exceptional team at NYU Langone include chemotherapy and radiation therapy. My team includes gynecologic oncologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, genetic counselors, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, and radiologists.

I understand that a cancer diagnosis can lead to fear and confusion. My aim is to ease these concerns and pay close attention to each woman’s unique medical, social, and psychosocial needs. I tailor treatment to optimize care and eliminate cancer, while maintaining quality of life.

As an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU School of Medicine, I am actively involved in training medical students, residents, and fellows. My research is currently focused on clinical trials involving new treatments for ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer. I have been honored with a variety of awards and recognized for teaching and research, and I am a member of several professional societies, including the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, NRG Oncology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.


Conditions and Treatments

gynecologic cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer, vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer, gynecological surgery, cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery, surgery, robotic surgery, abdomen surgery, laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH), vaginal hysterectomy, trophoblastic disease, cancer screening, germ cell tumor, fibroid tumor, squamous cell cancer, cervical cancer screening, tumor of uterine muscle, ovarian cancer screening
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Credentials

Positions
  • Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Gynecologic Oncology), 2006
  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2004
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Gynecology Oncology, 2003
  • Residency, Lankenau Hospital, OB-GYN, 1999
  • MD from Thomas Jefferson University, 1995

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NYU Langone Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center

240 East 38th Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Contact

Phone: 212-731-6455

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Publications

  • Utility of endometrial sampling prior to risk-reducing hysterectomy in a patient with Lynch syndrome

    Frey, Melissa K; David-West, Gizelka; Mittal, Khushbakhat R; Muggia, Franco M; Pothuri, Bhavana Frey, Melissa K; David-West, Gizelka; Mittal, Khushbakhat R; Muggia, Franco M; Pothuri, Bhavana
    ecancermedicalscience. 2016 Jan 18. 10: 613-613

  • The genetic prediction of risk for gynecologic cancers

    Randall, Leslie M; Pothuri, Bhavana Randall, Leslie M; Pothuri, Bhavana
    Gynecologic oncology. 2016 Apr . 141 (1): 10-16

  • Cross-Sectional Study of the Impact of a Natural Disaster on the Delivery of Gynecologic Oncology Care

    David-West, Gizelka; Musa, Fernanda; Frey, Melissa K; Boyd, Leslie; Pothuri, Bhavana; Curtin, John P; Blank, Stephanie V David-West, Gizelka; Musa, Fernanda; Frey, Melissa K; Boyd, Leslie; Pothuri, Bhavana; Curtin, John P; Blank, Stephanie V
    Disaster medicine & public health preparedness. 2015 Jul 9. 9 (6): 605-608

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