Bhavana Pothuri, MD

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

cervical cancer, gynecological surgery, cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery, robotic assisted surgery, abdomen surgery, laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopically-assisted vaginal hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy, trophoblastic disease, cancer screening, fibroid tumor, squamous cell cancer, cervical cancer screening, ovarian cancer, leiomyosarcoma of the uterus, tumor of uterine muscle, gynecologic cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, endometrial cancer, fallopian tube cancer, peritoneal cancer, female germ cell tumor, ovarian cancer screening
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Credentials

Positions
  • Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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

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Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • A PHASE III MULTICENTER RANDOMIZED PLACEBO CONTROLLED STUDY OF ATEZOLIZUMAB VERSUS PLACEBO IN COMBINATION WITH PACLITAXEL CARBOPLATIN AND BEVACIZUMAB FOR PATIENTS WITH NEWLY DIAGNOSED STAGE III/IV OVARIAN FALLOPIAN TUBE OR PRIMARY PERITONEAL CANCER

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  • A Phase 1 Dose Escalation and Cohort Expansion Study of TSR-042 an anti-PD-1 Monoclonal Antibody in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors

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  • A PHASE 1B OPEN-LABEL MULTICENTER STUDY TO INVESTIGATE THE SAFETY AND PRELIMINARY EFFICACY OF NKTR 214 IN COMBINATION WITH ANTI-PD-1 (PEMBROLIZUMAB) FOR PATIENTS WITH LOCALLY ADVANCED OR METASTATIC MELANOMA LOCALLY ADVANCED OR METASTATIC UROTHELIAL BLADDER CANCER OR METASTATIC NON-S ALL CELL LUNG CANCER

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